IPA - Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
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3.99/5 rDev +8.4%
My first Lucky bucket beer.Pours into a standard pint glass a clear copper color with a thin white head atop,aromas have a nice resiny sharp hop kick with a big biscuit malt base to hold up to the hops.A pretty big complex hop profile with resiny/piney hops really standing out and a somwhat balancing lightly sweet biscuit base.This is a pretty good American style IPA,the hops are resiny and lightly bitter but are restrained a little with such a big malt base.
05-09-2013 00:13:37 | More by oberon
3.83/5 rDev +4.1%
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into glass.
Appearance: Slightly cloudy amber with good sized head.
Smell: Nice citrus notes of orange and grapefruit initially. After a few minutes I can mainly just smell alcohol - odd as this is not close to being a DIPA.
Taste: Strong hop flavor of grapefruit and orange over a bed of toasted and caramel malts. Finish is not particularly bitter, but it certainly is hoppy.
Feel: Smooth and creamy body that almost seems more DIPA than IPA. That mostly works for me, but the finish is not quite dry enough and slightly boozy. Once again, a little odd.
Overall: Nice hop flavor on this one, but the surprising booziness is a slight detriment.
08-05-2013 03:30:29 | More by bsp77
3.74/5 rDev +1.6%
I like the Lucky Bucket IPA....kuddos to the Nebraskan brewer. The beer poured a copper color with thin white head that is leaving a lace. The scent is mostly fresh pine that has a tinge of cirtus that almost makes a gumball type flare. The taste is a hop burst with sweet malt balance that finishes bitter. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a good beer and should definitely be tried for those that like IPAs.
09-20-2013 01:42:56 | More by WoodBrew
3.48/5 rDev -5.4%
12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.
Appearance-Reddish-copper color with brilliant clarity and a sticky, yellowish head of cream which sticks around and laces nicely as it goes.
Aroma-Pungent, grapefruity hops, with orange zest and light pine. Some tropical flavors-pineapple. Bready malt is spiked with a dab of caramel, and light fruity esters round out the aroma.
Flavor-Sweet tropical fruit and a touch of bready malt open give way quickly to moderately strong hop bitterness. The hop flavor profile is not nearly as robust as the aroma, with pungent orange rind showing through in the mid-palate. The finish is dominated by hop bitterness, and shows an unpleasant, papery, oxidation character with slight vegetal notes.
Mouthfeel-Medium body with moderate carbonation. Hop bitterness lingers on the palate, but not unpleasantly so.
Aside from slight flaws in the flavor, this is a decent American IPA. Good hop character in the aroma with nice supporting malt and alcohol notes. Unfortunately, the papery/vegetal finish is a deterrent for me, but I'm willing to give it another shot, and hope that this bottle just wasn't in top condition.
09-07-2011 04:23:36 | More by plfahey
3.95/5 rDev +7.3%
A: Hazy light brown to fading golden hue with good head that holds out for quite a while until finally dissipating to a thin film; great lacing
S: Unfortunately the aroma is a bit muted but the grapefruit and pine quality does persist a bit; pleasant but subtle
T: A good balance of grapefruit and pine with a sweet caramel malt finish--a bit of a lemon tartness at the end that detracts from the otherwise balanced finish
F: Very balanced mouth coat and feel
D: A very good IPA from the folks at Lucky Bucket--I'm glad they finally started bottling this great hoppy, session beer
07-10-2010 01:55:52 | More by dbossman
3.68/5 rDev 0%
A - poured on tap at Lucky Bucket Brewery tour. Dark amber/coppery color. Leaves a solid head.
S - very hoppy w/ some citrus notes. Not a huge IPA fan, but the aroma wasn't too overwhelming for me.
T - again, solid hops. Not nearly as hoppy as some other IPA's I've tried, which I actually liked. Citrus undertones.
M - nice and smooth, good carbonation. Easy drinking.
D - As I said, I'm not a huge IPA fan, but I could definitely drink a few of these brews. Overall, a solid beer.
03-05-2011 20:18:45 | More by lawlerj
3.35/5 rDev -9%
Poured from a 12oz bottle...
Appearance: Dark straw, hazy orange color present.
Smell: Earthy, herbal, piney, grapefruit citrusy elements make up what one expect from a good solid IPA.
Taste: A slight malt backbone characterized by eccentric hop flavoring that expresses all aspects of an IPA
Mouthfeel: Medium to full IPA with medium carbonation.
Overall: A good solid rendition but by no means a staple in the style.
07-12-2011 00:12:53 | More by Forb
IPA from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
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