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New Zealand IPA - Zipline Brewing Co

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New Zealand IPANew Zealand IPA

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51 Ratings
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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 mynie:
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3.85/5  rDev +7.2%

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.


04-20-2014 00:20:49 | More by mynie
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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.

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New Zealand IPA from Zipline Brewing Co
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