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Millstream Iowa Pale Ale - Millstream Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

200 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.27%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Millstream Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Pale Ale's are turning into hoppy monsters, but our Iowa Pale Ale is more mild and about balance. It has enough bitterness to match the maltiness provided by the pale malt base. It gets its citrus zing from extensive dry-hopping with Cascade hops.

29 IBU

(Beer added by: Todd on 07-04-2004)
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Salt-n-Beer, Sep 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

kingsuecac, Sep 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Sep 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

pisano, Aug 29, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +21%

rbrandt22, Aug 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

LukeGude, Aug 14, 2014
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2/5  rDev -42.4%

cardinals22, Aug 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

glevy194, Aug 05, 2014
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3.21/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A decent if unassuming Pale Ale. A good front porch on a summer Sunday beer. A little bitter and piney on the hop end and not what you would call smooth, but with a fairly sturdy backbone to carry it through. I've had several of the Millstream beers and found them all to be somewhere between okay and awesome.

Linkn, Aug 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

EricK83, Jul 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

thufflife, Jul 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Aaron_Kerkvliet, Jul 02, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

KirkFrancis, Jul 01, 2014
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3.06/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Just about as middle-of-the-road old school East Coast, bitter, pine-y IPA as you can get. Almost assaulting in its harshness and bitterness, "balanced" by a borderline Amber Ale malt backbone.

Still, no glaring flaws in the beer, would have liked it to be more dry, although this would likely have accentuated the bitterness issues.

errantnight, Jun 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

timlyon, Jun 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

Cubsfan1087, Jun 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

kazam55, Jun 13, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

PatB1987, Jun 11, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Reddish-amber body with a thick, creamy, bone-white head; rings of lacing left on the cup. Malty sweet aroma with a touch of spice; dark bread. Taste has a mild sweetness with a faint peppery kick; decent hop bitterness that mellows things out at the finish. Medium bodied; seems a bit coarse and effervescent.

Nicely balanced, leaning towards a peppery/dry grass bitterness. Easy drinking and goes down well on a breezy, warm and humid Amana Colony afternoon.

beergoot, Jun 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Thedrizzle, Jun 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Greels, May 25, 2014
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3.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A GOOD beer. This beer has a Englishy, bready, earthy, and toasty malt back bone, enhanced with a generous (but not aggressive) amount of very piney hoppiness. Pours unfiltered/cloudy with orangish-caramel bronze in color. The bitterness from the hops lingers well after each sip. Liberally hopped, although a bit short of most IPAs, but more hop bitterness than a standard pale ale. A malt - lover and hop - lovers low-key, but happy medium.

Beerjonny82, May 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

ParkbrauFan, May 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Beestin, May 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Ejayz, Apr 26, 2014
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Millstream Iowa Pale Ale from Millstream Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.