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India Pale Ale - Nebraska Brewing Company

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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very good

461 Ratings
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Ratings: 461
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 8
Gots: 78 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Nebraska Brewing Company visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: beerhobo22 on 07-03-2009

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.

72 IBU
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Ratings: 461 | Reviews: 108
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Photo of SD-Alefan
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark copper-red with a slight head that quickly dissipates and leaves generous lacing behind.
The aroma is loaded: dank, citrus, pine, sweet melon and a hint of white bread.
taste is bitter and sweet with plenty of citrus and pine hitting my plate first with some following dankness and dry and bitter finish.
Mouthfeel is on the thin end of medium and a bit sticky.
Overall, a decent IPA.

Photo of Beaver13
3.16/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz can. Pours clear copper orange with a medium creamy off white head that retains fairly well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet soapy malts with some fruit and stinky, resiny hops.

The flavor is sweet bready malts (slightly biscuity crystal) and fruit with a big resiny, tarry bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a decent IPA, just not my thing. I'm not a huge fan of the biscuit malt and the tarry hops.

Photo of Billolick
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Birdsall House in Peekskill, NY. Poured nearly clear, glowing almond amber, with bubbles rising and supporting a lighter khaki head, leaving scattered bits of fine lace on the glass. moderate hopped nose, resiny in nature. The moderate nature of the hop approach continues onto the tongue and mouth, resiny/grainy, but not much more then moderate in their presence. Middle of the road IPA, nothing special...Unlikely I'd go for this one again

Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: 1/3 inch head, copper in color, high carbonation, clear

Smell: citrus hops and toasted malt

Taste: citrus hops, toasted malt, honey, slight resin

Mouthfeel: sweet start with a dry bitter backbone, light bodied with high carbonation

Overall: A high quality, clean, and well crafted IPA. Nice citrusy flavors and not overly bitter. I would consider picking up a six pack of this again.

Photo of bsp77
4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving glass: Poured from can into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Cloudy amber-orange with nice, off-white head and good lacing.

Smell: Sharp citrus that is definitely Citra hops. Some pine, pineapple and a little bit dank as well.

Taste: Very hoppy and juicy, with grapefruit, orange and pineapple. Fairly dank, with notes of marijuana and onion. The finish is quite bitter and piney. I guess there are some malts under there but I wasn't really paying attention to them.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium to full that is fairly oily, very dry.

Overall: Excellent IPA that is very juicy and hoppy. Quite underrated IMO.

Photo of MattyG85
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big three finger off white head with decent retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A crisp, juicy, and earthy hop forward aroma with hints of citrus and grass. Citrus hop hints of grapefruit, orange peel, pineapple, lemon, mango, and melon. Earthy and floral hops with hints of pine resin and grass. Solid malt backing with hints of sweet caramel, biscuit, yeast, and cracker. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like the smell indicates, a juicy and piney hop forward taste with good notes of citrus, pine, and grass. Upfront citrus hops with notes of orange peel, grapefruit, lemon zest, pineapple, mango, and melon. Solid presence of earthy and floral hops with a dank presence of pine resin and grass. Good sweet malt backing with notes of caramel, grains, biscuit, and yeast. A pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, juicy, and pretty smooth with a drying finish.

Overall: A very solid West Coast style IPA. Good notes of citrus and pine with a solid malt presence.

Photo of far333
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Burnished copper colored with a low frothy head of dimpled off-white foam that settles out quickly to a low cap. Aroma of tangerine and mango, some subtle piney notes.

Big hop flavors upfront, lots of citrus, grapefruit rind, and sappy pine, with some floral notes. Good malt balance rides beneath, but the hops keep punching their way to the surface. Hop flavor lingers long, piney notes linger. Even mouthfeel, creamy and full, but finishes semi-tingly. Very good beer.

Photo of rdilauro
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I wasnt sure what I was getting when I tried this one. I never heard of the brewery before.
The pour was that perfect orange hue of a neatly hopped beer. The light cream head was a perfect counterbalance to the orange overtone.

No question about hops here. The ongoing aroma of citrus, grapefruit, pine resin and much more filled my nose the way a good hoppy IPA should.

Without even tasting this one, I knew what to expect. It held up to my expectations.
Crisp, Light with the tingling effect on my tongue with a dry and lingering aftertaste. You knew what you just tatted.

I was very impressed by this IPA

Photo of poporojo
3.37/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Rather thin. Hops undewhelming but a good amount of citra for those that love them.

Photo of tastybeer
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice looking ambery gold color with a large white head. Head fades to a foamy ring and thin layer leaving a couple scattered bubble string around the glass. Aroma is sweet floral, happy citrus, slightly tropical, and fresh doughy-grainy malt. Simple pleasant aromas.... Taste is a well balanced combo of Citra hop flavors, bitterness, and chewy malts. Candy lemon, sweet orange, floral, a little spicy zest, and some tropical mango fruitiness. Bitterness is just right...not overpowering but pleasant and entertaining.

Easy to drink and very pleasant.

Photo of ordybill
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass.
Aroma- A very nice blend of hops, malt and yeast
Appearance- A refreshing looking amber color with a small thick white head.
Taste- A really good flavor of malt, hops and nuts. very good
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation
Overall- My favorite Nebraska beer so far. very good

Photo of russpowell
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Nice head retention & lacing

S: Lemon zest, leafy & piney hops

T: Grapefruit, a little pineyness, plus dryness up front. Aspirin, a little caramel & doughyness as this warms along with grapefruit pith. Finished grapefruitty, dry, with a little lemon as well

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, decent balance

A respectable IPA, glad I got to try it

Photo of hophugger
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

An all around good IPA. Good color, nice head and impressive head. Pine hops and some citrus are apparent in the taste and the feel is awesome, leaving you wanting more!!!!!!!!!. Nice balance and great beer, Nebraska !!!!!!!!

