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Ironbound Ale | Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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3.79/5
Very Good
109 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
United States
ironhillbrewery.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed as a medium-bodied American pale ale with significant hop additions. This celebration of American hop varieties includes Cascade, Columbus, Centennial and Chinook hops.

30 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-20-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,674
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
109
pDev:
11.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

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2.83/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer came a crystal clear brown amber with a frothy, uneven, slightly tan head.

Smelled of pine and nectarines with a light and airy wheat bread dough behind it.

Tasted of a light molasses with a dry note-book paper. Seriously, the taste that kept coming to my mind was that of making spit balls in middle school. Could it be bleach? Who knows. There was some distant pine hop trying to fight itÂ’s way through this, but the note-book paper really drew my attention.

The mouth feel was light and almost watery.

I really doubt this is supposed to taste this way. What happened?

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.14/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very pale golden orange color that has more of a yellowish tint with golden yellow hues when held t a light sour e and a one finger foam white head with decent retention, slowly fading into a lastig ring.

Slightly earth hop aroma with very subtle pine notes and a prominent biscuit malt backbone. Not much of a citrus presence and doesn't smell as hoppy as the description had me hoping for.

Pretty hop forward for a pale ale and much more than the aroma suggested. Nice amount of dry bitterness with hints of earthy pine which is quickly balanced by a nice malt back bone with a prominent biscuit flavor. Slightly floral with a slight earthy straw presence. Well balanced, fuller bodiedtuan expected and a very drinkable session beer. Just don't tell the English!

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3.21/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This came with a bubbly, rocky finger of off-tan head with decent retention. Its color was a deep copper with NE-quality clarity. The nose had a lightly hoppy bite, very much marking this as an APA. Mouthfeel was medium with the faintly hoppy tang of the style on the tongue. Finish was lightly bitter, but nothing terribly exciting. This could be a good introductory beer for the hops-shy people, but for me, it was fairly pedestrian. Call this review damning with faint praise. Sorry.

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3.23/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at Iron Hill, Media, PA

Not too bad. Poured golden-amber with a nice finger of well retaining white head. Piney aroma mixed with toasty malts. Good balance in the taste: pine hops with slight citrus, and toasted malts. Pretty cut and dry. Medium-light body and nicely drinkable.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.27/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at the Harrisburg brewfest. Appearance: clear, orange-amber, huge, off-white head. Aroma: resin, but not much citrus, but a little bit of grapefruit. Bitter taste and dry, short finish. Pine through the finish. Big carbonation. OK, but not great.

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3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Nothing to improve on the appearance honestly. Amber, crisp, cleanly clear, lovely lacing and nice head. Smell is hoppy, probably 4 c's in here. Nothing special though and some basic malts involved.

Taste is hoppy, pale, and biting. Nice or thestyle, really well composed. Pale ale all the way.

Just not my thing. Drinkable, smooth taste, just... Ordinary.

Uninspired review ends here.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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Ironbound Ale from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 109 ratings
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