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RATINGS: 118   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4394) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2012 Original Rating, 12/30/10: On tap at The Local. Copper color with a medium head. Moderate piney hop aroma. Sweet grainy taste. Low bitterness, but noticeable pine and citrus flavor from the hops. On a personal note, this was my 172nd IPA, finally pushing any other style of beer over Pale Lager. Huzzah!

Re-rating, 8/18/12. I wanted to try this one again since production has moved to their own brewery. Hazy copper color with a medium head. Moderately hoppy nose, light caramel. Bready and caramel flavor. Light pine. Solid bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GJF (1245) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2010
I found this really enjoyable for such a new beer. Itís a straightahead, well balanced version of the beer with a nice hop profile--nothing extraordinary, but well done.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Pint at Happy Gnome. Hazy copper pour with a medium off-white head. Dank malt aroma with a strange hop note. Very floral. Citrusy and floral hop flavor with some malt and a bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluemooner (604) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2010
On tap at 3 Squares in Maple Grove. Pours a deep copper with a medium white head. Aroma is malty with citrus hops. Flavor is sweet malt with good hop bitterness and citrus flavors. Bitter hop finish. Decent IPA but nothing special.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RobertDale (3401) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 4, 2010
On tap. Comes amber with a small white head. Aroma of piney hops and citrus. Tastes of hops and malt, somewhat sweet, not too bitter. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2010
On tap. Pours copper with a small off-white head. Aroma is orange and some pine. Flavor is sweet malt, some bubble gum, citrus, and a bitter finish. Much better than the first time i had this beer and it tasted like amoxicillin.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undsioux7 (796) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Pours deep amber with a medium white head. Aroma is subdued citrus hops and a touch of malt. Taste is pine, citrus, grass and grainy malt. It is balanced, but there just isnít much there. Not bad, but nothing to get excited over.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DalzAle (1976) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2010
On tap at Old Chicago (Eden Prairie, MN). Light brown amber pour, medium carbonation and a light aroma of hops. Flavor reminded me of a homebrewed IPA, malt and hops were there (although subdued), but there were also some off flavors that distracted from the enjoyment. I really wanted to like this beer, as I love the growing local brewery base here; but I hate to say this was an average IPA at best.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (6605) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 9, 2010
On tap at Stub & Herbs. Poured a clear amber with a thin white head. Aroma had a nice combination of citrus and pine with a hint of a grassiness. Flavor was had much more of a sweet grain present with some pine and citrus hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Pours hazy orange with white head, aroma is sweet with a bit of hop character. Taste up front is oddly sweet, not too hoppy but bitters from the hops well at the end. Average IPA


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