Iron City Beer | Pittsburgh Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
62
poor
532 Ratings
THE BROS
59
awful
Read the review
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:
532
Reviews:
269
Avg:
2.53
pDev:
27.27%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
79
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 532 |  Reviews: 269
Photo of wroywel
1/5  rDev -60.5%

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

Sewer water tastes better

25 characters

Photo of DrMindbender
1/5  rDev -60.5%

Photo of NJBeer265
1/5  rDev -60.5%

Photo of Timbo86
1/5  rDev -60.5%

Photo of Brown120
1/5  rDev -60.5%

Photo of prisdefer
1/5  rDev -60.5%

Photo of bsopko
1/5  rDev -60.5%

Photo of DaveRinn
1/5  rDev -60.5%

Photo of risteardj
1/5  rDev -60.5%

Photo of Durandal_777
1/5  rDev -60.5%

Photo of mattreitz49
1/5  rDev -60.5%

Photo of Elise3328
1/5  rDev -60.5%

Photo of W9820
1.18/5  rDev -53.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I made the mistake of trying this beer with a buddy of mine who claimed that it was a "classic." I'm not going to waste time with an in depth review but believe me when I say that it was the worst beer I've ever had. Maybe I shouldn't have tried it after having drank several good craft brews before allowing it to pass my lips. I'm not 100% sure. Either way, it won't be something I drink again unless it's In post apocalyptic world and it's the only beer I can find. The only thing good about Iron City was the laugh it provided my buddy as I spit it out.

 557 characters

Photo of jASivak
1.2/5  rDev -52.6%

Photo of deliriumtremens
1.22/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Had this beer again at a recent beer festival. After downing some Unibroue's and nice Belgian beers, a coworker asked how the Iron City was. I told him it was the worst beer ever, and he immediately had to taste it. Was exactly as I remembered. Bitter, fizzy, watery, acrid. Tastes like rotting vegetables, aluminum, and methane. A hint of steel-mill runoff. It's like Pittsburgh in a can.

It's like a beer, only instead of hops they used garbage, instead of malt they used garbage, and instead of water, they used garbage water. The best thing I can say is that the IC Light is way better than the regular, probably because the nasty taste is more watered down.

 665 characters

Photo of RoBotGod
1.24/5  rDev -51%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I didnt have high expectations for this beer so I wasnt to disapointed when I tryed it. The name says it all, hints of metal. Couldn't help but think it was chewing up my belly. There was a high alcohol content if thats what your going for then thats the beers high point. Cheap bad beer, this is par for the coarse.

 316 characters

Photo of Walsar
1.24/5  rDev -51%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Picked up a 30 pack as a novelty for the super bowl.

Tough aftertaste -musty basement like smell - I had trouble downing the second can.

Loved the Steelers Victory but could not warm up to the "Arn"

Some folks at the party were drinking it and enjoying the fact that it was a Pittsburgh brew -

 302 characters

Photo of Damian74
1.25/5  rDev -50.6%

Photo of KK5150
1.25/5  rDev -50.6%

Photo of BigGingDrinker
1.25/5  rDev -50.6%

Photo of nineworldseries
1.25/5  rDev -50.6%

Photo of J_Beloved
1.25/5  rDev -50.6%

Photo of edzo22
1.25/5  rDev -50.6%

Photo of jrallen34
1.26/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

I drank this beer from a bottle into a pint glass.

Everyone in Pittsburgh somehow chokes this down a regular basis. Maybe the new brewer will do this beer some good, but this is light, watery, piss tasting beer. Not a good one.

Its gold in color, white head, skunky smell, bitter taste. Enough said.

 302 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Iron City Beer from Pittsburgh Brewing Co.
2.53 out of 5 based on 532 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe