City Steam Innocence Ale (IPA) - City Steam Brewery Café
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Ratings: 97 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mttaylor1066:
3.96/5 rDev +10.6%
I see that others have rated this lower than I do. Not sure why. I think this is a robust IPA with only a small deficiency on the nose.
I like the substantial body on this beer and the color is right in the IPA range. There isn't a lot of hoppy fragrance on the nose. But, on the other hand, the Czech hops don't make much of an appearance in this brew.
01-10-2014 20:00:51 | More by mttaylor1066
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3.65/5 rDev +2%
12 ounce bottle, w/o any freshness info that I can find
Pours fairly clear lighter almond amber, fine bubble off white head, goes to a fine collar and nice scattered low lacing.
I get mostly some sweet malts in the nose
Full bodied IPA with more then ample malting (can we talk-its on the sweet side)
and some (not enough) hops in the finish
I really dont like sweet IPAs
This one could use more hops
Malty and a bit on the boozy side.
Meh, not my favorite IPA....worth a try if you like strong IPAs that are on the malty side
07-31-2013 23:12:30 | More by Billolick
2.93/5 rDev -18.2%
Appearance: high carbonation, 1 inch head, hazy, amber in color
Smell: pine and citrus hops with light caramel
Taste: grapefruity citrus hops dominate with piney and earthy hops along with bready caramel
Mouthfeel: Bitter with light sweetness and a dry bitter aftertaste, light body, high carbonation
Overall: An average IPA that is on the bitter side but true to style. Not bad, but nothing distinguishes this one from countless other IPAs I have had. I will pass on this in the future.
01-02-2014 15:27:15 | More by tigg924
3.68/5 rDev +2.8%
Dark amber color, with low carbonation and small head, as expected for a cask beer. I expected some aroma, but there was none really to speak of. Very nice round mouthfeel as the hops bitter hits the tongue. Hops is accented with fruit and flowery undertones, and then the bitter returns and lingers in the back. The hops flavoring is less than I expected for an IPA, but this is still a very enjoyable and drinkable beer.
05-13-2003 03:58:14 | More by far333
3.81/5 rDev +6.4%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Grabbed a single in a mix a six.
Pours bright amber with light layer of white foam. Patchy top. Laces well. Caramel malty smell. Toffee too. Taste is a firm bitter hop - lots of pine like oils. Grapefruit too. Rich full mouthfeel, excellent flavor.
Good stuff coming to bottles from this Hartford brewer.
02-24-2013 17:29:43 | More by KTCamm
3.25/5 rDev -9.2%
“Born on date” of 7-31-2012, consumed on 9/29/12, poured into a Corsendonk tulip (my standard taster). The six-pack carton states an ABV of 7.5%.
A – Light copper with a white head that recedes quickly. Left some frothy lace on the glass as I sipped.
S – Malty sweetness, a hint of alcohol. Some resiny hoppiness in the nose, but not much. Is this one beyond its prime?
T – Sweet malty start with wave after wave of bitterness. A slightly piney, but very resinous bitter finish that really lasts. The sweetness lingers as well. Plenty bitter, but not a ton of hop flavor. But even with all that bitterness the malt really holds its own.
M – A bit sticky with medium to full-bodied mouthfeel. Appropriate carbonation.
O – Both my wife and I thought that the flavor profile was not unlike an aged barleywine, a la Bigfoot, just less boozy-and that’s not a bad thing. Still, I’ll wager that this one was more enjoyable 6 weeks ago. I’ll have no problem finishing the sixer, but I hope I have the opportunity to try a fresh one. At $13 for the six I was expecting more.
09-29-2012 21:35:30 | More by andylipp
City Steam Innocence Ale (IPA) from City Steam Brewery Café
81 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.