Size 7 | Steel Toe Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jera1350 on 09-03-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
631
Reviews:
129
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
9.31%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
98
For Trade:
5
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Photo of Rifugium
2.12/5  rDev -48%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Beerlover
2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of caskstrength
2.53/5  rDev -38%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Always looking for the next great local IPA. I've heard good things, anticipation high here.

Pours a nice light gold, clear. Looks IPA-ish. Nice carbonation.

Smells are all hops.. Pretty strong. Floral pine, grapefruit rind. West coasty. More perfumey and pine sol than I prefer, but overall pretty good.

Very perfumey on the palate. Fake pine, like pine sol perfume. If pine sol marketed a perfume, packaged it in a 22oz. dark bottle with a green boot sticker, and you poured it into your pint glass, it would taste like this. This effect worsens as you move through the bomber.

No resin at all, needed some chewiness in the body to showcase the hops. Disappears right away on the palate..

I didn't finish the last 1/3. Too light and perfumey, tired of it rather quickly.

I've had this beer several times, each time I'm less impressed. I like their Furious clone, Rainmaker. I dont' like this.

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Photo of M_chav
2.58/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Adamostella
3/5  rDev -26.5%

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of RuckusDu
3.04/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - The pour revealed a mostly white, some slight yellow, head that rose to about a finger before falling fairly quick. Body is clear and a nice wheat/orange color. I feel like the body is lacking something, like it is watery.

S - One of the stronger and more complex aromas from an IPA I have smelled. Good pine/hop notes, fairly woody, and only the slightest lime rind.

T - It's a very harsh hop profile that tastes a lot like lime rind and lemon seeds. Not a whole lot here.

M - Gets you in the back of your mouth, but not in a good way. Good carbonation, but body is a bit lacking.

O - I feel this beer is all about the hugely bitter hops, which isn't always a good thing. You can use a lot of hops and still have balance, which, as the bottle says, this does not. I drank this as soon as I received it, but unfortunately I don't know the origin, so it may be a little old.

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Photo of Wer34truh
3.19/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear amber color with a moderate head. Very calm looking appearance, and I do not see any visible carbonation at all.

Nose is full of grassy and piney hops. Fairly straightforward smell.

This is undoubtedly a West Coast-inspired IPA. The hop bitterness and the dryness is at the forefront, with little sweetness present. This is not a bad beer by any stretch, but I feel like every creative decision made by the brewers is the opposite of my preference.

If you like dry West Coast IPA's give this a shot, for me, this is probably the only time I'll be having this.

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Photo of nvbrew
3.22/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DucksFan16
3.24/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

06/25/2016

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Photo of BigAl18
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of mkf629
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of chipawayboy
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of fermentedbarley
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Wowcoolman
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of 3Hops
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of flyinhawaiian
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of robgage
3.27/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dar482
3.31/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The beer comes in a rich golden orange color.

The aroma has slight grass, pine, a bit of grapefruit, almost a smokey note from the grain.

The flavor is better of bright floral, lavender, and piney hops. The finish is of sharp spicy and piney bitterness. Still, lacking in flavor and strong bitterness throughout.

No bottle date, but this is probably an old bottle.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.33/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pour is transparent light orange with a tight off white head and big lace. The nose offers a sweet malt base and assertive resinous hop aroma. Sticky orange peel with a touch of musk. The taste is heavily balance with a sticky caramel malt, piney resinous hop, and faint citrus. Strong bitterness in the finish that only lingers for a moment. Highly carbonated, prickly finish and syrupy body. Don't know how fresh but tastes a touch stale.

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Photo of Czequershuus
3.47/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a very clear deep straw with an average, sustaining head. The aroma is fairly restrained, with hints of caramel, pineapple, and dankness. The flavor starts with dank and piney notes, with some burnt sugar notes following this, and a nice bitter swallow. It does taste to me as if there is a touch of oxidation present, as there is a slightly nutty, sherry-like flavor. Perhaps the beer is a bit past its prime? I am unable to locate a bottle date. The mouthfeel is fairly full. Overall this has some impressive bitterness, but there is something about the base that is not quite right. Maybe just to far out of my style.

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Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of deadbody
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of bstyle
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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Size 7 from Steel Toe Brewing
4.08 out of 5 based on 631 ratings.
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