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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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QinVA

Virginia

4/5  rDev +60.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have to qualify my feelings about IC beer. I do NOT like heavy hops IPA beers. A lot of mentions of ICB tasting like piss. I've never drunk piss, but I imagine the piss of an old drunk would taste like an IPA. I drink beer because I'm thirsty and I like a little buzz when I'm home on the weekends. ICB is refreshing, and doesn't make me want to go gargle to get rid of the obnoxious taste in my throat. Somebody mentioned PBR in their comparison with ICB. I really don't care for the the taste of PBR, or a heavy IPA when I'm thirsty, and that's the only time I drink beer. I don't give a crap about the head and how long it lasts - could we be a little more pretentious? Lacing? JC Almighty - it's BEER. I like a beer without a sour aftertaste, like most IPA's I've tried. I like Iron City Beer. I don't know what's wrong with your noses, I have never smelled any of the odors others have described. Maybe they should pick there noses and blow them before they drink. I wish ICB was distributed in VA, but it isn't. When my MIL was still alive, and we'd go visit her, I'd bring back 6 cases of IC Light, and a couple of regular IC. Beer drinkers that try to act like wine connoisseurs are a little over the top for me. It's beer, enjoy it when you're thirsty. If you want to get drunk drink Jack. I find is tastes and, smells very good, and it is refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 23:20:52 | More by QinVA
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tommy5

Michigan

1.75/5  rDev -29.7%

10-15-2013 21:27:28 | More by tommy5
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Hophead21

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +100.8%

10-08-2013 00:38:29 | More by Hophead21
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -19.7%

10-04-2013 15:16:11 | More by KJ2013
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edhizdeid

Kentucky

2.25/5  rDev -9.6%

10-03-2013 15:46:19 | More by edhizdeid
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jwhancher

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +20.5%

09-29-2013 21:39:40 | More by jwhancher
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Jame515

Texas

2.75/5  rDev +10.4%

09-26-2013 01:56:34 | More by Jame515
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

2.6/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a crystal clear pale to medium yellow in color with heavy amounts of active visible carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass along with some faint light golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy bright white head that reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of cereal grain malts with light amounts of grainy sweetness and some corn adjuncts.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of cereal grain malts with light to moderate amounts of grainy sweetness and just a hint of corn adjuncts as well. Almost no noticeable hops present, just the faintest hint of floral hops with no bitterness present.

M: Just heavier than light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: It is not as bad as some of the other offerings in the style (especially the BMC offerings). I could easily put back a couple of these when tailgating with grilled foods but not really interesting enough to have regularly.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2013 00:55:58 | More by dbrauneis
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Griggsy

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -19.7%

09-20-2013 18:35:31 | More by Griggsy
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Charles_Basch

Pennsylvania

1.99/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I usually drink IPA's but I decided to drink Iron City because I found myself in Pennsylvania and you know... "When in Rome"... Bad idea. My aunt was bragging about this stuff and I wanted to see what had to it.

My first mistake was probably getting it in can form, It had a slightly skunky metallic odor to it. Much Like a can of Steel Reserve. Right then and there I decided not to bother pouring it into a glass, I didn't want to dirty another dish for nothing. The taste screams "malt liquor" only it doesn't have all the alcohol percentage to make up for the bad taste. The flavor I can only describe as if someone cooled a molten rod of steel into some watered down horse piss. It had a carbonation sting at the tip of my tongue and coats the back of my throat like phlegm from a mild cold. And then, after only one beer comes the headache. It was 9.50 for a 12 pack, I could have made a better choice but I wanted to try something new. I probably wont drink it again unless a tribal chief of headhunters gave it to me as a gift and I was afraid of insulting them by not drinking it therefore having my head wind up on a pike.

Serving type: can

09-08-2013 20:08:24 | More by Charles_Basch
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -9.6%

09-07-2013 06:11:43 | More by ZEB89
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CDubbs75

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

09-07-2013 00:46:26 | More by CDubbs75
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev +10.4%

09-03-2013 14:13:46 | More by Kopfschuss
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RogerSterling

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev +10.4%

08-14-2013 01:54:36 | More by RogerSterling
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still_thedragon

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -39.8%

08-13-2013 00:26:03 | More by still_thedragon
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev +10.4%

08-10-2013 02:53:18 | More by EBeckett3
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rabbitguy

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -9.6%

08-09-2013 21:07:58 | More by rabbitguy
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -19.7%

08-08-2013 22:58:07 | More by mpalestino
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Timbo86

Nebraska

1/5  rDev -59.8%

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

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -39.8%

08-05-2013 03:38:57 | More by Dapper_Dan_Man
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TheLevi4000

New York

2.75/5  rDev +10.4%

08-02-2013 02:22:10 | More by TheLevi4000
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -9.6%

08-01-2013 02:40:28 | More by Cynic-ale
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FreshButterbeer

West Virginia

2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

07-29-2013 17:49:47 | More by FreshButterbeer
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Tr0janSlay3r

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

07-28-2013 23:25:25 | More by Tr0janSlay3r
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev +10.4%

07-28-2013 20:03:12 | More by djrn2
Iron City Beer from Pittsburgh Brewing Co.
60 out of 100 based on 422 ratings.