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Iron Horse I.P.A. - Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company

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Iron Horse I.P.A.Iron Horse I.P.A.

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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oberon on 04-29-2003)
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-28-2013 15:21:10 | More by bob_d_j
Photo of stortore


3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-21-2014 19:15:47 | More by stortore
Photo of gopens44


3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

A -Dark bronze with a good 1.5" foamy latte colored head

S - Strong grassy, earth hop smells

T - Immediate bitter punch that falls off into a rather malty backbone. Little bit of dandelion in the bitter hop part of the taste with a tiny touch of molasses in the malty side of it.

M - Thin with lots of carbonation. Lots of bitterness on the tongue and in the aftertaste

O - Good but lacks a little depth.

08-15-2011 22:53:49 | More by gopens44
Photo of nicoga3000

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-19-2012 17:23:10 | More by nicoga3000
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

02-09-2013 03:02:05 | More by ssimpson89
Photo of Tone


3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Pours a cloudy, copper color. 1/5 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of strong floral hops, sweet malt, and citrus (grapefruit). Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation level. The bitterness level is very high. Tastes of strong floral hops, citrus, and sweet malt. Overall, a good body, blend, and aroma.

04-19-2010 00:32:51 | More by Tone
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-22-2014 22:38:44 | More by jemarent
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-08-2013 01:48:34 | More by miwestcoaster
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-15-2014 00:08:26 | More by Borgs
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-07-2014 15:44:24 | More by Zone_Fighter
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-01-2014 11:48:36 | More by Gemini6
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

09-04-2013 18:20:08 | More by robo90124
Photo of Monkeyknife


3.73/5  rDev +3.9%

Poured from the bottle a cloudy orange-gold with a massive and rocky off-white head. Thick and sticky lacing all around the glass on this one.

Aroma of juicy oranges, faint pine, and sweet caramel malts.

The taste reminds me of Baby aspirin with lots of orange upfront, followed by some piney notes, saltine crackers, and caramel malts. The finish has a light hoppy bitterness.

Medium bodied, smooth, and lightly carbonated.

A nice little IPA from Mt. Pleasant Brewing and a pleasure to drink.

01-04-2010 20:31:50 | More by Monkeyknife
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3.73/5  rDev +3.9%

Bought at Siciliano's in Standale, MI. Poured into a pint glass.

A: Copper with a thick white head and a medium lacing.

S: Mostly citrus, with a little bit of sweetness and the typical floral smell.

T: Hoppy & bitter, but not overly so. Well balanced, though the overall flavor is on the lighter side, it works well for this beer.

M: Medium carbonation, light to medium body.

D: Extremely easy to drink. I think 2 or 3 would be easily drinkable in one sitting.

I like this beer. It's a nice surprise. I just figured I'd give it a try because it was a newer MI brewery, and I'm very glad I did. I'll definitely be trying more of their ales in the near future.

05-28-2009 17:16:01 | More by mermatinger
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3.73/5  rDev +3.9%

Pours a nice cloudy orange color with a small foamy white head and good lacing.

Scent of citrus, hops, caramel, and some sugars. Mild and well balanced, a quality smelling IPA.

Taste of caramel, grapefruit, citrus, some hops, and grain. Balanced and tasty, but more along the lines of a Pale Ale in terms of hoppiness.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and slick with a small amount of carbonation.

03-25-2009 23:38:36 | More by paco1029384756
Photo of trentley87


3.68/5  rDev +2.5%

This beer has definitely improved since the last review. There was plenty of hops flavor and citrus notes to go around balanced with just enough malt to make this beer very solid. Head retention wasn't the greatest, but the mouthfeel was surprisingly excellent. This one still has a little ways to go, but right now I would classify it as one of the better IPA's I have recently.

05-09-2008 20:34:05 | More by trentley87
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Rhode Island

3.68/5  rDev +2.5%

Thanks Dave! Consumed on 10/11, from notes.

Pours a cloudy dark amber-copper. 1 finger white head, spotty lacing.

