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Millstream Iowa Pale Ale


This is the first of a couple brews from @fnbarrett (thanks, man!). This is also the first Iowa beer that I’ve rated, so I’m pretty excited about that. This beer uses Pale, Munich 20L, Caramel 40L, White Wheat, and Victory malts with US Magnum, Cascade, Amarillo, and Mt. Hood hops. Let’s see how it is.

American Pale Ale. 5.7% ABV. Iowa.

Amber in color, doesn’t leave much head or lacing, and has quite a bit of sediment.

Not a very hoppy nose, more on the malt side. I get some slight grain, and sweetness. A surprising amount of caramel with some apples. That’s about all, really.

Mouthfeel is fine, light to medium bodied.

Like the nose, the flavor is a bit too light. Hops take a back seat in this one with a lot of caramel, apples, and wheat coming through. Pretty weak mid-palate. Finish is actually a little sweet with just a little hint of hops.

Not a bad start for Iowa, but not a great one either. It lacks a lot of depth and flavor, but you could drink a bunch of these, as it’s really non-offensive. 78 points.

  1. February 15, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Was this from the first batch of beers, or the one I sent up with Norm? It’s not one of my fav’s from Millstream, but its not bad and its completely session-able in my opinion.

    • atattooedtale
      February 15, 2011 at 10:10 pm

      This was from the first batch. Maggs got it to me a couple weeks ago. I definitely agree about the sessionability.

  1. February 15, 2011 at 9:56 pm
  2. February 15, 2011 at 11:16 pm

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