Iron City Beer | Pittsburgh Brewing Co.

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2.51/5
Poor
543 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by maxpower on 02-01-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,222
Reviews:
272
Ratings:
543
pDev:
27.49%
Bros Score:
2.49
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
87
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 543 |  Reviews: 272
Photo of Mister_Faucher
2.87/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of JArt
3.35/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brother_rebus
2.33/5  rDev -7.2%
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 +29.1%
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 +40.6%
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 +58.2%
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 +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of dpage27
3.5/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just a good classic lager

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Photo of Pennd002
3.18/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A widely available beer here in WV, ICB is somewhat popular here and there throughout the state. It seems to be hit or miss for most people since many I know don't like it, but it's my wife's favorite. I give it a slightly better than average rating as I think it's smoother and has a better aftertaste than most big names out there. It's worth a shot, especially at a Pirates game.

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Photo of chasmandocharles
2.58/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
2.24/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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

Photo of BigAl18
2.02/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of paulish
2.9/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CWVegas
3.93/5  rDev +56.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Monongahela river water is the secret!

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Photo of Gregaroo
2.41/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bettis Grille in Pittsburgh. No cans, so had a bottle. Local classic. Had to try one (and only one). Great bar beer. Glad I had it, but also glad it doesn't have wide distribution.

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Photo of Mo_fro
3.38/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

For some reason I don't think this beer is as bad as its rated. I've drank some amazing beers and some disgusting beers. This is neither.

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Photo of utilityname
2.21/5  rDev -12%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of LazyEyedBarney
2.15/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I wouldn't say it's horrible. I can drink it and don't feel the need to make a face.
It's better than some I've had.
Drank it from a 16oz can. I don't see the point of pouring in a glass when the smell is probably best avoided.
It's a very plain beer. Nothing much to talk about. Has an inoffensive taste, but you might notice a somewhat creamy mouthfeel, which doesn't really feel it suits the taste.

Regardless, if it were at a party, I'd take it instead of a budweiser any day.

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Photo of Wrigfen
2.49/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of BeerLovinWoman87
2.43/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clear yellow color with a white head that totally dissipated within 60 seconds. Not much taste at all. I will not buy this again.

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Photo of nigeldazooman
2.1/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Iron City Beer from Pittsburgh Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.51 out of 5 with 543 ratings
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