Steel Toe Brewing is in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. The boot motif on their labels is an appealing graphic design to me.
This 7.0% ABV India Pale Ale has 77 IBU's (detecting a pattern here?). The beer pours a glowing copper and amber in color with a tall, thickly foamy white to off-white head. The aroma is floral, cantaloupe and light pine. The taste is lightly fruity, a bit of pine, strong tea, and a very bitter finish that is reminiscent of grapefruit peels. The beer is medium bodied, moderately carbonated, and drinks refreshing with its just right carbonation and quenchingly bitter and dry finish. The bottle says if you dare call this beer balanced, they will kick you in your hop sack.