Size 7 | Steel Toe Brewing

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BA SCORE
4.11/5
638 Ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jera1350 on 09-03-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,092
Reviews:
132
Ratings:
638
pDev:
9.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
99
Trade:
5
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3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.56/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and caramel flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice balance of citrus and caramel qualities.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

one of the better straight up american india pale ales ive had in recent memory (which admittedly may not be all that long). first beer ive tried from these guys as well, very impressive. pours light amber in color letting plenty of light through, but still a tad blurry. a rich and foamy white lace crown rests on top and doesnt go anywhere. the nose is sticky and bitter, resinous, very piney, like good ganga. flavor is only a little more balanced by a coppery pale malt, this is still a hop beast. it tastes like a freshly milled pine board rubbed down with a fresh poblano pepper. theres no heat, but there is some capsicum element present that i have to imagine is a product of whatever hops were used here. bitter and pungent, but still drinkable with a medium body made lighter by airy carbonation and a velvety soft texture. the bitterness in the finish lasts a long while and reminds me how good this was. should have got two bombers!

edit: i noticed quite a bit more orange character to this in draft form. not better, just different, more juicy and fruity, but awesome just the same. complimentary not distracting.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of brentk56
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A great looker, with the clear amber liquid capped by a huge whipped egg white head; terrific retention and lacing

Smell: Both the malt and the hops deliver on the aromatics, rotating between honey-drizzled graham crackers and pink grapefruit

Taste: What was captured in the aroma is delivered on the palate, with the honey and graham cracker flavors hitting the tastebuds first, followed in rapid succession by the pink grapefruit; by mid-palate, the flavors grow increasingly bitter and piney, with the hops dominating the finish, though the malt still hangs around underneath

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Normally, I like my IPAs to be a bit more attenuated, with the malt being less assertive, but the malt profile of this beer is so interesting and delicious that I warmed up easily to the impact that it had on this brew

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of zeff80
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear, golden yellow color with a white head of foam. It smelled piney with some strong citrus notes. It tasted of pine and orange peel with a sweet caramel backbone. Good burnt toast maltiness. It was crisp and very smooth.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Size 7

White head. Color clear golden orange. 

Aroma: lots of grapefruit and citrus. Bready malts. Very fresh and hoppy. West coast styled kind of.

Taste: floral and piney. Very hoppy. A little malt comes through, but this definitely doesn't remind me of a midwest ipa.

Mouthfeel: bitter and sticky. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation.

Overall, this was a solid ipa. We need to see this on tap more often around MN.

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Photo of Rifugium
2.12/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of atrocity
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.52/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle. Copper body. Smells of grapefruit and some caramel malt. Tastes similar. Grapefruit. Sweet malt. A little nutty. Hefty grassy bitterness. Aggressive. Medium body. Classic IPA. Doesn't have the excitement of newer, juicier IPAs, but it's pretty good.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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Size 7 from Steel Toe Brewing
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 638 ratings
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