Sticker Fight | Steel Toe Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Steel Toe Brewing
Minnesota, United States
steeltoebrewing.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An occasionally released Double IPA, Sticker Fight is the big tropical fruity, juicy fruit, mango laden friend, you’ve always desired. The body is crisp, with just enough sweetness to counter the onslaught of aromatic and flavorful hops. Supremely satisfying, utterly demanded by fans.

Added by Tricerahops on 12-04-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#905
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
126
pDev:
7.13%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 126 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of ian_graf
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npachl
4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fitzy84
3.45/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at the Bulldog in Lowertown. The beer had a clear orange-yellow appearance with a thin head. The aromas were a bit too airy, but i could sense a slight orange-mango combination. The taste to the beer was bitter with some grapefruit. In terms of mouthfeel, it was lightly creamy. Overall, I enjoyed the mouthfeel the most.

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Photo of herman77
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750ml bottle into glass. Label advises to 'Do Not Cellar. Drink Fresh.'.
Clear, deep gold colored body. White head and cap stick around. Webs of lacing.
Aroma is dominated by juicy, tropical fruit hops. Also has a dank aspect.
Taste has the classic fruity/tropical hop bitterness and sweetness. Mango sweetness, awesome bitterness at the end.
Mouth feel is medium to full, almost pillowy. Good carbonation level.
Really nails the old school DIPA aroma and taste. Sweetness is certainly balanced by the bitterness.

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Photo of TooGood
4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of einman
4.02/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hoptimum1
4.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmh21
4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bolio
3.79/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schopenhauerale
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joshcmn
4.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cfred371
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: pours a crystal clear gold, with an apple off white head popping up top

Smell: Pineapple, passion fruit, some earthy sweaty dank character as well

Taste: Pineapple, and mango play on the palate, super good. The one critique I have is it seems a little boozy

Feel: slightly syrupy, medium to full, with some bitterness that hits the tongue ok the finish

Overall: This is well worth seeking out. One of the more tropical IPA I've had.

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Photo of Masio
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Big bottle with BIG taste.

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Photo of Skellbop
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerGuy8315
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a snifter. Bottle date was absent, but I believe it was bottled 10/28/16.

A: Pours a clear, golden-orange color with a one-inch, foamy, white head with medium retention. Thin, white lacing throughout. Became slightly hazier with each pour, 3rd being straight haze.

S: Strong aromas of pineapple, orange, tangerine, and mango. Milder piney and earthy hop characters. Sweet and possibly caramel malt notes are in the mix as well.

T: Leads with grapefruit, orange rind, and tangerine with hints of pineapple and melons. Finishes with strong lingering piney and resiny hop bitterness. Somewhat boozy. Tropical fruit notes become more pronounced as the beer warms.

F: Medium bodied, smooth, and somewhat crisp with moderate carbonation. Finishes fairly dry.

O: Overall, a great DIPA. Initially the beer was somewhat overly bitter for my liking, but as it warmed the fruitiness and bitterness evened out and it became very well balanced. Booziness seemed to die down as well, but could just be my palate starting to fall victim toward the end of the second glass. Would definitely try this one again, but would like to try it fresh after bottling.

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Photo of morimech
3.65/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden color with a finger of head that settled to a thin cap. Moderate dank aroma but has some nice underlying notes of tropical fruit, grass, and some floral hints. Unfortunately the flavor is one noted of dankness. Also very dry with malt doing little in the way of holding back the bitterness. Nicely carbonated but little else to be noted. A bit disappointed in this beer. I am sure Citra lovers will enjoy it much more than this drinker.

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Photo of fuzzcherry
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopstout
4.64/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jakemn91
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Type: 750ml bottle (25.4 oz.)
Glass: Modern Times pint glass
From: My cousin Sam
Price: N/A
Purchased: N/A; Received Nov. 6, 2015
Consumed: Nov. 11, 2015
Misc.: N/A

Thanks Sam!

Poured a golden, pale, hazy color with 5-to-6 fingers of fluffy, white head. Couldn’t really see any bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Good amount of thick, foamy, semi-layered lacing on the sides of the glass. Great retention. (Sight - 4.00)

Smelled a potent whiff of goodness. Specifically got Citra, sharp grapefruit, dank pine, tropical - pineapple, mango and passion fruit - herbal, grass, floral and caramel. (Smell - 4.75)

Taste was not quite as good as the nose, but that would be hard to live up to. Got boozy, earthy grapefruit rind, Citra, pine, some spiciness (maybe Simcoe?), tangerine, floral, faint Nugget, tropical, mango, light passion fruit, pear peel and faint veggies. (Taste - 4.00)

Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, boozy, bitter finish. (Feel - 4.00)

I really likes this beer. The smell was by far the best part. I was back and forth with the smell, taste and overall portions of this review, but settled with what I settled. (Overall - 4.25)

4.23 | 94 | A-

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Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.99/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Sticker Fight from Steel Toe Brewing
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 126 ratings