Size 7 | Steel Toe Brewing

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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:
633
Reviews:
130
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
9.31%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
99
For Trade:
5
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Photo of fthegiants
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevedore
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Kelp
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Brilliant dark gold to light amber, 1” white head, dissipates to a film. S: Luscious, resiny hops T: Starts a little foamy creamy, malty, lightly sweet, light biscuit, light caramel, fruit, and then mellows out to a pleasant balancing, lingering bitter finish. A suspicion of pineapple on the finish. F: Rich and creamy, medium carbonation, medium full body to just a touch less. O: A very nice, easy to drink IPA.

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Photo of jbaker67
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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 rodbeermunch
3.61/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light caramel color, full on inch of white head. Good looker. Aroma hit with C hops, bittering, grapefruit.

Caramel was obvious from the color almost, but definitely in the taste. Not overly malty, it does allow some standard hop flavors to come through. Nothing novel going on here. Standard ipa fare. Affordably priced, don't know why its a bomber though, would be a decent option in the 8-10$ 6 pack range. Pretty much every good brewery has an ipa like this somewhere.

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Photo of TX-Badger
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a clear goldenish orange with a small white cap which resedes leaving some really nice lacing

S: Orange peel , grapefruit and pine resin blended together but I would say the citrus is dominant

T: Initial blast of citrus; orange peel with grapefruit which transitions to moderate bitterness coupled with pine needles and grapefruit. Finish is a tad bit oily, bittering and but clean.

M: Medium bodied, well carbonated with blended pine and citrus notes sitting on the palate

O: Very good, sessionable with a nice IBU hit. Mucho props to biglobo for sending this tasty shit my way

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Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of mattmarka1
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of greenspointexas
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zekenyce
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StJamesGate
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy dark honey with loose white froth.
Sticky pine resin and flower nose - sickly sweet.
Clover honey on toast with juicy resiny, nectar, hops.
Apricot and pineapple salsa finish and compote linger.
Medium, chewy, bit of oil.

Sweet and old school - no citrus or melon. Almost cloying, could be cleaner. Busy. Fruitens as it warms, but still mushy.

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Photo of maximum12
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a fresh bomber of this at one of the handful of local places who've started receiving bombers. Tried it at the brewery & liked it, so here we are.

First, you have to like a brewery that says 'don't call Size 7 balance, or we'll kick you where it hurts' - thank you! IPAs should be about hops, not balance. Good attitude. Pours a retro amber, filtered, crystal clear. Nose is tropical, grapefruit, only a bit of malt showing under its slip.

Size 7 is one of those beers where that first sip to explore the wilds turns into a full-mouthful-gulp. Mmmm. The glass is a third gone before I can start to describe the beer. Lego blocks of hops: citrus, pine, pineapple, grapefruit, it's like a Hop Gift Basket. The is, however, pretty well cut by the malts, there is only a plastic knife stab of bitterness at the very end. Really grows on me as more of the liquid disappears into my recycling track. Sticky as pine sap in the mouth (though I only rarely lick pine trees anymore).

Not quite an elite-level IPA, but not far off. Thick, layered with hops, & pleasingly bitter. Excellent brew.

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Photo of BDeibs
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Bighuge
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazed orange body. Bubbly ivory white head. Lacing is quite abundant. Juicy hop aroma with juicy fruit tones and citrus, grass, cannabis, caramel and pine. One of my first thoughts when I tasted it was "balanced" until I remembered that the bottle said it would kick me in my hop sack if I called it balanced, so let me explain myself... I'd rather not have to wear a cup while drinking this beer. It's nicely balanced for an IPA and that is meant as a compliment. That doesn't mean that malt and hops add equal parts to this beer. Just that that the malt provides a nice sturdy presence behind the facades of hop flavors and bitterness. Hops give the beer much flavor and complexity. Resinous characteristics. Pine sap and grass. A little smokey mary jane. Clean bitterness. Quite drinkable and flavorful.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of markgugs
3.56/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle enjoyed on 4.29.12. Thanks johnsaulrubio

A - Pours a hazy, light orange with smaller cream-colored head. Good retention.

S - Very citrusy, oranges, lemon, grapefruit.

T - The citrus hits you first, followed by some bitter grass.

D - Good carbonation and average body.

O - A nice citrus-pine 1-2 punch.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear copper pour, nice 1" white head on the top. Not much for lacing or retention. Aroma most impactful is that of Cascade hops, imparting the quality of grapefruit.

The usual caramel in the malt body, sturdy enough. Not overly done or woody, not simply a beer dropping mad bitterness, there are discernable green hop tones in it while maintaining a very nice dryness to the beer that allows the C hops to keep rockin'. A pretty solid IPA, that there's umpteen examples that taste eerily familiar. If it ain't broke don't fix it. Steel Toe delivers a good ipa, following the lead of many trailblazers years and decades before it.

Would definitely drink again. Seems affordably priced, thank you to the generous trader who threw this in.

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Size 7 from Steel Toe Brewing
4.08 out of 5 based on 633 ratings.
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