Des Moines IPA | Confluence Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
132 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:
132
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
10.15%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
42
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 132 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of TylerJ
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigMac59
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BWood
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid every day ipa. Nothing that really stands out to me except how smooth it is. Might be just lacking a little something. Not sure what it is. But I would stick this beer if it was local. Nice sipper. Decent pine with some dried fruits in there. Silky smooth.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Baumer
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

amber in appearance, right on the edge of opaque, good head. Looks exactly like an IPA should. piney hops and sugary malt. nice on the nose for sure. spin the beer up a bit and you get a real nose full of citrus. very enjoyable! Very hoppy and bitter up front. citrus definitely is in the background. bitterness is dominant all the way to the swallow. here comes the citrus. nothing too surprising here, but nice tasting overall. medium bodied, finish is on the slow side. bitterness lingers, but gives way slightly to citrus fruit after swallowing. perfect carbonation. A very solid IPA. nicely balanced, nothing unwelcome in this beer. I'm from DSM, so this beer has a place in my heart, highly recommend. Ideal setting would be warmish fall evening (sweater weather) from a tulip.

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Photo of Masonz223
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Smell: there's not much of a nose on this beer light floral hops citrus peel a hint of malt sweetness

Taste: yeah just like the nose there's not a lot going on. Upfront it's malty the malt sweetness drags into the mid plate the beer finishes with some citrus peel and floral hop biterness.

Overall: medium body. Light creaminess. Really well carbonated. Easy drinking.

Overall: The beer is a little more malt forward then I like my IPA'S. It starts malty and finishes with some biterness with nothing going on in the middle. The best part of the beer is how easy drinking it is and makes the beer a nice option for a hot summer day. An average to good beer that would be something I would give someone who was trying to get into IPA'S

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Photo of dcotom
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
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 warrendietrich2001
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Strike00
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
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 jmccraney
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cmoore32
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jpb123
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hashmads
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of dms1767
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emerge077
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of boogerisu
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StephenM
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Obtained 32oz growler at HyVee
Honey color, clear with 1 finger head
Citrus and plum aroma
Flavor is orange, grapefruit with sweet maltiness, balanced with citrus peel and mild pine bitterness
Sweet and alcohol feel with light carbonation, clean finish
Overall a very enjoyable example of an American IPA, one I'm glad to be able to get freshly brewed close to home.

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Photo of Buster
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm loving this beer, it's a very refreshing IPA. It's very citrusy, think orange and grapefruit with a nice piney finish and a grassy note to it. It's not world class, but I'm happy to have this as a local.

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Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Des Moines IPA from Confluence Brewing Company
3.94 out of 5 based on 132 ratings.
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