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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - APR 21, 2013
Growler brought by Ramy at Zach & Matt’s tasting. Pours amber gold with a small white head. Aroma of citrus zest and pine with a good amount of hoppiness. Taste starts bitter with notes of pine resin and citrus pith but finishes clean and really nice. Enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcox90 (1462) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 25, 2013
22 oz hand bottle courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Pours a rich copper color with a one finger white head. Bits and pieces of lace. Strong pine resin aroma. Pine resin bitterness with secondary citrus flavor. Weak, but there, malt backbone. Full bodied and bitter on the tongue. John tells me this brewery doesn’t bottle or can, but if they ever do, ISO more.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Gold color, light head, smells like pine for sure, similar to the black IPA. Hops hit you tight away. Very decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (1614) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2013
On tap at brewery... copper clear pour.. not much head.. pine ..good hopps nice bitter finish

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jndubbs (120) - Austin, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Qualifier: don't like IPAs, smells terrible, blasts you with a heavy hoppy flavor but it doesn't linger.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TREX (1) - Iowa, USA - DEC 29, 2012 does not count
This is one of my favorite beers. Well balanced, nice lace on the glass. It reminds me of several craft beers from Minnesota that aren’t available in Iowa. Strong, hoppy and flavorful with pine and citrus, it electrifies the taste buds without triggering the actual "bitter" on your tongue. LOVE IT. Looking forward to Confluence getting this stuff canned and into the local stores.


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