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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
85
very good

290 Ratings
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Ratings: 290
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 6
Gots: 32 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

BeerGreg, Sep 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Justdoit1234, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

deonreds, Sep 12, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev -3.7%

Budinetz, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of beerdedking
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%

This IPA is quite similar to others I've had, namely Finest Kind, maybe Hop Devil, and others so immediately it's pretty good.
It's got a nice popping citrus nose leading to an opening of lemon and tangerine, followed by a pronounced caramel malt backbone.
Pine bitterness is mild to average, while drinkability is moderate to high. This one doesn't do anything I haven't sampled before, but
does lean towards a West Coast IPA that can be knocked back at will...

beerdedking, Sep 08, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34%

sharpski, Sep 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

CCutch, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.51/5  rDev -7.4%

Pours a clear dark orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, earth, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with earth, citrus zest, and grapefruit juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice balance of earth and citrus forward hop characteristics.

Serving type: can.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Whiskeydeez, Sep 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Norseman, Sep 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

waddellc2, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
4/5  rDev +5.5%

I know that I picked these CANs up in Philly to further The CANQuest ™, but I CANnot remember whether they came from Pinocchio's or The Foodery (Northern Liberties). Either way, they are nice CANs!

From the CAN: "World Class in Every Glass"; "Our West Coast inspired India Pale Ale is rich in flavor and abundant in citrus-like, piney, and resiny aromatics created through a wonderful infusion of Citra hops. Completely refreshing with assertive, bordering on aggression, crisp bitterness. Beautifully Nebraskan."; "CANs: Infinitely Recyclable (SM)".

I swear that I heard an elephant trumpet in the distance when I Crack!ed this brimful CAN open! If it is charging, then I need to have an inverted Glug going before it gets here. My tour guide, Raj, is exhorting me, "Sahib, sahib!" as though I CAN make this happen any faster. The two fingers of rocky, mountainous, light-tan head that formed following the pseudo-cascade have inspired me! We must head for the Himalayas and Kangchenjunga to escape this beast. Raj is initially reluctant, but when he sees the enormity of this animal, he CANcedes to my way of thinking. Sticky lacing has begun to form on the peaks of the glass as we begin our ascent. The air is clean and my nose tickles with the redolent smell of pine resin, but it is not enough to throw the pachyderm punk off of our scent. It just keeps coming like a runaway steamroller! Its color was odd, matching the beer as Amber to Deep Amber (SRM = > 9, < 13). My clarity was like the beer's: NE-quality-plus. I could see our future and it was not a pretty sight if the elephant was to catch up with us. Raj passes me the communal glass and I take a hearty draught from it to soothe my jangled nerves. Phew! I get a blast of grapefruit citrusiness and piney resinousness on my tongue, which is literally breathtaking. CANbined with the view, the altitude, my adult-onset asthma, the exertion and the intensity of the hops, I CANnot breathe! Raj notes my difficulty and we take a different tack, heading back down the mountain and away from the plodding pachyderm that has been dogging our heels. Raj assures me that it is slow to stop and slower to turn, so we have a chance, but we must pray that it does not overtake us on the descent since its momentum will enable it to easily catch us. I take another deep draught to calm my nerves, noting its medium mouthfeel this time, along with the cool mintiness from the hops. The finish was as dry as the altitudinal air that surrounded us. As we approached the base, Raj spotted a grove of trees and we took cover behind the largest one. Reaching into my backpack, he pulled out the bag of salted peanuts that I had along to eat as a snack with the beer and threw them out in front of the tree. The elephant, smelling the legumes, came charging for them and in its haste and blind fury, ran smack into the tree, knocking itself unconscious. Raj and I scuttled away, afraid that the tree might fall from the impact, but it held, and we returned to the village for more beer and salty snacks.

woodychandler, Aug 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

DaftPatrick, Aug 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

malfunxion, Aug 27, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +1.3%

jak, Aug 27, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +11.9%

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.

MattyG85, Aug 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

JDelder, Aug 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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.

Greywulfken, Aug 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Drew88, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Hohnbaum, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

devilfluff, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

CRJMellor, Aug 22, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +8.7%

dcguitar, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Andrew041180, Aug 18, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

DJGBear, Aug 17, 2014
India Pale Ale from Nebraska Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 290 ratings.