City Of Trees IPA
Woodland Empire Ale Craft

City Of Trees IPACity Of Trees IPA
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From:
Woodland Empire Ale Craft
 
Idaho, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #3,265
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
85
Ranked #22,285
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 11.23%
Ratings:
57
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 22, 2021
Added:
Jan 15, 2014
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  12
SCORE
85
Very Good
City Of Trees IPACity Of Trees IPA
Notes: None
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Photo of Iamaskier
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Iamaskier from Idaho

Big head, hazy straw colored body. Very floral on the nose, hints of grass, lemon, pineapple, generally sweet. Taste is bigger than expected. Huge floral and pine hops, quite bright, sweet grass and a hint of cracker malt, piney bitterness in the body, and lingering grapefruit and melon on the finish. Feel is smooth, finish is dry. Overall I’m impressed, the flowers and pine take the front seat here. Good balance with the lemon and grass to. Pretty refreshing, even with the bigger bitterness.

Sep 22, 2021
Photo of TheBricenator
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by TheBricenator from Oregon

Look: Slightly opaque medium orange in color with a nice-looking white head that forms a pillow and slowly settles, leaving good lacing behind
Aroma: Lemon-lime, grapefruit, fir needles, orange, warm bread, and pine
Taste: Pine, grapefruit, and lemon-lime come out of the gate swinging and fir needles/orange notes soon join the fray. A lightly bready malt note stays constant throughout and closes with a nice bite
Mouthfeel: Full, a little slick, medium-high carbonation, and pretty dry on the finish
Overall: I am a fan of this. This is a great throwback WC-hopped India pale ale and the amount of hop flavor and aroma along with a substantial bite and medium strength dryness definitely meet the criteria as well as garner my praise. Enjoyable and recommended

Apr 08, 2021
 
4.07 by Andrewp123 from Idaho on Jun 25, 2019
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4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

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! i like this more and more every time i have one...

Apr 08, 2019
 
3.74 by JohnDon from Texas on Oct 04, 2018
 
3 by DerwinWentworth from Utah on Apr 29, 2018
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3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Hoopster4hire from Oregon

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

Dec 27, 2017
 
3.75 by Marvicsin from California on Aug 20, 2017
 
3.63 by superfriend from Wisconsin on Aug 17, 2017
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3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by twiggamortis420 from Texas

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.

Aug 06, 2017
 
3.83 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Jul 30, 2017
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1.63/5  rDev -56.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by bilbobrewer from Oregon

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.

May 18, 2017
 
3.71 by wisegreensoul from Idaho on May 11, 2017
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3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by BucannonXC5 from California

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-

May 04, 2017
 
3.85 by MTKATL from Georgia on Apr 23, 2017
 
2.58 by South2NW from Oregon on Mar 13, 2017
 
3.52 by MattinIdaho from Idaho on Feb 03, 2017
 
3.04 by eawolff99 from Minnesota on Dec 28, 2016
 
3.88 by shelby415 from Oregon on Nov 16, 2016
 
3.71 by casapy from Idaho on Jul 20, 2016
 
3.65 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on Jul 16, 2016
 
3.75 by Erik-P from Canada (BC) on Jun 04, 2016
 
4.04 by IDABEERGUY from Idaho on May 22, 2016
 
4 by bpfrush from Wisconsin on May 21, 2016
 
3.79 by Thirstygoat from Illinois on May 08, 2016
 
4.02 by grnmtnman from Oregon on Apr 16, 2016
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3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by MFMB from Idaho

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.

Apr 05, 2016
 
4.03 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Feb 14, 2016
 
3.85 by AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts on Feb 09, 2016
 
3.41 by CTFalcon from Connecticut on Jan 30, 2016
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3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Spikester from Oregon

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.

Jan 30, 2016
 
3.84 by SweetChicken from Massachusetts on Jan 01, 2016
 
3.75 by sharpski from Oregon on Dec 21, 2015
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3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by Fatehunter from Oregon

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.

Dec 07, 2015
 
3.39 by Chris912 from Illinois on Oct 09, 2015
 
3.74 by csgeorge from Texas on Sep 28, 2015
 
4.03 by Smak_Hermann from Idaho on Sep 21, 2015
 
4.02 by Robomunky from Washington on Jun 22, 2015
 
3.86 by Donkster46 from Washington on Jun 06, 2015
Photo of braker649er
3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by braker649er from Washington

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.

May 30, 2015
City Of Trees IPA from Woodland Empire Ale Craft
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 57 ratings