Day Tripper Pale Ale
Indeed Brewing Company - Minneapolis

Day Tripper Pale AleDay Tripper Pale Ale
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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #191
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
90
Ranked #5,539
Avg:
4.02 | pDev: 9.7%
Reviews:
113
Ratings:
690
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Indeed Brewing Company - Minneapolis
 
Minnesota, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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Day Tripper Pale AleDay Tripper Pale Ale
Notes: Inspired by escapades near and far, large and small, Day Tripper Pale Ale is your companion in everyday adventure. Four pounds of hops per barrel give this West Coast-style pale ale a heady, dank, and citrus-laced aroma supported by a complex and subtly sweet malt backbone. Take it along to the lake, the trail, or even the backyard, and you’ll be well on your way to your next good day.
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Reviews: 113 | Ratings: 690
Photo of fitzy84
3.72/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this on tap at City Works Minneapolis. The beer has a clear, dark gold appearance with a decent head but thick lacing. Aromas are malty with some orange hops. The beer is bitter with a sweet citrus aftertaste. The mouthfeel includes a smooth and decent carbonation; very drinkable. Overall, this is a pretty good pale ale.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, served in a snifter glass. Pours a medium caramel orange body, one finger thick offwhite head, good retention, bits of lacing. Smell is oranges, lemon, touch of grain, moderate leafy resin, a bit of pine, caramel. Flavour is a nice bitter pine, citrus, mild caramel, lemon zest, a bit more floral and piney bitterness on the backend, plenty of bitter kick for a pale ale. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, moderate bitterness. Really a nice standard pale ale with a good balance of aromatics and bitterness to keep it interesting.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.82/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The appearance was a nice looking hazy golden orange to amber color with a bar pour’s kind of slim white head that dissipated within about thirty seconds. A light stringy lacing settles around the glass. The smell had a sweet and lightly spiced semi-peppery aroma running under a sweet maltiness. The taste pretty much copied the smell and carried a slight spice into the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was there and good for the style and for me. Overall, I say this was a pretty nice APA that I would definitely have again.

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Photo of Blackop555
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a light hazy, amber. Medium foamy white head last shortly with lacing.

Smells Citrus, earthy, light spice, light pine, light bready malt.

Tastes light sweet malt, Citrus, spice fading to a dry bitter lingering Citrus and Pine. Medium body and medium carbonation.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Received from @Josholson666 in NBS BIF #4
Can BB 11/24/16 at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter
Aroma – citrusy
Head – large (Maximum 4.5 cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy and stiff, diminishing to an irregular frothy ring varying from three to fifteen mm with a frothy heaped partial layer
Lacing – good. Broken wide rings with tiny to large bubbles.
Body – light orange, hazy
Flavor – dank and bitter; no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate – light, slightly oily, lively carbonation

This is more like an IPA than some of the IPAs I’ve had recently. Very dank with a long hang time.

Appearance 4.5, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4, Overall 4.25

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

12 oz can poured into pint glass

A: Nice soapy white head that settles to a film, yet clings to the glass nicely. Body is a hazy medium amber in color.

S: Piney, resiny, lots of bitterness

T: The piney taste and resin are there just dialed back, beer finishes with a little bit f bitterness.

M: medium feel decent carbonation lingering bitterness.

O: Pretty fair beer I'd say this was more of an IPA than a Pale Ale. Its not something you would be disappointed with, but you aren't going to be thrilled by it either.

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It is a very dark burnt orange color. Kind of cloudy with a nice off white foamy head.

Smells very citusy and musty/earthy with a bit of spice. I would guess it's an English style pale.

Very, very hoppy. Lemon and grapefruit rind. A lot of spice. Almost rye like. Significantly malty without being heavy bodied, but still on the full end of medium for the style probably. Pretty sharp and zesty flavors clash with the base a bit, which still resembles an English version.

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Photo of Smakawhat
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass.

Clumped up four finger blasting bright white head. Settles with a mountain of peaks an valleys while it sinks, with some clingy lacing. Stops on top of an orange amber body color, a bit hazy, but manages some clarity and a nice warm glow. Aggressive and nice looking pale ale.

Mild sensing citrus hop angle, with a soft caramel touch more into lighter sugars. Slight smokey aroma, with a musty kick, an excellent play on hops without a giant slam and staying in the Pale Ale territory.

Real wonderful palate. Full bodied and light, almost gets into toast, but the hops take over. Chewy mid palate of lemon and oily zest throughout. Finishes with big steely grapefruit oils, and a wonderful hop resin like quality. Full and rich without going overboard on the hops and staying nice to pale ale roots.

This is a beer that I could easily pound, and I am already doing that. Real easy drinker, and stays away from hop water session territory as well. Sometimes it's just great to nail the basics once in awhile.

