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Millstream Iowa Pale Ale - Millstream Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

209 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 209
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.23%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

kazam55, Jun 13, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

PatB1987, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of beergoot
3.74/5  rDev +7.5%
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
Photo of Thedrizzle
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Thedrizzle, Jun 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Greels, May 25, 2014
Photo of Beerjonny82
3.35/5  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.

Beerjonny82, May 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

ParkbrauFan, May 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Beestin, May 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Ejayz, Apr 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

gguest724, Apr 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +36.5%

BiomedHawk, Apr 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

DaveMiller, Apr 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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, Apr 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Drknight, Mar 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

KateK, Mar 02, 2014
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2.88/5  rDev -17.2%

DemoniChris, Mar 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Dresden-Valentine, Feb 27, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Scott17taylor, Feb 05, 2014
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3.45/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

Jho3325, Jan 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Cramerican, Jan 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Joey-bags1990, Dec 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

SamAdams327, Dec 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

jedijezus, Dec 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

sparx1100, Nov 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

arnold931, Oct 22, 2013
Millstream Iowa Pale Ale from Millstream Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.