Des Moines IPA | Confluence Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
14 Reviews
Des Moines IPADes Moines IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Confluence Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
confluencebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Herky21 on 03-24-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
126
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
10.38%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
41
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 126
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

32oz Boston Round growler, sample from the brewery.

Deep golden amber hue, lovely clarity with a dense two fingered head on top. Fresh grassy, citrusy, & pine hop nose with some cracker remnant of malt in the back. Lush smoothness, medium body. Hop flavor is the most dominant to start, it sheds off ample bitterness with each sip but waves of fresh citrus and herbal pine capture the palate. There is a malt base underneath all of that though the hops make it hard to really pick out. Hint of ripe fruit and warming alcohol in the long lingering hop finish.

Really starting to love this one, its at least a half step ahead of the IPA pack which is saying a lot.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of bronwynbh
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of IowaAJ
4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dbrulet
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of boogerisu
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KirkFrancis
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of lanegoos
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of bluestem
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of dcbeers
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RDW
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerCrazyCrow
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tasty brew. Great high quality beer.

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Photo of awesomo
3.12/5  rDev -21%

Photo of qcbrewer
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of PretzelCity
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jmccraney
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zoolou
4.52/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of tapperm
4.89/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Becoming my go to IPA as it is pretty easy to find. Super crisp! I agree with other comments that this is better than TG's Golden Nugget.

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Photo of cmoore32
3/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hashmads
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of puboflyons
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Received in trade from a non-BA member. Sampled on December 26, 2015.

Amber-yellow in color with a lingering white head.

The aroma is subtle with a toasted bread character and a bit of a pine character.

Smooth medium body.

The taste evolves from a toasted biscuit character into a piney hop bitterness at the end.

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Photo of emerge077
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DCdevyl78
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of Strike00
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: pours a nice golden amber with a white head that sticks around.
S: a big hop presence in the nose. Quite fruity with some sweet malt underneath
T: Well balanced. nice citrus and pine hops with a solid malt base. a crisp bitterness in the finish.
F: Medium bodied and smooth. I might want just a bit more carbonation.

O: One of my favorite IPA's. I'm thrilled they started canning this. while it might not be worth seeking out, it is definitely worth picking up when you see it.

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Photo of Beestin
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Des Moines IPA from Confluence Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 126 ratings.
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