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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crash_the_dog (163) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - SEP 15, 2014
This IPA is perfectly suited to my tastes right now - well balanced between citrus and piney notes, crisp on the palette, and easy to drink. Terrific on tap, just as good in a mini-growler. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21690) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Can. Clear golden amber color, white head. Aroma of lightly funky pine and lemon peel. Taste is funky citrus. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2565) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Pours a slightly cloudy copper color with whitr head. Pine, citrus, and bread on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a hop bite and a little bread. Nice IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2628) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
Quart growler. Hazy opaque amber with an off white head. Some citrus pine resin, mango, pineapple, caramel malt, moderate carbonation and body, bitter, dry, malty and citrus on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Orange/gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is large resiny hops. Same large resiny hops on the flavor with caramel malt backbone. Medium bodied with good carbonation. solid beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3869) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Sampled at the RBSG 2014. It poured a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma was of tropical fruits, pineapple and some sweetness. The taste was of fruit, pineapple, grapefruit and some more sweetness. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23393) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2014
Growler @ RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a golden color with a white head. Has a fruity citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Growler @ Bus. Thanks, John. Pours a clear golden color with a white head. Some decent grapefruit on the nose, but lots of vegetal aromas. Bread, orange peel, and some pine. Flavor is bitter pine and citrus rind. Fair amount of celery and vegetal hops. Moderate bready malt sweetness and a touch of peach.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2014
On da bus @ RBSG 2014 between the Morgan Street and 4 Hands stops: As rating on a moving bus can do not much in the way of notes... "Juicy, resiny, biscuity, piney hops. Lively sharp mouth feel." I really liked this. Of course after the sucky brews at Morgan Street about anything would have been greeted happily.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (4026) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
This is golden orange with a creamy foam head. It has a pine hope nose and big, earthy bitterness and a simple sweet malt character. It is unexeceptional and very much down the middle for an IPA but it gets the job done pretty well.

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