Flatback IPA
Iron Spike Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #4,709
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #30,245
Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 8.95%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
16
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Iron Spike Brewing Company
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  6
SCORE
85
Very Good
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barnzy78 from Illinois

4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz can. Hazy rusty colored body with a foamy beige head. Aroma is earthy, spicy, piney hops with bready, grainy caramel malt. Pungently bitter with a bold malt backbone: earthy pine, spicy & grassy hops, pithy grapefruit, bread crust, caramel, and toasted grain. Medium body, ample carbonation, pungent hop oils stick to the palate rendering a bitter finish. Awesome old school American IPA.

May 26, 2020
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I believe my old neighbor got me a can of this. It poured a hazy orangish with chunks. There was white head present that is leaving some lace. I HATE CHUNKS! The scent had nice pine and citrus peel notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with slight bitter tart dry finish that gives boozy appeal. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's ok.

Jan 05, 2018
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TPZEM from Illinois

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden murky yellow with a creamy foamy head that lasts for a decent bit, but dies off relatively quickly. Some lacing, but not a whole lot with this brew. Smells very citrusy, mild maltiness in the background that is drowned out by the aroma of citrus, pine, and floral hops. Tastes a bit like a grapefruit mixture, and mild pine and floral hops in the background. Lighter body, which is a bit odd for the style, but definitely something that does not go amiss here. Overall. one of the better IPAs from a local brewery I have had the chance to sample. Recommended.

Aug 07, 2017
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CratesRus from Illinois

3.39/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a perfectly average IPA. Nothing to write home about.
L- Light gold-amber. Looks good.
S- Best thing about it. This is how an IPA should smell. I personally like pine notes, not much in this one.
T- This is an IPA. Hoppy. Crisp. Boring.
F- Crisp. Not overly carbonated. Not the smoothest but solid.
O- Solid IPA. You won't regret drinking this beer. I might buy it again.

May 28, 2016
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Dirtyhands from Maryland

3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer is alright. Gorgeous color, sweet malt and generic hop bitterness. Nothing really unique going on here, but I'd drink this again. Could use more dry hopping character.

May 03, 2016
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moysauce from Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

This was a goofy beer for me. Looked great. Smell was pleasant but nothing spectacular; very subtle. There was some really great citrus/citrus rind notes on the taste. The feel was very hollow and empty, however. Honestly, not a terrible local option.

Apr 12, 2016
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jzlyo from Iowa

3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is pine, spices, hops and a hint of heat. The flavor is grapefruit, citrus/orange, hops and a long and mix of spicy/heat and bitterness in the finish.

Jan 23, 2016
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bigbeerfan from Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look - slightly hazy, light amber.

Smell - somewhat underwhelming for an IPA. The expected hop aroma just isn't there.

Taste - citrusy but slightly soapy

Feel - as expected

Overall - Definitely not the worst IPA I've had, but nothing really stands out about it. Overall, it's a reliable brew and a nice refresher on a hot day

Jan 20, 2016
Flatback IPA from Iron Spike Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 16 ratings