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

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82
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82 Ratings
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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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Ratings: 82 | Reviews: 42 | Display Reviews Only:
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scott2269

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

06-30-2013 18:10:01 | More by scott2269
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MichPaul

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-17-2013 04:50:13 | More by MichPaul
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MrBIP

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

05-28-2013 19:02:11 | More by MrBIP
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CoryR

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-25-2013 21:11:59 | More by CoryR
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SometimesIfart

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours very murky amber with a relentless massive off-white head that never seems to stop forming. Left a moderate amount of lacing.

S - Grapefruit and mango up front, followed by some lemon zest and orange peel.

T - Pineapple and sweet grapefruit up front followed by a decent amount of mango and malt. A tad bit watery in the finish.

M - Medium bodied with moderate to heavy carbonation.

O - Overall, This was a good IPA and very, very sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 04:43:15 | More by SometimesIfart
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Agentveba

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

02-24-2013 21:37:24 | More by Agentveba
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CMUbeerenthusiast

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

02-20-2013 23:42:44 | More by CMUbeerenthusiast
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beer4brian331

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-11-2013 05:16:30 | More by beer4brian331
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tastymug

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-09-2013 22:44:52 | More by tastymug
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

02-09-2013 03:02:05 | More by ssimpson89
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elNopalero

Texas

4.24/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had this at Erbelli’s Pizzeria in Kalamazoo. It was sold under the label “Iron Maiden IPA” and listed as their house IPA but the server said that it was the Iron Horse IPA from Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company. Figured it was worth a shot and I wasn’t disappointed.

This pours a clear amber gold color with nice tight foam. It has an orange citrus aroma and light pine spice. The flavor has a fun spirited bitterness. It’s sharply bitter upfront with a long lingering bitter finish with orange & pine hop flavor. I get a real pleasant piney resin flavor with a hint of a botanical finish. It’s a surprising enjoyable brew.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2013 08:41:33 | More by elNopalero
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-08-2012 17:06:15 | More by t0rin0
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Gtg642

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

09-24-2012 23:33:19 | More by Gtg642
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jbierling

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

09-03-2012 18:48:46 | More by jbierling
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 18:03:38 | More by RblWthACoz
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Fusion_Pirate

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured cold from a refrigerated bottle into a weizen glass, Iron Horse IPA had zero head to speak of, with minimal lacing and decent retention. The color is a rich, cloudy amber-orange. Very inviting to the eyes!

S: Rich, citrus hops hit the nose immediately, with a floral, rosy finish. This is a really refined-smelling beer.

T: The generous hops hit the tastebuds up front, coupled with notes of spruce and malts, even a hint of caramel. The carbonation is extremely mild, allowing for the flavors to make their mark on the tongue uninterrupted. Not the best IPA I've ever tasted, but definitely better than average.

M: One of the things I appreciate most about a good IPA is when the brewer keeps the carbonation under control. This expertise is exemplified in Iron Horse IPA. The mouthfeel is smooth, quick and dry, just it should be!

O: No pun intended, but this beer "Pleasant-ly" surprised me! At 6.6% abv, Iron Horse falls within typical IPA gravity standards, but the rich flavor and mild carbonation make it a very sessionable beer (as long as you're walking to your next destination)! I could easily see myself grabbing a sixer of this at some point.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 20:00:13 | More by Fusion_Pirate
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hilgart1

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

07-25-2012 13:13:25 | More by hilgart1
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amishbooze

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-10-2012 23:47:39 | More by amishbooze
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Zaphog

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.4%

06-28-2012 03:46:40 | More by Zaphog
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nicoga3000


3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-19-2012 17:23:10 | More by nicoga3000
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sidetracked

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

6/6/2011

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 22:18:49 | More by sidetracked
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Another6Pack

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.4%

11-22-2011 01:37:30 | More by Another6Pack
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clint1019

Michigan

3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - medium amber in color with a thin cream colored head.

S - Very floral & citrusy smelling with a very light caramel aroma.

T - Identical to the smell. Has a strong floral & citrus hop flavor with a light caramel taste.

M - light - medium bodied and lightly carbonated.

O - I'm impressed. This is a very nice ipa for such a small town brewery.

Serving type: growler

10-19-2011 23:48:46 | More by clint1019
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Florida9

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 02:00:51 | More by Vonerichs
Iron Horse I.P.A. from Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.