Millstream Iowa Pale Ale - Millstream Brewing Company
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3.45/5 rDev -0.6%
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.
01-22-2014 03:54:27 | More by Jho3325
3.5/5 rDev +0.9%
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
08-20-2013 22:52:54 | More by mfnmbvp
3.39/5 rDev -2.3%
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.
07-07-2013 23:54:13 | More by waitforit
Millstream Iowa Pale Ale from Millstream Brewing Company
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