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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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).

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.

arnold931's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (926) - Iowa, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Draft. Pours clear copper with nice white head. Nose and taste is orange, pine and a little sweet grapefruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (816) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Thanks for being my 700th, Des Moines IPA. Was it as good for you as it was for me? Drinking this beer reminded me of a little history fun fact. The Peoria tribe of Native Americans really enjoyed trolling the French settlers in the area of modern-day Iowa and told them the region was called Moingoana. The settlers took ownership of the name and French-ifed it. Little did they realize the word they named the territory after was the Native American word for shitface. So here’s to Des Moine IPA. A devilishly tasty IPA that strikes the balance between biscuit-like malt and piney, resinous hops. In other words, here’s to an IPA I’d happily get shitfaced on from the land of shitfaces.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HuskerTan (1036) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Draft/Fest. A- Pine, bready, citrus. A- Amber color, clear liquid, white head. T- Pine, citrus, bitter, bready. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish. O- A little boring and more bready and malty than I would prefer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBunker (954) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2015
On tap. Pours amber with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is of hops, citrus, and pine. Taste is of hops, citrus, and pine. Has a caramel malt backbone. Lingering bitter hop bite. Has an alcohol taste that is present throughout. Mouthfeel is soapy and very carbonated. It’s too boozy, but it drinks easy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuchessOfIowa (78) - Iowa, USA - JUL 11, 2015
poured from a 32oz growler. Golden amber hue with some slight haze. small white head that disappears quickly and minumal lacing. Nice bread and biscuit flavors and sweetness. Some pine and citrus in aroma and taste. Bitterness has very dry finish that lingers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (8193) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Tap at the taproom. Hazy orange pour with a white dense head. Lots of citrus, some pine in here. Medium to low malt. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (3788) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2015
On tap at Vaudeville Mews. Clear orange appearance with a white head. Fresh, hoppy aroma of light pine, citrus and tropical fruits. Medium to heavy hop bitterness with a touch of malt sweetness. Clean and refreshing IPA, nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (2184) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle from Iowa. Clear golden with lasting head and lace. Spicy citrus and some piney resin aroma. Medium bready malts with some fruit and piney resin lingering bitterness. Medium body Lively carb gives a nice finishing bite. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (3633) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Golden orange with a frothy white head. Resinous with some citrus sweetness throughout. Tried at the Parkville microbrew fest in 2015.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (2959) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 4, 2015
32oz bottle from John’s enjoyed this afternoon after cutting the grass for the first time in 2015. Nice, bright golden orange color with lots of white head and sticky lacing. Nose is floral and piney, mild herbals. Same in the taste with a little more emphasis on the herbal notes. Sort of sticky and piney sweet, but the herbal presence really balances this out. Pretty darn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Gold pour, white head. Grapefruit flavors up front, grassy, dank, medium malt bill keeps this one in check. Decent stuff for sure.

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