Iron City Beer | Pittsburgh Brewing Co.

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550 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): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by maxpower on 02-01-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,629
Reviews:
273
Ratings:
550
pDev:
27.38%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
91
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 550 |  Reviews: 273
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

Photo of GreatHammerhead
3.3/5  rDev +31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Presentation: 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Look: Pale golden yellow with a fizzy 1.5 finger white head. Head quickly collapses until it is just covering the top or the beer.

Smell: The typical adjunct grains and corn. Clean, no skunky-ness or off odors.

Taste: Clean and well pronounced for an adjunct although it only consists of cereal grains. Gets a bit watery on the swallow.

Feel: Thin with a high carbonation that feels like it is trying to fill in for something.

Overall: One of the better adjuncts I've had but still not a very good beer.

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Photo of LooseMoose1978
2.75/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of IronLover
2.76/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Orangish yellow in color with good clarity. Poured with a short soapy white foam with moderate retention. Corn and grainy malt aromas with light fruit notes. No hop aromas. Medium light bodied with medium high carbonation. No creaminess with an acidic bite near the end. Medium grainy malt up front with corn notes through the middle. Medium light hop bitterness through the middle along with over ripe green apples. Finished semi-dryly with a light crispness. A staple in the 'Burgh.

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Photo of Yancey82
3.5/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Iron City Beer from Pittsburgh Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.52 out of 5 with 550 ratings