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Photo of olelion
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Nice golden color with a slight caramel hue. Slightly translucent due to the wheat.
S- Bursting with Grapefruit and Tropical Fruit smells, slightly piney.
T- Nice citrusy and fruit flavors with a pronounced pine taste. Not quite as much flavor as there is aroma. Medium bitterness that lingers with the flavor.
M- Fairly heavily carbonated, but with a more medium body feel. With the carbonation and citrusy/fruity flavors and aromas, I would've like to have a lighter body.
O-Good summer pale ale

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Photo of spacecake9
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy, cloudy, murky orange with a 1 inch head that settles quickly to a cap.
S - Aroma is not strong, Earthy and a little pine.
T - Malt and and bitterness start up front and carry thru. Citrus - maybe mango - is present but this is not a juicy, citrus bomb.
M - Medium mouth feel and carbonation.
O - One of my favorite APA's. Very drinkable, And low ABV means you can have a few.

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Photo of matcris
3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: A hazy burnt orange/amber. 2 fingers of off white creamy head. Hold a flash light up to it and I can see quite a bit of small bubbles rising. Leaves some nice lacing down the glass.
AROMA: Floral, mango, pineapple, pine, citrus, nice sweetness to it.
TASTE: Bitterness up front carries all the way to the back and builds over the course of drinking this beer. Nice blast of sweetness mid palate/ citrus, then the bitterness comes back. Mostly some citrus rind, slightly astringent, a little mango.
FEEL: Nice medium carbonation. Quite dry from start to finish.
OVERALL: Impressed with the nose. The flavor was kind of two note. Above average beer.

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Photo of Rockjocknroll
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy golden with plentiful head; great lacing.
S: Hop resin, earth and grass, a little malty fruit and cheese
T: A lot more earthy flavor, nice hops on the back end...just sticky enough to linger for a while with a bit of peppery spice alongside the resin.
M: More viscous than expected with bright carbonation.
O: Very nice, even thought the can is a little old. Would definitely drink again given the chance to have a really fresh one! Thanks, Jesse!

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Photo of Cannibalgasm
3.43/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. can.

A: Pours a murky amber orange color with some visible carbonation. Head is one and a half fingers of foamy slightly off white color. Head retains well and leaves some very nice lacing.

S: Citrusy fruit aromas of orange peel, and apricot. Also is very herbal hop forward with grassy, and pine like hops. There is a slightly honey sweet aroma as well. Pretty dank with lots of hops, smells closer to an IPA.

T: Flavors of citrus, orange and grapefruit mostly. Then some herbal spice, sweet malts, and lots of pine like hops. Has a lot of bitterness to it and is not as balanced as you would hope for a Pale Ale. Much like the nose suggests closer to an IPA.

M: Light bodied, with a moderately high amount of carbonation. Slick and slightly oily. Has a lingering bitterness and finishes hop heavy.

O: Not a bad brew by any means but not anything special. I like my pale ales to be nice and balanced and this is just a hop bomb. Closer to an average IPA in my opinion. A good beer for you if you like hoppy bitter pale ales.

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Photo of ta_hagen
4.81/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Hoppy Hoppy Hoppy... Bomb for this pale ale. This is currently my favorite indeed beer. It has a great taste that even non-IPA friends enjoy. Not too thick like other IPAs but a smooth thickness. Piney, citric-bitterness, hint of floral, and hint of honey and dry finish. A must have for summer beer.

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Photo of VashonGuy
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is definitely closer to an IPA than an APA, as far as I'm concerned. And that's just fine by me. It's full of hoppy goodness (I've had IPAs with a tamer hop profile). There's a good bit of malt as well. Day Tripper is nicely balanced, and easy to drink. It's not very bitter. A very well crafted and interesting beer.

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a soft hazy burnt orange color with a one finger white foamy head that died off fairly quickly. Lacing was few and far between, but messy where it did appear.
The smell started with some piney hops bursting into a big citrusy punch of hops. Light caramel malts do show themselves.
The taste was mainly sweet with a light bitterness that's somewhat grassy yet citrusy to ride in underneath. Light malts are there as well.
The mouthfeel was about a light on the body with a decent sessionable feel around it. Carbonation felt right as an APA.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good APA. I'd have it again if I could trade for it. Good stuff

