Sweet Child Of Vine | Fulton Beer

BA SCORE
81
good
572 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:
572
Reviews:
100
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
14.53%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
135
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 572 |  Reviews: 100
Photo of cbcrunch
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of troyvar
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigCityBW
2.49/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Smells like an IPA. Too malty to be one. I won't bash many beers. Easy name to remember & avoid.

99 characters

Photo of Angerhaus
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CraigP83
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Decent ipa, I knocked down 6 of these suckers at the company holiday party. A little thin and watery which allows the hops to come through, maybe just a hint of metallic flavor. But between this and the macros I had to chose from I went with the Fulton over and over again

 272 characters

Photo of Wer34truh
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

A incredibly drinkable IPA, with mild malts and a noticeable, yet digestible IPA flavor. I very much enjoyed this, and will most likely drink this as a session IPA, for evenings when I still want to get a bit of a buzz.

 219 characters

Photo of Josholson666
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of invalid665
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerlover
3.26/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jason
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle, sample from brewery.

A hybrid English / American IPA. Tiny bubbled off-white lacing, great clarity shows off the tawny hue. Herbal piney hop nose with big aroma of caramel, rustic bread, yeast, and more orangey hop. Sooth and creamy, lush semi-chewy body. Ample bitterness, a perfect amount to balance out the malt and let me taste buds know it is an IPA. Packed with hop flavor and fresh grain in the finish.

Very enjoyable, a hell of a lot more interesting than the usual modern IPA.

 507 characters

Photo of nuebs
4.32/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of briguy93
3.31/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of thorkelson
2.94/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jwc215
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours slightly hazed amber with a fluffy head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of caramel with an earthy/herbal spice and hint of citrus.

The taste is of sweet caramel with slight mettalic notes. It has a general (fruity/floral) spicy bitterness in the finish.

The body is rather thin, but holds together well enough to give a lasting finish.

A more "balanced" IPA. Alcohol relatively well-hidden. Easy enough to drink.

 419 characters

Photo of BillT916
3.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IPAcub
5/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great beer always my go to its just all around perfect.

55 characters

Photo of ScottKuffel
3.61/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Smooth, gentle on noise. No alcohol hit at all.

47 characters

Photo of Homebrew
3.04/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer-vortex
3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle.

After lame smoke it pours a murky but very pretty copper orange with a 1 finger head that slowly dissipates. A whole bunch of floaties are in this beer, but it looks good.

Smells of citrus and malt, not overwhelmingly so. Taste is citrus, but not too strong. Seems to be heavier on the malt than citrus. Some sweetness is in the beer as well, which works. IBUs are 69, so this is a lighter IPA; almost a pale ale. There is some hoppiness, however.

The 6.8% ABV is hidden nicely. Good carbonation. Excellent lacing. This is a good beer. It doesn’t set my hair on fire but it’s a good beer. The disappointment here is the lack of hops for an IPA. It probably should be classified as a pale ale.

Bottle did have a date.

 753 characters

Photo of Lostbeer35
4.39/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Darker hued Amber Color, not typical of an IPA...but welcomed. The darker hue is matched the a decently thick body and mouthfeel. The taste is a nice balance between the malt bill and Glacier/Simcoe hops used. The biscuit smell and initial taste are the two things that immediately jump out at me. Overall great balance of flavor, making me want another one.

 358 characters

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sweet Child Of Vine from Fulton Beer
3.58 out of 5 based on 572 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More