Double IPA
City Lights Brewing Co.

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City Lights Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
Imperial IPA
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3.8 | pDev: 27.89%
Jun 25, 2018
Jan 07, 2018
Notes: None
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Ratings by Yungcoolship:
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Reviewed by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin

2.07/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
Pours slighty hazy with a rich amber color, with a wispy head that dissipates quickly. The smell is of muddled hops; mainly earthy, grassy, burnt citrus. The taste is cloyingly sweet with a bitter finish of muddled hops that match the aroma. The mouthfeel is heavy, malty, and boozy. Overall, it is not my favorite offering from the brewery and I think the beer shows some promise if they tweaked the recipe/execution so that it doesn't taste under attenuated and cloyingly sweet.
Apr 27, 2018
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L: The glass fills brilliant copper amber permeated by streams of rapidly rising bubbles under a 1" off-white blanket of foam with good retention

S: smells like citrus, tropical fruit, melon and berry with a trace of onion and fresh grass, light alcohol, and a hint of dank and caramel

T: A melange of fruit flavors rolls over the tongue with tropical fruit, citrus, berries and lemon leading the charge

F: very creamy with a medium body and slightly below medium carbonation. The alcohol is mildly warming but not hot or harsh.

O: nice job developing the fruit flavors from the hops
Jun 25, 2018
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Reviewed by Piercan from Wisconsin

4.8/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Poured out of a 16 oz. can; clear, golden amber. Thin head; little to no lacing. Amazing aromas of tropical fruit -- esp. pineapple, but also mango and some grapefruit -- as you pop the can open.
First sip is particularly tasty and mouth watering. Rich caramel malts balanced by a backdrop of complex hops flavors.
Alcohol content is the down side. The beer is heady, and you soon feel that effect. Yet so tasty you want more, like a treat.
Drink responsively. I still give it a massively 《outstanding》 rating.
~ Amended Apr.24, 2018.
Apr 16, 2018
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
i thought this was pretty good, along with the coconut porter its the first i have had from these guys. honey colored and only lightly clear, heady and sparkling with carbonation. it smells a little sweet, west coasty, resinous and oily, weed-like in the nose, some floral honey and vegetal bitterness to the hops, at once mellow and intense. there is a lot of fruit to the hops too, pineapple and candied orange and lemongrass, fresh for sure, and robustly proportioned. i usually dislike any sweetness in this style, but here i appreciate the malt richness underneath all the hops. it has a honey note, enough body to support all the hops and alcohol, enjoyable and balanced. the booze is a little prominent for my tastes, it might be a better beer in th 8% abv range without that so exposed, but i also like its wintery heft mixed with summery hop vibes. i couldnt drink many of these, but for a single beer i thought it was quite good, very round with only moderate bitterness. i will look forward to drinking some more beers from these guys, this was tasty!
Apr 03, 2018
Double IPA from City Lights Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 4 ratings