Iron City Beer | Pittsburgh Brewing Co.

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2.51/5
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547 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:
#47,111
Reviews:
273
Ratings:
547
pDev:
27.49%
Bros Score:
2.49
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
91
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Ratings: 547 |  Reviews: 273
Photo of mikr
1.5/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of KingPurple
2/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of emilykeenify
2.36/5  rDev -6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of CBrodbeck
2.23/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of jason_hanbury
1/5  rDev -60.2%
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 -39.4%
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 Squire
2.43/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.27/5  rDev -9.6%
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 -20.3%
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 -30.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of TimberSwanson
1.94/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of AD17
1.99/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of do_ob
2.69/5  rDev +7.2%
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 +26.3%
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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Photo of Extol
3.56/5  rDev +41.8%
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 -31.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
2.68/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BallsDeep
2.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JayKay412
2.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MorbidPenguin
5/5  rDev +99.2%
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 -10.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of SGT_Cookie
2.92/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brobbable
3.69/5  rDev +47%
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 -13.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Justglkn
2.48/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Iron City Beer from Pittsburgh Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.51 out of 5 with 547 ratings