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New Zealand IPA - Zipline Brewing Co

Not Rated.
New Zealand IPANew Zealand IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

43 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.64%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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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millertime416

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

04-07-2014 06:43:29 | More by millertime416
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06-11-2014 00:28:56 | More by DrJones
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Jbird1985

Nebraska

4.49/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-07-2014 02:20:00 | More by kguard
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2Cents

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-28-2014 04:04:47 | More by 2Cents
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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Iowa

2/5  rDev -44.1%

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

Indiana

3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sixer purchased in Iowa. A "bottled on" date is clearly visible, and this one is exactly a month old.

Pours pale red with a white, lacey head. Smells balanced and nicely tame. No giant citrus bursts or anything, but a firm maltiness that's spiced bread against red, ripe fruit nodes from the New Zealand hops.

Tastes like it smells--balanced and not-American. And that's not bad, because sometimes it's nice to drink stuff that's not American. Starts bready with a strong streak of black pepper, moves into a middle that's like a Hostess fruitcake, ending on black pepper yeast and malt.

Solid.

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04-20-2014 00:20:49 | More by mynie
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Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

04-15-2014 14:37:29 | More by jklecko2
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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HoppyBastard

Nebraska

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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BrettHead

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Russ_Guill

Nebraska

4.3/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass from a 12 oz bottle.

Pours with a great copper/golden color and minimal head.

The aroma is sweet/caramel with citrusy hop notes.

The taste is very complex. It starts off crisp and bitter, then follows with great citrus hop flavor balanced very well with sweet maltiness. Lingering grapefruit flavor afterwards.

Medium mouthfeel but very refreshing.

Overall, a great IPA that continues to impress with each drink.

Serving type: bottle

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New Zealand IPA from Zipline Brewing Co
82 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.