RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
At Fulton, we love hops. That star in our logo is made out of hops, in case you hadnt noticed. Of course, the hops plant contributes to the character of all of our beers, but sometimes we just want more. Thats 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 dont 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. Its an IPA, Fulton-style.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2395) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Bottle. Very sweet aroma and fruity with a hint of hops. Crystal clear yellow body with thin off white head. Has an astringent flavor at the front of the tongue I hadnt noticed before. Goes away mostly admit warms. Im shocked to see this beer so poorly rated. Ive always liked this beer as a solid "local" IPA thats considerably better than Summit EPA. Sure the clear body is contrary to the style and sure, this is a Minnesota beer brewed in Wisconsin. But otherwise you could do a lot worse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Atom (2256) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2012
12oz bottle pours a clear amber/copper with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel and bready malts with some hops. Malt forward, bread and caramel, decent hop presence. Rather thin but drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Atom. Pineapple grapefruit hops, sweet caramel malt. Clear bright copper, with a moderate off white head. Caramel malt, resinous piney hops, a little metallic. Body seemed a little thin, the mouthfeel was rather tannic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5966) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Hanger Room Firkin Fest, October, 2011. Labed. as "infused with local hops," so I am taking a guess this is the same beer. Good citrus hop aroma. Flavor has flowers and intense hop flavor, with more citrus. A few samples of this leaves a mild hop burn. Alcohol lingers in the aftertaste.
Earlier Rating: 1/9/2010 Total Score: 3
Light brown color. The hops are there in the flavor and aroma, but the bitterness is light and balanced with the flavor of dry malt. A session style pale ale, and perhaps comparable to Summit EPA, at least in terms of an introductory beer, but less intense hop character than the Summit. On draught at Grumpys Roseville.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (2320) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Sampled at Winterfest 2012. Poured pale amber with little white soapy head that dissipates. Aroma is really nice and bright hop fruitiness and orange peel. Taste is big bright fruity hops and oranges with a malty bitter finish. Palate is medium clean and crisp.
Earlier Rating: 8/8/2011 Total Score: 2.8
On tap. Pour dark amber with a foamy sticky kahki head and leaves sticky lacing. Aroma is malt metallic and no real noticable hops. Taste is bitter hops and bready caramel malt. Palate is medium feel with a gritty chaulky finish.

   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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle courtesy of dougofthefuture. Served in a Bruery tulip. Pours a nice amber-copper color with a thin white head that very quickly recedes into a thin collar. The nose has some slight floral elements along with a lot of bread and some caramel. Very reminiscent of Dogfish 60. Flavor is similar with more of a malt emphasis. Even for an English IPA, this is really malt heavy. Very slight dryness to the finish. Brew itself is rather chewy. Decent enough, but nothing out of the ordinary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanfolty (2476) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Jan 29, 2012 tap at valley tap house. Cloudy orangish brown pour with some head and lacing. Weak hoppy aroma and taste is mild but nicely balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nuplastikk (5952) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2012
12oz bottle shared by Mr. Pickles. Filtered. Orange tan with a large white head. Old school sort of Burton style aroma, some mild tropical tones..but a little odd. A little buttery, butterscotch. Some flowery action, sort of an English feel. OK, but. A little sub par.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madvike (3224) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Bottle - Pours amber with a fluffy light tan head. Pretty caramelly, with almost chocolate notes in the nose. Light piney hops--pretty subtle. Tastes a little watery, with a big malt base and some spicy, piney hops. Real sharp on the finish--not sure if thats hops or alcohol. Nicely carbonated, but a little watery. Kinda meh on this one.

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