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City Steam Innocence Ale (IPA) - City Steam Brewery Café

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City Steam Innocence Ale (IPA)City Steam Innocence Ale (IPA)

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105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.72%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
City Steam Brewery Café visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Be forewarned: One too many of these babies and you'll be seeing double! This traditional IPA is anything but what the name suggests. Bookended between a lush abundance of sweet malt and bitter hops, this fine American INDIA PALE ALE is made for (and approved by) serious beer drinkers! Our third and most recent bottled offering, it is available in stores throughout Connecticut. Brewed to a gravity of 18 Plato, it boasts an international menagerie of expensive hops, including CTZ, Zythos, East Kent Goldings, and, oddly enough, Czech Sazz. Our Brewmaster sazz you need to come in for a taste.

(Beer added by: far333 on 05-13-2003)
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Poured in my trusty Founders snifter.
A: golden orange color, inch of head, then I see the floaties! Like chunks! Disgusting looking! WTF! I've never seen a beer this bad!
S: very light typical ipa smell. nothing special.
T: Very nice, sweet, good balance of malts and hops. taste saves a drain pour
M: ok, smooth. not feeling the chunks.
O: I understand the this happens with some of the best beers, but the floaties are worse than even any home brew I've had. maybe a bad batch.

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I'm a hophead, so this is a good beer for me. Highlights a number of great hops in both flavor and aroma. Very common of a northwest IPA and nice to see a bold IPA in the northeast. The bottle I had was 20 days old, so still fresh and relatively young.

A little more malt body or higher lovibond would give more balance and tone down the hops and make it a better transition IPA while still focusing on the hop profile.

Overall this is a very hop forward IPA and very good for what I expect for the style

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City Steam Innocence Ale (IPA) from City Steam Brewery Café
82 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.