Millstream Iowa Pale Ale - Millstream Brewing Company
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3.45/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. This beer looks great with a huge head that lasts the entire sitting. There is great lacing. The color is deep golden and is actually quite cloudy. This APA has a mild smell and it's taste is matched with a fairly balanced, mild hoppy flavor. There is a hint of bitterness at the finish.
At the end of the day, this is a nice beer that is a bit milder than I would expect from an APA. Of course, the brewer's notes state that the mild flavor was the idea for this brew. Overall a solid beer that is easy to drink. It is well constructed, but does not particularly stand out. Even still, it is worth a drink if you are in Iowa.
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2014 03:54:27 | More by Jho3325
3.5/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Traded my cousin two bottles of Rogue Juniper Pale Ale for two of this beer, while staying in Iowa for the weekend. A local Iowa brew that I can't get in Illinois; sounds good to me. My first encounter with this brewery.
Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.
A - Pours one finger of creamy off-white / beige colored head on top of a bright orange colored body.
S - Smell is of bitter citric grapefruits, light pine, a hint of grainy malt, cereal, and a nice familiar floral / herbal juicy hop scent. A bit soapy on the finish. A fairly simple aroma, but it hits it's mark, for me.
T - Taste brings more of the same: dirty earthiness, herbal / leafy / fruity hop presence, grapefruit / piney bitterness, and some caramel malt presence. I like the balance between the malts and the hops.
M - Feel ends dry, with citric bitterness lingering on the palate. Nice carbonation.
Overall, a nice easy drinking pale ale, with the right kind of flavor that the local goods should deliver. Easy drinking, sessionable, light bodied, and with a rewarding 5.70%, this is definitely a beer I would try again next time it's made available to me. Recommended.
Millstream Iowa Pale Ale ---3.5/5
Serving type: bottle
08-20-2013 22:52:54 | More by mfnmbvp
Millstream Iowa Pale Ale from Millstream Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.