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IPA - Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.

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83
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214 Ratings
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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 1
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lucky Bucket Brewing Co. visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
India Pale Ale is about balance. The right balance of malt, hop flavor, bitterness, and aroma to create an unforgettable ale. Lucky Bucket's Original American IPA begins with a nice malt bill that lets the brew stand up to the mountain of hops added later. After the boil, the hot wort (the beer before it's really beer) is fired through a hop back, a unique four-barrel stainless steel tank filled with a gratuitous amount of raw flower Amarillo, Centennial, and Cascade hops, extracting the aromatic oils and flavor of the hops. Followed with additional dry hopping in the fermenter, the end result is a big, well-balanced West Coast-style IPA with terrific hop flavor and aroma. Lucky Bucket IPA weighs in at 65 IBUs and 6.3% ABV.

(Beer added by: RedHaze on 05-23-2010)
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

jaredtp, Today at 12:43 AM
Photo of fipoceilz7
4.15/5  rDev +13.1%

The aroma is boldly fragrant—spruce, grapefruit, fresh floweriness. The small, eggshell-white head doesn't last long; the deep amber body is mostly clear. The flavor at first is very bitter and resiny but fresh, almost minty; the hop character is flowery with an oregano-like leafy quality; some soft sweetness provides balance. The carbonation is restrained but provides a little crispness and body; the texture is smooth but the bitterness lends a touch of astringency.

Overall, quite bitter but somehow satisfying and invigorating. Washes down cleanly and leaves a pleasant bready sweetness. Nicely balanced for the most part, with a uniquely stimulating combination of flavors and aromas.

fipoceilz7, Sep 11, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -65.9%

Elicoleman, Aug 29, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +3.5%

From notes on 10/15/13

Pretty, good. Very hoppy floral smell. Taste is bitter grapefruit. Good, but wish it tasted more like the smell.

kkleu357, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of beerlust
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

An Ok IPA from the middle of the country. Pretty drinkable but nothing outstanding. A little hoppy and some malt but neither is very strong.
I think I picked this up at Beertopia in Omaha, which is certainlyworth a visit if you're in Omaha. This particular 'local ipa' just didn't hit the
right notes for me. pass on this one.

beerlust, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

stephenjmoore, Aug 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Dshiznit321, Aug 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

JeffKowalek, Aug 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

target88, Jul 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

PickwickHopz, Jul 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

psweendogg, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

BearMittens, Jul 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

APB, Jul 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

JayDogg, Jun 23, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle in a tall pint glass.

A- Pours a copper-orange color with a 1-finger white head. The head's quick fade leaves decent lacing. It's hazy with visible carb bubbles and some other floaters.

S- Malty pale ale-like aroma with some pine. The hops make their way. Pretty crisp and fresh.

T- Malt and citrus hops. Some earthy pine.

M- Fresh and smooth. Good malt body, not too sweet . Lasting hop finish.

O- Pretty good drinking IPA that shows it's malts.

NiceTaps, Jun 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

TX-Badger, Jun 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

thampel09, Jun 03, 2014
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2/5  rDev -45.5%

atlbravsrno1, May 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

PA-Michigander, May 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

CSQ1111, Apr 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

BlueMoon10, Apr 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Bribunce, Apr 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

jonathaniler, Mar 30, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Beerlover, Mar 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

vheissu15, Mar 11, 2014
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IPA from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.