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RATINGS: 77   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).

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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (11041) - 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 (8547) - 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 (5709) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crash_the_dog (163) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - SEP 15, 2014
This IPA is perfectly suited to my tastes right now - well balanced between citrus and piney notes, crisp on the palette, and easy to drink. Terrific on tap, just as good in a mini-growler. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (24008) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Can. Clear golden amber color, white head. Aroma of lightly funky pine and lemon peel. Taste is funky citrus. Interesting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2794) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Pours a slightly cloudy copper color with whitr head. Pine, citrus, and bread on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a hop bite and a little bread. Nice IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2769) - Ottawa, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
Quart growler. Hazy opaque amber with an off white head. Some citrus pine resin, mango, pineapple, caramel malt, moderate carbonation and body, bitter, dry, malty and citrus on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (6203) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Orange/gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is large resiny hops. Same large resiny hops on the flavor with caramel malt backbone. Medium bodied with good carbonation. solid beer

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (4210) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Sampled at the RBSG 2014. It poured a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma was of tropical fruits, pineapple and some sweetness. The taste was of fruit, pineapple, grapefruit and some more sweetness. Tasty.


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