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RATINGS: 157   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


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gmku (294) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 31, 2012
On tap at the Millstream Brewing Company beer garden. Maybe it was the fresh pour from the tap, or maybe it was the weather, or something like that, but I really enjoyed this on my recent Sunday visit to the Amana Colonies. So this is a relabelled version of Warsh Pail? It seems better to me, a fuller body, fuller mouthfeel, and more hops. The body is medium copper colored with a light khaki head. The aroma has some just-sliced grapefruit and light bread crust. There is also some nutty character. The taste has some out-of-the-oven bread crust with some light orange peels behind that. Very quaffable and quite likeable, a decent ale from Germans in Iowa.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9724) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle poured a hazy amber with a small lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of bread, earthiness, citrus and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, citrus and light earthiness with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HughConway (792) - Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2014
12oz bottle. Notch is maybe late July? Pours copper, offwhite head. Pine grass aroma, taste is big and hop bitter grass. Not a huge body. Nice enough.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6321) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2014
12oz bottle, purchased from Brennan’s in Madison during GTMW. Notch in the bottle indicates June. Entirely hazy amber color. Thin khaki head. Leaves decent, thicker ridges of lace. Medium plus body. Smooth, tingly, kind of crisp lightly soft moderate strength carbonation. Light dry finish. Bigger bitter taste, light sweet. Mild caramel malt, kind of spicy. Piney hop. Pretty solid, enjoyable lighter-bodied IPA. Good bitterness, good bigger piney hop. A little 1-dimensional, but solid. Enjoyed with my sandwich, not really sold on the pairing though. As it goes, it drags a bit, loses it’s luster, but never becomes disappointing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ellolovey (453) - Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2014
12 oz bottle. Looks like a hazy sweet tea. Has a small white ring. Aroma of citrus rinds, fruit esters, caramel and toffee. Citrus rinds , caramel, earth, and tobacco hit the palate. It’s a weird mix, but oddly interesting. Not great not horrible just ehh

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (528) - Iowa, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with thin white head. Nose and taste are mostly malt.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (1948) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 19, 2014
bottle @ John’s Grocery / Iowa City IA --- Deep amber color, long 1/2" ivory head, strings of lace. Taste is clear malt that grows a little sweeter in the palate, then suddenly has pine hops dropped on top of it, pretty much obliterating everything. An unusual balance, a little off, but then again, I keep drinking it.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brentv (342) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2014
On tap at the Millstream pub in the Amana Colonies. Near clear orange amber color with slight white head. Aroma is citrus and light malts. Taste has citrus, caramel, balanced toward the hops but not too bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (2127) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2014 On tap at Boonie?s on the Avenue. Aroma of pale malts, bread, and citrus bitter hops. Average body with a crisp, dry, smooth feel. Mild sweetness.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kathouse (1000) - Nevada, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Medium amber, hazy with a decent amount of white foam. Aroma is a pleasant citrus and warm bread. Grainy mouthfeel and malty sweetness could use a better balance. I could swear there’s a slight film left behind in the finish.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jde123 (764) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2013
I really wanted to like this one a bit more, being from Iowa, and not getting much millstream anymore. But, alas, it wasn’t very good, wonder how much corn was used in its production?


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