jbuskirk (1025) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
TREX (1) - Iowa, USA - DEC 29, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Nayho (17) - - JUN 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Jean who brought a growler from Iowa to Pennsylvania. Fresh cascade and chinook aroma, very nice aroma, flavor. Nicely balanced, fairly bitter, but per style for American IPA. Not quite West Coast bittering or flavor levels, but a little more drinkable. Getting it super fresh certainly helped. Next time I’m in Iowa, will definitely stop for a pint.
arnold931 (1110) - Iowa, USA - JUN 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pours clear copper with nice white head. Nose and taste is orange, pine and a little sweet grapefruit.
tompete (262) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Legends south. Pours clear golden with a thick lacy white head. Aroma of citrus hops, very sweet. Flavour is hoppy, but not thick. Finish is smoothly bitter and clean. So very refreshing.
bytemesis (5570) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
TXBadger (2230) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
puboflyons (2784) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a growler provided by jcwattsrugger. Thank you. The pour is amber-yellow with a lingering white head. Subtle is a good deScription for the aroma with a nice toasted bread character at first followed by a little pine. Neither overwhelms the other. Smooth, creamy medium to better than medium body. The taste is evolving. It begins with the same toasted bread and biscuit sweetness and turns into a decently hopped pine finish. Enjoyable.
mcox90 (1765) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.