Ironbound Ale | Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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110 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
110
Reviews:
48
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
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0
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7
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Ratings: 110 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of rfgetz
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark golden amber, light cap of bone froth, decent retention and lacing. Relatively strong piney, floral and citrus hop notes up front before toasty and lightly caramelized malts. Hops bring a quick pine flavor and bitterness to the beer, strong malt backbone toasty and lightly sweet, finishes clean and floral with a touch of citrus. Medium bodied, good carbonation. A nice pale ale with good hop bite and firm malt backbone.

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Photo of ncworster
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Ryanc23
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of DaleB50
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of hoops61176
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of augie
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of TheDarkKnight
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Jamesthebrit
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark red. Interesting color for an ale I suppose.
S: Floral, light.
T: A great showing of hop bitterness balanced with a subtle sweetness. It was smooth and really a great showing for an ale which I'm usually not a fan of. The amount of bitterness was really present which I appreciated.
M: Sat well. A little bubbly.

Overall a good showing. It was really smooth and showed that it had great attention payed to it. One of the best ales I've ever had.

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Photo of axman
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of Mudawg
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of groetman
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Kiniey01
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of BeerThursdays
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of mcphish22
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of jlindros
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brew pub.

Pours a golden light hazy color with a bit of head

Nose has some light earthy and floral hops, light sweet malt backbone.

Taste brings more of the floral hops, hint of earthy and fruity hops, a nice hit of cascade and light spicy centennial hops, citrus, light sweet malts. Drier finish with a good kick of bitterness and spicy hop finish.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

Overall nice clean hop forward APA, nice hop profile too and doesn't try to be an IPA.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From notes: Presented in a standard pint glass, nice 1" thick, dense off white head, color is dark straw to golden, nice carbonation. The action during settling from the nitro is great and presents well in this brew.

Smell is solid biscuity malt with just enough hop presence to keep it in check.

Taste is very balanced, nice biscuity bready malt flavor and solid hop bitterness and flavor.

Mouthfeel is just right, I think the nitro tap serves this brew very well to keep it in balance with stronger bready/biscuity malt notes.

Overall, I really enjoyed this brew great malt/biscuit mix and just enough hop presence balance it out. The nitro tap works very well for this type of brew, only downside is it almost seems out of style for APA as the hop aroma is somewhat underdone.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
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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Photo of afksports
3.46/5  rDev -10.8%
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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Photo of Stigs
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16oz pour at Iron Hill Media, standard pint glass

A - finger of creamy just off-white foam, falls with a thick coating of lace downt he glass. the beer is on the darker side of gold.

S - pleasant slightly floral, grassy hops with a handful of wet pine needles thrown in...muted grainy and lightly sweet malts.

T - stonr and bitter...hops come out grass-heavy with some more subtle citrus (grapefruit) and floral notes. lightly sweet caramel and toasted malts underneath, but this is hop-heavy and very nice.

M - light body with moderate carbonation, slightly oily and slick

D - really nice, this would get many pours from me if available...great bright fresh hop flavors and everything else to go along with it. drinks like a solid IPA on the lighter side. well done.

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Photo of SteveTheDragon
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Amber in color with a full to medium bodied head.

S - Smells of fruity-light floral hops.

T - Well balanced of hops and malts. Nothing is over powering. The flavor is great, a perfect dinner beer.

M - Smooth, well hopped. Slightly carbonated.

D - Clean finish. A perfect beer to relax and drink.

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Ironbound Ale from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
3.88 out of 5 based on 110 ratings.
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