Sweet Child Of Vine | Fulton Beer

BA SCORE
81
good
573 Ratings
Sweet Child Of VineSweet Child Of Vine
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fulton Beer
Minnesota, United States
fultonbeer.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Generous quantities of Simcoe and Glacier hops are added throughout the boil. Then, late in fermentation, we infuse the Sweet Child with another dose of Glaciers, imparting a bouquet of hop aroma that veritably bursts forth upon serving.

6.4% ABV
69 IBUs
15.8 Plato
12.5 SRM

Added by hardy008 on 02-20-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
573
Reviews:
100
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
14.53%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
138
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 573 |  Reviews: 100
Photo of BeerGuy8315
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Some of Fulton's other brews are great, but I was fairly underwhelmed with this offering. Not much in the way of hop character in comparison to some of their other stuff. Everything about this one was just mediocre, so I'm not going to go in depth. Okay at best for me.

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Photo of corywalston
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.96/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LukeGude
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decent hoppy IPA, poured from bottle at Leaning Tower of Pizza

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Photo of irrevjim
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from a bottle to a beer tulip (also on draft at Slippery's, Wabasha MN but reviewing the bottle
look; rusty amber caramel golden, 1" head with good retention, lacing and leaves a cover
smell; simcoe prevails but pepper and other spices, sugary caramel roasted malt, burnt pizza crust,
taste; the hops and spice lead off, caramel malt joins and stays to almost the finish, which is again a nice little kick of pine/grapefruit
feel; balanced carbonation, smooth and bitter
overall; I really liked this treatment of the hops and sweet bready malts, a big boy session ipa

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Photo of nicksamuelson
3.97/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.82/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 oak bottle on July 29, 2016. Look is slightly hazy amber with an off-white head and lingering lacing. Smell is herb, pine, citrus and yeast with caramel and bread malt aromas. Taste is a reflection of the nose with the addition of orange and grain flavors. Feel is medium in body that is bitter but smooth and creamy in the finish.

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Photo of RDW
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrHoonlee
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MinnesotaIPAGuy
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopzilla_MN
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of afinepilsner
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CityofWind_brew
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of matcris
2.89/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

APPEARANCE: A darker amber. A little murky. Poured just a tiny bit of rapidly dissipating khaki head. Very small amount of carbonation. Definitely unfiltered, lots of floaties. Minor spotty lacing down the glass.
AROMA: Very mild pine, citrus and floral. Some sweet caramel malt.
TASTE: You get kind of non-descript bitterness mid palate that lasts, some maltiness, and just a very small amount of citrus pith.
FEEL: Average carbonation, just enough. Medium thin body. A little slick and then dry on the finish.
OVERALL: This is just to non descript in every way to stand out in the IPA lineup of the world. If mild taste, mild bitterness are your thing, then try it. Not horrible or OFF, just not much here to talk about.

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Photo of B-Town
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tjjungers
4.55/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of drpimento
2.76/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Aroma isn't bad; appearance is pretty good Taste at first, while seeming more like a PA versus an IPA and fairly balanced, then in the finish lost that with an almost burning bitterness that was unpleasant though thankfully not too long lasting.

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Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.94/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
1.64/5  rDev -54.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

Real dark, almost brown color to this one, looking all burton ale and shit. Makes a solid one inch head.

Compromised aroma, burton yeast, soggy wood, butterscotch. No hops discernable.

Taste was stale butterscotch, gritty something. Was one of those super rare drain pours for me. Really awful sad to say.

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Photo of FitgerFanatic
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of I_want_some_heady
3.72/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MunsonRoyE
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sweet Child Of Vine from Fulton Beer
3.58 out of 5 based on 573 ratings.
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