City Lights Brewing Co.

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City Lights Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
American IPA
Ranked #2,441
Ranked #18,834
3.83 | pDev: 6.53%
Nov 23, 2021
Apr 08, 2017
Very Good
Notes: Centennial. Cascade. Citra. Amarillo. This American-style IPA is defined by citrus-forward hoppiness with a delightful aroma. At just over 7% ABV, intermingling flavors permeate the senses and provide a lingering and caressing mouthfeel. At circa 63 IBUs; hop additions are artfully balanced with many late additions to offer a beautiful aroma and hop forward flavor that is just right. Hops are balanced with an elegant use of 6 different specialty malts to masterfully round out the beer.
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Rated: 3.88 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 23, 2021
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Reviewed by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Tasted in a snifter from draft at City Lights Brewing Company on December 7, 2019. Citra, Cascade, Centennial and Amarillo hops shine through with a slightly malty backbone.
Mar 07, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by Nurt20 from Illinois

Jan 23, 2019
Rated: 3.25 by krome from Illinois

Jan 03, 2019
Rated: 3.25 by jgunther71 from Illinois

Dec 16, 2018
Rated: 3.83 by Hopzilla_MN from Minnesota

Nov 03, 2018
Rated: 3.94 by KingBiscuit from Illinois

Sep 29, 2018
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I got a can of this off the single shelf at a Kroger just down the road from south metro ice in Dayton,OH. It poured a clear copper with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had bitter hop with slight citrus mix. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with citrus peel presence and sweet malt flare. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.
Sep 09, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by Zenboy99 from Wisconsin

Jun 29, 2018
Rated: 4 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin

Jun 26, 2018
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from 12oz can into glass. Bottom of can is stamped '02/16/18'. Purchased from the single can/bottle shelf at France 44, Edina MN.
Clear, deep gold colored body. One finger white, creamy head. Leaves behind sheets of lacing.
Aroma is floral and citrus hops.
Taste includes the floral and citrus hops but also includes a dank note, and ends with a piney note (but not real bitter). Good malt backbone.
Mouth feel is medium. Good carbonation.
A well balanced IPA that blends well the various hop varieties.
Jun 15, 2018
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours orange yellow with a small white head. Smells of strong citrus and floral hops. Tastes of citrus and floral notes with decent grain backbone. Beer is medium bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.
Jun 08, 2018
Rated: 3.88 by jakea from Wisconsin

Jan 08, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by JeffSK from Wisconsin

Dec 30, 2017
Rated: 3.58 by Khaack from New York

Oct 30, 2017
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Reviewed by handmuffin from Wisconsin

3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Served from can into glass at home. Pours medium amber in color with large white long lasting head. Strong hoppy aroma: floral, grassy, piney and resiny. Not a lot of distinct citrus or tropical fruit. Flavor is more hops, with a stronger citrus character and resin dankness. Small amount of caramel malt base detectable. Medium hop bitterness at the end. Medium body that is kinda slick feeling with medium low carbonation. Overall a solid IPA. A delicious complex hop character and a strong malt backbone produces a balanced but exciting brew.
Jun 01, 2017
Rated: 3.83 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

May 02, 2017
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Reviewed by Alan_Bats from Missouri

3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
L- comes in cheap can. Must poor into glass. It's an opaque light orange. Nice lacing.
S- great citrus hop aroma with floral hop notes coming through.
T- similar flavor as the aroma suggests. Citrus hops exude grapefruit flavor with floral notes. Flavor doesn't last long enough.
F- nice carbonation complement the medium body very well. Very easy IPA to drink.
O- very nice IPA. Hops are forward and well used. Easy to drink and flavor is pleasant. Nice to see from a Milwaukee craft brewery.
May 01, 2017
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Reviewed by Blackop555 from Michigan

3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours light hazy, orange. Thick, short, white head lasts a little bit with light lacing.

Smells malty, pine, citrus. Definite old smell even tho it was canned a month ago.

Tastes citrus, bready Malts, light pepper with nice bitterness. Finish is dry with a piney linger. Medium body and fizzy medium carbonation.

Taste is less old than smell
Apr 19, 2017
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Reviewed by Dharmelink from Wisconsin

4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From a 12 oz can poured into a mason jar glass

Slightly hazy and golden. 1 finger of white head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is slightly tropical not too piney. Nicely balanced flavor with Citra, Cascade, Centennial & Amarillo hops. Good malt backbone with a medium mouthfeel. Overall, a nice IPA. Balanced is the theme here. Mild citrusy flavor without much piney hops.
Apr 13, 2017
IPA from City Lights Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 20 ratings