Day Tripper | Indeed Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Indeed Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
indeedbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Regionally grown American pale malt is blended with rich European malt to produce a lighter bodied beer, bright in color, with a taut white head. Then there are the hops - four pounds per barrel to be exact. Willamettes, Cascades, CTZ, and Summits give this brew a citrus punch and spicy character.

45 IBU

Added by sacrelicio on 08-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
654
Reviews:
110
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
9.63%
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
136
For Trade:
5
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Photo of N1Nkasi
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rockjocknroll
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
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 HopliteMpls612
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Cannibalgasm
3.43/5  rDev -15.3%
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 Suyak7
4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Aprosser
3.11/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of juanny
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redbarnbikes
3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Brado913
4.56/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ta_hagen
4.81/5  rDev +18.8%
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 peek605
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
3.66/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VashonGuy
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
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 -4.4%
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 MrUse
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Z_Anderson_0406
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Czequershuus
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
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 Purduechris13
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Josholson666
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.58/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
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 nuebs
3.76/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Day Tripper from Indeed Brewing Company
4.05 out of 5 based on 654 ratings.
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