India Pale Ale
Nebraska Brewing Company

India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #4,460
ABV:
6.9%
Score:
86
Ranked #22,916
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 9.95%
Reviews:
141
Ratings:
654
From:
Nebraska Brewing Company
 
Nebraska, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  13
Gots
  139
SCORE
86
Very Good
India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale
Notes: 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
Reviews: 141 | Ratings: 654 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by drtth:
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3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of WittyBeerReference
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Out of a one-of-kind can. My first review I prefer IPA's. That should count for something. ;) This beer actually got me to register an account! Simply put, its not world class but worthy of higher BA SCORE (currently 86) Its an outstanding beer rather than the current rating of very good. Admittedly, I care less about look, smell or feel. I prefer rating by taste. Its a great tasting IPA. The pop top can is very unique as well. Simple joys, simply put. In other words its good enough where I would seek to find and try their other beers if ever in Nebraska area (I enjoyed this one in San Antonio, Texas purchased from an HEB grocery store there). Keep venturing out!

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Photo of bsp77
4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving glass: Poured from can into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Cloudy amber-orange with nice, off-white head and good lacing.

Smell: Sharp citrus that is definitely Citra hops. Some pine, pineapple and a little bit dank as well.

Taste: Very hoppy and juicy, with grapefruit, orange and pineapple. Fairly dank, with notes of marijuana and onion. The finish is quite bitter and piney. I guess there are some malts under there but I wasn't really paying attention to them.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium to full that is fairly oily, very dry.

Overall: Excellent IPA that is very juicy and hoppy. Quite underrated IMO.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.24/5  rDev +11%

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big three finger off white head with decent retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A crisp, juicy, and earthy hop forward aroma with hints of citrus and grass. Citrus hop hints of grapefruit, orange peel, pineapple, lemon, mango, and melon. Earthy and floral hops with hints of pine resin and grass. Solid malt backing with hints of sweet caramel, biscuit, yeast, and cracker. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like the smell indicates, a juicy and piney hop forward taste with good notes of citrus, pine, and grass. Upfront citrus hops with notes of orange peel, grapefruit, lemon zest, pineapple, mango, and melon. Solid presence of earthy and floral hops with a dank presence of pine resin and grass. Good sweet malt backing with notes of caramel, grains, biscuit, and yeast. A pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, juicy, and pretty smooth with a drying finish.

Overall: A very solid West Coast style IPA. Good notes of citrus and pine with a solid malt presence.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -21.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of kw_pip
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Good balance

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Photo of j1knapp
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Clear amber color with off-white head. Aroma has vegetal, grassy, slightly dank hops and some malt in the background. Taste starts with slightly nutty malts and vegetal hops. Finish is earthy and bitter with some toasted malt flavor. Medium to light body with smooth mouthfeel. Overall it's a pretty good IPA leaning more towards the old school style.

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Photo of corywalston
4.4/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of 31Sam13
3.4/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A lot of people had talked this up, so I was really excited to try it but it's just mediocre. Too bitter and overly carbonated...

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Photo of zeff80
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden-orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of pine, citrus and toasted. Sweet caramel malt with a citrusy/piney bitterness.

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Photo of Chucker17
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Crobshaw
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Good beer. Not too happy,but enough to give it flavor.

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Photo of jaxon53
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roybert
3.27/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of rdoggg
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ryno3031
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

India Pale Ale from Nebraska Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 654 ratings