RateBeer
overall
91
85
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (3270) - New York, USA - JAN 30, 2016
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (5096) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2016
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
puboflyons (2948) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 26, 2015
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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrunkSanta410 (810) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2015
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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MetalNHopHead (1237) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 1, 2015
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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HuskerTan (1517) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Draft/Fest. 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBunker (962) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2015
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuchessOfIowa (156) - Iowa, USA - JUL 11, 2015
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9284) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2015
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (4821) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2015
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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1  2  3 4 5 6 7


Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50