Smells fruity but I also get a lot of piney-resin hops. Some earthy notes but overall the aroma is not very pronounced. I would've liked a bit more dry hopping, but I like my IPAs with very vibrant aromas. Crackery and toffee flavored malt.

See aroma. Moderate-low bitterness, slightly fruity with earthy and pine tree hop flavors. Some spiced notes too.

This is a nice sessionable IPA that is pretty balanced overall, with solid hop flavors that succeed in being interesting, but aren't overly expressive or in-your-face.

11-25-2009 05:03:40 | More by Ineedabeerhere
Photo of sidetracked


3.65/5  rDev +1.7%

Pours a clear golden yellow-orange with a cream head.

Aroma is a nice mix of biter grassy hops and sweet caramel malts.

Taste upfront is bitter grassy hops with a little caramel, bready malt that follows through to the finish. Little additional bitterness at the finish--grassy and lemony hops. Light lingering bitterness.

Light to medium body and somewhat oily with moderate carbonation.

An enjoyable light IPA with a nice bitterness to it. Good level of malt balance. Not mind blowing, but a solid beer that I'd have again.


11-24-2011 22:18:49 | More by sidetracked
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3.63/5  rDev +1.1%

Pours a rusty orange with a frothy white head that sticks around. Smell is hoppy, subtle malt, and a tart citrus. Taste is subtler then I expected. The hops stay throughout with the malt upfront. A slight bitter at the end, the hops get stronger in the aftertaste. Could pass as a strong pale ale. Good beer, could have stronger hop. Smooth mouthfeel, a redeeming quality.

08-22-2013 22:26:44 | More by wingman14
Photo of Roeters


3.63/5  rDev +1.1%

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass:

A: Copper/Reddish color with a thin white head. Small amount of lacing.

S: Nice hop citrus aroma w/ a mild sweetness

T: Nice hop flavor a little light in body

M: light to medium body good carbonation

D: Very easy to drink,

01-20-2009 14:49:42 | More by Roeters
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3.58/5  rDev -0.3%

This is an okay ipa. It could stand to have a bit more of a mature flavor profile. It seems a little too bright and boisterous and not pulling enough character from the hops. Decent enough though, and not too bad. Just needs to be bringing some more muscle if it wants to compete against all the other great IPAs out there.

08-25-2012 18:03:38 | More by RblWthACoz
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3.58/5  rDev -0.3%

Iron Horse is amber/orange in color with a 3/4" fragile head. The aroma was all about the citrus hops with just a slight malt presence. The taste followed aroma's suit. There was a little malt but is was pushed way into the background by the hops. The feel was medium bodied, oily and sufficient carbonation. Drinkability was above average, mainly due to the moderate ABV.

A respectable APA, though not as balanced as I would prefer. It's difficult to be average in a tough market like this one.

12-03-2009 18:20:20 | More by kegger22
Photo of Florida9


3.55/5  rDev -1.1%

A: Color is Brownish amber. Forms a thin off-white head that reduces to a very thin surface coating. No lacing.

S: Light caramel malts and pine. Some very light citrus notes.

T: Caramel malts. Light sweetness and a slightly nutty quality. Moderate piney hops and a mild-moderate bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation and a mild-moderate bitterness.

O: A fairly typical IPA. Drinkable, but rather ordinary and not particularly exciting.

10-07-2011 01:35:46 | More by Florida9
Photo of Vonerichs


3.53/5  rDev -1.7%

Clear amber body with thick white head. Decent lacing.

Smell is light, but is piney hops and toffee malt.

Taste is watery. Piney hops with a bit of grapefruit. The sweet malt is too much for the hops.

Mouthfeel is thin and slick.

Just an ok beer. A fine IPA, but in a world of great IPAs this doesn't stand up.

08-29-2011 02:00:51 | More by Vonerichs
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-11-2013 05:16:30 | More by beer4brian331
Iron Horse I.P.A. from Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.