Angel City India Pale Ale | Angel City Brewery

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Angel City India Pale AleAngel City India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Angel City Brewery
California, United States
angelcitybrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Angel City Brewery Angeleno IPA

Angel City IPA is a medium-bodied, copper-hued beer brewed with enough hops to satisfy any Angeleno. It’s the perfect treat for the hop inclined.

Added by GRG1313 on 09-14-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
169
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
10.29%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
70
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 169
Reviews by jzeilinger:
Photo of jzeilinger
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a medium copper, crystal clear, and a light creamy foam layer and moderate amounts of carbonation.

S - Spicy grapefruit citrus with a light amount of pungency.

T - Follows the nose with oily, spicy grapefruit citrus rind from start to finish with a bitter grapefruit ending that's more spicy than bitter. Underneath the resin is a layer of honey malt that keeps a steady backbone throughout. There is a very light herbal side to this

M - Medium body and slippery.

O - A solid IPA with just enough oily hop character to hold my attention all the way to the bottom of the glass. My overall score is actually stuck somewhere between my rating and a (4). The ABV is low enough to make this an enjoyable session IPA.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Herze
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KSL
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of warnerry
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of aquazr1
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Jmasley1
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of sourdog
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of tappangordo
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of samtrillo
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmwhitehead
4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WickedBeer
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of joeyjoey104
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear copper with a moderate head. Aroma is malty with dank/herbal hops. Taste is malt forward, butterscotch bittering with wet/dank hops. Tastes like a midwest IPA. I am guessing this utilizes the British style of yeast due to its caramel/butterscotch notes. A little too malty for my tastes but each to his own.

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Photo of zachobrien
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of spartanlaker
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of EchoParker
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Beernoobie
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PretzelCity
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not a bad airport beer.

L: A copper amber. Pours with a two finger head. Some lacing.

S: Hops. Citrus and pine.

T: Quite hoppy. Unbalanced.

F: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: A good sipper while waiting for the airplane at LAX.

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Photo of trubeernick
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of briancathy
3.12/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BKotch
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crystal clear orange amber with a thick firm head. Initially outstanding looking but head fades rather fast. Still, good looking.

Nose is muted fresh pineapple with lemon mousse tones. Pleasant and true to style but a little diluted in assertiveness.

Mouthfeel is medium/light in that there is a light diluted character again. Hints of "watered down" mouthfeel but not bad; still somewhat inviting.

Taste is light diluted bitter pine. Somewhat true to style but flavors are a bit simple and thin.

Finish is a long lasting dull pine bitter.

This is not bad beer; it is just not exceptional either. A bit more of a bright character and this could have some real potential to appeal.

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Photo of LakerLeith
4/5  rDev +5.5%

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Angel City India Pale Ale from Angel City Brewery
3.79 out of 5 based on 169 ratings.
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