City Of Trees IPA
Woodland Empire Ale Craft

City Of Trees IPACity Of Trees IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #4,692
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
86
Ranked #26,755
Avg:
3.79 | pDev: 11.08%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
55
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Woodland Empire Ale Craft
 
Idaho, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  13
SCORE
86
Very Good
City Of Trees IPACity Of Trees IPA
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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 55
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

their flagship ipa, and as much as it seems like things come and go in here, this one appears to be a constant. i have been enjoying them from the mixed can pack i picked up last weekend. its a sturdy and sort of timeless ipa, golden in color but with some malt character for sure, and uniquely employing organic idaho hops from what i understand, super cool! the aroma and flavor are very northwestern to me, high alpha, pine driven, a little bit of that old school cascade sort of spiciness as well, really resinous and fresh, lots of oils in the taste, long linger, moderate bitterness, also ripe fruity to me, orange and even a peach note before the bitter ramps up at the end. the grain has a honey note, but is never sweet, softly bready, biscuity, round feeling and with enough to it to support the hops. when this is cold, its refreshing and dangerously drinkable, when it warms up a little, its more west coasty, a little more filling, but super flavorful and even complex in its hop profile. a neat showcase of some idaho hops, and potentially a new go to ipa for me, as my favorite hoppy beers from the state so far have all been seasonals or one offs. cool that this one is around all the time. better than its ratings in my opinion, especially when super fresh, one of the best hoppy beers around so far!

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Photo of Hoopster4hire
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Aroma is great, pick up on the floral and tropical notes, but unfortunately misleading. Taste is more of a traditional English IPA with bitterness and astringency as the main characteristics. Could be a distinct brewing process, but the alcohol taste is impressive for low abv. Not The worst I’ve had but certainly not the best

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can courtesy of rnewt pours a NEIPA opaque hazed light golden hue with a large cap of rocky white head. Nice retention and lace.

Nose ranges all over the hop spectrum....some pine, some citrus and some tropical. Not surprising with 6 different hops used. Almost skirting around some pink peppercorn zesty aromas. Malt is light and crackery...biscuity even.

Taste has a pretty light malt profile and a wide range of hop influences. there is definitely some pine and citrus. Rolls from flavoring to a pretty hefty bitter finish with ease. Not bad, a fun beer to try and it has a nice old school feel without tasting outdated, if that makes any sense.

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Photo of bilbobrewer
1.63/5  rDev -57%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Worst tasting beer I've ever had. Gawd awful swill. Unless this can was rancid simply from age (which, due the brewer's lack of supplying any batch dates, one cannot know), this beer recipe is terrible.

Avoid.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Clear 16.5-oz. Belgian ale tulip
From: Whole Foods in Boise, Idaho
Price: $9.99 for a variety 6-pack
Purchased: April 21, 2017
Consumed: April 25, 2017
Reviewed as: American IPA
Misc.: Canned on April 15, 2017

Picked this up with five others at Whole Foods on a recent work rip to Boise and later grabbing five more at Bier:Thirty. Ended up going to their brewery later in the night and had about everyone but this one, which seems to be their flagship.

Poured a pale cloudy color with three fingers of frothy white head. Nice stream of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Excellent uneven foamy lacing. World-class retention. A good-looking beer. (Sight - 4.50)

Smelled Cascade, Citrus, melon, cantaloupe, peach, pine, resin, tropical fruit punch, tangerine, citrus rind, menthol, buttery malts and spoiled fruit. Initially smelled really good, but lingering buttery spoiled citrus fruit really put a damper on it. (Smell - 3.25)

Tasted followed the nose. Not really liking it. Seems unfinished. Got boozy Centennial, Azacca and wet Cascade for hops (and spicy Chinook late). Also bitter citrus rind, menthol, melon, cantaloupe, peach rind, pine, dank resin, stone fruit, hints of tropical fruit punch and spoiled fruit. (Taste - 3.25)

Medium body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Bitter finish. (Feel - 3.50)

Really disappointed in this one after reading the can. Just did not work in my opinion. (Overall - 3.25)

3.35 | 77 | B-

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Photo of MFMB
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is actually a pretty good IPA. Not that I thought it wouldn't be, I just happened to stumble across a can at a bottle shop in Poky and bought it. A beautiful deep golden straw color with a peach hue. First thing that hits you is pine in the nose followed by a citrus bite, like grapefruit peel. Tastes almost as if hop oil is used? I don't think it is but it has a big pine/dank taste followed by that citrus bite of grapefruit and lemon zest. It is very well balanced with a solid malt backbone that is able to support the big pine and citrus kick. Good mouthfeel, finishes fairly dry but not as much as I'd hope for. This is a quality IPA and by my review you can see I enjoyed it. Would put it up there with most any northwest IPA. Will purchase again if I see it around. Good work Woodland Empire.

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Photo of Spikester
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy gold with as much head as you desire. Mine settled in at three fingers of dense off white foam.
Smell is big hops upon first smell. There are bready malts also but the pine hop aroma is the king here.
Taste is big hop oil pine with some peach or mango and well supported by the malt.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Finish is long dry bitterness still with a touch of malt to keep things under control. Overall a fine NW IPA that I would gladly enjoy again. Not easy to find in Oregon.
Purchased at John's Market in Multnoma Village in the Portland area.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a big foamy head on a clear straw body.
The aroma is lots of pine and a little lemon.
The taste pine bitterness throughout. Fairly well balanced though.
The texture is crisp.
A fine IPA.

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Photo of braker649er
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good flavors here. I picked up some slight peach and pine, but what struck me most was that this beer wasn't afraid to offer some malt. I skew toward the hophead side of the spectrum, but I respected this beer's balance. And it still certainly has its dose of hops. Complexity kicks in a few moments after the first sip.

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Photo of stevoj
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On opening day this was the best of the lot, body poured out a nice clear amber , with a soft, piney, citrus nose and abundant head. Taste is crisp, sharp hop bitterness, tongue tingling. Piney citrus nose, hops and malt blend nicely in overall presentation.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

RB

10oz pour at the Front St. Brewery... Hazy orange... Nice white head.. Tropical fruity hoppiness... A little spicy... Nice bitterness but that doesn’t translate exactly into hop flavor... Nice body, pretty drinkable.. Needs a little work, but close.

All 3.5's

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City Of Trees IPA from Woodland Empire Ale Craft
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 55 ratings