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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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3.79/5
Iron Hill Brewery & RestaurantIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

147 E Main St
Newark, Delaware, 19711-7313
United States

(302) 266-9000 | map
ironhillbrewery.com

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Ratings:
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PLACE STATS
Score:
90
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
54
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
0%
 
 
Taps:
10
Bottles/Cans:
19
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
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Reviews by Nutleybeer:
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3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Located right around the corner from the University of DE. Stopped by on our way home from Baltimore. They have outside seating, facing the main strip, but it was far too hot to sit there.

Inside was a typical trendy style brewpub. Dark mahogony colored wood...the same look that so many brewpubs have fashioned themselves after. Not sure why.

The selection was quite good. They do offer a sampler to try. I believe it was 8 in all...6 or so regulars with 2 seasonals...including the Hefe (a bit heavy tasting) and a West Coast Lager (which was good...not overly hoppy, but tasty).
The raspberry wheat was excellent...the porter was fine as well (mild roasted flavor). My wife loved the Anvil Ale, an amber ale...they had a lager and a lite lager as well...along with a few others.

The waitress was a young girl, but she was clearly well trained in the beers. I hate it when brewpub bartender/waiters don't know their stuff. She was pretty good. She pointed out her favorite and took the time to explain each beer.

A good place to go for a nice selection of beers. The food was a bit expensive. The nachos were "okay." The ground beef on top didn't have too much flavor. The cheese platter was better. But, you go for the beer anyway!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Urk1127
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ROGUE16
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of HookemHoos
3.54/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of BranfordBound
3.83/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Went to the one in Newark, DE right by the University of Delaware. This was right around Easter 2015 so I think school was a bit slow at the time and the place was about 75% full. Noise was acceptable, service was attentive, and the beers were OK. Maholo, Apollo! was our favorite. Had the Pig Iron Porter on cask and it seemed weak.

The place looked like a normal restaurant + bar. There wasn't really anything that made it stand out or seem like a brew pub, I think the Wilmington location is better for that. Food was actually pretty good, though.

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Photo of tobelerone
3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.8/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.35/5  rDev +7.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Crentakey
3.4/5  rDev -15.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Unfortunately it seemed like this place is a restaurant first and then a brewery. None of the beer strayed away from what would be considered old standards. IPA's, Lagers, Wheat, no stouts on tap. The pizza I ordered was great and the food along is worth it, but don't expect anyone pushing the envelope of beer.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Newark, DE
3.79 out of 5 based on 4,042 ratings.
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