Photo of G_Mad
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Super hippy good

Photo of tone77
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden/honey color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is strong of hops and citrus. Taste is bitter, hoppy, citrus, a nice malt backbone, tasty. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid and good quality beer.

Photo of Forb
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Nebraska Brewing Co. - Papillion, NE...

Appearance: Dark copper color reminiscent of most IPAs.

Smell: Strongly earthy notes present themselves amid a citrusy hop essence.

Taste: Hops, hops, hops. The floral hop presence here overpowers everything. A hop heads IPA.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with light carbonation that leaves a very dry aftertaste.

Overall: A good solid IPA, very much so for those into the extra hoppy.

Photo of ElderBeagle
4/5  rDev +5.8%

I grew up in Nebraska. So I saw this and just had to get it. I'll be brief. Beautiful dark amber color. Smells wonderful typical tropical citrus scents. Taste follows the smell with a pronounced bitterness that lingers for a day and a half. Thick creamy mouth fell like an imperial. Just a damn good IPA. Buy it without worry

Photo of akorsak
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Brass Rail. I love IPAs.

A: The IPA is darker, more towards the nut brown end of IPAs. A thin white head came with the pour but didn't lace or linger.

S: The IPA has a heavy dose of citrus bitterness. The aromas are lush and strong, balance is an afterthought with these babies. Caramel malts add sweet breadiness.

T: More hops, bitter and delicious. Thick citrus hops practically leap out of the glass. Their resiny fullness has flowers and herbs along for the ride. Balancing malts don't put a dent in the pleasant bitterness. Citrus, rinds, pepper and even a little pine. All in all an excellent IPA.

M: The mouthfeel zings with hops, skinny legs and all. Another glass please.

Photo of philbe311
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Slightly more than fingers worth of delicate airy white froth... A light bronzed color... Lightly carbonated... Rings upon rings of beautiful lacing clings to the glass...

S - A refined but potent hop burst... Mostly earthy and piney... No evidence that there's a malt base anywhere in here...

T - Hop forward, but in a unique way... The hops are European and Woody in nature... Perhaps a touch of pine... Some floral notes as well... Absolutely zero citrus... Walnutty as well... Very little malt base to speak of...

M - Medium bodied... Moderate carbonation... A bit dry throughout... Rather one dimensional...

D - Excellent appearance and aroma... Good taste... Slightly above average mouthfeel... The overall result is a very solid American IPA, but one that seems to be a notch below the best in class...

Photo of Beejay
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Apricot in color, with a slight bit of haze. Night white head.

S: Citrus notes with a lot of caramel sweetness. Plenty of tangerine in there I'm a little surprised by the sweetness, but it's a good surprise.

T: Taste follows aroma, but with a significant amount of bitterness. Citrus as well as some pine notes, the caramel is a little bit more subdued than the aroma would lead you to believe.

M: Medium in mouthfeel, with medium carbonation. A little bit of an ending bite with the carbonation.

O: Overall a pretty tasty beer. Tasty, hoppy, I'd get it again.

Photo of DrinkNewport
4.23/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

Photo of wedge
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Photo of Greywulfken
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

A: medium amber ale - crystal clear - centered into a pint, produced a towering head of off-white foam; some head retained throughout, lotsa lace down the glass

S: big aromas of citrus and pine - floral and bright; underscored by deeper notes of rich grain, wet with caramelized sugars

T: the hop bill asserts up front - Citra hop action brings the citric pith, suggesting dark grapefruit; pine resin chewiness and sweetness as hop and malt meld; hop-forward but the malts are present enough to support the bitterness

M: creamy and slick, but bittering as hell; some bitter pine-resin coat on the tongue leaves a "must-have-more" aftertaste; medium body, ample carbonation fuzz

O: whatta great little beer! From brewers I only knew for their "big boy" reserve series bottles comes a lean and tight IPA, crisp and easy-drinkin', full o' flavor with a nice clean aroma. I'm gonna go big here 'cuz I'm a fan of Citra hops. Regardless, grab some.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Chuckanut pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a thin white head that dissipates to patches and light lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, mild citrus and mild grassy hops. Flavor is caramel malt, light citrus and fresh mown prairie grass and hay, light lemon. Finishes with a somewhat earthy and herbal hop bitterness that is much more intense than expected from the mild start. Medium bodied. I was a little underwhelmed by my first taste of this, but there is something about the hop bill here and its balance with the malt body that is very appealing. The finish is more than satisfactorily bitter and flavorful. Very nice balance and ultimately great taste. I will try this again, which is not something I say about a lot of non-west coast IPAs these days.

Photo of metter98
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear light amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving lacing on the surface, a collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose along with notes of pine resin hops.
T: Like the smell, the taste starts off with flavors of citrusy hops and finishes with piney hops. The hops contribute a moderate to strong amount of bitterness. Slight hints of caramel malts are perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very hop-forward IPA that delivers a lot of bitterness on the taste and bite on the mouthfeel. I liked how it had a blend of citrusy and piney hops.

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India Pale Ale from Nebraska Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 461 ratings.