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a rich straw with an expansive head. The aroma leads with a strong pine note, followed by mango and passionfruit. The tropical fruits come through more in the flavor, pairing well with the pine and hint or caramel. The mouthfeel is halfway between thick and thin, and only slightly astringent. Overall I feel like this is a solid, dry, American pale. Hop foward, plently of bitterness - just what I am looking for in a solid, everyday pale ale.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

maybe my least favorite of the beers i had from indeed on this trip. its not a bad beer at all, but for me fell way more into the ipa category than the american pale. it reminds me of something anchor would make, like the liberty ale, with a richer bolder grain base and body, and then hopped to high heaven with a focus on bitterness. its less european and less well refined than most anchor beers ive had, but thats what comes to mind. the hops are astounding in this, good, but almost overdosed, like a shot of pine cleaner in the mouth, its almost burning on certain parts of the tongue, and the bitterness lasts a long time, i can even feel it going down. i do not dislike it, but its way intense, and even seems a little spicy as a result, just a lot of hops here with no real balance to check them, slow drinking for me. i like the flavors though, its the feel that suffers most i think from this, but i can see the appeal, very northwestern, and will please the guy who cant get enough hops. i personally thought it was the least appealing of indeeds lineup, but still a worthy brew if you like to blur the line between pale and ipa.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Day tripper pours a hazy golden color with a small lacing head. Big fresh hop aroma. Taste is hoppy, earthy and spicey. Nice body good flavors. Overall not bad.

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Photo of maedhros09
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Hazy golden amber with 2-3 fingers off-white head. Good retention, leaves a bit of lacing
Smell: sweet citrus, dank/weedy
Look: moderately sweet maltiness, citrusy, lightly tart, bittersweet finish.
Feel: medium body, moderate to light carbonation; pretty smooth.

Overall: I think of this as kind of an ipa-light - not a session ipa, but a lower abv full flavored ipa. Although bitterness is pretty moderate there is tons of ipa-like hops character and the malt provides a perfect balance.

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Photo of BryGuyFlyGuy
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is currently my favorite. It has a great taste that even non-IPA friends enjoy. Not too thick like other IPAs but a smooth thickness. Piney, citrisy-bitterness, hint of floral, and hint of honey. Lingering taste in your mouth that leaves you wanting more. Great with dinner or just low key hang out beer.

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

Pint with dinner while visiting the States. Nice fruity pine on the nose with some sweet citrus notes. Flavour profile is much the same boasting a solid pine and sweet citrus flavors alongside a mild bitter finish. Caramel malts linger with citrus rind. A tasty brew, easily sessioned and something I will definitely seek out again.

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Photo of pagriley
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can into snifter, about 6 weeks old.

L - pours slightly hazy copper / orange with fluffy white head and heavy lacing
S - Grapefruit, honey malts
T - Honey sweetness with some pine and astringent bitterness - almost an English style IPA
F - Heavier feel for a pale. Nice chewy malts with fine velvet carb

Overall a borderline English IPA cross over, but very nice. Not a quaffer of a pale ale, but a dinner time sipper that I am greatly enjoying

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Photo of dfried
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is just a great all around brew and has become one of my go to beers. Orangish light amber color and white head. Some floral notes and quite a bit of citrus in the aroma and flavor from the hops but the character some describe as "onion-like" from Summit hops adds a special sharpness, vibrancy, and crispness to the hop flavors that I love. Additions of some moderately toasted malts to the grain bill adds an extra dimension to the flavor which keeps the beer interesting. Alcohol is low enough and the beer is dry enough to provide for a high level of drink-ability.

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Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Found this at Four Firkins in Minneapolis. I didn't notice at the store that the can was a bit past date--about two weeks past, as of today. We'll see how she held up. Poured the 12 oz can right from the fridge into my pint glass.

L: Pours a light honey amber with about a half-inch of eggshell head that drops pretty quickly and leaves a film that sticks around and leaves a bit of cling. Moderate visible carbonation in this crystal-clear brew.

S: Bright, fruity nose, with particular notes of apricot and citrus rind. Some other grassy hop notes above a cracker malt underside. Very pleasant and relatively assertive aroma.

T: Not nearly as much fruit in the taste as there was in the bouquet. A subdued apricot/stone fruit flavor and some more assertive grapefruit rind over dry cracker malts. There's actually much more of the bitter rind flavor throughout the taste on this one. Even at the front, you begin to get that hop bitter at the sides and back of the tongue. The middle continues the grapefruit rind theme, with a bit of spicy/peppery quality coming through. The back end is hoppy all the way, with grapefruit rind leaving quite a bit of bitter.

F: On the lighter side of medium-bodied, it feels a bit watery, but not to its detriment. Bright, smooth, effervescent, and decidedly bitter in turns. Clean-finishing, but not without bringing the bitter first.

O: I'm a big fan of Indeed's brews, particularly their Let It Ride IPA. This one is somewhat reminiscent, in that it brings very big bright hop flavors all the way through the taste. With a relatively low ABV, this one drinks like bigger beers while remaining pretty easy to put away. Have to try to find this one fresher.

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Day Tripper Pale Ale from Indeed Brewing Company - Minneapolis
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 690 ratings