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Budget: Iron City Beer – Perfection in a Bottle

How do I describe Iron City Lager? Simply perfection in a bottle. This beer will bring you back to the days of tailgate parties at Three Rivers Stadium and when the Pirates last had a winning record.

Are you from Pittsburgh? Need to remember what it was like when you had to go the the beer distributor and buy a case of Iron because you couldn’t buy anything less? Drinking one will bring all those memories flooding back. I’ll leave it to those enjoying an Iron to decide if those memories are good memories or bad memories. As Friedrich Nietzsche said, “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” It definitely hasn’t killed me in the past but it has had me wonder what the hell I was doing.



Iron City Lager
Beautiful clear copper color with very thin bubbles. Head is a thin film with no lacing down the glass. It does look great in a glass.
The aroma is exactly what I've been missing from the craft beer industry: nothing. I get nothing from the aroma.
This beer is exactly what I've been longing for: a reminder of Pittsburgh.
I do have to say that is beer is very drinkable. On a hot day, I could drink the whole case if I just picked it up from the PA beer distributor, of course, and a designated driver was close by.
The is definitely not one of those overpriced beers that over-populate the craft beer industry. You could buy a few cases for what you pay for rare beers on eBay.
Overall, I'm really happy that I got to try this beer. It's not something I would consistently buy but it is something that I was always looking out for in the store. I can't believe that there wasn't a run at the store for this beer like there was for CBS, KBS, etc. And there definitely wasn't a one bottle limit.

Beer Stats
Style: American Lager
Serving: Bottle
Size: 12oz
ABV: 4.5%
BA Score: 62
RB Score:2.5

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Written by Bob Pack

Simply put, Bob is a beer lover. He goes out of his way to try new beers whenever he can find them. The love of trying new beers had resulted in a beer label collection of over 1400. When it comes down to it, Bob is a hop head. He loves IPAs (including double and black). Stouts are a close second. His tweet reviews on @nova_beer are simple and approachable. Let him know what you think. Find Bob Pack on Google Plus

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