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RATINGS: 43   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17215) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (12994) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Can. Clear golden amber color, white head. Aroma of lightly funky pine and lemon peel. Taste is funky citrus. Interesting.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (11283) - Orange County, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9992) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9417) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8776) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2013
Growler shared by Ramy at Zach and Matt’s 4/20 tasting. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose and taste of resin, caramel malt and orange rind/bitter citrus. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6849) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Samples from a growler, thanks! Pours a clear yellowish gold with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a nice grassy and citrus hop with a bit of earthy grain. Flavor has citrus and pine with a hint sweet grains backing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6816) - 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 I’d like, though, very dry too.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 21, 2013
Growler at a tasting at Matt’s place. Pours a clear orange tinged amber with a thin white head. Soft clean citrus with some hints of caramel and candied citrus. Medium bodied, smooth bitter citrus with some long malt and toast. Lingering grapefruit and a bit of caramel. Very tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6122) - 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.


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