The City IPA | Calicraft Brewing Co.

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The City IPAThe City IPA
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3.57/5
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62 Ratings
The City IPAThe City IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Calicraft Brewing Co.
California, United States
calicraft.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
We love The City! From San Francisco to New York or from LA to Chicago, The City is where it's at. This beer is a tribute to our city, San Francisco, and to all the great IPAs that came before us. Brewed in classic NorCal style, balanced and dry, dank and citrusy, bitter and juicy, this IPA captures the best of this classic West Coast beer. It's The City IPA for The City by The Bay.

Added by largadeer on 03-23-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,919
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
62
pDev:
12.32%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 15
Reviews by SteveMcQueen36:
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3.2/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Surprising and delicious

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Beermebrah21
4.47/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've gotten this one a few times, 22oz bottle into a tulip.
Look: Beautiful clear orange, yellow in the right light. Hearty appearance.

Smell: Citrus and pine, as they said. Not as complex as I would like, but I don't have the best nose.

Taste: I really like what they said about trying this beer instead of ordering a cocktail. The bitters really add a complexity to the grapefruit/piney body, and the hops are certainly not hiding. Drinks like an IPA, almost tastes like a cocktail. Very pleasant summarizing aftertaste. Well done.

Feel: It pours a thick bubbly head, about 2" which dissipates quickly and leaves a rather smooth feeling beer. Give it a small swish and the carbonation really becomes apparent. Great sipper, but nothing you can't finish right before you rush off to the next happenin' night club.

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Photo of Beerswag
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.87/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dertyd
3.92/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Nage37
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of ironchefkook
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of rowbow
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of waddellc2
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Ajlvt
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jdevoss
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of largadeer
2/5  rDev -44%

Photo of dannyfayy
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Ilovebeer1549
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wlynch
3.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ghrymm
3.69/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap in the San Francisco airport at the Union Street gastropub
Pours a light gold Amber with a thin white head but lots of lasting sticky lacing.
A nice bitter Cali IPA underrated.

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Photo of Madskill
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of CC49
2.73/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I expect great IPA’s from west coast breweries, this is disappointing. Not terrible, not good, just meh. Don’t waste your $$$ on this beer, it’s easily forgettable.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Paoloboston
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JackDempsy
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not bad for a small brewery in a sea of breweries, but to be called The City when you are in the valley is trying too hard. Calicraft and Ale Industries own the market in this area and you make a pretty darn good beer. I had this with some very spicy Thai food and it was a very good pairing. I will do it again.

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Photo of CraftBeerRunner
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super solid, very drinkable IPA. Safeway, Oakland CA, March 2016

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Photo of Hophazzard
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nmann08
3.36/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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The City IPA from Calicraft Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 62 ratings