Minnesotans love the hops. The state is chock-a-block with great IPAs. But the best local IPA rides in on a cool breeze from the Pacific Northwest. Steel Toe brewer Jason Schoneman honed his skills at the famous Pelican Pub & Brewery in Pacific City, Ore. His Size 7 IPA reflects the hop-drenched sensibilities of that region. It’s heavy on the juicy, tangerine and tropical fruit flavors that make hopheads swoon. The bitterness asserts itself boldly but doesn’t overwhelm the taste buds. And malt hasn’t been forgotten. It plays a gently sweet and biscuity supporting role. steeltoebrewing.com