Size 11 | Steel Toe Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jera1350 on 02-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
265
Reviews:
48
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
9.86%
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
27
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 265 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of npachl
3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerGuy8315
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
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 +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joshcmn
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
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 +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kylemckinnis
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of RobinLee
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of M-Jez84
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chrispy_Creams
4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mealhouse
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayden34
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lorihall1
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TooGood
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TboneRN
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jakemn91
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smanson56
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
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 -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Evilyak
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'd be hard pressed to discern between a double and triple IPA. Is there more India here? Is it paler?

Clear, orange or amber with a thin, white head after pouring.

Juicy smells, resinous taste. Sweet and sticky afterwards.

Not sessionable. A good bottle for the night.

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Photo of Cfred371
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I am drinking this about a week after bottle release, so pretty fresh, but there is not a bottling date (boo). I let the bottle warm for 30 minutes or so.

Look: The beer pours a crystal clear golden orange, with about a one inch, tan to off-white head. There appears to be good carbonation bubbles coming up as well.

Smell: The first whiff was of strong resinous qualities and earthiness, but after a second smell I got some citrus and fruit. I gave the glass a swirl and received some more dank aromas dominating my nose.

Taste: The resinous characters dominate, with some of the malt coming in a little later to sweeten things up a bit, and maybe a slight citrus taste in the middle. The finish gives me the dank, resinous qualities again. The booziness takes over a bit as the bottle warms. The finish has a grassy note as well as a fruit that I can't figure at the moment.

Feel: My initial impression was that of a fuller mouth feel, and a syrupy like quality, and that is staying with me threw this bottle. The beer has a dry finish, but the malt sweetness really kind of balances is it out, and makes it very bearable.

Overall: This is my first time having Size 11, and I really like this one. I'll grab a Size 7 and get confused, because one bottle will be excellent and another is a dud. This is a beer I would suggest picking up, or throwing a trade request for. Size 11 is like a good bottle of Size 7, but with more fruit notes than I've noticed in 7, and certainly a more intense resin nose.

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Photo of benjamincarter
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgfagerberg
4.84/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Size 11 from Steel Toe Brewing
4.16 out of 5 based on 265 ratings.
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