bucs572000 (163) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is citrus, orange, pine, and grapefruit. Flavor is citrus up front then I get orange peel, pine, grapefruit, and tropical fruit. Actually pretty juicy for being so hoppy.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark copper color with a medium head. Big aroma of tangerine, grapefruit and perfume. Bracing bitterness. A mix of pine, floral and lemon flavors. Light caramel. Very malty. Farily full bodied.
commonmac (100) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Terrific pour at the brewery taproom. Clings well to the glass with a dark orange hue. Aggressive aroma trains you to think hops but as itís a double ipa kicks you in the face with initial alcohol sweetness. Alcohol is prevalent in the taste but balanced well with citrus flavors. A solid representation falling just short of the Dissent as Steel Toeís strongest offering.
islay (771) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
10 oz. pour, on tap at the breweryís tap room. Consumed on 5-18-13. Pleasant, fresh, hoppy aroma features lemon scent. Pours a great, bright orange/brass/gold color. Very good lacing. Superb, citrus-y, double IPA taste; canít ask for much more from a double IPA. Great, dry finish. Very good, heavy palate. Highly enjoyable beer.
bookman10 (539) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 vintage. Pours a copper-amber, with massive, pillowy head. Floral, hop aroma, with some citrus, some bread. Flavor is amazingly balanced: thereís the expected citrus hop bite, but thereís also a lot of underlying malt sweetness, so that neither side overwhelms the other. An outstanding double IPA (although the bottle indicates itís a triple!).
trail_and_ale (36) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful copper/orange hue and creamy thin head. I was expecting a full on bitterness barrage but was pleasantly surprised at how smooth it was. Still, plenty of hop happiness with a slight pine aroma...and a great buzz! This is a big beer.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled on draught at the brewery in St Louis Park, MN. Pours a clear bright copper orange colored brew with a thick beige head that has some nice retention and excellent lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, tart apple, caramel and toffee malt, a hint of spice and some light raisin. Taste is full bodied, soft carbonation with excellent balanced flavors of grapefruit, tart apple, caramel malt, some light toffee and a hint of alcohol. Finish is quite smooth and semi-sweet with a medium hop bitterness followed by some light raisin, tart apple and caramel malt aftertaste. The extra caramel body hides most of the higher alcohol and not overly hopped so that you can not appreciate the caramel malt flavor. A terrific double IPA sipper. Allow this one to age a year and this double IPA will develop a barley wine profile with some citrus hop flavors. Excellent first special release from Steel Toe and well worth the trip.
Bacterial (839) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 29, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A solid double IPA from the fellows at Steel Toe. Very drinkable. Sweet and hoppy with a richness that lingers for a long time in your mouth. Maybe too sweet and sticky for some folks, but I really like these characteristics. Looking forward to trying more from these guys - especially the stuff aging in barrels in the back of their brewery!
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to my very good new friend in Minnesota. Pours deep ruby red, thick off-white head, fine lacing. Nose is tea-like, snappy earthy hops, profound red tea notes here, really grooving on the nose. Flavours of tart fruit, caramel, spice, tea, butterscotch, bittersweet red candies. Earthy finish. Quite nice. Perhaps the prettiest looking IIPA Iíve had in a long time.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, thanks to mora2000, clear orange in color with creamy off white foam, malty cream and pine sap flavors with a buttery finish, nice