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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2012
An already nice IPA with even more fantastic hoppy aroma! I suggest you pick some of this up.
Earlier Rating: 8/17/2011 Total Score: 3.2
A nice, crisp IPA. Served on tap at Mad Cappers in Stillwater. Cheers!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3195) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2015
12 ounce bottle
After a few free pints of this during a social event I picked up a bottle to try at home. It improved slightly over the experience with a plastic cup yet it still lacks that little extra to set it apart. The result was not a total waste though; at least I know one brewery to skip on the next trip to Minneapolis as far as stocking up on singles.

Aroma / Appearance - The polished pennies shine in the glass with carbonation trapped under a dusky ivory head. Citrus notes, flowers, and hop driven iced tea lend an earthiness that feels Midwestern to the core.

Flavor / Palate - Malted iced tea with a dose of floral hops briefly sparks the palate. It then falls apart after a few seconds. The unremarkable finish lacks the hop bite that I anticipated for the style. Toning back the malts might give it what it needs to achieve something other than a middle of the road daily drinker for the Minnesota crowd.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (3338) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Very nice IPA. Tons of aroma, lots of fresh citrus and grass. Sweet and a bit unbalanced, but it was what I wanted at the time anyway. Tried at the Mill City Tavern at the Minneapolis airport in 2015.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnurda (1184) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 23, 2015
Bottled sample from Whole Foods in Minneapolis. Serious malt backbone is a good description. Much darker than I expected. Very good

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VeinAle (120) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Smells like booze and subtle floral hops. Mild head on the pour to chalice. Great frothy mouth feel. Taste is piney citrus with a well pronounced malt profile. Nearly qualifies at British style IPA in my opinion. But that?s just me. So far my favorite Fulton from a bottle, should probably head to the location and have some taps.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gopherfan99 (806) - CROATIA - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle (trade with non Rate Beer member); pours clear amber with an off white head; aroma is hops, pine, and malt; taste is bitter and hoppy but has some caramel and malt notes; has a dry bitter finish; fairly average IPA

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2618) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Draft pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, citrus and floral . Taste is citrus, caramel and some grass.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vandc01 (166) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Poured from a 12oz bottle. Not a lot of aroma, malt forward. Not a bad ipa, but not be best. Better fresh and has a nice after taste. But has the potential to be a malt bomb if not consumed fresh.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Nose is mostly toasty malt with a fairly herbal hop presence. Some light caramel notes. Amber hazy pour nice head some lace. Flavors of toast, someone sweetness, herbal hops some dank bitterness. Balanced but just not assertive in one way or another for me to love it. Not bad though.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Obfuscate (243) - Minneapolis, - NOV 9, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2015 I was addicted to this stuff at one point where I was getting a 6 pack a week. A very solid ipa thatís not overly bitter or citrusy. Pretty smooth stuff at 6.4 abv.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiercepanda (607) - Missouri, USA - SEP 29, 2014
A hazy amber beer with a small off-white head. The aroma is floral, piney hops and toasty malt. The flavor is the same.


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