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

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BA SCORE
82
good

84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.61%
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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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

radiofish, Jul 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Alchris2, Jul 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

scott2269, Jun 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

MichPaul, Jun 17, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

MrBIP, May 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

CoryR, May 25, 2013
Photo of SometimesIfart
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

SometimesIfart, Mar 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Agentveba, Feb 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

CMUbeerenthusiast, Feb 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

beer4brian331, Feb 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

tastymug, Feb 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

ssimpson89, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of elNopalero
4.24/5  rDev +17.8%
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.

elNopalero, Jan 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

t0rin0, Nov 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Gtg642, Sep 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

jbierling, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

RblWthACoz, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of Fusion_Pirate
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
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.

Fusion_Pirate, Aug 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

hilgart1, Jul 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

amishbooze, Jul 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Zaphog, Jun 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

nicoga3000, May 19, 2012
Photo of sidetracked
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
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

sidetracked, Nov 24, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Another6Pack, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of clint1019
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

clint1019, Oct 20, 2011
Iron Horse I.P.A. from Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.