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Fulton Sweet Child of Vine IPA(Mpls)

I was in Minneapolis over the weekend doing some pub hopping with some friends, and had quite a few Fultons IPA. Wow. I didn’t used to be a fan of IPA’s until about a year ago, but IMO they knocked this one out of the park. Not a mouth burner like Summits Torpedo (which I do like), very drinkable, and I love the name. If you’re in the Twin Cities area, look this one up. I hear they have a great taproom also but didn’t get a chance to get over there.

It’s a pretty tasty brew and I like to be here so I can grab it whenever I want. If you come back try to get to the taproom. I went for the first time a few weeks ago, every beer was $5 including their Imperial Stout which was terrific although not the most appropriate beer for a hot day after a bike ride.

I stopped by the Fulton Brewery two weeks ago before a Twins game. The staff was friendly (even gave me a tour after learning I was a home brewer). However, I was not impressed with the product. I thought The “Sweet Child of Vine” was okay at best. We tried the Pale Ale and had to ask for a substitute. The Pale Ale was actually a wheat beer. I guess I didn’t know that pale ales were made with wheat.

Couldn’t agree more! I bought some bottles a couple weeks ago when I was in Minneapolis, and I was very UNDERWHELMED…didnt seem like an IPA at all.

And not to split hairs…shouldn’t it be “Sweet child of Bine?”

Couldn’t agree more! I bought some bottles a couple weeks ago when I was in Minneapolis, and I was very UNDERWHELMED…didnt seem like an IPA at all.

And not to split hairs…shouldn’t it be “Sweet child of Bine?”[/quote]
that was my impression as well. once I put “IPA” out of my head, I did enjoy it quite a bit more. I just figured I’d been pushing the envelope for so long, my taste was just off. :lol:

A buddy brought over a couple bottles of the Sweet Child of Vine. He was going on about it being awesome when he brought some home in a growler. My first impression was that it just wasn’t that good. He seemed surprised, took a sip himself, and was pissed. It’s not the same beer that he brought home from Fulton’s tap room. I looked at the bottle - contract brewed in Stephen’s Point, WI.

Oh my, that’s not good. Sounds like it’s pretty inconsistent. I had it on tap at The Muddy Pig and I thought it tasted great as did the friends I was with. Glad I didn’t buy any bottles.

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