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Size 11 | Steel Toe Brewing

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4.15/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beastly Triple India Pale Ale is the biggest of brothers to Size 7. Aromas of ripe Tuscan melon, honey dew and citrus explode at first sniff. Built on the same back bone, but doubled in all aspects. Malt sweetness up front, with a full mouthfeel, give way to ridiculously copious layering of hops. Wave after wave of citrus peel, grapefruit, honey dew melon and guava are pronounced from aroma, to flavor, to finishing bitterness. Warming but not hot, this one will definitely rock your hoppy world!

111+ IBU

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,525
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
269
pDev:
9.88%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
28
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 269 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of ian_graf
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of frank_the_tankMN
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750ml bottle into glass. No bottling date information found on bottle or on label, but this is a January, 2018 release.
Clear, pale gold colored body. Fluffy off white head. Lacing coverage is extensive.
Aroma of melon and citrus (grapefruit and orange).
Taste follows nose but adds dank and piney notes. Still lots of melon and grapefruit, and bitter citrus peel. Overall taste is quite sweet. The high IBU's show up throughout but ramp up at the end.
Lip smacking, full mouth feel. Slight numbing of the tongue.
Very pleasant all around, striking appearance, wonderful aroma and taste, and mouth feel enhances the experience.

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Photo of Bolio
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of npachl
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerGuy8315
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the Taproom in a snifter.

A: Pours a slightly hazy, amber-gold in color with a one inch, frothy, tannish-cream colored head with good retention. Thick, tannish-cream colored, billowy lacing throughout.

S: Big aromas of tropical fruit and citrus with mild notes of piney and earthy hops. Nose mostly consists of pineapple, mango, orange, grapefruit, and tangerine.

T: Starts off with big notes of grapefruit, orange rind, and tangerine followed by pineapple, mango, and melons. Ends with a piney, resinous, slightly dry, lingering hoppy bitterness.

F: Medium bodied, smooth, and crisp with good carbonation. Somewhat dry.

O: Overall, a great TIPA. Fruitiness and hop bitterness is well balanced. Fruitiness helps hide the ABV, though it is definitely still present. A great beer, but hard hitter, so you have to be careful with this one. Fairly easy drinking. Would definitely try this one again.

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Photo of jonbonfondle
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joshcmn
4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review based on 4 month cold-aged (35 F) 750ml bottle served in a tulip glass

Slightly hazy orange color with 1,5 inch rapidly fading white head with moderate lacing on the glass. Smells of sticky sweet dank hops, stone fruit and citrus. The taste is resinous, grapefruit juice, sweet, candied orange, booze, and dank. The mouth feel is like a sticky, oily, syrupy elixir that warms all the way down. This is fantastic beer from Steel Toe. I was lucky enough to try this fresh as well and I found that they are similar despite being months apart in age. Some of the hop aromatics have faded and the flavors have mellowed but it's still an incredibly complex and delicious tasting beer if you enjoy IIPAs. At 11% ABV and 111 IBUs this beer will kick your butt and rip up your tongue but it tastes damn good! Nice work Steel Toe! Thanks for bottling this in 750ml instead of 22oz, the extra 3.4 ounces of beer are delicious and appreciated.

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Photo of BeerSnobRobinson
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kylemckinnis
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skellbop
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RobinLee
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of M-Jez84
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chrispy_Creams
4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mealhouse
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayden34
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lorihall1
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TooGood
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TboneRN
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jakemn91
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smanson56
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a medium orange yellow color into my snifter glass. The nose contained a lot of tropical fruits with some floral over tones. The taste is smooth with the hops taking the front with nice citrus ovetones and a great bitterness in the back ground. The mouth feel is smooth and on point with what should be of a beer of this caliber. A nice beer for a triple IPA and you never feel the 11% ABV so be warned.

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Photo of PassMeAZima
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Size 11 from Steel Toe Brewing
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 269 ratings