Des Moines IPA | Confluence Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
126 Ratings
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
Ratings:
126
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
10.38%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
41
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 126 |  Reviews: 14
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 Gear101
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nice clean tasting IPA, fresh from the tap the beer is hard to bet.

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Photo of Lizlovesbeer
5/5  rDev +26.6%

Bright citrus flavors without an overpowering hop explosion make this my consistent go-to IPA.

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Photo of rbrandt22
4.9/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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 ajevne
4.78/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

For those of you who love Toppling Goliath Golden Nugget, try this Iowa IPA! I think it is better than golden nugget. Beer for thought.

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Photo of Norvelljeff
4.69/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of katterbe
4.6/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of megamick
4.58/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zoolou
4.52/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of EricK83
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of clausr
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of BiomedHawk
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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 NickTheGreat
4.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L (4.25) - This beer is a nice pale gold color with a nice little wispy head. Almost textbook IPA

S (4.5) - I'd call this more of the floral/aromatic smell. It immediately intrigues and draws you in.

T (4.5) - SOLID. Nice hop flavor but not crazy bitter. Not super malty, but that isn't required for an IPA.

F (4) - This tends to be more towards under carb than over carb. Smooth and easy to drink as a result.

O (4.25) - I really like this one. I've had it many times over the last year or two. And I feel like it's only gotten better. Some people complain about Iowa breweries, but Confluence knows their beer. And this is their flagship brew, IMO.

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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 Jpb123
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Awolter
4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wulfie85
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcotom
4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 16-oz can into a Riedel stemless wine glass. Beautiful hazy, dark orange color, with a full three fingers of thick white foam and scads of sticky lacing. Big aroma of pine resin upon opening the can, with light malt dominating the aroma in the glass. Nicely balanced on the palate, with pine, citrus zest, a touch of malt sweetness, a lot of hop bitterness, a medium mouthfeel, and a dry finish. Excellent beer overall.

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Photo of lanegoos
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Simply one of the best IPAs at the Parkville Beer Festival. Along with their Thomas Beck Black IPA, this brewery was very impressive

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Photo of Alex906
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Doeden23
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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