RateBeer
overall
60
33
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
available

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
City Steamís traditional unfiltered, dry hopped INDIA PALE ALE. It is very bitter and very fragrant - a pure hop loverís delight! 18 Plato..


jpburgh213's rating

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jpburgh213 (11) - saratoga springs, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Poured amber color out of a bottle. Interesting packaging. Nice hoppy citrus smell. Flavor was very bitter and didnít have enough balance for me but i look for more malty overtones in my beers.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (7132) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange amber with white head. Nose/taste of grapefruit peel, caramel malt, harsh grain, pine and bitter rotten oranges. Medium body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4172) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Pours deep hazy amber into a Sam glass. Off-white head with medium retention recedes leaving spot lacing to coat surface. Sour caramel aromas. Medium bodied with stale caramel upfront turning to nutty bread before the lasting bitter earth finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (5680) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Draft. Pours golden orange with a thin white head. Fruity and lightly citric, light yeasty notes, and light malty sweetness. Relatively balanced and drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazyvin (1860) - New York, USA - OCT 12, 2013
It poured with a nice clear amber body and a nice white head that had great retention and nice lace. Aroma had a mild caramel malts presence upfront. Nice pine hops a slight hint of grapefruit. Flavor was hop forward. Mostly a dry bitter flavor. Some nice fruity notes and the malts were mild just like the aroma. Nice dry finish a little light on the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2484) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Pint at brewpub. Good aroma. Sweet bitter. Grapefruit yet tad sweet. Clean brownish orange color. Ok head and lace. Bitter flavor. Medium body. Creamy thick mouthfeel. Bitter finish. Good. Though itís bitterness would wear thin after a couple. Still decent enough ipa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slepkov (35) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2013
Pours a hazy orange brew with prolific and persistent lathery head. The floral hop aromas carry across the room and are reminiscent of pine and citrus. On the palate it is clean with fairly strong carbonation. The hopping is exceedingly aggressive for an IPA (Rather than a double or imperial IPA) with very long lasting and astringent bitterness. Huge IBUs. Lots of pine flavors with some grapefruit and other citrus and a little bit of malt. This beer is all about the bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (2044) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 18, 2013
On tap at the source. Comes to the table a solid golden amber with a decent head that leaves lots of lace on the way down. Smells of bitter citrus and earth with lots of caramel maltiness to back it up. Old school aroma reminds me of Harpoon. The flavor follows the aroma with lots of grapefruit and lemon pith with hints of pine and a bit of caramel and brown bread to back it up. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick sweet mouthfeel. Nice old school IPA I enjoyed it.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (4694) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark copper body with a decent one finger frothy beige head that had pretty nice retention. The nose is way too heavy on the crystal malt for my tastes, very sweet smelling with some resiny piney hops. The flavor confirms the heavy crystal malt as well, the malt is so heavy and sweet it takes away from the moderate bitter resiny hops. Lingering finish of instant iced tea and brash bitter hops. Medium bodied with a clingy stickiness and resiny sticky hops. Moderate fizzy prickly carbonation. This is exactly what I donít want from an IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5618) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Tap at the brewpub. Clear orange pour with a clingy head. Floral hops, somewhat unbalanced. Just okay for me.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle. Hazy dark amber color, thick off white head, solid lacing. Aroma of fragrant and floral pine. Taste is very bitter pine resin, too bitter for me.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50