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Inception Series #05 - Romancing The Cone - Nebraska Brewing Company

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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 1
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Nebraska Brewing Company visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Kegatron on 12-17-2011)
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Reviews by pigc:
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3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brewery only release. $12 for 22oz. bottle. I believe this is number 5 in the inception series.

A - Dirty light brown with three finger off-while foam head.

S - Grapefruit, light citrus, dank hop resin.

T - Starts out with a strong dose of west coast style hops, quite bitter and heavy on the grapefruit with a some faint tropical fruit in there as well. Fairly strong malt backbone to offset the hops just enough. Finish is semi-dry.

M - Medium body with hoppy resin that coats the roof of the mouth and lingers on.

O - Interesting take on a west coast style IPA that is aged in oak barrels. Not sure if I see much added advantage in flavor profile in barrel ageing an IPA. Nice to try but I will not seek this one out again.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On cask, via gravity fed pin, at the Farmer’s Cabinet (Philadelphia, PA) on 12/16/11. Served in a pint glass. The beer menu describes this as an American IPA with Citra hops.

Pours a deep unfiltered looking copper, with a no head or lacing to speak of. The aroma is straight up grapefruit and pine, with some added spice and light warmth that tingles the nose hairs a bit as they get funneled up the nose. There is just enough of a malty caramel smelling sweetness underneath to say that this has some support but this is mostly just those Citra hops. The cask doesn’t give this much of an airy feel at all in the nose, as it mostly just sits with some hoppy heft.

The taste is dry, bitter, and resinous, with a flush of grapefruit across the back that leaves pith and pine sticking to the tongue. Man, the deep lingering dryness of this is something. Like the nose, there is just enough of a malty presence that hangs on the edges of the profile but this is mostly hoppy to the core. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a low carbonation that has more of a soft thicker creaminess to it that just allows those hops to sit still in the mouth and soak the palate with bitterness. A touch of alcohol in the body gives this some pop but it’s pretty well hid for 7%.

This had a LOT of promise but unfortunately in this case, that cask conditioning left this out to dry a bit with a bit too much of a flat feel that just didn’t, from the look, to the feel, to the taste, and to the nose, give those fresh American hops any mobility to really show their stuff. I’d love to try this on draft and see just how much this beer could be opened up. I expect a certain amount of lower carbonation on cask, especially from a gravity pin, but this was a bit too much and really held the beer back.

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Inception Series #05 - Romancing The Cone from Nebraska Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.