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India Pale Ale - Nebraska Brewing Company

India Pale Ale
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BA SCORE
85
very good

72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%


Brewed by:
Nebraska Brewing Company visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our India Pale Ale has a pronounced hop bitterness and wonderful hop aroma. The taste immediately gives away the high hop characteristics with malt aspects playing second fiddle to this fantastic example of the style.

65 IBU

(Beer added by: beerhobo22 on 07-03-2009)
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Ratings: 72 | Reviews: 30 | Show All Ratings:
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 3/27/2010. Growler from Big Z Beverage. Pours a deep red/orange with a thick off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, light fruit, bready malt. Flavor of bready malts, grassy hops, with a bitter finish. Not much citrus presence in this one and it has a heavier body than most IPAs. Still, easy drinking and pleasant.

Serving type: growler

12-23-2010 19:59:04 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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woodchipper

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

04-22-2014 22:06:28 | More by woodchipper
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dave39

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

So. I was recommended to try this by my local beer guru when the Hop, Drop, and Roll was out, and the Sculpin IPA there is still way out of date, and not fresh. Very cool can. Nice aroma when opening, very much a less intense version of HD&R and the Sculpin. Pungency of citrus and hops is there, but muted. Taste was good, not outstanding, but good.

Bottom line, this is not a terrible IPA to drink like Sierra Nevada's Ruthless Rye, but it won't overwhelm you with giddiness like the above mentioned, and not as good as Founder's Centennial IPA either. It is a very drinkable IPA, for sure, and you can drink plenty of it, which may or may not be a good thing. This beer doesn't kick you in the ass like a few Hop, Drop, and Rolls might, probably because they are at 6.9% alcohol content. Overall, I will drink what I have, but not go out of my way to purchase more. It is drinkable, but I don't lust for it.

Serving type: can

04-22-2014 19:46:51 | More by dave39
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-22-2014 16:28:47 | More by kaelingirl
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Durge

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-21-2014 05:47:48 | More by Durge
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-19-2014 04:17:33 | More by IdrinkGas
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can > Sensory Pils Glass

A - Lovely lookign clear gold with one and a half fingers of foamy white head, no lacing though.
S - Juicy tropical fruits, pine, and grapefruit, dank grassy hints, a little sweet malt.
T - Big hop flavor without being too bitter, lots of dank pine and grass, nice bread malt, a little caramel, sweet pineapple.
M - Bold bitterness, and a little chewy, but manageable.
O - Really solid IPA, was stoked to finally see this around. Could easily get a case of this.

Serving type: can

04-19-2014 02:17:31 | More by Omnium
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wedge

North Carolina

3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Crystal-clear copper hued body covered with a small white head. There's certainly a hefty dose of Citra in the nose: mango, pineapple, tangerine, peach, and pine sap, all over some biscuity malt at the base. It doesn't have aromatics that leap out of the glass, things stay fairly mellow and dark, but definitely very hop-forward. Flavor is a solid wave of punchy, fruity hops with a moderate bitterness and lingering resins. Mango, lemon, and a pile of pile needles meet some caramel malt that balances things out without getting too sweet. Very nice! Solid body and decently dry on the finish. I don't think I've had much else from Nebraska because their larger format bottles are so expensive and seem to just sit on the shelves. Good to see some cans around these parts, I hope people get their hands on this while it's fresh.

Serving type: can

04-19-2014 01:20:18 | More by wedge
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JandJMD

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-18-2014 22:11:29 | More by JandJMD
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Steamer

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-17-2014 02:09:00 | More by Steamer
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into a pub style pint glass.

Appearance
Golden with 1 finger of creamy, off-white head. Excellent clarity and good retention with light carbonation.

Nose
Tangerine, mango, passion fruit, peach, and caramel.

Taste
Mango, tangerine, and papaya. Honey and caramel maltiness. Touches of peach and passion fruit. Finishes with grapefruit zest and light notes of pine resin.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, and dry with a moderate-high bitterness.

Overall
Citrusy, tropical, bitter, and dry. A solid IPA worth checking out.

Serving type: can

04-16-2014 17:50:34 | More by justintcoons
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IronLover

Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Golden orange in color with good clarity. Poured with a short white foam that reduced to a thin bright cap that left sheets of wet sticky lacings on the glass. Pungent, herbal, onion-like aroma up front, with light, ripe tropical hop and sweet malty notes in tow. Medium bodied with a a slick oily feel with slightly biting aggressive carbonation over top. Flavors are similar to aromas with dominant, pungent, herbal hop bitterness from start to finish. Sweet malt presence offsets the bitterness a bit but this id clearly a bitter hop forward offering. Pungent flavors take a spicy turn through the middle as pine hop flavors emerge toward the end. Finished with a lingering light pine hop bitterness.

Serving type: can

04-14-2014 02:56:16 | More by IronLover
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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-13-2014 19:56:17 | More by rodlavers
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Scott1970

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-13-2014 18:26:20 | More by Scott1970
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campfirebrew

New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-13-2014 13:18:57 | More by campfirebrew
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JohnParadee

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-13-2014 12:11:29 | More by JohnParadee
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SenorHops

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-13-2014 02:45:36 | More by SenorHops
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-12-2014 15:39:51 | More by JeffTheJuice
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-10-2014 22:12:37 | More by nickfl
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rjvanston

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-10-2014 02:04:17 | More by rjvanston
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smccann

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-09-2014 23:01:58 | More by smccann
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DrinkNewport

Rhode Island

4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This has a nice copper pour with a light head that dissipates quickly.

The hops come forward in the aroma, letting you know that this is going to be one bitter IPA.

As soon as you taste this beer - POW! - hops. That said, it's got a pretty clean finish...in that all you get off the tail end is the hopiness you met at the front.

Nebraska Brewing Company just arrived in Rhode Island, but I've really liked all that I've tried.

Serving type: can

04-09-2014 00:17:38 | More by DrinkNewport
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-07-2014 22:57:00 | More by millerbuffoon
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Flatlands

Missouri

4.39/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Love beer in cans! So much better for the beer and ease of recycling. Great looking can BTW, check out the bar cade in the shape of the great state of Nebraska.

This is an impressive little brewery tucked away in south Omaha. This is a subtle IPA that still has somewhat bitterness but is oh, so balanced. It is darker in color than most IPA's. I like the lingering bitterness that stays on my palate but does not attack my mouth. One of my non-IPA guys said it best when trying a over-the-top IPA "This beer is attacking my mouth." That does not happen here.

So, this will be my go-to IPA, the alcohol content is up there for an IPA so it's not in the all-day affair but when I want a couple of cans, it's right towards the top.

Hopefully, they'll get some cans in your neck of the woods. Great Job Nebraska Brewing!

Serving type: can

04-06-2014 20:52:39 | More by Flatlands
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kell50

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-06-2014 12:10:46 | More by kell50
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India Pale Ale from Nebraska Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.