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Ironbound Ale - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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Ironbound Ale
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BA SCORE
85
very good

101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed as a medium-bodied American pale ale with significant hop additions. This celebration of American hop varieties includes Cascade, Columbus, Centennial and Chinook hops.

30 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-20-2002)
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anilc

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -34%

05-04-2014 01:10:39 | More by anilc
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axman

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -34%

02-20-2012 14:28:56 | More by axman
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

02-18-2013 14:38:04 | More by IPAchris
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staticmaneuver

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

05-24-2012 03:29:42 | More by staticmaneuver
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DarkerTheBetter

Pennsylvania

2.78/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer came a crystal clear brown amber with a frothy, uneven, slightly tan head.

Smelled of pine and nectarines with a light and airy wheat bread dough behind it.

Tasted of a light molasses with a dry note-book paper. Seriously, the taste that kept coming to my mind was that of making spit balls in middle school. Could it be bleach? Who knows. There was some distant pine hop trying to fight it’s way through this, but the note-book paper really drew my attention.

The mouth feel was light and almost watery.

I really doubt this is supposed to taste this way. What happened?

Serving type: cask

09-02-2006 22:17:40 | More by DarkerTheBetter
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Lanstrum

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20.8%

05-27-2013 20:52:21 | More by Lanstrum
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DaleB50

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20.8%

04-06-2012 15:05:36 | More by DaleB50
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mwz5021

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.8%

06-06-2013 17:58:14 | More by mwz5021
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.8%

11-25-2011 15:37:26 | More by jenray
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.8%

04-23-2014 20:21:01 | More by Durandal_777
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marty717

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.8%

09-06-2012 03:20:57 | More by marty717
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This came with a bubbly, rocky finger of off-tan head with decent retention. Its color was a deep copper with NE-quality clarity. The nose had a lightly hoppy bite, very much marking this as an APA. Mouthfeel was medium with the faintly hoppy tang of the style on the tongue. Finish was lightly bitter, but nothing terribly exciting. This could be a good introductory beer for the hops-shy people, but for me, it was fairly pedestrian. Call this review damning with faint praise. Sorry.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2009 13:58:42 | More by woodychandler
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very pale golden orange color that has more of a yellowish tint with golden yellow hues when held t a light sour e and a one finger foam white head with decent retention, slowly fading into a lastig ring.

Slightly earth hop aroma with very subtle pine notes and a prominent biscuit malt backbone. Not much of a citrus presence and doesn't smell as hoppy as the description had me hoping for.

Pretty hop forward for a pale ale and much more than the aroma suggested. Nice amount of dry bitterness with hints of earthy pine which is quickly balanced by a nice malt back bone with a prominent biscuit flavor. Slightly floral with a slight earthy straw presence. Well balanced, fuller bodiedtuan expected and a very drinkable session beer. Just don't tell the English!

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2010 02:10:34 | More by corby112
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at Iron Hill, Media, PA

Not too bad. Poured golden-amber with a nice finger of well retaining white head. Piney aroma mixed with toasty malts. Good balance in the taste: pine hops with slight citrus, and toasted malts. Pretty cut and dry. Medium-light body and nicely drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2011 13:18:19 | More by Rifugium
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

02-17-2014 16:42:20 | More by twenty5
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greyghost86

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

08-10-2013 12:59:08 | More by greyghost86
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doubleipa

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at the Harrisburg brewfest. Appearance: clear, orange-amber, huge, off-white head. Aroma: resin, but not much citrus, but a little bit of grapefruit. Bitter taste and dry, short finish. Pine through the finish. Big carbonation. OK, but not great.

Serving type: on-tap

08-29-2008 13:15:42 | More by doubleipa
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TheDarkKnight

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

03-11-2012 03:51:18 | More by TheDarkKnight
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afksports

New York

3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Nothing to improve on the appearance honestly. Amber, crisp, cleanly clear, lovely lacing and nice head. Smell is hoppy, probably 4 c's in here. Nothing special though and some basic malts involved.

Taste is hoppy, pale, and biting. Nice or thestyle, really well composed. Pale ale all the way.

Just not my thing. Drinkable, smooth taste, just... Ordinary.

Uninspired review ends here.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, 3 W Gay St, West Chester

12-28-2010 04:28:20 | More by afksports
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Mudawg

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-20-2012 01:08:31 | More by Mudawg
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flyingmick

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

12-17-2012 02:59:52 | More by flyingmick
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-04-2012 03:12:42 | More by Bouleboubier
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-02-2012 01:17:31 | More by InspectorBob
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tpacek

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-09-2014 14:36:50 | More by tpacek
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bcgeiman

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-02-2014 18:06:47 | More by bcgeiman
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Ironbound Ale from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
85 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.