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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
79
okay

197 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 197
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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superfriend

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -13.5%

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

Iowa

3/5  rDev -13.5%

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

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -13.5%

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

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -42.4%

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

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

04-27-2013 06:03:17 | More by hurdjg
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Eric908

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

03-31-2013 23:52:48 | More by Eric908
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RadfordBrewing

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

03-18-2013 12:47:51 | More by RadfordBrewing
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Herky21

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -28%

03-13-2013 02:44:29 | More by Herky21
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jboswell

Iowa

3/5  rDev -13.5%

02-18-2013 02:42:16 | More by jboswell
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BeerNFoodDood

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

01-10-2013 00:53:23 | More by BeerNFoodDood
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DubbelTrubbel

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

01-07-2013 00:35:42 | More by DubbelTrubbel
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BrewtalAlement

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

12-29-2012 00:13:08 | More by BrewtalAlement
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mattporter2

California

4/5  rDev +15.3%

12-21-2012 03:07:26 | More by mattporter2
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AndrewBV

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

12-14-2012 02:37:11 | More by AndrewBV
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t0rin0

California

3/5  rDev -13.5%

11-04-2012 02:01:09 | More by t0rin0
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Jman_01

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

10-31-2012 01:00:42 | More by Jman_01
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spacemonkeysoda


3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

10-16-2012 14:44:05 | More by spacemonkeysoda
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

10-14-2012 20:41:14 | More by Chucker17
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waldoiverson

Texas

2.98/5  rDev -14.1%

12 oz into nonic

A: brassy copper, moderate head with strong lacing

S: sweet grass, a bit of a fruity apple aroma

t: fairly dark flavors, brown sugar, and the apple taste underlies the whole thing. malt forward, for sure.

m: clean and smooth, no distinctive bite of carbonation which would have helped

o: it's a fine beer but would have preferred a bit more of a distinctive hop profile

10-05-2012 01:03:03 | More by waldoiverson
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Handy50322

Iowa

3/5  rDev -13.5%

09-23-2012 04:01:15 | More by Handy50322
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djschnabel

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

09-21-2012 00:48:51 | More by djschnabel
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Cooper

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

09-15-2012 23:38:29 | More by Cooper
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DCon

Missouri

3.33/5  rDev -4%

Bought a 12 Fl Oz bottle of this (multiple times) from Maroney's Lounge in Des Moine, IA for $4. Poured from the Farm/Scenic labeled bottle into a 16oz Pint Glass every time. Not a single bottle had a freshness/Born On Date.

Aroma- Had a sweet and very bland aroma. Some floral/earthy hop presence but all very easy. Malt came up strong as well.

Appearance- Pours a 1 finger, frothy head with good retention. Has a very dark copper colored body and leaves an array of suds behind in no pattern.

Flavor- All very sweet and malty upfront. Has a medium amount of hops but the malt seems to dominate any flavor that comes out. Light bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, Smooth, and bites just a bit on the palate with what seems to be hops!?!? No way!

Overall Impression- When the bartender said they had only 1 IPA in their line-up, I wasn't ready for it do be an "Iowa Pale Ale". Lol! Bit of a mix-up but this pale ale was nice. Needed more hops all around to make it an APA and seemed more English style in every category. Nonetheless, enjoyed over 4 of these in the course of the weekend since this was the best beer at this neighborhood bar we came to 3x.

08-22-2012 19:15:41 | More by DCon
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mdcrouser

Missouri

3.9/5  rDev +12.4%

Light amber orange and super creamy tan head, leaving slight lacing rings behind.

About what you might expect from a pale ale - some hoppy citrus, but otherwise, relatively muted.

Well-balanced between a varied piney and citrus hops and sweet amber-like toasty malts - almost like a hoppy amber. Nothing especially unique here, but still a solid and drinkable beer.

There is a particular creaminess that's pretty likeable here -

After drinking so many IPAs, stouts, barleywines and other big-mouthed beers, I think we can forget how to enjoyed a decent PA, but this one serves that purpose.

08-17-2012 02:50:20 | More by mdcrouser
Millstream Iowa Pale Ale from Millstream Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.