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IPA - Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.

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234 Ratings
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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 2
Gots: 28 | 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:
Beer added by: RedHaze on 05-23-2010

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.
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Ratings: 234 | Reviews: 79
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3.17/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexFields
3.09/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jrardin1
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HoppyBastard
4.42/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, there was no date listed on the bottle.

APPEARANCE: pours a beautiful, cloudy, amber color with suspended bits floating about, less than one-finger off-white head that dissipated quickly until a thin, broken layer of bubbles remained, this beer has lighter carbonation and there was a little lacing on the glass.

SMELL: the smell is of a traditional IPA, sweet molasses, bread, pepper and pine resin.

PALATE: medium body and lighter carbonation for the style, somewhat creamy.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet molasses, bread and pepper then a pleasant piney hop blast that lingered in a very good way, the 6.3% alcohol is well disguised, the sweet malt makes the beer a little more balanced than many in this style.

OVERALL: I really enjoyed this beer, it's beautiful to look at and the sweeter malt presence really worked for me, the hops were enhanced by the malt, this just became one of my favorite IPA's, I'll definitely buy this again.

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3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.39/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.6/5  rDev -1.6%

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1.96/5  rDev -46.4%

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3.52/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.28/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.4/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of The_Mad_Capper
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%

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.

Photo of Elicoleman
1.25/5  rDev -65.8%

Photo of kkleu357
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

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.

Photo of beerlust
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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.

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IPA from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
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