City Steam Innocence Ale (IPA) - City Steam Brewery Café
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Ratings: 97 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
2.56/5 rDev -28.5%
Freshest keg on tap at the brewery:
Pours a lovely deep amber with copper hues. Pillowy white head that never dissipates fully. Solid lacing.
Aromas of super sweet caramel and toffee. Some grassy floral hops and a very small hint of pine and citrus.
Taste starts watery, then very sweet. Lots of caramel and toasty toffee. Very sweet sugary flavor. The hops start in the middle, solid bitterness but no discerning flavors really. Very muddled. Too much going on for one hop to shine through. Just not good at all.
Mouthfeel is medium, heavily carbed, good drinkability.
Not something I want more of. I struggled to finish the pint. I've seen this in the stores for 11.99 a six pack. You'd have to be pretty high to think that's a good deal when mediocre ipas of the same ilk are less, as are much much better ones.
08-05-2013 13:25:31 | More by Thads324
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
2.93/5 rDev -18.2%
A - super clean crisp pecan brown color, with a half finger offrothy head that a careful pour prevents, and that fades to a ring in a minute or two, active small carbonation bubbles
S - sweetly hoppy, slightly citrine, some hoppy mustiness, rather nondescript, but crisp and
T - dry hoppy flavors of blended characteristics, typical pine, floral, or citrus don't stand out, slight mustiness persists, more of an earthy kind than a gross wet basement kind.
M&D - slightly bitter, without any malt sweetness to balance, uncomplex and unchallengeing, but enjoyable and easy to drink. On the sessionable side, a great BBQ beer.
08-02-2012 23:25:35 | More by sinstaineddemon
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
3.25/5 rDev -9.2%
My wife who always tries to surprise me, picked this up at a local store on one of her hunting and gathering expeditions. Simply put, it's a typical East Coast IPA, not overly citrusy or piney in taste or aroma. It's easily drinkable at 7.5%, which is noted on the six-pack. Perhaps an earlier version was 6%, but not what I tried. Overall, it's just another average IPA, nothing special. I would like to try it on draft, but probably wouldn't purchase another six-pack, at least not at $11.99. There are plenty of other better beers at the same price or cheaper.
08-27-2012 20:49:26 | More by otispdriftwood
3.35/5 rDev -6.4%
A-pours a copper/soft amber with an off white head with decent retention
S-bit of grapefruit and orange, fairly low aroma
T-lots of citrus bitterness up front followed by a strong malt backing but not overly sweet. Finishes with grapefruit bitterness
M-medium, feels a tad thick for my liking
O-not a bad brew, pretty solid ipa. Look forward to trying some more styles from this brewery
11-12-2012 01:09:56 | More by atr2605
City Steam Innocence Ale (IPA) from City Steam Brewery Café
81 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.