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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
At Fulton, we love hops. That star in our logo is made out of hops, in case you hadn’t noticed. Of course, the hops plant contributes to the character of all of our beers, but sometimes we just want more. That’s 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 don’t 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. It’s an IPA, Fulton-style.

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3.2
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Copper pour with a thin white head. Aroma is citrus, a bit of grapefruit. Not super hop forward. Flavor is well balanced. Not bitter not to sweet. Pretty good if lowkey IPA.

3.9
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Has a nice golden amber color with short white head. Has a super nice bitterness with a nice malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
jhatlestad (34) - Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Aroma is somewhat lacking for your typical IPA. Taste is pretty descent for having an IPA that is more balanced with malt and hop, but could be better. Would like to see this be a little more hoppy it being an IPA, but nonetheless, good enough to drink again.

2.8
brokensail (16599) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 3, 2012
The pour is sort of a dark amber color with a white head. Quite malty and sweet with minimal hop aroma. A hint of floral hops and maybe a touch of citrus peel. The flavor is similarly lacking in the hop department. Bread and toffee are the prominent flavors with a little caramel, too. Mild floral hop flavor and very little in the way of bitterness.

3.7
JoePeesie (925) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2012
Pours an orange brown with a touch of off white head that laces nicely. Nose and taste are earthy, sweet, a nice balanced hop & malt profile. Better than I expected from the reviews. Solid brew would definately drink this beer again

3
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 1, 2012
12oz bottle, courtesy of MatSciGuy. Thanks, Levi! Pours a deep orange color approaching amber; fine-bubbled, light tan head with nice retention and lacing. Heavily candied aroma, showing plenty of plenty of fruitiness and sticky-sweet malts. Definitely on the sweet side, with a somewhat cloying mouthfeel: lots of sticky candied fruits, with even some hints of caramel and a touch of oxidation; decent core bitterness, but why on earth would I want a serious malt backbone in an IPA? Cloying, crystalline, and just hard to drink all that much of. Modest finish showing light tea-like tannins and some lingering bitterness.

3.5
ElGaucho (2401) - 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 hadn’t noticed before. Goes away mostly admit warms. I’m shocked to see this beer so poorly rated. I’ve always liked this beer as a solid "local" IPA that’s 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.

3
Atom (2525) - 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.

2.8
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.

3.4
JK (6240) - 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 Grumpy’s Roseville.


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