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India Pale Ale - Nebraska Brewing Company

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

228 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 4
Gots: 20 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: beerhobo22 on 07-03-2009)
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metter98

New York

3.81/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

06-11-2014 22:53:22 | More by metter98
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-20-2014 01:12:29 | More by jaydoc
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zeff80

Missouri

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-26-2014 23:51:12 | More by zeff80
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +4.5%

Nice design on the can.

Pours a crystal clear amber with an off-white head. Nose is pine and resin. Flavor is nice. Full and consistent. Spiced edges from hops. Pine and resin here too. I like this one. Firm, but not obnoxiously so. I could go for more than one of these.

05-12-2014 03:49:32 | More by RblWthACoz
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%

On-tap 10/8/2010 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a medium brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains caramelized malts, floral hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a decent hops bitterness comes in along with a hearty malt character and creates a good balance. The hops presence isn't quite as strong as most IPA's. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style despite being a little darker and less hoppy that most beers in the style, this is a good beer to drink for a while if you want a milder IPA.

10-12-2010 15:02:41 | More by TheManiacalOne
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Oklahoma

3.73/5  rDev -2.4%

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

06-07-2014 03:39:35 | More by russpowell
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-05-2014 21:33:48 | More by Kegatron
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.73/5  rDev -2.4%

a really solid ipa from nebraska brewing here, but all of their stuff has been good, so no surprise at all. an orangey colored version of the style, with a little less than an inch of thick white head. it has a real fruit punchy bouquet to the hops, not so much tropical as citrusy and orchard type fruits, and just enough bitterness. the malt base is middle of the road, a little medium crystal in here for color and smoothness, but mostly pale type malt in here. lots of late kettle hops are responsible for the aromatic explosion of this beer, super hoppy, less conventional varietals, which i like a lot. they have gotten a lot out of the hops here, and although there isnt much bitterness, the beer comes through balanced and robust. maybe colder fermentation has helped make this as smooth and dry as it is, without any real yeast character to the flavor at all. overall quite a good ipa, not as adventurous as the bottled series they have done, but very sturdy beer here.

08-08-2014 15:55:53 | More by StonedTrippin
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-01-2014 02:49:16 | More by DrunkinYogi
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-09-2014 03:33:55 | More by XmnwildX12
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-15-2014 03:24:45 | More by oriolesfan4
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-28-2014 13:46:35 | More by InspectorBob
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Billolick

New York

3.53/5  rDev -7.6%

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

07-06-2010 13:26:05 | More by Billolick
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +4.2%

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.

06-14-2011 19:58:55 | More by akorsak
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev +3.7%

A: Pours a crystal clear medium copper in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some light golden yellow + amber highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/orange and tropical/mango hops along with lighter aromas of pine hops. There is a very light aroma of biscuit malts.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of biscuit and slightly sweet grainy malts. That is followed by moderate flavors of citrus/orange, tropical/mango, and tropical/peach hops along with a touch of pine hops. Light to moderate amounts of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly chewy. Notes of dryness in the finish.

O: Very enjoyable and easy to drink as well as being one of the few affordable Nebraska brews to make it out this way. Really nice combination of aromas and flavors to the hop profile of this beer. Definitely would recommend grabbing this one if you see it.

05-11-2014 00:19:27 | More by dbrauneis
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.5%

12-25-2012 22:05:57 | More by ejimhof
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +10.5%

Nebraska Brewing IPA

Pours copper orange with a chill haze and a small fizzy head that dies down to fine layers of lacing. Aroma of grapefruit zest, white pepper and orange. Citrus hop and an earthy bitterness in the flavor profile. Nice clean and refreshing. Medium bodied with a nice sharp bite and good feel. A really good go to IPA and my first brew from Nebraska.

04-13-2011 02:13:21 | More by Stinkypuss
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-16-2014 14:26:24 | More by BillRoth
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

08-03-2014 21:01:32 | More by Latarnik
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-07-2014 02:57:29 | More by wrightst
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Tone

Missouri

3.93/5  rDev +2.9%

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of citrus hops, pine hops, and slight sweet malt. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, pine hops, sweet malt, and alcohol. Overall, good appearance, feel, and body.

05-27-2011 00:56:38 | More by Tone
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-28-2014 03:52:00 | More by DrBier
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

05-14-2014 16:41:33 | More by ShanePB
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

Picked up the can since nobody can have enough can reviews! Into a pint glass

A - Very carbonated amber brown, clear with a solid inch of fluffy head that settles to a lace ring. Sticky lacing all around.
S - Smell is very malty with hint of grapefruit hops in the mix. Very balanced.
T - Intense hop bitterness at first maybe my palate hasn't had a good IPA for a while. After a few sips the intense unbalanced bitterness takes a backseat but returns in the finish to give you numb tongue. Balancing cracker malts and sweet malts make this beer bearable.
M - Light to medium body, resinous yet forgiving.

Overall reminds me of my hometown IPA but with a touch more balance. Worth picking up if you love a good "hop punch" to the face.

06-23-2014 01:03:23 | More by DrDemento456
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India Pale Ale from Nebraska Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.