Cyclone Liquors | Ames, Iowa
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Cyclone Liquors
Excellent based on 22 ratings
Type: Beer Store

626 Lincoln Way
Ames, Iowa United States 50010 [ print map ]
515 233 2327

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Mayor: johnroblawson (4) | Bottles: ~600


Cyclone Liquors

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Beer Available At Cyclone Liquors (arranged by most recent)
Konrad Světlý Ležák 14° 33, Henney’s Frome Valley Herefordshire Dry Cider (Bottle) 51, De Molen / Närke Goths & Vandals 98, Brewfist / Prairie Artisan Ales Spaghetti Western 98, Prairie Artisan Ales Birra 95, Nebraska India Pale Ale (2011- ) 95, Schell Maifest 50, Mahrs Bräu Leicht 23, 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze 100, To Øl Goliat Imperial Coffee Stout 100, Vuuve 49, HaandBryggeriet Dark Force 99, Val-Dieu Triple 94, Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple 96, Barbãr 85, Gouden Carolus Tripel 98, Great River Dirty Blonde 27, Straffe Hendrik Brugs Quadrupel 98, La Trappe Dubbel 95, Stone RuinTen IPA 100
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22 reviews for Cyclone Liquors
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  86%
 Selection  85%
 Food N/A 
 Value  78%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  85%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
demmbonz  (61) Erin, Wisconsin | August 16, 2014
Stopped on my way from Wisco to Des Moines and glad I did. Friendly helpful people. Great selection of stuff like Stone, Prairie, ATG, Boulevard etc... that we don’t get.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty  (204) Bourbon County, Minnesota | April 7, 2012| Updated December 15, 2012
Stopped in yesterday before heading home. In a strip mall toward the back off Lincoln and nothing special from an ambiance perspective. Seemed like a large number of people working in the store for not really that big of a place and not one offered to help. One guy was kind of a douche and another was helpful after I initiated a conversation. Selection was decent and they had some glassware that was around $6 or $7. Prices seemed good and they had some stuff on sale, which was cool. Probably not going to find anything better in Ames, but overall this place is slightly above average. My 100th place rating!
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
sthlm  (136) Minnesota | April 4, 2011| Updated September 22, 2012
Re-rate: While the selection is good, the turnover on a lot of stuff is poor, and skunked bottles are not uncommon. Cyclone’s refusal to sell singles of domestic bottles is losing them a lot of my business.

Old rating: Stopped by here on a Friday afternoon. At first, it seemed like a solid store, but nothing too impressive. Then I found the back room, which has a wide variety of singles, including some harder to find stuff. Definitely the best selection of domestic beer that I have seen in Iowa, and although the foreign stuff lags behind John’s Grocery a little, it is still impressive. Prices were good, although not amazing. Staff were friendly enough, but did not go out of their way to help, which is fine with me. A must stop if you are in the Ames area.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77  (212) Urbandale, Iowa | March 12, 2011
Solid selection that was better than anything I have seen in Des Moines. The prices were reasonable. I like the shelf tags from both RB and even BA. The little room in the back had mostly imports with a few special edition brews. I like that there was a bright clean area in the main store for all of the six packs. The guy I talked to when I was there was knowledgeable. I will visit again when I get a chance.
96
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
cyclonematty  (9) Iowa | February 26, 2011
Great customer service!!! Extremely friendly staff. The selection is great for midwest Iowa. The prices were also very good. As I live in Ames, I come here weekly!!
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
beeronmypants  (12) Des Moines, Iowa | February 27, 2009
This is a fun little stop for me since I live in Des Moines. It is only half an hour away to get a decent beer selection. They focus more on their liquor and wine but you can tell the try with the beers that they do have. When I am in the mood for something that has to be traded through the state this is where I’ll go as it is only a hop skip and a jump away. The staff is very friendly.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers  (74) Pouring Bus, Iowa | January 20, 2009
This place is a breath of fresh air for this area! Plenty of helpful, and very freindly staff, plenty of good beer. I love how the good beer is in a little room in the back. You can tell the staff cares about the beer, and for Iowa it is a remarkable selection!
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
coco72  (10) , Iowa | July 11, 2008| Updated August 9, 2009
I always enjoy shopping at Cyclone. As a former college student at ISU and now family man living in Ames, I always knew where to find good beer. They have a huge selection for an Iowa store, great service and staff. The place is always clean and organized also.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
IDunno19  (5) Bethlehem, Pennsylvania | June 27, 2008| Updated October 22, 2008
As an amateur beer enthusiast still in college, it’s tough to find something besides Keystone Light anywhere in Ames. Cyclone Liquors really fits the bill for people looking to try some real beer for a decent price. The service is friendly and incredibly knowledgeable. Also, what college town sells a $2000 bottle of cognac!? Only Cyclone Liquors.
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
iowanuser  (2) , Iowa | June 19, 2008
I love traveling to Ames to drool over the beer selection at Cyclone Liquors. It is a great store with a huge variety of different beer. Great imports and singles. A good selection of micros as well.

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