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RATINGS: 76   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Draft. Pours clear copper with nice white head. Nose and taste is orange, pine and a little sweet grapefruit.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Abner (374) - Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2017
Can (dated exactly a month ago). Pours a clear golden with an off-white head. Aromas of citrus, pine, light pale malt. Tastes similar with a pronounced grapefruit flavor. Moderately bitter. Body is medium; carbonation is average; moderately bitter, grapefruit finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vandc01 (398) - North Branch, USA - FEB 28, 2017
On tap while in Des Moines. A little more malty than I like my IPAs, but it is not too bad

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5344) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 24, 2017
On tap multiple times. Deep orange tinted copper body with a white head. Rich nose of grapefruit and freshly baked bread. Hints of pine are present with some almonds. Taste of light grapefruit and malt. There is some walnut character. An herbal hint. The finish is lightly spicy. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (7132) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Draft on tap at Shorts East Side (Iowa City, IA). Pours a darker amber pour, mellow haziness. Hoppy bitter nose is earthy, floral, bit of citrusy life. Carmelized, touch sweeter, medium bodied. Firmer bitterness, even keeled sweetness. Not one of the more bright, fruity, trendy IPAs. But still pretty fresh, bitter enough, not too sweet. Solid IPA overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (13659) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2016
On tap at El Bait Shop. Pours a cloudy orange gold with thick frothy off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong dank, pine, citrus. Medium body, grapefruit, pine, light bitter finish, very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2228) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2016
Pours a semi clear amber with a very small white head and very good lacing. Smell is of hops, malt, earth, and citrus. Taste is creamy, nicely hoppy, citrus, some pine, and sweet malt. Ends bitter and smooth.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ozzy70 (1050) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Sample at Omaha Beer Fest, Stinson Park. 6-11-16. Tap. Poured amber, white head. Aroma was citrus, pine resin. Taste is medium bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2941) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7827) - Alexandria, 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (6981) - 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.


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