New Zealand IPA - Zipline Brewing Co
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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
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
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
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
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
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
New Zealand IPA from Zipline Brewing Co
82 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.