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Iron City Beer - Pittsburgh Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
60
poor

422 Ratings
THE BROS
59
awful

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Ratings: 422
Reviews: 247
rAvg: 2.49
pDev: 27.31%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pittsburgh Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: maxpower on 02-01-2002)
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Contagion

Illinois

1.93/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

It has a clear yellow gold color to it. When I poured it into a pint glass, little to no head formed. What head formed was very thin and faded rather quickly to just a ring around the edge of the glass. The ring lasted until I finished the beer. No lacing formed at all.

The smell was a mildly unpleasant combination of under roasted malts and flowery hops. The scent is almost enough to turn away even the most stout of beer drinkers. The flavor is very mild. It was a hollow and kind of bland. There is a slight lemony flavor to it that masks what might be a malt flavor.

This is a light bodied beer, which has mild carbonation to it. There is no coating and is kind of watery.

Honestly this beer is not very appealing. I wouldn't go out of my way for it, and I would probably pass it over if there was just about anything else on the shelf. Instead of buying this, I would recommend getting anyone of your mass produced major beers that are on the market. If you are looking for just a beer to drink and you could get this on sale, okay, but it's nothing special. Overall I was less than impressed with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2009 02:26:02 | More by Contagion
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Iron City Beer from Pittsburgh Brewing Co.
60 out of 100 based on 422 ratings.