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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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As the capital of Iowa, Des Moines constantly surprises first-time visitors with its mix of expected agrarian heritage and influences and unanticipated cosmopolitan flare. So too, with Des Moines IPA, an American take on a world beer: India Pale Ale (IPA).

Iowa’s steady, well balanced nature is reflected in this IPA with its mix of medium body, lighter color and plenty of malt flavor to balance the massive hop impact. Citrusy and piney hops from the Pacific Northwest offset the robust malt flavor of the two-row barley and medium crystal malts. Des Moines IPA proudly represents the Hawkeye State in the category of American IPA, a favorite of beer connoisseurs all across the country.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6605) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Samples from a growler, thanks! Pours a clear yellowish gold with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a nice grassy and citrus hop with a bit of earthy grain. Flavor has citrus and pine with a hint sweet grains backing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tompete (208) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
On tap at Legends south. Pours clear golden with a thick lacy white head. Aroma of citrus hops, very sweet. Flavour is hoppy, but not thick. Finish is smoothly bitter and clean. So very refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (1925) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 18, 2014
on tap @ Confluence Brewing / Des Moines IA --- Clear, medium gold, good thick rim head, hanging streamers of lace. Taste is malt that clicks in a bit of caramel as it enters the palate, then adds citrus hops in the finish. The finish lingers, finally allowing a bit of malt to re-emerge. A simple, but well-conceived IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (523) - Iowa, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Draft. Pours clear copper with nice white head. Nose and taste is orange, pine and a little sweet grapefruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pablo951 (455) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Had it on tap at Parlor City in Cedar Rapids!! Pours a clear golden hue with a white head and a solid IPA aroma. Slightly bitter hop taste , eh, it’s a’wight.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3425) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2014
Orange beer with a hint of haze. Sticky white head. Nice sharp nose of pine and citrus peel. There is a strong hop bitterness with lots of red grapefruit, Mandarin orange, apricot and a sharp pine bight. There is enough caramel sweetness underneath to support all the hops. Very big for an ipa, and very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3813) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Aroma is yeast, pine, citrus and a hint of funk/candy/sugar. The flavor is citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit, mildly sweet malts, a hint of hop resin, fruit and a mildly bitter/tangy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6300) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Taste during RBWG 2014. Mostly clear orange color. Thin khaki off-white head. Leaves some good, thicker lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation, kind of soft. More dry finish. Very nice floral, lemon, light grapefruit aroma. Good caramelly, biscuity malt. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Solid IPA. More caramel malt than I’d like, though, very dry too.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4654) - Utah, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Growler from jcwattsrugger at RBWG
Clear golden with a medium sized white head and good lacing. Aroma is grassy and citrus. Flavors is grassy, citrus and bready
Nice

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9596) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Growler. Pours clear amber with a large, creamy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is earthy and spicy hops, apple esters, biscuit and honey malt. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, supporting malt, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.


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