Iron City Beer | Pittsburgh Brewing Co.

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62
poor
534 Ratings
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Iron City BeerIron City Beer
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by maxpower on 02-01-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
534
Reviews:
270
Avg:
2.53
pDev:
27.27%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
81
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 534 |  Reviews: 270
Photo of JamesGrove
3.06/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
2.7/5  rDev +6.7%
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 -28.5%
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 +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GreatHammerhead
3.3/5  rDev +30.4%
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 +8.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of IronLover
2.76/5  rDev +9.1%
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 +38.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rah83
5/5  rDev +97.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A true beer drinkers beer. Not fancy just plain good.

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Photo of mdt88
2.9/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.29/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of mikr
1.5/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of KingPurple
2/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of emilykeenify
2.36/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of CBrodbeck
2.23/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of jason_hanbury
1/5  rDev -60.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Sewer water tastes better

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Photo of StevieTheH
1.52/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Whoa. This may be the worst beer I've had since college, and that was 32 yrs ago! The awful, almost seweragy aroma and watered-down horrible taste leaves you thinking they pulled the water straight from one of the 3 rivers, just downstream from waste discharge, unfiltered.

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Photo of Squire123
2.43/5  rDev -4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.27/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

A little stronger than straw yellow. Flimsy thin white head 1/6". So much metallic corn up in this aroma.

Taste had plenty of corn syrup like sweetness. Hops lacking. Water and corn pops.

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Photo of Swettenham_Shire
2/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tastes exactly like the city of Pittsburgh. Pretty sure they use the river water to make this beer. Straight iron, at least they got the name right.

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Photo of atrocity
1.75/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of TimberSwanson
1.94/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of AD17
1.99/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of do_ob
2.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bottle into a pint glass at Primanti Bros. in Oakland Park, FL. Light gold body, fizzy white head, lots of carbonation - looks like your standard All-American AAL. Grains, grass, and a touch of citrus on the nose. Tastes like Bud only a little better. Sweeter than I would've guessed. Pretty standard. I'd drink it over some of the others, but wouldn't ever seek it out. It's a good beer to pair with a burger & fries.

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Photo of Bonkinishwa
3.17/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pittsburgh Brewing Co. - Iron City Beer. 4.5% ABV. 12oz bottle into pint glass. Bottled on 12/21/15 (code 3455).

Look: Pale golden body with a half finger sized white, foamy head.

Smell: Standard grain and corn sweetness on the nose,along with a tiny bit of hops.

Feel: Thin and light bodied, with a lot of lively carbonation. Easy drinker, finishes dry.

Taste: Crisp grain taste, with a little corn sweetness, and some faint hops.

Overall: Had a bottle of this to pair with a Primanti Bros sandwich down in Florida. This is a standard AAL, but is a little bit better than the rest. Has some hop flavor and a dry feel to it. I like it better than Budweiser.

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Iron City Beer from Pittsburgh Brewing Co.
2.53 out of 5 based on 534 ratings.
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