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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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).

Iowas 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4929) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9107) - 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 Id like, though, very dry too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (6255) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11063) - San Diego, California, 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaserk (55) - wdm, Iowa, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Drank this draw at the Jethros softb open. Loving this beer! Smooth and legit! Will drink again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlowOffTube (501) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (5194) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1647) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHOFF43 (1804) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Growerlol. Pours amber with white head. Bitter hops, some citrus. Decent IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacterial (2454) - 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

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