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Iron Horse - Fargo Brewing Company

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Iron Horse
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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 9.47%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fargo Brewing Company visit their website
North Dakota, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Hermy221 on 02-10-2014)
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Reviews by LXIXME:
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

LXIXME, Jun 04, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into IPA glass.

Appearance: Cloudy burnished orange with decent white heads and lacing rings.

Smell: Some kind of citrusy, tropical aroma that I can't identify, as it is definitely different than other APAs. Good aroma even if I can't pinpoint it.

Taste: The hoppy taste is similar to the aroma - citrusy and tropical. The malts are pretty basic and mostly stay out of the way. Some spicy notes at the finish. There is pretty much zero bitterness despite the hoppiness.

Feel: Very soft body. I can't tell if the carbonation is too low or the body too light but it doesn't work for this beer.

Overall: Unique APA with great hops but the mouthfeel is a distraction. Maybe they can improve it.

bsp77, Oct 04, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Big two finger off white head with decent retention.

Smell: A juicy and earthy hop forward aroma with hints of citrus and grass. Upfront scent of citrus with hints of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, mango, and pineapple. Floral and grassy hops with hints of grass and slight pine. Malt hints of caramel, grains, and cracker. A nicely ripe and juicy aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a nicely juicy and earthy hop forward taste with notes of citrus fruit and grass. Good presence of citrus hops with notes of grapefruit, lemon, orange peel, pineapple, and mango. Grassy hops along with some floral and piney notes. Pale malt with some backing notes of caramel, cracker, and grains. A pretty solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Ripe, juicy, and pretty drying.

Overall: A very solid take on an American Pale Ale. On the hoppier side for the style with nice juicy flavors.

MattyG85, Nov 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

sgttibbs, Jun 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

chrishiker1409, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of morimech
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden color with two fingers of head that slowly settled to a thick cap. Thick lacing is left down the glass.

Interesting hoppy aroma. A combination of tropical fruit, strawberries, and forest floor. A little dankness as well. Not getting anything from the malt.

A little bit of sweetness and toasted notes from the malt that balances the bitterness and the fruity hop flavors. A blast of Juicy Fruit upfront with notes of berries and evergreen. Unfortunately there is an astringent aftertaste that does not leave an appealing departing flavor.

Light body and nicely carbonated that is lively yet giving a creamy mouthfeel that lets the flavors develop.

Other that the odd aftertaste, this is a very solid pale ale. I would have no trouble downing a few cans of this.

morimech, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

VeganUndead, Sep 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

TooGood, May 19, 2014
Photo of OrestesMethuon
3.51/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured in a sixteen-ounce glass off the taps at Würst in downtown Fargo.

A nice, bitter, grass-hoppy APA. It acquits itself well: just well-executed American Pale, if unexceptional otherwise.

OrestesMethuon, Oct 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

CCutch, Nov 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Cramerican, Feb 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Czequershuus, Feb 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Schimms, Jul 26, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +11.6%

PhillipBreker, Sep 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Kyle_Hanson, Feb 10, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +4.2%

Obinna, Oct 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

AndrewF, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Fargrow, Jul 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Tyecko, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Rudes, Mar 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

MNBeerGeek, Jun 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Whiskeydeez, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of ZAP
4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Deep bronze color

S-Very fragrant aroma....very fruity....berries...tropical fruits...lightly floral

T-Loads of ripe sweet berries....blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, even hints of elderberries....also some notes of peaches, and tropical fruits like mango and papaya. Toasty malt lets the hops shine but lends a nice dimension as well.

M-Carbonation...body....close to spot on for the style...maybe a bit thin on the finish even for an APA but splitting hairs..

O-This is a great pale ale loaded with flavor. Highly drinkable and at 5.0% it carries the same booziness as a Bud. Great sessionable beer with flavor.

ZAP, Jun 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

budgood1, Sep 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

mfl620ks, Apr 26, 2014
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Iron Horse from Fargo Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.