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New Zealand IPA - Zipline Brewing Co

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New Zealand IPANew Zealand IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

51 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Zipline Brewing Co visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MinorThreat on 03-08-2013)
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Reviews by HoppyBastard:
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HoppyBastard

Nebraska

3.73/5  rDev +3.9%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass.

APPEARANCE: copper color and hazy with medium carbonation, less than one finger head that dissipated quickly leaving a broken layer of foam that lasted throughout, a good amount of lacing on the glass, very nice looking beer.

SMELL: sweet, citrus and flowery, subtle.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, sweet, citrus and then a mild but pleasant hop profile, understated. This beer is a milder version of the IPA style. The 6.8% alcohol is well disguised.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation for the style.

OVERALL: this is the first beer I've had from this brewer, very drinkable but definitely less bitter than most other IPA's I've had. If you like a more subtle and milder IPA this is a good choice.

03-31-2014 01:49:57 | More by HoppyBastard
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Dbrulet

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-01-2013 03:05:56 | More by Dbrulet
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

10-14-2013 19:54:28 | More by acurtis
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RDW

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-30-2013 14:05:35 | More by RDW
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

3.71/5  rDev +3.3%

12 ounce bottle with 2/11/14 date on the bottle. Poured into a snifter.

A good-looking, copper and orange colored body and some mild carbonation rest in my glass. A finger-thick head forms and has a marshmallow-like foaminess to it. It retains well but doesn't leave too much lace as it eventually dissipates.

Citrus is present on the nose, but it's pungent and somewhat muted, not nearly as explosive as other great citrus-heavy IPAs. The same can be said for the sweetness and malt profile. Everything seems a bit stale almost, which may be due to the months of age on the beer. I start to get some grapefruit peel too, but there's still and odd smell that seems to stifle the aroma overall.

Some interesting flavors emerge from this, particularly at the finish where I get some bubblegum. Citrus is there, but still is not as explosive and tasty as I'd like, but it's all pleasant enough. The malt is pretty quiet and offers some toasty flavors and sweetness.

It's an easy-drinking beer leaning more to the sweet side of things. The bitterness is hardly present aside from the citrus peel dry bitterness that pops in and out. Bodywise, it's about medium thickness with a slight creaminess from the malt.

This beer is very accessible, but it won't impress the hop fiend. It's a respectable beer and could easily be a go-to for Nebraska folks really, so I think it's good, not great.

04-25-2014 02:49:12 | More by ONovoMexicano
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beerbrains

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-02-2013 05:06:53 | More by beerbrains
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PatrickKlopfenstein

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-07-2014 02:39:52 | More by PatrickKlopfenstein
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BaileysBrew

Nebraska

5/5  rDev +39.3%

01-02-2014 02:41:50 | More by BaileysBrew
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johnjohnson944


3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-31-2014 02:33:23 | More by johnjohnson944
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CrummyLuke

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

03-20-2014 13:59:25 | More by CrummyLuke
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Luvs_my_beer


3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-03-2014 14:49:02 | More by Luvs_my_beer
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Beestin

Iowa

2/5  rDev -44.3%

04-20-2014 19:45:25 | More by Beestin
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +11.4%

05-16-2013 23:29:17 | More by OregonGrown7
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Originalredman

Nebraska

4.56/5  rDev +27%

Fantastic take on a IPA! Does a nice job of mixing up the different varieties of hops and it is extremely drinkable. Limits the amount of bitter you sometimes get from other IPA's.
They have a great Porter, Belgium, and a Copper Alt.
If you are into craft beer this is definitely a great place to get your fix.

03-16-2013 22:10:34 | More by Originalredman
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dtomes

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-05-2014 02:15:37 | More by dtomes
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errantnight

California

3/5  rDev -16.4%

07-07-2014 17:42:32 | More by errantnight
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Kubrickx

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-28-2014 13:23:31 | More by Kubrickx
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siskiyoucellar

Oregon

3.94/5  rDev +9.7%

from a 12oz bottle

pours smoothly with a small effervescent head, copper-gold highlights, very pretty

nose is rather minimal, lightly floral with a hint of malt

taste is pleasantly robust after the nose, floral hops on the tip of the tongue, sweet solid dark caramel foundation yet still very refreshing, excellent balance of hop bitterness, easy finish

mouthfeel is very nice, light yet substantial

overall an excellent IPA enhanced by its NZ cred

full disclosure - reviewed as impartially as possible from a sample given to me by the brewers

09-17-2013 17:47:44 | More by siskiyoucellar
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4.23/5  rDev +17.8%

Poured from growler

A-Golden Straw with pillowy white head and nice retention

S-spicy tropical fruits, mango, pineapple, guava

T-huge tropical fruits, loads of mango, starfruit, peppery spice, delicious.

M-Vibrant and lively co2 volume. Really nice

O-Really nice beer. An exceptional take on a NZ IPA, bright, fruity and clean bitterness. I will be seeking out again and again

03-08-2013 03:25:58 | More by MinorThreat
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

10-24-2013 16:23:14 | More by ygtbsm94
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fuzzbalz

Georgia

3/5  rDev -16.4%

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kguard

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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jklecko2

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

04-15-2014 14:37:29 | More by jklecko2
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Jbird1985

Nebraska

4.49/5  rDev +25.1%

This is an under rated brew. The New Zealand hops create a fantastic bouquet and flavor profile of juicy tropical fruits. Not a crazy hop headed beer. If you are looking to get into the IPA category it is a great transitional styled IPA. I LOVE a great IPA. This one fits in because it is not a West Coast hop oil bomb. Its an awesome New Zealand styled IPA.

05-09-2014 17:58:30 | More by Jbird1985
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TheChrisK

Nebraska

3.15/5  rDev -12.3%

P: Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Only got about a 1/4" head from it.

S: The nose gives a hoppy and slight tropical notes. This more indicative of an American IPA.

T: Very hoppy and slightly bitter. The bitterness grows towards the bottom of the glass.

M: Medium feel with a smooth yet strong following.

O: Not bad. My first NZ IPA but again, felt more like an American IPA.

10-25-2013 00:36:52 | More by TheChrisK
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New Zealand IPA from Zipline Brewing Co
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