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India Pale Ale | Nebraska Brewing Company

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale
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3.79/5
Very Good
627 Ratings
India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Nebraska Brewing Company
Nebraska, United States
nebraskabrewingco.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our India Pale Ale has a pronounced hop bitterness and wonderful hop aroma. The taste immediately gives away the high hop characteristics with malt aspects playing second fiddle to this fantastic example of the style.

72 IBU

Added by beerhobo22 on 07-03-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,790
Reviews:
130
Ratings:
627
pDev:
10.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
135
Trade:
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Ratings: 627 |  Reviews: 130
Photo of runlikeakenyan
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of omahawk
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid overall west coast IPA. Pours a clear copper, deep golden with average head and strong lacing throughout the pint. Aroma of bread, citrus and slight pine. Taste is instantly well balanced: malt is definitely present with slight bready character that supports the hop flavor and bitterness well. Hops flavors are a range of citrus and pine. Bitterness is present but perfect for the malt presence. This beer achieves what it seems intent on doing- being a good “drinking” American IPA. It is not world class or unique, but definitely worthy of adding to your rotation.

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Photo of buzzy
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dper
4.37/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drtth
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The clear light amber colored beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1" ivory head that leaves a good bit of lacing on the sides as it recedes slowly but visibly to evenutally leave behind an irregular thin island of foam and a bit of a ring around the glass. Sipping creates lots of small patches and legs of lacing.

The aromas include citrus and pine resin with some tropical fruit notes and a bit of malt in the background.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with the citrus and pine resin up front. The tropical fruits and malt backbone noticeable but serves complement the citrus and resin. The malt backbone is enough to soften the bitterness of the hops but not to conceal them in any way.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly prickly and crisp from the moderate carbonation. The finish begins as the various hop flavors begin to fade away, leaving behind a nice dry slight bitterness to close the show.

This is definitely well made, hop centric IPA that I'd be happy to have again. It is a nice example of the West Coast version of an IPA once combination of flavors and aromas are mostly about the hops and their enjoyable flavor profile. The only thing I’d change about the beer is to have the malt just a bit more noticeable in the long ending in the back of the palate.

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Photo of madelf66
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of therealJAYZ
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pens1967
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lochef81
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nwhittin
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of superwho24
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 8/9/2017. Pours slightly hazy deep golden/amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine, citrus rind, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, mango, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, honey, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, bready/grainy, and sticky/resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6.9%. Overall this is an excellent IPA! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and quite refreshing to drink; despite the aggressively drying bitter finish. Insanely dank and vibrant hop character; great malt backbone with no residual sweetness. Great mix of Citra and resinous/rindy Columbus hop character. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of obrike
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Walkinbeauty
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Oakley
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tigerbrau
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TBoneJones
3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden with white fluffy head. Nice lacing.
Smell is so odd and perhaps off. Muddied iced tea and field manure. Vegetable-like at best. Better taste this and quick. It's funny because the can art so far looks like what I'm picking up: a barrel-backed farmer working bent over a dirt pasture- but wait I realize it's an elephant! Oh now it REALLY makes sense. Seriously, it's almost like that old picture illusion of the elephant that also looks like something else when viewed a certain way. Anyway.
Taste is more Earth-malts and piney citrus. Something dark about this beer, dark bitter caramel (not sweet), and in a decent way for an IPA. The taste redeems itself from the aroma. I actually went from the little I poured into a pint glass to finishing most of the rest from the can. The iced tea malt flavor is more gritty and almost dank.
At least this one's somewhat interesting. Definitely assertive of itself, as the can descriptive suggests.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.19/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a hazy burnt amber color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a good thirty seconds. Messy lacing stuck nicely around the glass. The smell had a decent blend of sweet caramel malts to bitter citrus hops. The taste was divided a bit as the bitter citrus came and went through the caramel malts. It didn’t seem to combine as well. A light citrus aftertaste bled into a dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a dry feel running over my tongue. Decent sessionability. Overall, well, if anything, everything seems to be there, mostly balanced.

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Photo of Mtn
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of h4ger
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of K-Baum
4.65/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

If you like that bitterness that is for sure there, then fades fairly quickly, this is your beer. The beer is great, but what puts it over the top is the tech of the can. Love being able to remove almost the entire top. See it? Buy it.

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jodio
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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India Pale Ale from Nebraska Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 627 ratings
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