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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
As the capital of Iowa, Des Moines constantly surprises first-time visitors with its mix of expected agrarian heritage and influences and unanticipated cosmopolitan flare. So too, with Des Moines IPA, an American take on a world beer: India Pale Ale (IPA).

Iowa’s steady, well balanced nature is reflected in this IPA with its mix of medium body, lighter color and plenty of malt flavor to balance the massive hop impact. Citrusy and piney hops from the Pacific Northwest offset the robust malt flavor of the two-row barley and medium crystal malts. Des Moines IPA proudly represents the Hawkeye State in the category of American IPA, a favorite of beer connoisseurs all across the country.

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3.7
Shag (3036) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Orange color white head. Aroma is citrusy and piney. Flavor is slightly bitter well balanced with a strong lemon and faint orange flavors. Overall great session beer.

3.3
radagast83 (8301) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2016
Draft at Churchkey. Poured a dark golden color with an off-white head. Aroma was citrus, floral malty notes. Pine resin, citrus. Creamy hops. Light sweet malts.

3.6
GenDV138 (7579) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Clear golden brown with off-white head. Aromas of malt, citrus, floral notes. Tastes of malt, floral notes, pine, citrus, stone fruit. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.3
solidfunk (9363) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Light citrus and some pine. Easy drinking. Golden pour with ok head and lacing. Light crisp finish. Tap at Churchkey.

4
SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 20, 2016
Growler shared by jcwattsrugger: Poured a golden to orange with white bubble head. Aroma was juicy citrus hops, very fruity nose. Nice balance of piney/citrus hops and malt backbone.

3.7
AirForceHops (7689) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 10, 2016
(From notes) Draft The brewery, 3-16-2016. Aroma is mild pine, moderate citrus, grain. Flavor shows substantial hops profile: citrus intermingled with pine and grass. Decent grain backbone that is not too sweet. Body is medium with a lingering bitterness. Pretty balanced, nicely drinkable.

3.3
markducommun (1212) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Clear pale yellow, white head. Pine, light citrus, good but of honey sweetness. Somewhat bitter, strong sweet malt backbone. Medium body, fairly clean, longish finish. Decent.

3.8
Westchesterco (2143) - mclean, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2016
On draft at the brewery in the tasting room it is a clear golden color with a slight head. The aroma is citrus and the taste is a strong bitter flavor of white grapefruit

3.6
Iphonephan (7192) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2016
On draft at the brewery tap room. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of grass and citrus. Light bitter finish.

3.7
Jow (4032) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Tap at brewery right after landing. Golden orange small head. Nose is pine and caramel. Tastes of pine, resin, caramel, malt backbone. Standard but tasty straight up IPA.


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