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IPA - Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 2
Gots: 23 | 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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4.33/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours slightly hazy golden amber with ample off-white head. Nice fine bubbles.
S-Slightly sweet aroma with a strong citrus hop scent. Slightly herbal hop aroma as well.
T-Very hop forward with a nice malt balance, slight caramel malt flavor. Strong citrus hop flavor with a slightly earthy hop flavor, matches the aroma.
M-Medium body with a distinct malt sweetness. Dry finish probably from the hop bitterness. Good carbonation.
Overall, a very nice IPA. Maybe a little too sweet but very good hop flavors. Slightly hazy, could be more clear.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I think this may be my first foray into a brew from the great state of Nebraska. BA used to have all my reviews where I could look them up by state, but no longer :( If the beer is anything like the college football (used to be), this should be a treat. Purchased a sixer of this from Bearden Beer Garden in Knoxville, TN.

Pours from the 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Golden amber in color with a stiff, creamy, one finger sized head. Gentle lacing with nice retention.

Aroma is as an IPA should be. Hops fill the nostrils followed by a decent bit of maltiness. The maltiness doenst smell sweet but smells more biscuity, letting the hops do all of the work. Great citrus nose.

Spot on flavors for the style. I like my IPAs bitter and this one foots the bill nicely. There is some slight earthiness in there but the majority of the flavors coming across are citrus in nature. Slightly floral.

A great IPA if you ask me. My only complaint is that the mouthfeel is a little thin. I dont know what the rest of the beer in NE is like, but this was a sure winner. I would certainly drink some of this anytime, anywhere possible.

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3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into a pint. No bottle/expire date.

a Cool amber. Slight tinge of off-yellow at the edges of the glass. Half a finger of head dissipated after a few moments. Meniscus of the amber-white head clings to the glass during tasting. Spotty film remains on the beer; reminiscent of the pattern you might find on a petri dish.

s Sharp hops on the first part of the smell and it teases a Wisconsin cheddar. Resin fills up the nostrils and finishes strong. Malt plays fourth fiddle to the rich hops aroma. A slight sweet caramel is in the background playing its heart out.

t A grapefruit-ish citric bitter settles nicely into the middle of the tongue, but is hard to describe. Sharp cheddar comes back to mind as the taste settles and the end of the sip. The cheddar does not last long, though, as a mellow toasted malt cleans up the aftertaste.

m Light body that slips to the back of the mouth easily. Hardly any carbonation. A watery feel.

o No doubt an American IPA and on-target. Disappointed in the mouth feel. Would buy again. Want to try with some cheddar and crackers or some blue cheese and wings. Imagine the bitter/sharp hops would ratchet up the spicy and savory of wings.

IPA from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.