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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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BA SCORE
80
good

191 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.19%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | 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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Jho3325

Indiana

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
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Cramerican

North Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

01-15-2014 06:14:29 | More by Cramerican
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Joey-bags1990

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

12-27-2013 23:53:38 | More by Joey-bags1990
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SamAdams327

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

12-09-2013 03:22:52 | More by SamAdams327
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jedijezus

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

12-04-2013 18:47:59 | More by jedijezus
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

11-12-2013 03:08:14 | More by sparx1100
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arnold931

Iowa

4/5  rDev +14.6%

10-22-2013 04:06:08 | More by arnold931
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bismarksays

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

10-22-2013 03:39:58 | More by bismarksays
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RDW

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -14%

10-20-2013 05:39:56 | More by RDW
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

10-04-2013 02:06:59 | More by OregonGrown7
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Catlin

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

10-04-2013 01:58:40 | More by Catlin
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

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
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

08-18-2013 22:59:41 | More by LXIXME
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lionnusmb

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

08-15-2013 00:01:32 | More by lionnusmb
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Oelschlager

North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

08-02-2013 02:38:00 | More by Oelschlager
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waitforit

Wisconsin

3.39/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into conical pint glass.

A: Very nice reddish-orange. Thick off-white head which lingered for a long time.

S: Faint. Subtle hoppiness, with just a little sweetness too.

T: Hardly any hoppy bite the way I'd expect -- any initial hoppiness is quickly subsumed by the malty back. Some notes of pumpkin and caramel.

M: Smooth and satisfying, with just a little resiny raggedness.

O: Quite a drinkable pale ale, though some of the flavor notes aren't what I'm looking for in an APA.

Try it again? 3 - Eh, maybe.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 23:54:13 | More by waitforit
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

07-04-2013 14:07:39 | More by WOLFGANG
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Kingcurio

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

07-03-2013 03:12:47 | More by Kingcurio
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MarshMan71

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

07-01-2013 17:51:27 | More by MarshMan71
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superfriend

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -14%

06-12-2013 02:46:17 | More by superfriend
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davesway10

Iowa

3/5  rDev -14%

05-19-2013 11:44:32 | More by davesway10
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muddyh2oblues

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

05-17-2013 22:39:25 | More by muddyh2oblues
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jkball01

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -14%

05-13-2013 16:39:15 | More by jkball01
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -42.7%

05-08-2013 13:39:18 | More by tommyguz
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hurdjg

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

04-27-2013 06:03:17 | More by hurdjg
Millstream Iowa Pale Ale from Millstream Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.