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:
630
Reviews:
128
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
9.31%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
97
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 630 |  Reviews: 128
Photo of Jho3325
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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 HopliteMpls612
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cambabeer
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 joshcmn
4.79/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

From an undated bomber, pours a very clear coppery gold with an inch of off-white, somewhat sudsy head. Fair amount of lacing. Initial smell is spicy herbs, pine, citrus and caramel malts. Taste is pine and something spicy and minty like eucalyptus or bay leaves, leading to some faintly sweet breadiness, finishing with spicy/piney bitterness. Feel is straight up medium, nicely carbonated--a good drinker. Overall a solid, good-quality IPA that I'm enjoying just fine.

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Photo of Homebrew
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

The pride of SLP. Overall tasty and familiar.

Amber with a nice lacing.

Smells of hops. Taste is standard hops bitterness.

Standard IPA fare wherever you go, but the kind of thing that should be commonplace anywhere.

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Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CJCouillard
3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.52/5  rDev -13.7%
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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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 KurtE
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrsaffert
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraigP83
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bitter ipa, mostly pine, sweet toasted malts

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Photo of batterybound
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of retry4z
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Strong herbal flavor.

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Photo of Dragetor
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thorkelson
4.52/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I can't believe I've yet to rate this one. A staple of Minneapolis brews for a while now. Had on tap many times in many places. Pours a wonderful inviting deep orange with a solid white head. Smells wonderful. A bit light on the MF and a wonderful finish. Second favorite only to sticker fight

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

Size 7 from Steel Toe Brewing
4.08 out of 5 based on 630 ratings.
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