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Iron City Beer - Pittsburgh Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
60
poor

446 Ratings
THE BROS
59
awful

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Ratings: 446
Reviews: 250
rAvg: 2.49
pDev: 27.31%
Wants: 1
Gots: 20 | 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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2.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: 12 oz aluminum bottle (a first for me) poured into a tall pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pale yellow color, the head poured nicely but faded fast.

Aroma: Corn and some hops.

Taste: The taste is very grainy, little hops to speak of. The finish was dry. Overall, not too impressive.

Overall: If I'm going to drink a crappy beer I'll stick to budweiser.

FenwaySquid, Apr 03, 2005
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2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

BrandonOakes, Jan 09, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Cool 12 oz aluminum bottle that pours a clear straw golden with a decent fizzy white head that doesn't last very long, does leaves some lacing, light grainy and flowery aromas (no skunk). Sweet bready, grassy and grainy flavors, light bodied with a thin and watery mouthfeel, finishes with some sweetness, alright for what it is.

maxpower, Feb 11, 2005
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JohnG1975, Jul 06, 2012
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2.48/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz glass bottle:

A: Poured a clear golden color with very slight carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass. Poured a light white head that dissipated in less than 30 seconds.

S: Poor, at best aroma, seemed to be slightly grainy.

T: Wastered down taste, some grains with a slight hoppy taste, slightly stronger than an American macro brew, but not much else.

M/D: Good level or carbonation, overall a less than average beer, and certainly one that I will not reach for often and not one that I would probably buy if I saw it at the beer store.

PhillyStyle, Jul 08, 2008
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2.48/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a pale golden lager color with thick head which dissipates into a light layer of foam on the top which leaves minimal lacing on the glass.
Scent is nearly nonexistant; perhaps a faint graininess of barley to the nose.
Prototypical macro lager sweetness, backed by a dry graininess. Malts bring the sweetness without the full character you would experience in a darker lager or ale. There is a faint hop presence which lingers in flavor but not in bitterness.
Overall a smooth American macro lager which isn't big on taste but not as watery or thin as most of its counterparts. Likely will not purchase again anytime soon.

Natural510, Jun 06, 2008
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2.48/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16oz bottle poured into bubble pint glass. Poured a bright, clear yellow with about 3/4 on an inch of bright, white head leaving just the tiniest possible amount of lacing. A strong stale beer aroma was most prominent in the nose. Slight skunk taste on the back of the tongue, otherwise no noticeable flavors. Typical body for the style. Typical drinkability for the style, that's to say you can pour 'em back like water. Except for the aroma this would be an acceptable version of the style, as it is there are better Cheap American Lagers.

beertunes, Feb 11, 2009
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2.48/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz twist-off bottle into a mug

A: A vigorous pours yields a foamy white head of one finger which fades to nothing over the course of a minute. Clear straw color with plenty of visible carbonation.

S: Light grains and a mild tangy scent, maybe citrus?

T: Fresh grains and sweet adjuncts are the main flavors. Very lightly hopped and a clean finish.

M: Light bodied with mild, soft carbonation. Very easy to drink.

O: Tastes pretty much like a macro, maybe slightly better. Very light and easy to drink. If you're looking for something cheap to drink while mowing the lawn and aren't in the mood for PBR, this is an apt replacement.

WankelEngine, Apr 17, 2012
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2.48/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, yellow body with a wispy, white head.

Smell: Grainy, slightly sweetish, cereal aroma with one single drop of lemon.

Taste: Cereal, corn fleck taste. Medium sweetness. Faintest floral hops and bitterness. More of the same till the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: So-so. Much to my surprise, I found I.C Light to be, okay, maybe not better, but more tolerable.

ChainGangGuy, Jun 10, 2008
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2.45/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

i figured since i was in pittsburgh (well, west virginia really), i'd drink what the locals drank. i've had thuse brew before and been underwhelmed and was once again, though less so than before. pours a light golden color with virtually no head. typical macro smells and tastes here: low on hop, malt and grain characteristics, high on corn and watery ones. not as bad as a macro but not much better. would i get it again? sure, because unless your in the city of pittsburgh, i've found that it's hard to come across anything else but the macros and maybe a heineken here and there in that area of the country.

SixpointJMH, Oct 16, 2003
Iron City Beer from Pittsburgh Brewing Co.
60 out of 100 based on 446 ratings.