City Steam Innocence Ale (IPA) - City Steam Brewery Café
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3.78/5 rDev +5.6%
12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy copper amber color with a little bit of clarity and bubbles seen coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.
Smell: Citrus, grapefruit, tangerine, caramel, and grassy hops.
Taste: Tangerine, grapefruit, orange, grassy, and lemon/lime hops followed by caramel malts and mild hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, a little bitter, a little creamy, medium bodied, and medium carbonation.
Overall: Pretty nice IPA from Hartford. A new reason to stop there when driving on 84.
11-17-2013 03:48:13 | More by Flounder57
3.74/5 rDev +4.5%
On tap at the source.
Comes to the table a solid golden amber with a decent head that leaves lots of lace on the way down. Smells of bitter citrus and earth with lots of caramel maltiness to back it up. Old school aroma reminds me of Harpoon. The flavor follows the aroma with lots of grapefruit and lemon pith with hints of pine and a bit of caramel and brown bread to back it up. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick sweet mouthfeel. Nice old school IPA I enjoyed it.
08-18-2013 23:06:24 | More by johnnnniee
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
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
3.8/5 rDev +6.1%
Reviewed from notes. Had this at the Marlboro, MA festival.
A - Poured a nice slightly hazy honey/orange hue with a light one finger white creamy head that fades to leave a thin blanket with light lacing.
S - Fairly average aroma here, light citrus and grapefruit. Nothing special.
T - Taste is much better, more of those nice floral, fragrant hops screaming Cascade and Centennial. Nice grapefruit, super faint tropical. Really solid.
M - Mouthfeel is good with a very nice amount of carbonation.
O - Overall, a solid IPA in an oversaturated market.
06-12-2013 18:45:20 | More by rudzud
City Steam Innocence Ale (IPA) from City Steam Brewery Café
81 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.