Millstream Iowa Pale Ale - Millstream Brewing Company
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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
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
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.