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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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).

Iowas 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuchessOfIowa (161) - Iowa, USA - JUL 11, 2015
poured from a 32oz growler. Golden amber hue with some slight haze. small white head that disappears quickly and minumal lacing. Nice bread and biscuit flavors and sweetness. Some pine and citrus in aroma and taste. Bitterness has very dry finish that lingers.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9943) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Tap at the taproom. Hazy orange pour with a white dense head. Lots of citrus, some pine in here. Medium to low malt. Very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (5661) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2015
On tap at Vaudeville Mews. Clear orange appearance with a white head. Fresh, hoppy aroma of light pine, citrus and tropical fruits. Medium to heavy hop bitterness with a touch of malt sweetness. Clean and refreshing IPA, nicely done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (2694) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle from Iowa. Clear golden with lasting head and lace. Spicy citrus and some piney resin aroma. Medium bready malts with some fruit and piney resin lingering bitterness. Medium body Lively carb gives a nice finishing bite. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (4319) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Golden orange with a frothy white head. Resinous with some citrus sweetness throughout. Tried at the Parkville microbrew fest in 2015.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (3447) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 4, 2015
32oz bottle from Johns enjoyed this afternoon after cutting the grass for the first time in 2015. Nice, bright golden orange color with lots of white head and sticky lacing. Nose is floral and piney, mild herbals. Same in the taste with a little more emphasis on the herbal notes. Sort of sticky and piney sweet, but the herbal presence really balances this out. Pretty darn good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10920) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Gold pour, white head. Grapefruit flavors up front, grassy, dank, medium malt bill keeps this one in check. Decent stuff for sure.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2015
On tap at Stella. Better than some Confluence Ive had. A citrusy IPA--a little bit sharp on the tongue, but good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7917) - Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Keg at a wedding, June 2014. Golden orange pour with a nice off-white head, good lacing. Nice aroma, citrus, pine, dank, even some tropical fruits, some pale malts. Okay flavor, bitter, not as much fresh hop pop as the aroma, a bit malty/caramel. All in all, pretty decent stuff!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (5286) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2015
En ft chez El Bait Shop: Fortement malt, rondelet mais en cohrence avec lintensit des zestes et de la force de lamertume. Buvabilit honnte pour son niveau de machabilit.


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