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Des Moines IPA - Confluence Brewing Company

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Des Moines IPA
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BA SCORE
85
very good

38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Confluence Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Herky21 on 03-24-2013)
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-11-2014 00:14:11 | More by ygtbsm94
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mynie

Indiana

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-17-2013 23:14:27 | More by mynie
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TX-Badger

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-24-2014 16:27:24 | More by TX-Badger
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Herky21

Iowa

3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma - Citrusy and piney. Good amount of dry hopping. I'd say pine predominates slightly.

Appearance - Nice golden hue. Pretty clear. Pretty simple looking IPA. Not much of a head.

Taste - Citrus and pine mingle well and the 75 IBUS finish with bitter, and not sweet. It is very good, if not slightly imbalanced, but hey, it's an American IPA. It is very close to a great balance. Very drinkable. It is a solid IPA.

Mouthfeel: Slightly overcarbonated for the style.

Overall: A very good selection that I am happy to have at the tap room. Get out and try it.

Serving type: on-tap

03-24-2013 19:06:24 | More by Herky21
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jmarsh123

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

06-18-2013 13:23:25 | More by jmarsh123
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jklecko2

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-14-2014 14:22:36 | More by jklecko2
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jgunther71

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-12-2014 17:19:54 | More by jgunther71
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Kubrickx

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-28-2014 13:12:27 | More by Kubrickx
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hopley

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

12-13-2013 03:08:27 | More by hopley
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Pintofbrown

Iowa

3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Becker pint. No bottled on date.

Pours slightly hazy, lemon - gold color. Firm, one-finger, white head that dies slowly.

Nose is faint esters, predominate pine, and just a swirl of orange or grapefruit depending on the sniff. Nice, but faint.

Really like this piney and citrus-y palate! Pine really carries through the whole drink, only the slightest bread malt hitting at mid-palate and in the finish. The citrus reminds of grapefruit, with ester notes popping up in the swallow.

Feel is a light-medium, okay carb. A little watery.

Hop profile shines on the palate, less so on the nose. I would definitely have this again. A solid IPA, without a doubt.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2013 23:24:38 | More by Pintofbrown
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Beestin

Iowa

3/5  rDev -20.4%

04-20-2014 20:05:54 | More by Beestin
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ParkbrauFan

Iowa

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-09-2014 21:24:56 | More by ParkbrauFan
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DCdevyl78

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

03-17-2014 23:16:37 | More by DCdevyl78
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MarshMan71

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-15-2013 23:05:57 | More by MarshMan71
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weaksauce

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-30-2014 02:12:07 | More by weaksauce
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Greels

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-27-2013 01:35:45 | More by Greels
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RelentlessLefty

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-04-2013 03:01:21 | More by RelentlessLefty
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Berg77

Iowa

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-01-2013 02:28:40 | More by Berg77
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Ejayz

Iowa

3/5  rDev -20.4%

06-30-2013 20:21:11 | More by Ejayz
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LukeK

Indiana

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-19-2014 03:05:06 | More by LukeK
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pooogy

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

06-20-2013 22:11:48 | More by pooogy
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arnold931

Iowa

4/5  rDev +6.1%

10-22-2013 03:37:37 | More by arnold931
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iabeerbaron

Iowa

3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

REVIEW

STYLE: IPA

ABV: 6.8%

PURCHASED AT: Benz Beverage Depot; Cedar Rapids

POUR: Hazy yellow, thick white head

AROMA: Tropical fruit aroma is clear, as well as the hop presence.

TASTE: Pineapple shines and is rounded out nicely by the hops and malts.

Ratebeer.com rating: 81

Beeradvocate raing: N/A

Overall: B+

My recommendation: Very impressive offering and happy that this is an Iowa brewed beer. Get out and buy a quart, support the state, and get yourself a fantastic beer!

Serving type: growler

07-08-2013 20:35:46 | More by iabeerbaron
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DrJones

Iowa

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-25-2014 23:03:52 | More by DrJones
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KirkFrancis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-03-2014 20:09:10 | More by KirkFrancis
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Des Moines IPA from Confluence Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.