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Millstream Iowa Pale Ale - Millstream Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

210 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 210
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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4/5  rDev +14.9%

arnold931, Oct 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

bismarksays, Oct 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

RDW, Oct 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

OregonGrown7, Oct 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Catlin, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of mfnmbvp
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
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

mfnmbvp, Aug 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

LXIXME, Aug 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

lionnusmb, Aug 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Oelschlager, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of waitforit
3.39/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

waitforit, Jul 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

WOLFGANG, Jul 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

MarshMan71, Jul 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

superfriend, Jun 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

davesway10, May 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

jkball01, May 13, 2013
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2/5  rDev -42.5%

tommyguz, May 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

hurdjg, Apr 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Eric908, Apr 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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Millstream Iowa Pale Ale from Millstream Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.