Des Moines IPA | Confluence Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
129 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:
129
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
10.1%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
41
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 129 |  Reviews: 15
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4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +1%
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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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of puboflyons
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
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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3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is yeast, pine, citrus and a hint of funk/candy/sugar. The flavor is citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit, mildly sweet malts, a hint of hop resin, fruit and a mildly bitter/tangy finish.

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Herky21
3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma - Citrusy and piney. Good amount of dry hopping. I'd say pine predominates slightly.

Appearance - Nice golden hue. Pretty clear. Pretty simple looking IPA. Not much of a head.

Taste - Citrus and pine mingle well and the 75 IBUS finish with bitter, and not sweet. It is very good, if not slightly imbalanced, but hey, it's an American IPA. It is very close to a great balance. Very drinkable. It is a solid IPA.

Mouthfeel: Slightly overcarbonated for the style.

Overall: A very good selection that I am happy to have at the tap room. Get out and try it.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ri0
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.15/5  rDev +4.8%

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Des Moines IPA from Confluence Brewing Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 129 ratings.
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