Jow (3270) - New York, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at brewery right after landing. Golden orange small head. Nose is pine and caramel. Tastes of pine, resin, caramel, malt backbone. Standard but tasty straight up IPA.
markwise (5096) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from jcwattsrugger. Pours a clear yellow with a white head. Nose is pine, some citrus, pine, some stone fruit, grapefruit, and lingering piney goodness. Flavor is similar with grapefruit, citrus, apricot, and lingering pine. Light to medium in body and very nice overall.
puboflyons (2948) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a growler provided by jcwattsrugger. Thank you. The pour is amber-yellow with a lingering white head. Subtle is a good deScription for the aroma with a nice toasted bread character at first followed by a little pine. Neither overwhelms the other. Smooth, creamy medium to better than medium body. The taste is evolving. It begins with the same toasted bread and biscuit sweetness and turns into a decently hopped pine finish. Enjoyable.
DrunkSanta410 (810) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours hazy golden with a good lacy head. Aroma is light citrus and pine. Not much on the nose. Taste is citrusy, pineapple, lightly bitter hops, semi sweet with a bit of honey. Light body and medium carbonation. Not bad.
MetalNHopHead (1237) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks for being my 700th, Des Moines IPA. Was it as good for you as it was for me? Drinking this beer reminded me of a little history fun fact. The Peoria tribe of Native Americans really enjoyed trolling the French settlers in the area of modern-day Iowa and told them the region was called Moingoana. The settlers took ownership of the name and French-ifed it. Little did they realize the word they named the territory after was the Native American word for shitface. So here’s to Des Moine IPA. A devilishly tasty IPA that strikes the balance between biscuit-like malt and piney, resinous hops. In other words, here’s to an IPA I’d happily get shitfaced on from the land of shitfaces.
HuskerTan (1517) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- Pine, bready, citrus.
A- Amber color, clear liquid, white head.
T- Pine, citrus, bitter, bready.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish.
O- A little boring and more bready and malty than I would prefer.
BeerBunker (962) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours amber with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is of hops, citrus, and pine. Taste is of hops, citrus, and pine. Has a caramel malt backbone. Lingering bitter hop bite. Has an alcohol taste that is present throughout. Mouthfeel is soapy and very carbonated. It’s too boozy, but it drinks easy.
DuchessOfIowa (156) - Iowa, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
poured from a 32oz growler. Golden amber hue with some slight haze. small white head that disappears quickly and minumal lacing. Nice bread and biscuit flavors and sweetness. Some pine and citrus in aroma and taste. Bitterness has very dry finish that lingers.
BVery (9284) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the taproom. Hazy orange pour with a white dense head. Lots of citrus, some pine in here. Medium to low malt. Very tasty.
ajnepple (4821) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Vaudeville Mews. Clear orange appearance with a white head. Fresh, hoppy aroma of light pine, citrus and tropical fruits. Medium to heavy hop bitterness with a touch of malt sweetness. Clean and refreshing IPA, nicely done.