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Iron City Beer - Pittsburgh Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
60
poor

425 Ratings
THE BROS
59
awful

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Ratings: 425
Reviews: 247
rAvg: 2.49
pDev: 27.71%
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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wroywel

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -59.8%

04-06-2013 21:09:45 | More by wroywel
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Timbo86

Nebraska

1/5  rDev -59.8%

08-07-2013 02:23:42 | More by Timbo86
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Brown120

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -59.8%

12-04-2011 23:46:19 | More by Brown120
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prisdefer

New York

1/5  rDev -59.8%

06-04-2014 21:03:59 | More by prisdefer
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bsopko

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -59.8%

03-01-2013 20:35:21 | More by bsopko
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DaveRinn

Washington

1/5  rDev -59.8%

01-13-2014 01:00:15 | More by DaveRinn
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risteardj

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -59.8%

05-27-2014 01:52:50 | More by risteardj
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -59.8%

05-03-2014 04:19:31 | More by Durandal_777
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mattreitz49

Florida

1/5  rDev -59.8%

01-21-2014 02:19:49 | More by mattreitz49
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Elise3328


1/5  rDev -59.8%

07-04-2014 06:13:31 | More by Elise3328
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W9820

Indiana

1.15/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I made the mistake of trying this beer with a buddy of mine who claimed that it was a "classic." I'm not going to waste time with an in depth review but believe me when I say that it was the worst beer I've ever had. Maybe I shouldn't have tried it after having drank several good craft brews before allowing it to pass my lips. I'm not 100% sure. Either way, it won't be something I drink again unless it's In post apocalyptic world and it's the only beer I can find. The only thing good about Iron City was the laugh it provided my buddy as I spit it out.

Serving type: can

04-12-2014 04:28:48 | More by W9820
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RoBotGod

Colorado

1.2/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I didnt have high expectations for this beer so I wasnt to disapointed when I tryed it. The name says it all, hints of metal. Couldn't help but think it was chewing up my belly. There was a high alcohol content if thats what your going for then thats the beers high point. Cheap bad beer, this is par for the coarse.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2005 22:46:49 | More by RoBotGod
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deliriumtremens

Illinois

1.2/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Had this beer again at a recent beer festival. After downing some Unibroue's and nice Belgian beers, a coworker asked how the Iron City was. I told him it was the worst beer ever, and he immediately had to taste it. Was exactly as I remembered. Bitter, fizzy, watery, acrid. Tastes like rotting vegetables, aluminum, and methane. A hint of steel-mill runoff. It's like Pittsburgh in a can.

It's like a beer, only instead of hops they used garbage, instead of malt they used garbage, and instead of water, they used garbage water. The best thing I can say is that the IC Light is way better than the regular, probably because the nasty taste is more watered down.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2005 20:21:45 | More by deliriumtremens
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Walsar

Pennsylvania

1.2/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Picked up a 30 pack as a novelty for the super bowl.

Tough aftertaste -musty basement like smell - I had trouble downing the second can.

Loved the Steelers Victory but could not warm up to the "Arn"

Some folks at the party were drinking it and enjoying the fact that it was a Pittsburgh brew -

Serving type: can

03-07-2006 01:59:09 | More by Walsar
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

1.25/5  rDev -49.8%

12-08-2012 15:56:01 | More by Damian74Shensky
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KK5150


1.25/5  rDev -49.8%

07-01-2012 22:54:51 | More by KK5150
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

1.25/5  rDev -49.8%

01-17-2014 00:42:18 | More by BigGingDrinker
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nineworldseries

Ohio

1.25/5  rDev -49.8%

06-03-2013 00:35:52 | More by nineworldseries
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J_Beloved

Indiana

1.25/5  rDev -49.8%

11-19-2012 00:19:05 | More by J_Beloved
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edzo22

Massachusetts

1.25/5  rDev -49.8%

04-30-2012 00:49:19 | More by edzo22
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jrallen34

Illinois

1.25/5  rDev -49.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

I drank this beer from a bottle into a pint glass.

Everyone in Pittsburgh somehow chokes this down a regular basis. Maybe the new brewer will do this beer some good, but this is light, watery, piss tasting beer. Not a good one.

Its gold in color, white head, skunky smell, bitter taste. Enough said.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2009 20:55:25 | More by jrallen34
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

1.33/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

It's shaped and capped like a bottle, but formed of aluminum..."alumabottle"?
"can'bottle"?...yet I can't crush it, nor will break when dropped...huh!

Clear, clean, pale yellow hue, small head disappears instantly.

Aroma: faint, yet still foul. Cooked corn, spoiled grain...not pleasant in the least. Sweet, yet putrid. I fear to drink it...

Taste: hollow, wet, no taste to speak of, no flavor, no character, any trace of the above vanishes immediately. What little taste there is holds no appeal, even cannot be redeemed by the lightness, follows through in the finish.

Not good.
If were stuck on a desert island with nothing but this beer, I'd try my best to grow gills and get away!

("thanks" to Chaz!)

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2005 08:19:05 | More by feloniousmonk
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epim00

California

1.35/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Tastes the same going in as it does going out. Avoid unless you're deeply (and delusionally) nostalgic. If you gotta go Pennsylvanian, then go Yuengling or Troegs or even Rolling Rock before you go here. Pitt has a lot of other things going for it: Warhol, Stellers, U Pitt, etc. The beer ain't one of those things.

Serving type: can

01-02-2014 21:44:39 | More by epim00
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mjc410

Vermont

1.35/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Had this at a kegger. It's just awful, awful, awful. Just a bubbly, urine-colored mess through a clear plastic cup. Smells like it tastes: It feels like a high-acid, grain punch. No thicker than water in the mouth. I know this is the stuff that goes around at these kinds of parties, but it's worse than Natty, Beast, American, even Olde English for crying out loud. I would personally be hard pressed to find a worse beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2005 05:35:09 | More by mjc410
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PBRstreetgang

Ohio

1.35/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pours pale gold with slight haze. Fizzy one-finger head shows very poor retention and absolutely no lacing. Clean nose, very mild adjunct scent and slightest hint of hops; ester aroma as it warms. Taste is simple and unpleasent: adjunct and apple ester sweet. Aftertaste is almost dry with a estery sweet slickness that seems innappropriate to the style. More like a "light malt liquor"- this has very few redeeming qualities. Low carbonation in a light body deoes not help mouthfeel or drinkability and the only character present in the finish are off-flavors. If you want to get cheap drunk, buy malt liquor, if you want cheap session beer, get light lager, this falls somewhere inbetween and the overall presentation makes no sense.

Serving type: can

04-01-2006 02:13:21 | More by PBRstreetgang
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Iron City Beer from Pittsburgh Brewing Co.
60 out of 100 based on 425 ratings.