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Iron Works Alt - Metropolitan Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 11
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Metropolitan Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 03-15-2011

An assertively hoppy top-fermented beer, polished by the wisdom and patience of lagering. Think of it as an octogenarian with a punk rock attitude. Slightly dry, this beer pairs well with hearty cuisine. We also suggest sipping it on its own; the complexity will keep you entertained and happy.

45 IBU
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Ratings: 128 | Reviews: 51
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12oz Bottle
$8.99 6-Pack
Binnys - Willowbrook

Ironworks is the copperest of coppers. When backlit picture of one of those fresh pennies you always end up dropping in the 'Leave on, take one" jar, it looks like that. The dirty white head is frothy and steadies at a thick cap leaving behind fading lace with each successive drink.

The malt is assertive but the hop profile outweighs even that. Light caramel and brown bread are the core of the malt profile along with a decent dose of toast. The hop profile is mostly floral but shows good depth. There is a slight green apple note I'm not all that crazy about but it takes some work to pick out.

Rich caramel maltiness hits immediately. It's not overly sweet but it is deep. There's a note of soft toast mid-palate before floral, and a good helping, of spicy hops take over. Brown bread maltiness is back in the middle and when combined with the spicy hop profile is reminiscent of rye. The apple note in the nose is no where to be found, I appreciate that.

The body rides sturdily in the middle of the weight spectrum. There's a welcomed velvety smoothness. Carbonation is fairly active with a moderate bitterness that dries up the finish and lingers. The finish dries out slowly to eventually become Death Valley. The dryness keeps the glass raised much more than usual.

Metro brews some great German styles. While I've never been a huge Alt guy I do love me some Ironworks. It's malty sweet but with an assertive bitterness and dryness that keep things flowing. The pints per sitting ratio is high with this beer.An easy drinker to put away one after the other.

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Iron Works Alt from Metropolitan Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.