Iowa Pale Ale | Stone City Brewing

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Brewed by:
Stone City Brewing
Iowa, United States

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-05-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by ryanocerus:
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3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The looks in a glass were stupendous. Copper with a thick beige head that left tremendous lacing. The aroma was little in the way of hops, but more malt with a slightly spicy background. The flavor was more bitter hops with the malt taking a backseat. I thought there was a mild sour flavor that I did not care for however. The mouthfeel was good though-velvet on the tongue with a full flavor. Pretty good english style IPA.

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Photo of Jason
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz brown bottle, on the side is a blurb about the beer and how it is not filtered or pasturized. No freshness date to be found.

Appearance: Copper hued with a mild haze from the yeast. Floating off white cloud for the head!

Smell: Hints of toasted and caramel malt with a little veggie / herbal hop in the nose.

Taste: Great mouthfeel to this medium bodied brew, almost silky smooth. Good malty palate with a marked bitterness ... the extends into a grainy finish and the hops mingle with the fruitiness. More veggie / herbal hops in the finish with the grain.

Notes: A great engilsh pale ale to be had here, could be considered a smaller modern english style IPA ... none the less a very drinkable session ale.

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Photo of garymuchow
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hoppy aroma with a slight citrus quality and a mild malt backing. Good amber color, clear and a good steady head. Tastey beer. Good mix of hops with sufficient malt backing and a slightly citrus note. Little more malt backing than many. Shorter than average finish that's mildly dry. Very good mouthfeel with fullness without being heavy, or excessive carbonation, and a fine creaminess that makes it extra smooth. Very fine all around beer. Another winner from this brewery.
It seems that the hops may have been cascade or another American one.

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Photo of Amdahl
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very good IPA, being from Iowa, I wish that their were more beers of this quality from my state. This beer poured a nice amber, but with less head then I like to see. (This was due to the bartender pouring out some of the head though.) There was a nice white head on the top of this beer. The aroma was typical of many IPA's. The taste was very flowery with a high emphasis on the hops. A medium bodied beer that is easy to drink.

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Iowa Pale Ale from Stone City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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