Sticker Fight
Steel Toe Brewing

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #135
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,091
Avg:
4.36 | pDev: 7.11%
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
132
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Notes: 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.
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Reviews: 26 | Ratings: 132
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4.52/5  rDev +3.7%

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Photo of SortaAmbivalent
4.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Went over to the Brewery/Taproom for the bottle release of Sticker Fight. Bought a case of 12 after having a pint in the taproom. Nice new bigger taproom.

Pours a lovely golden orange with a minimal head. Smell is Orange, Mango , Papaya. Taste follows suit.

Mouthfeel is wonderful with this beer. Right in my wheelhouse

Another incredible offering from what I consider the best brewery in Minnesota

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Photo of Taybeh
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

On tap at the brewery/tap room, in a shaker pint
A: golden pineapple, with a minimal head
S: Holy hoppiness, that is fantastic. I can smell them long before I raise the glass: citrus (pineapple, mango), blueberries, pine and resin, flowery notes, and even some faint onions.
T: There is a solid bready and caramel malt backbone here, but this is mainly about the hops (which follow the nose, and come in continuous waves). Everything works together really well. Very juicy, very bitter.
M: Sticky coating of hop oils, hides the alcohol fairly well, moderate carbonation.

Overall: This is a fantastic little monster. The last great DIPA I had was PtE; this isn't put together quite as well as that, but in terms of flavor, this is actually more fun to drink. This makes waiting for Abrasive a lot easier.

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Photo of Mdog
4.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Yellow-gold, nice carbonation, huge head.

Smell: Citrusy, rind, strong.

Taste: Nice sweetness, then lots of juicy citrus. Alternates between sweetness and citrus, with a slight vegetal kick. Very coating mouthfeel, low carbonation feel.

Overall: Drove across town to pick up a couple bottles of this new double IPA from Steel Toe. Glad I did, this is excellent stuff! I like my DIPA's on the sweeter side, and this one gives both a nice sweetness and big hop flavor. It's great that Steel Toe can make enough of their bottles where you don't have to be there the first day either!

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.76/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer pours a hazy red-orange color. The head is an inch in height, and recedes slowly leaving nice, chunky lacing. The aroma is across the room big. Grapefruit, passion fruit, tangerine, hints of cherry, pine resin and needles. Quite nice. The taste is juicier that the aroma with the same profile. The mouthfeel is full bodied with a silky texture, and ample carbonation. Overall, this is a great beer and worth the effort in tracking down.

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Photo of Evilyak
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear.
Orange.
White head.
Fruit?
Sweet.
Pine.
In the nose.
And the taste.
Sticky.
Resinous.
Lingering.

This is what I want an DIPA to be. Everything is pronounced without being overbalanced. Mighty tasty brew!

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Photo of AndyH
4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mendvicdog
3.27/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Malty stale fruit flavors. Harsh aftertaste.

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Photo of morimech
3.65/5  rDev -16.3%
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 treznor
4.51/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gatornation
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

had on tap and also from a 750ml bottle
A- pour a light golden yellow with a sticky thin white head streaks of lacing thru-out
S-very topical with pineapple mango citrus and pine
T-superb waves of tropical hops and melon and citrus great the palate they do not overpower just taste great a touch of citrus peel and tangerine rind soft pine hops
M-medium carbonation with sticky hops a sweet balance of malts ABV well hidden This 2IPA is perfection hops are oily and thick but in no way overpower or are bitter if you like a WC style this is as good as it gets Fantastic brew

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Photo of mothman
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of fitzy84
3.45/5  rDev -20.9%
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 LXIXME
4.06/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jera1350
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maximum12
3.65/5  rDev -16.3%

Four days old, son, picked up at the 12/3 release. Can’t get no fresher than that, eh? Based on Steel Toe’s use of hops to date, I have high hopes for this one.

The pour is moderate orange that isn’t clear, but isn’t hazy, either. Carbonation is lower than the common denominator of .54. Smells like Juicy Fruit gum: sugary, dripping with juice, & a lovely floral-style perfume to it. And I hate perfume. Can this live up to the nose?

Sticker Fight – why can’t there be more IPAs like you in Minnesohta? Huge stickiness coats all the way down; I’m a bit fearful it’ll turn to molasses on the way out the other end. Just a perfect mass of juicy hops. Once I get done ogling the mouthfeel I turn to the lovely bitterness, and I find pine sap on my hands just from picking up the glass. Middle has flecks of onion, citrus, lemon, & that onion grows a tad unpleasant, really sticking in the back of the throat & mucking up a super happy experience. Still wickedly easy to drink.

This is so close to being top-tier, but the every-escalating leeks in the taste really sapped my enjoyment of this beer. Not sure if intentional or not, but peeled me from an excellent down to a merely good.

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Photo of mnbrewery
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattmarka1
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of joshcmn
4.74/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of njgoodspeed
4.52/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this one last December and excited to try again. Picked up 750ml bottle.

Great tropical aroma. Crisp and clean look, feel and taste.

Well balanced. No trace of higher ABV.

Right amount of sweet, smooth and good stickiness.

Glad I bought more than one. One of the best West Coast IPAs made in MN.

You need to go find this one...

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Photo of stakem
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks Kevin for the hookup with this one. 750ml poured into a tulip. The brew appears an attractive golden color with white sudsy head that leaves spotty lace.

Nose is tropical with hops smelling like peach, apple, pear and pineapple all blended together. Slight citrus and herbs also noticed.

Tastes hoppy with lots of fruity flavors mingled with some noticeable alcohol. Pithy and rindy bitterness somewhat catty and tropical.

This is medium bodied and modestly carbonated. Overall a solid, enjoyable brew. One of the better dipas ive had in awhile.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.62/5  rDev -17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Jeff for this one. 750ml capped bottle into a Grrrz teku. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a foamy, 1.5 finger sticky white head with great retention. Beer is a clear orange. Lacing is thick and layered with excellent cling. Top notch!

Nose is citrus, pine, morning dew and grass. A touch sappy. Good aromatics.

Opens pine and fresh cut grass. Some resin bitterness in the middle with hints of bark and dried tea leaves. A touch sappy at times with a astringent bitterness. Ends resin, a touch of caramel and a sap hop bitterness. Waxy bitter aftertaste. Solid.

Light to medium bodied with ample carbonation. Sticky and aggressive in the mouth and goes down dry and filmy. Messy finish with a long, lingering aftertaste. Solid.

A bit too bitter for my taste but there's nice flavor and complexity here. Just not my cup o' tea.

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Photo of warmbier804
4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Sticker Fight from Steel Toe Brewing
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 132 ratings