Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Active Beers: 343
Beer Ratings: 3,374
Beer Avg: 3.8
Taps: 14 / Bottles: 20
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 34 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ffejherb:
3.56/5 rDev -10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$$
Called in sick to work on Columbus Day (since my wife had off) to take a brewpub trip to the Phoenixville area. Stopped here for a quick beer before meeting some friends at Sly Fox right up the road.
It was pretty dead inside, though it was a Monday afternoon. The main room was clean and comfortable with a long bar and high-back barstools. The deep mahogany wood decor offered a somewhat upscale atmosphere, and the sloped copper ceiling with fans was quite interesting. We sat and the bar, and there was a beer menu with their offerings right in front of me. I craved a lager, so I ordered a pint of their Lodestone Lager, which is a Helles German-style lager (4.2% ABV, 25 IBU). It was rather light, but crisp and clean with mild carbonation and a semi-sweet palate. The nose was faintly bready, and the hop profile pretty laid back and predominantly Saaz. My wife opted for a Roggenbock (7% ABV), an unfiltered rye beer with wheat malt that she enjoyed.
The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Their beer selection included the Roggenbock, a light lager, raspberry wheat, lager, pale ale, IPA and porter - a pretty run-of-the-mill selection. Beers were available in 10-, 16- and 22-oz. sizes, as well as pitchers. Pints were $4.50, which I thought was a pit pricey for beer made on premesis.
Overall, it was a pleasant enough visit, but we were there for a short amount of time. I would like to go back and sample some more beers and try some food.
11-08-2007 01:05:23 | More by ffejherb
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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Phoenixville, PA
89 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.