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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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At Fulton, we love hops. That star in our logo is made out of hops, in case you hadnít noticed. Of course, the hops plant contributes to the character of all of our beers, but sometimes we just want more. Thatís why we decided to brew the Sweet Child of Vine. Generous quantities of Simcoe and Glacier hops are added throughout the boil. Then, late in the fermentation process, we infuse the Sweet Child with another dose of Glaciers, imparting a bouquet of hop aroma that veritably bursts forth upon serving. But donít let all this talk of hops mislead you. The Sweet Child has a serious malt backbone to stand up to all those hops, creating a delightful balance that will keep you coming back for more. Itís an IPA, Fulton-style.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1289) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Bottle from Dennis Brothers - it never fails that I let the liquor guy talk me into a 6 from a "local place", and it is not as stupendous as advertized. Pours orange brown with some initial carbonation, but that ends quickly. Nice lacing. Aroma has faint citrus fruit and faint pine, some spices. Taste brings sweet caramel, some bitter citrus fruit and some pine. All understated. It is crisp and mostly smooth. Not a bad tasting brew, just subtle in everything it is.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eruizgarcia (199) - - NOV 18, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2013 A pretty good and well balanced beer. Just a tad too bitter for me and a bit flat in aroma. The Libertine is the better option.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Poured from tap into Pint glass. Appearance: Clear dark amber with moderate off-white head and nice lacing lines. Aroma: Nice hop aroma of pine and juicy grapefruit and citrus, countered by toasted malts. Taste: Very well balanced for an IPA. Nice hop taste of pine and grapefruit balanced by caramel and toasted malts. Ends slightly bitter, but only slighty - more spicy than bitter. Palate: Relatively low carbonation, medium body with very dry finish (especially considering it is only somewhat bitter). Overall: Very well balanced and easy to drink IPA. Great flavor overall but could use a little more bitterness so I need to dock it a little. Just a touch too balanced for my IPA tastes.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wilnatp (568) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Tap. Cloudy amber pour with a full white head. Floral nose with citrus, maybe grapefruit and a bit earthy/toffee. Tast is medium bitterness, Finish is dry/astringic and bitter. Not a lot of sweet in the taste but decent malt/hop balance.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bth122 (1267) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Poured a copper color, med size head. Milder aroma of hops. Medlite bitter. Not as fresh as some ipas Iíve had. Med bodied, smooth texture. Good mouthfeel. A milder ipa

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BucannonXC5 (835) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 Poured from a tap into a pint at Bryant-Lake Bowl in Minneapolis, Minn. Color was dark orange, close to copper. About an inch and a half of head with some film/lacing (see feel below). Bitter smell, but not as hoppy as I would of thought. Some caramel or some similar smell. Couldnít get the best nose as I wanted to. A bit bland. Tasted nothing like an IPA - the hops just didnít come through at all. Caramel flavor with some citrus in there. Couldnít pinpoint the citrus flavor. Not sure why all the struggles here. Average carbonation. Decent finish. Iíve never seen so much lacing on a beer. Luckily I like it. Not a bad beer overall. I think I need to give this one another go. Just wasnít getting it going here.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trev (1935) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Tap: Copper pour with a medium head. aroma is malty, light woody hop. Flavour is biscuity toffee, hint of burnt sugar and candied orange peel. Woddy hop bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bookman10 (641) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Draft at Burger Jones. This was a tasty beer, though not nearly so hoppy as one might expect from an IPA. Nice malty sweetness to help balance things out. It went very well with my burger.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zeke626 (423) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2011
Draft at Busterís. Pours a hazy burnt orange body with thin, white head. Aroma of sweet malts along with floral and grassy hops. Flavor is the same with a moderate bitterness. A decent, sessionable IPA although there is nothing really notable about it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2011
On tap @ Happy Gnome. Slightly hazy orange appearance with an off white head. Sweet pale malty, slightly fruity, light citrus hoppy nose. Citrusy, pale malty, fruity flavor.


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