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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

381 Ratings
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Ratings: 381
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 5
Gots: 48 | 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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2/5  rDev -47.2%

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4.85/5  rDev +28%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had this on tap, super fresh. Juicy West Coast style IPA from the Midwest. Probably the best IPA brewed in Nebraska, hell, might be the best beer brewed in Nebraska...

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3.76/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can purchased at 99 Bottles in Federal Way, Washington, for $1.83. No freshness date. Admittedly, this is a ticker beer, grabbed because I’d never had a beer from Nebraska. The blurb on the can only mentions Citra hops, but it’s not explicitly stated that it is a one-hop beer. It IS stated that the beer is ”beautifully Nebraskan,” but I suspect it’s also beautifully Yakimaian. I also suspect it is contract-brewed, as it states it was brewed in “La Vista, NE,” not in Papillon.

Poured a semi-clear coppery amber color, with a good-sized, creamy, off-white head that took several minutes to settle.

Grapefruity-and-piney-scented hops dominated the nose. I picked up a little bit of caramelly maltiness, but it was definitely a minority portion of the aroma.

Thick, grapefruity hop flavor was what first hit the tastebud beachhead, with more bitter, piney hop flavors in a significant supporting role. This is definitely a “fruit-forward” IPA, but it’s still well-balanced, with a good ratio of bitterness to sweetness. It is a thick, almost syrupy hoppiness, however, and there’s not as dry a finish as many IPAs I’ve had.

Medium bodied, with a sticky, resiny and oily mouthfeel.

Not sure I would want to session this, but it’s a pretty good “West Coast IPA” from the Midwest. I would drink this again if I encountered it locally.

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4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear amber copper color with a thin head with medium retention, but with a constant plate.
Delicious tropical aroma with notes of passion fruit, peaches, honey, mango, some caramel, grapefruit, cantaloupe melon and pine.
Balanced flavor with notes of caramel and toasted malt, pine, flowers, grapefruit marmalade, spices, mango, resins and tea bags. Dry aftertaste with a long lasting bitterness.
Medium body with a mild carbonation.
Very balance and complete IPA. Nice piney and citrusy hops backed by a solid malty base.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Out of a can, let it be know Nebraska Brewing Co. has changed the can game with the widest-mouth pull-top. Head nonexistent. Dark copper color. Aroma is citrus and piney hops through and through. Citra hops dominate the flavor with a great balance of hop taste, bitterness and malty sweetness. Mouthfeel is pleasantly sticky. Great beer!

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3.72/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.28/5  rDev +12.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of JayQue
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good, solid IPA. Pours from a can into a pint glass. Nice clear light copper color with a small white head. Averager retention and good bands of lacing on the glass.

Pretty decent aroma of citrus hops with a little pine resin.

Taste is very good. Citrus hops up front, then resiny piney hops and a very little caramel malt. Solid flavor, nice bitterness.

Mouthfel is crisp and full for an IPA. Bitterness level is high and there are some balancing caramel malts.

A very enjoyable IPA.

3.89/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

India Pale Ale from Nebraska Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 381 ratings.