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Millstream Iowa Pale Ale - Millstream Brewing Company

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Millstream Iowa Pale AleMillstream Iowa Pale Ale

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228 Ratings

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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.61%
Wants: 3
Gots: 16 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 07-04-2004

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
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Ratings: 228 | Reviews: 117
Photo of RayVB
4.04/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of WestHam973
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Good fruit nicely balanced Pale Ale, this one is easy drinking not a lot of hop bitterness

Photo of Berg77
3/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of kingsuecac
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of pisano
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of rbrandt22
4.2/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of LukeGude
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of cardinals22
2/5  rDev -42.7%

Photo of glevy194
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Linkn
3.21/5  rDev -8%
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.

Photo of EricK83
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of thufflife
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of KirkFrancis
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of errantnight
3.07/5  rDev -12%
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.

Photo of timlyon
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of Cubsfan1087
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of kazam55
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of PatB1987
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of beergoot
3.74/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Photo of Thedrizzle
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Greels
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Beerjonny82
3.36/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

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Millstream Iowa Pale Ale from Millstream Brewing Company
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