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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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While the size of the boot might be a bit small, the intensity of the hop flavor and aroma in Size 7 more than makes up for it. We take prodigious amounts of hops and add them any chance we get to this Northwest style IPA. If you ever call Size 7 balanced we’ll kick you where it hurts (in the hop sack).


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6456) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 12, 2013
22 oz. bottle, seen from mista (thanks a lot, Geoff), pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Nose is quite subtle, full of piney hops and some floral notes. Flavour brings out loads of pine cones, floral hops, a little grapefruit rind and a thin crackery malt backbone. Very hop forward, with a highly astringent finish. Dry palate, dominated by shitloads of pine. Despite the high astringency, this is a pleasure to drink. Great stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (378) - - JUN 7, 2013
Tap. Dark gold color, citrus and pine aroma. Nice initial crisp and fresh taste, but falls flat late. Good for an ipa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaBeer1972 (1314) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 7, 2013
On tap at the Republic in Minneapolis. Huge floral aromas with this one. Very, very bitter. Sort of a hoppy mess. Decent, but a bit more muddled than I like my IPAs.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Appearance: Amber-orange under a voluminous rocky patchy head which fades in clumps. Full collar of lace. Swirls lovely and thick.
Nose: Pink grapefruit. Mandarin oranges in the back. Wintergreen and Christmas trees.
Palate: Grapefruit and pine trees. Pine sap and grapefruit oils in the middle. Grassy. Key lime grabs my tongue in the back of each swallow and doesn’t let go. White grapefruit pith along the sides – makes my tongue tingle. Bitter rind in the front of every sip. As it warms up the bitter rind mingles with the key lime in the back.
Final Thoughts: An interesting take on the India Pale Ale style from Steel Toe Brewing. Good flavor and good balance. I really enjoyed it but on the flipside, there really wasn’t anything special about it either to make it stand out from other IPAs. Solid but not special.
(An original written work by Beer Ambassador, LLC. Plagiarism is not tolerated.)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Csolnok (5) - - MAY 24, 2013 does not count
Beautiful west coast IPA. Tons of floral citrus hops in the nose balanced by a wonderful biting hop flavor and bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
In short: A very clean nourishing citrusy/floral/resinous golden IPA. Good beer.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed relatively fresh soon after receiving the bottle from oakbluff, thanks Scott.
The look: Crystal clear golden-orange body topped by a persistent small off-white head.
In long: The medium-hoppy nose is part-flora part-citrusy (mangos, apricots) with resinous undertones. Smells like a good old-fashion IPA from the glory days of the 3-Cs. Taste has a relatively thick pale malt backbone, chewy-bready, somewhat oily and with a nice caramel. Hopping is juicy-citrusy and flower juice, plenty of hops essence abound, somewhat resinous. Bitterness of medium intensity. Not a hop-bomb and not a sweet IPA either, this is a well balanced old-fashion 2004 IPA. More nourishing than refreshing. I personally prefer my IPAs a bit dryer, a bit sharper and more refreshing, but this is a very made beer for what it is. Very clean and very professional, like drinking a new Stone IPA or something like that. Certainly not the most original IPA (by-the-book and very clean) but this is the type of beer I can drink all night long, and I love getting drunk, except for the part about seeing double at 3am when I’m all happy and then all sad when I finally realize that there is in fact only one slice of pizza in my plate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6021) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Bomber. Pours a clear copper color with a large white head. A light sweet nose with lemons and caramel. A really nice flavor with big balance between light biscuit and caramel malts, rich citrus and low bitterness, apricot and tangerine. Really smooth and clean.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6038) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAY 2, 2013
5/2/13. 22oz bomber. My first Steel Toe tick! MOTHA FUCKEN CLEVAR FOR THE LOL WIN! Clear amber pour with a small off-white head. Mild piney, dank hop dose with some pale malts and caramel. Rich bitter hop flavor with more dank and pine followed by a touch of citrus, lingering dryness, and some malt balance. Tasty!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2013
This was a very pleasant surprise. Aroma is pretty unremarkable, but the flavor is great. Well balanced citrus/pine hops and a solid, but never overpowering malt backbone. Really drinkable. Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2132) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 2, 2013
650 ml bottle from Kbutler. Thanks. Pours a translucent copper color with a small white head that has good retention. The aroma is medium in strength with pine, citric, oranges and dumpster. The flavor mirrors the aroma with pine resins, grapefruit, oranges, barley and something musty set in a caramel malt base. The palate is medium with lively carbonation. Finishes long with lingering bitter resins. Overall: Not a bad little IPA, not bad at all. Paired well with mixed nuts.


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