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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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96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.08%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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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Ratings: 96 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
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Rob_Arrieta

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

12-01-2013 16:32:50 | More by Rob_Arrieta
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Duffman79

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

11-26-2013 08:42:47 | More by Duffman79
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Enriquehopnog

Massachusetts

1.25/5  rDev -65.1%

11-25-2013 15:44:09 | More by Enriquehopnog
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

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
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MisterFuzz

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +11.7%

11-12-2013 02:07:41 | More by MisterFuzz
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Ecxeeder616

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.7%

11-08-2013 14:44:42 | More by Ecxeeder616
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socon67

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

11-04-2013 02:34:47 | More by socon67
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tim6298

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

10-30-2013 12:04:40 | More by tim6298
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jbarletto

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

10-27-2013 22:02:58 | More by jbarletto
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jwps214

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

09-24-2013 00:24:25 | More by jwps214
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

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
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BRYeleJR

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

08-18-2013 22:14:38 | More by BRYeleJR
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Lamdawg420

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-17-2013 20:33:09 | More by Lamdawg420
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Thads324

Connecticut

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
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Billolick

New York

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
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-29-2013 17:51:33 | More by doremite
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-28-2013 17:55:26 | More by Dizzy242
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Shawnspl

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-27-2013 19:11:00 | More by Shawnspl
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twigfarm

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

07-23-2013 14:19:41 | More by twigfarm
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

07-23-2013 00:55:56 | More by HopsHopenstein
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-ronin-

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-03-2013 15:01:56 | More by -ronin-
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blueyefirefly

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.7%

07-01-2013 18:29:13 | More by blueyefirefly
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Cleaver35

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-17-2013 01:05:30 | More by Cleaver35
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DomingoOrtiz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.7%

06-13-2013 02:30:24 | More by DomingoOrtiz
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rudzud

Massachusetts

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.