Hazy IPA
City Lights Brewing Co.

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #1,774
ABV:
7%
Score:
89
Ranked #21,359
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 5.85%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
17
From:
City Lights Brewing Co.
 
Wisconsin, United States
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Rotating
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Gots
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SCORE
89
Very Good
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 17 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by RollDamnTide:
Photo of RollDamnTide
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Canned 9/20/19; drank 11/25/19 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy orange/yellow appearance.

A violent pour yielded a HUGE off-white head; frothy lace.

Orange soda & wheat notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Orange soda & wheat flavors; artificially sweet & kinda dry.

Not really what I'm looking for with this style.

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Photo of farrago
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Huge head, three plus fingers, the retention is excellent even though it’s more airy than a souffle, spotty lacing but lots of it. Lighter golden color but still opaque. Dense yet sinewy nose rife with pineapple, mango scents buttressed by apricot, any dankness is fresh and not overly concentrated, real juicy pink grapefruit component, stays full for some time. Full-bodied, a touch heavy, the carbonation is not active enough to break it open. Pretty florality, some pine, the soft texture diminishes the impact of any herbaceousness. Generous blood orange, grapefruit citrus. A caramel to honey element extends the sweetness of flavors as the palate starts to dry and tighten. Overripe peach, apricot, nectarine to melon and guava fruit. Nothing unique going on but ranks high for drinkability. (Canned 7/2/19)

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JDoHo
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of drunkenmess
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreenBayBA
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lrend13
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of defunksta
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a completely, 100% hazy, pale creamy yellow color with visible sediment floating in the glass. A mild to moderate white head. SRM of 7. So much pale and haze. (4.0)

Aroma: Strong aromas of peach, pineapple, and grapefruit. There is apricot and strawberry too. A little melon and passionfruit. (3.75)

Flavor: Flavor follows the nose with lots of peach, pineapple, grapefruit, and passionfruit. Juicy, with milk and cream behind it all. No bitterness. (4.0)

Feel: Grainy and heavy. Wants to be creamy, but not quite. (3.75)

Overall: A really good "hazy" IPA. Not a double-dry hopped, local juice bomb, but for a more economic option, this could compete with some of the macrobreweries best attempts at the style. A fantastic juice profiles and has visible sediment. I would recommend this beer for a more reasonable hazy IPA. (Final rating: 3.92)

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Photo of andrew8626
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bshaw22
3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I had heard good things about this. Tried it on tap at the Wisconsin state fair.
Looks the part. Big white head and thick haze.
Smell is muted. Maybe because it's super cold...not sure. Maybe some pineapple and a little orange.
Can't get a whole lot out of the flavor - very subtle hints of mango, orange, and pineapple. No bitterness. Not a super sweet finish which is good.
This beer does some things well, but it's lacking in taste and nose. This style should punch you in the face.

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Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Danmullens1
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stanale
4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can. Stamped canning date is '10/30/19'. 2019 GABF Silver Medal Recipient under category of Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ale.
Murky, pale gold colored body. Egg shell white one finger head, sticks around as thin cap. Leaves behind a motley array of lacing.
Aroma of pineapple, orange, melon and mango. Slight pine.
Taste is orange, melon, and some grapefruit pith. Low bitterness.
Medium mouth feel, with soft texture. Very good carbonation.
Not awesome at two months of age, but displays the NEIPA characteristics. Easy to drink big gulps, with a dryness throughout. Not much flavor left in the aftertaste.

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Photo of RobinLee
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy IPA from City Lights Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 17 ratings