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RATINGS: 41   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlowOffTube (438) - Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Thanks randompepsicans. Pours a cloudy orange amberish, thin white head. Lemon and citrus aroma. Citrus, smooth pine, lemon. Light carbonation thin to medium body. Nice sweet malt profile. Good ipa.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3018) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Tap. Pours clear amber, small beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is light citra. Flavor is the same, nice citra flavors, light sweet, light bitter. Medium body, oily mouthfeel. Tiny bit of harshness in the far finish. This is a good beer

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (821) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Draft. Clear amber pour, some lacing. Caramel, pine, floral aroma. Sweet caramel start, floral bitter finish, lingering aftertaste. Full body, light carbonation, slick texture. Overall: solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHOFF43 (1734) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Growerlol. Pours amber with white head. Bitter hops, some citrus. Decent IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacterial (1404) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Pour from an odd growler. A little warm. Big hoppy bitterness. Nice palet, dark amber with a white head. Solid IPA

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DaTimBennett (111) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Glower thanks pepsican. Pour amber with small white head. Smell small amount citrus. Taste Hops, malt, fruit, citrus and pine. Good IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - JUL 8, 2013
REVIEW STYLE: IPA ABV: 6.8% PURCHASED AT: Benz Beverage Depot; Cedar Rapids POUR: Hazy yellow, thick white head AROMA: Tropical fruit aroma is clear, as well as the hop presence. TASTE: Pineapple shines and is rounded out nicely by the hops and malts. Ratebeer.com rating: 81 Beeradvocate raing: N/A Overall: B+ My recommendation: Very impressive offering and happy that this is an Iowa brewed beer. Get out and buy a quart, support the state, and get yourself a fantastic beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3848) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 15, 2013
32 ounce growler thanks to CanIHave4Beers. Decent aroma. Bitterness. Orange body. Slight citrus. Not bad overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirADNielsen (8948) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Tap @ Confluence. Pours a bit hazy yellow appearance with a white head. Fresh tropical fruity, pineapple, sweet delicious aroma. Slightly dank, passionfruity, pineapple, grapefruit flavor. Nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nayho (17) - - JUN 3, 2013
Thanks to Jean who brought a growler from Iowa to Pennsylvania. Fresh cascade and chinook aroma, very nice aroma, flavor. Nicely balanced, fairly bitter, but per style for American IPA. Not quite West Coast bittering or flavor levels, but a little more drinkable. Getting it super fresh certainly helped. Next time I’m in Iowa, will definitely stop for a pint.


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