Iron City Beer | Pittsburgh Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
2.52/5
Poor
554 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pittsburgh Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
pittsburghbrewing.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by maxpower on 02-01-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,242
Reviews:
274
Ratings:
554
pDev:
26.98%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
93
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 554 |  Reviews: 274
Photo of warpedrevolution
3/5  rDev +19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cryptichead
2.75/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Beginner2
2.89/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

You have to be a malt-head to like this lager. (I find it refreshing and almost decent, but this has a very low average rating.)
I also don't think a brewer cheats me when they put in other cereals such as corn or even rice.
Finally, Iron City is a survivor from the 19th Century in a town that survived and prospered again in the 21st Century. For that, I got to give them a hug... even if I find this beer below my average for lagers.

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Photo of Emperur
2.84/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RyanKininger
3.2/5  rDev +27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.33/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of John-Richey
3.69/5  rDev +46.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A Pittsburgh staple

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Photo of Ixchel
3.01/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Nothing special, but still good in my opinion. Cheap too, which always is a win for me.

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
2.94/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

this is the beer i grew up on. Probably being a bit generous for the sake of nostalgia. Not the worst hometown lager but certainly not the best. Simple.

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Photo of Chinaskifan1
2.84/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of alexrsea
3.31/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of caahare
2.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of curlybird
2.85/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Boto
1.93/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz can: This one pours a faint, clear lighter golden color. A bit of a frothy white head that didn't linger or leave any lacing. Not much of an aroma. Faint grain and that's about it. The taste is very bland. A bit of the grain, actually a touch of bitterness. A lingering aftertaste that really isn't that good. Tastes like the rusty steel city water they make it from....................

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Photo of ADKbeerguy
2.15/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of OldSchoolMike
2.94/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I purchased this at Total Wine, just to try something not otherwise available locally. Either I got a bad batch, don't appreciated the Pittsburgh vibe, or it is as below average, even for the style, as others attest.

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Photo of Old_Frothingslosh
3.05/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

You either like it or hate it, no in between. Has a slight metallic aftertaste. A Pittsburgh tradition everyone who visits should try.

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Photo of Curt3
2.78/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Khaack
2.34/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of LucMcD17
3.15/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jbalintjr
2.27/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of JamesGrove
3.06/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
2.7/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Taste: crisp, grain and malt, some hop character. Nose is mild, fermented cereal grains. Gold, clear, some foam head with delicate lace. Lite body. Old fashioned slightly water beer.

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Photo of DeaconWhite82
1.81/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

The beer I grew up with. We use to drink it in the woods from the " pumper", which was a plastic beer keg . The smell is worse than the taste. I always get one a year at PNC Park to remind me what I am not missing. When in Pittsburgh you have to have one. It is traditional.

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Photo of JuiceMan818
2.68/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Iron City Beer from Pittsburgh Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.52 out of 5 with 554 ratings