Millstream Iowa Pale Ale | Millstream Brewing Company

BA SCORE
81
good
263 Ratings
THE BROS
73
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Millstream Iowa Pale AleMillstream Iowa Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Millstream Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
millstreambrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
India Pale Ale's are turning into hoppy monsters, but our Iowa Pale Ale is more mild and about balance. It has enough bitterness to match the maltiness provided by the pale malt base and gets its citrus zing from extensive dry-hopping with Cascade hops. This beer was first made in a few small batches as a summer seasonal in 2003. The response was so incredibly positive that is has worked its way into a year round beer and became a favorite to many.

29 IBU

Added by Todd on 07-04-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
263
Reviews:
126
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
14.2%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
46
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 263 |  Reviews: 126
Photo of Jamison85
3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pfhanlon
3.2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdFed
3.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sansho
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jzlyo
3.11/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Doesn’t quite have the hop bite that other IPAs have, this isn’t quite a EIPA, but its close. Not bad, just not as strong of flavor as I’m used to in this style.

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Photo of GatorCoop
2.76/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This was one of the selections in the beer of the month club. Very dry tasting. Left a bad aftertaste in my mouth. Sort of like with Stone IPA does. Do not like the taste.

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Photo of Awolter
3.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nagromxer
3.28/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smithj4
3.67/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy amber orange in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that quickly died down, leaving a small patch of bubbles in the center, a collar around the edge, and a thin layer of bubbles on the surface in between.


S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose along with strong notes of caramel malts.


T: The taste has flavors of biscuit and caramel malts along with notes of citrusy hops, the latter of which contribute a light amount of bitterness.


M: It feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The hops contribute a slight amount of bitterness.


O: This beer is easy to drink and has a very good balance between the malts and hops. It’s almost like an English IPA.



Serving type: bottle

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
2.83/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ryan33iowa
3.9/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andrewjdc
4.06/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Minn_Joe
3.92/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ALC82
3.84/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EricSloan
3.93/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dewso
3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of enelson
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kark
3.92/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bpkrippner
3.64/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dvmin98
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of skubas86
3.92/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of CityofWind_brew
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Millstream Iowa Pale Ale from Millstream Brewing Company
3.52 out of 5 based on 263 ratings.
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