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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Our newest canned offering is a tribute to the song that first introduced us to a packaging hall favorite, The Sword. Iron Swan pours a deep copper color and has an enticing intro of fruit and caramel with subtle hints of earth and spice. This medium bodied ale showcases the fruitiness of our house ale strain, along with the rich toffee flavors of English crystal malt. Added complexity is provided by generous amounts of English hops. Iron Swan finishes slightly dry with a mild spiciness that beckons another can. Fire up your turntable and audition Iron Swan yourself.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane1632 (1168) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Rated based on notes taken 6 Oct 2013 -- This is a solid beer, can art is pretty awesome too. Beer is malty, firm hop flavor and bitterness. Finishes with that ester-y English flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (2530) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Pours a nice deep amber color with off-white head. Spice, dark fruits, and toffee on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a slightly sweet note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Thin-bodied in appearance, this English pale has a touch of caramel color and a fastly diminishing, airy cream-colored head. The key to enjoying this beer, for me, comes only with acknowledging the intended style, something that the can design/label does a great job of evading. The nose is pleasantly light and sweet, very clean, with a defining English character. In the mouth it’s really better than I expected, even after having this a number of times in the past while consumed straight from the can. Here’s a little advice: just because a brewery sells a beer in a can doesn’t mean you should drink it from the can. Please, don’t drink this from the can. It tastes downright nasty when paired with aluminum. In a glass, though, its clean, English sweetness is a treat, with a touch of earthy grains and some spicy hop bitterness. This really should be consumed at a cooler temperature. It’s very enjoyable when served cold... but once it warms up it’s best to stay away, especially if you’re drinking it from the can. A glass really allows the beer’s cleanness to slide right down the palate. It’s a highly sessionable, clean-finishing beer with a neat, spicy hoppiness that sustains on the tongue gracefully for a few seconds. Bueno!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gringo332 (610) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Reminds me of a lager almost. Clear dark brown colour with an average sized off-white head. Floral hops and caramel malt in the aroma. Mild bitterness, floral hops and malty sweetness in the flavour. The aftertaste is slightly bitter. Rather good English style IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (4145) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Amber color out of the can with a fluffy off white head. Fruity nose with some grainy notes. Very fruity ale with some toffee and toast. Very bubbly on the tongue. Very tasty if a bit too much carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Can:   Orange side of amber, thin frothy white head, little lacing.   Very pale fruity nose, like apple or pear skin.   Otherwise faint biscuit.   Very similar on the tongue, a little bready.   Doesn’t have that signature Ashtray type presense.   Seems a little biscuit, some fruitiness, witih a soft bready backside.   Feels a bit chewier than others.   As bitters go, this one seems a bit sweeter than others.   Fine by me as its not a style I usually enjoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crajun (1174) - , Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2013
I didn’t remember the style when I opened the can and poured. First aroma that hit me was fruits then toffee - I thought this might be a scotch ale? Taste was toffee, slight alcohol then a drying slight hop finish - one of the few bitters I have had - ok brew...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metallion66 (104) - - DEC 4, 2013
Pretty decent English ale, malty backbone, low on the hops. Would prefer if the finish was a bit cleaner, but not bad at all. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2711) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Pours an amber color with a lacy white head. Notes of burnt biscuits, brown sugar, oranges, nuts, and rye spice? Solid

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (13266) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Can poured a clear amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, earthiness and light fruitiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of caramel, earthiness and a hint of fruitiness with a crisp lingering earthy finish.

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