Iron City Beer | Pittsburgh Brewing Co.

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62
poor
534 Ratings
THE BROS
59
awful
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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 Extol
3.56/5  rDev +40.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - gold in color, typical. Smell - smell is like the typical lager, but a slightly more depth. Taste - same as the nose, not bad. Overall - not bad. Easy drinking. Girlfriend said it tastes like any other beer but no after taste.

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Photo of jpd026
1.73/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
2.68/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of JayKay412
2.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

This is my go to beer at the bar. This taste like a beer. By that I mean if someone never had a beer and wanted to know what a beer tastes like I would hand that person an Iron City. It's not a weak tasting beer like light beer. It's not a strong tasting beer like an IPA. It just taste like a good ol'fashion beer.

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Photo of SMH_NWI
2.25/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of SGT_Cookie
2.92/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brobbable
3.69/5  rDev +45.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

30 pack at Beer Arena in Belle Vernon, Pa for $15. This is a solid American Lager. Smells like beer and tastes like a beer. Obviously, it does not compare to craft brews (see price), but it is still decent enough to palate.

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Photo of Zylod
2.17/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Justglkn
2.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bubseymour
2.4/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

On a trip to Pittsburgh I thought it a requirement to be a good faux Yinzer tourist person and try Iron City beer while at Primanti Bros scarfing down a sandwich with Fries and Slaw on top. The sandwich was so/so. The Iron City beer was one of the worst of the AAL's I've had. Best to avoid and go with your BMC of choice or any other watery swill and you'll do yourself a favor.

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Photo of seakayak
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bjm2133
2.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of firkingroovin
2.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Brewlinson
2.42/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Mister_Faucher
2.87/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of VABA
2.25/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of JArt
3.35/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brother_rebus
2.33/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

This is almost like a poorly done Budweiser. It has a clear urine yellow hue. Smells sweet of antifreeze. Pithy white head. Tastes sweet and cant even mask its 4.5%abv. Ive had 9% beers that are smoother than this. It tastes like antifreeze too. Poorly done rice piss.

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.24/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

An average American adjunct lager. Maybe a bit better.

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Photo of nicholas2121
3.53/5  rDev +39.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Iron City Beer brewed by Pittsburgh Brewing Co., with an ABV of 4.50% This brew pours out a nice amber color, with a nice a nice white head. This brew has the look of most American Larges on the market. Not saying that is a bad thing. The smell of Iron City is rich with grain, malts and a hit of hops. There is nothing bad so far. Now for the taste, it is bold with flavors. You pick up on grains and malts. the mouthfeel of Iron City is smooth and rich. There is nothing bad about this brew, but nothing great. It is a nice drinking brew. Iron City has a nice balance to it. Overall I'm giving Iron city a 3.50 out 5. I would buy this brew again. Pittsburgh Brewing Co., did a nice job with brew. It is not the worst but not the best I have had.

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Photo of RyanByorick
3.97/5  rDev +56.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light and refreshing. Nothing to write home about.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
2.91/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of dpage27
3.5/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just a good classic lager

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