Sticker Fight | Steel Toe Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / 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:
#1,043
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
124
pDev:
7.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
13
Trade:
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Ratings: 124 |  Reviews: 24
Reviews by fitzy84:
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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More User Reviews:
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 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 DaftPatrick
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of play36
4.91/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pat61
4.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: A gold pour with a slight orange tint has a very slight haze under a 2” off-white to cream foam column. The foam is clingy and lacy and takes 3 minutes to reduce to 1/3 its original size. Clears to bright gold as it warms. S: Grass and spice mingled with citrus has a slight mint note. Some light toast balances the hops. The Hop aromas are medium low to medium. The malt aromas are medium low. No fruity esters, no alcohol. The hop aromas are prominent but not intense. The malt is clean. Fermentation character is neutral. T: Big hop bitterness is intense but not harsh but does produce a light, drying astringency on the finish. Moderate levels of malt and malt sweetness in the background. The malt backbone provides some support for the hop bitterness. Traces of citrus. F: Very creamy medium body. Medium high carbonation is very soft. Smooth alcohol warming. O: This is an intense DIPA with elixir like qualities becoming more balanced as it warms.

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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 MattyG85
4.52/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big three finger white head which settles into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a lot of lacing.

Smell: A juicy and herbal hop forward aroma with a big scent of citrus and pine. Upfront presence of citrus hops with a scent of grapefruit, mango, orange peel, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, tangerine, and lemon. Big dank scent of pine resin and grass. Also some floral hop hints. Backing malt presence of caramel, grains, cracker, and yeast. A very good hoppy aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a juicy and herbal hop driven taste with notes of citrus fruit and pine. Big juicy taste of citrus with notes of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, tangerine, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, and lemon. Big presence of spicy pine resin along with some grassy and floral hop notes. Background malt notes of cracker, grains, caramel, and yeast. A really good taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Juicy and fairly oily with a drying finish. Alcohol is hidden well.

Overall: Another great IPA from Steel Toe. Brings the big juicy and dank hop notes you expect.

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

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 andrew8626
4.1/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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 Justdoit1234
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of djschnabel
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of Bunuelian
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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 Odyssey300
4.22/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hendrick24
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beestin
4.63/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TooGood
4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopsiam14
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EJ5632
4.36/5  rDev 0%

Photo of CraigP83
4.73/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Legit double IPA. deep straw golden. Super tropical smelling. Perfect hop bitterness. Not overly cloying like most on the market of this style. Mango, papaya, a touch of pineapple. Excellent

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Photo of Masio
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
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 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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Sticker Fight from Steel Toe Brewing
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 124 ratings