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Des Moines IPA - Confluence Brewing Company

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Des Moines IPA
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BA SCORE
87
very good

72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 1
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Confluence Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Herky21 on 03-24-2013

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Ratings: 72 | Reviews: 8
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4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajevne
4.78/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

For those of you who love Toppling Goliath Golden Nugget, try this Iowa IPA! I think it is better than golden nugget. Beer for thought.

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IowaAJ
4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wulfie85
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NickTheGreat
4.39/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L (4.25) - This beer is a nice pale gold color with a nice little wispy head. Almost textbook IPA

S (4.5) - I'd call this more of the floral/aromatic smell. It immediately intrigues and draws you in.

T (4.5) - SOLID. Nice hop flavor but not crazy bitter. Not super malty, but that isn't required for an IPA.

F (4) - This tends to be more towards under carb than over carb. Smooth and easy to drink as a result.

O (4.25) - I really like this one. I've had it many times over the last year or two. And I feel like it's only gotten better. Some people complain about Iowa breweries, but Confluence knows their beer. And this is their flagship brew, IMO.

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4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of cervezango
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

cloudy amber orange , with a fluffy oily head.
pine, banana, cream, and lime smell
nice initial hop bite with a clean an fruity aftertaste, sweet grapefruit in the after taste.
not much carbonation in the mouth , which allows more of the sweetness to come through.
this is really tasty. I will have to have my sister bring me more stuff from confluence.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.52/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

I like this beer, mild for an IPA but well done.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.15/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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Des Moines IPA from Confluence Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.