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IPA - Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.

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213 Ratings
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Ratings: 213
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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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Localdrinklax, Jun 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

ElderBeagle, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of JamesMN
1.7/5  rDev -53.7%

Appearance: Hazy orange to the point of opaqueness. One finger frothy off-white head.

Aroma: Honestly pretty bad. Smells like old apple cider.

Taste: Almost afraid to take a sip after that bad aroma. Tastes like metallic rotten fruit. Drain pour after two sips.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body with lots of carbonation.

Final Thoughts: One of the worst experiences I've had trying a new beer. No bottled on or enjoy by date so I don't feel bad giving a poor grade. Would I drink it again? Only if the head brewer handed it to me himself.

JamesMN, May 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

MinorThreat, May 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Jabartheljr, May 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

Artjsantos, May 10, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev +8.7%

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.

oberon, May 09, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev +13.4%

APPEARANCE: The pour is a hazy orange with a strong, egg shell colored head of about a half-inch. It very slowly recedes setting up a very nice lacing…

SMELL: Very solid nose. While this is a bitter smelling, grassy and lemon/citrusy IPA, there also is enough sweet smell to predict that this will be a very well balanced beer.

TASTE: OK, so it isn’t quite as balanced as the nose would have suggested, but that is by no means a bad thing. The grassy and citrus flavors give way to a hint of pine and a subtle caramel finish. As the beer warms, though, the balance does come more into focus with a bigger presence from the malt.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium carbonation, but with a rich, creamy feel. The body is medium to big, but it doesn’t sit too heavy.

OVERALL: Excellent offering from a Nebraska brewery. Lucky Bucket is helping to make the Cornhusker State a destination for beer travelers.

StoneTSR, May 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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Eric908, Apr 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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IPA from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.