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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


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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (455) - 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 (1828) - 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 (314) - 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 (1999) - 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 (934) - 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 (763) - 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?

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
brewcrew2002 (83) - USA - DEC 29, 2013
As much as I love Mill Stream Brewery this one is a bit rough around the edges. Not bad if you love IPAs.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHOFF43 (1734) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy straw yellow with some white head. Decent citrus hops, fairly malty, possibly old/stale. Overall a nice beer, one of Millstreams better beers.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LearninBeer (363) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Not much aroma to this. Pours a brownish red with fully diminishing head, excellent lacing. The taste is a slight bitter. The body is medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish bitter. I think this is a good beer just sat on it too long.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sethdude (694) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Pours hazy gold with lots of minute suspended flocculation. Aroma is piney and herbal (basil, maybe rosemary). Flavor is sweet with a nutty character as the malts warm, transitioning to a very sinuous hop brightness with a mildy veggie note. Flavor drops back to a subdues nutty malt in the finish, with a bit of grass and a slight bitterness. Really nice.


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