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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Pale Ale's on the coasts of this country are turning into hoppy monsters, but our beer is more mild, and about balance. It has enough bitterness to match the maltiness provided by the pale malt base. It gets its citrus zing from extensive dry-hopping with Cascade hops. This beer was first made in a few small test batches in 2003. The response was so incredibly positive, that it has worked it’s way into a year round beer. A hoppy IPA in the central plains... how exciting!

O.G. 15.2° Plato F.G. 4.8° Plato
43 IBU
9 SRM
100% Briess Malt
Pale Ale Base Malt, Munich 20, Caramel 40L, Wheat, Carapils, and Victory Northern Brewer, Cascade, and Hallertau Hersbrucker Hops


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hillfiiiiire (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Dark amber color with a nice creamy head. The nose hits with some pine hops. Plenty of hop bit there, but not overwhelming. The flavor is a bit like something else. Not quite what you’re used to with an IPA, but much more mild on the hops, but in a good way. Still stronger than a pale, but not trying to kick you in the face with the fact that it’s an IPA. Again, piney hops here with less noticeable malt character. Mouthfeel is bubbly and full. An all right beer, but not stand out amazing.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2008
12 oz bottle via Mys Swap 3.0 (thanks pepsican!). This one pours a semi-clear dark copper with an average size beige head. Nose is sweet and toffeeish. Taste starts with sweet caramel, then toasted grains, and an earthy, grassy hop finish. This one is all about the malts though and is quite sweet and grainy. A bit of DMS as well. Body is medium, carbonation medium. More like an amber ale than an IPA....this one does not work for me.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lucke13 (91) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Pours a nice caramel color with a small yellowish-tan head. Hops are abundant in the nose with hints of pine. The flavor is well balanced, with malt to start finished with slightly bitter hops that sticks around. Good mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1058) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 3, 2008
The hops are light, but biting in character to make for a nice uniform personality. A bit metallic. Mouthfeel is smooth and full.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
truebluehes (166) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - JAN 29, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2008 Bottle. Dark amber brew with a nice off-white thin head. Aroma is a nice balance of hops, citrus and a little malt. Flavor is very smooth and not as hoppy as many pale ales, but a nice balance of hops, malts, maybe some caramel and citrus. Great beer, best I’ve had from Millstream hands down.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmmbeer (1234) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2008
In trade with ketchepillar, 12 oz. bottle poured into shaker- poured slightly hazy darken caramel, nice off white-tan head stayed around for quite awhile. Aroma of light hops with malt overtone, very appealing. Hits the mouth with a thin-medium body, while the hops are very noticeable they are not overpowering and are balanced with malt, finish is a touch of sweetness. It may have been aged, but I likey!!!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sir+Drinksalot (34) - Iowa, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Nice ale. Some earthy hops with a light finish. Great with a grilled brat! The best Millstream I have tried. They are finally brewing an IPA now and not a bad job! Good brew.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
pepsican (1440) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JAN 7, 2008
UPDATED: APR 9, 2010 Pours a darkish amber with a thin white head. Caramel malt and hop aroma. Flavor is caramel malts, toffee, hops, citrus, and pine. Finishes clean with little carbonation. Very tasty, I’ll be sure to grab more of this. rerate! This beer now sucks. A lot. Hops are gone even in fresh batches, too much sweetness, and overall, blech.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7879) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Draft at the brewery tasting room. Nutty hop nose with some chewy malt (dog food) notes as well. Similar flavor, with some nutty, vegetal hop flavors, mildly leafy but fresh, with a little bite on the back. Heavy malts throughout, more than most IPA, but has some decent Cascade citrus leafiness in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2008 12 oz bottle. Poured a slightly hazy dark orange color. Head was thin and off white. There was a bit of lace on the glass at the end. Attractive aroma of crushed pine needles and subdued caramel with a whiff of grapefruit. Hop dominated flavor with a hint of malty sweetness. Hop bitterness peaked at about 3/4 out of 10. Tasted predominantly of spruce and citrus, especially toward the end and after the finish. Pretty good pale ale. To call this an IPA is a stretch.


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