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Fitgers Superior Trail IPA

Fitgers Superior Trail IPA
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The flagship IPA of the new Burrito Union res- taurant in Duluth. A well balanced IPA. Very much a cross between our strong IPA’s and our strong pale ales. Dry hopped, hop backed and highly quaffable.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacterial (1617) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Few pours from a growler that was filled about 1.5 weeks ago. Nice copper color with a white head and white lacing. Nice hoppy nose and strong hop character in the taste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mothergoose311 (26) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2014
At THE Brewhouse. Very nice piney hop flavor. Pours a golden amber color with a nice white head. Another excellent brew from Fitgers!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (1022) - Nevada, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Clear orange with a foamy white head. Aroma is citrus and melon fruits. Good body and sweet. Hop flavor came through well. Finish was a little off balance to the sweet side but very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csaso (1411) - Missouri, USA - APR 9, 2013
Tap - fair size foamy head, medium orange copper color, nice big grapefruit hop aroma and flavor, mild malt backbone, good IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerKurve (509) - - DEC 30, 2012
Clear Golden Color. Very Piney Hop forward flavor along with toffee and malty notes; A bit imbalanced with the heavy hops. Mouth is also a bit light and watery but easy to drink still. Overall a solid IPA despite some shortcomings, worth checking out if you’re ever in the Duluth area

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9225) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Very light amber pour, off white head. Aroma of floral hops, grapefruit peel, caramel. Flavor is up front hoppy, some earthy/spicy hops yield to a more bitter citrus flavor and then a big bite of malt. Chewy and good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHOFF43 (1756) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2012
On top at Tycoons (owned by Fitger’s) Pours an amber-haze color. Good hoppy taste, pretty well balanced. Very drinkable summer beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluemooner (623) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Tap at 2012 St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. Pours a hazy amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is strong piney hops and lemon. Flavor is light bready malt, pine resin, grapefruit, lemon, and grass hops. Medium body with medium carbonation. Good IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
islay (1172) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Multiple pours from a growler purchased on 11-26-10 at the Brewhouse in Duluth. Labeled as “Dec 09 2010,” presumably a best-by date. Consumed on 12-3-10 and 12-4-10. Very nice, dry, hoppy smell. Herbal and a bit vegetal. Chalky and somewhat dirt-y. Lemon, coriander, muffin, and cookie scents. Pours a hazy brass with many small, fast-rising bubbles. Large amount of uneven, fluffy, cream-colored head. Produces good lacing. Taste is quite dry. The flavor largely matches the aroma. Earthy taste. Quinine (i.e., the key ingredient in tonic water), herbs, spices, celery, and green pepper flavors. Long, chalky, dry aftertaste. Light to medium body. Soft and reasonably lively in the palate. Easy-drinking. Really nice and pleasant palate effects. Fitger’s Superior Trail IPA is a pretty standard American IPA that is good though not great. It is well made, very drinkable, and reasonably flavorful. It pairs well with spicy food.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sthlm (1231) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2010
[On-tap at Burrito Union] Pours light amber with a small, long-lasting off-white head. Aroma is very nice with citrus fruit (lemon/lime), and faint notes of mango. At times this reminded me of a gummy candy that I have had, but with fresher citrus qualities. Malt is detectable, but not nearly as noticeable as in the taste, where it is very pronounced and lasts long into the finish. Medium mouthfeel, smooth, and had a decent length finish. Overall, a solid IPA that was good, but not spectacular. I would like to see a touch more citrus taste rather than just bittering effects from the hops in the finish, and the mouthfeel could be a bit fuller, but otherwise I could drink a lot of this.


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