India Pale Ale | Nebraska Brewing Company

India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale
BA SCORE
68.3%
Liked This Beer
3.79 w/ 618 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:
#15,578
Reviews:
128
Ratings:
618
Liked:
422
Avg:
3.79/5
pDev:
10.03%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
134
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 618 |  Reviews: 128
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
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of daliandragon
3.37/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Picked up a single at Beers and Cheers Too in Gaithersburg. Pours an awesome bright orange body with a big head that dies slowly and leaves amazing lace. Aggressive nose with alcohol and pine and herbal and medicinal notes on the side.

There is plenty of dark malt here, and the hops offer mostly pine and medicine, which makes the flavor fairly harsh until the finish, where it finally mellows. Not much for citrus or other notes either. The alcohol comes on like thatr of a much bigger beer. The texture is thick, but not enough so to coax the flavor back to enjoyable.

This isn't really bad, just not very interesting and not to my personal taste. Of the hundreds of American IPA's I have had, this is easily in the bottom quartile. Not in any hurry to try this again.

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Photo of elprofe
4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jrobb6
4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RickyBfromCT
2.99/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Tbone2131
3.44/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PureSteele
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of monk2021
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pacioli1445
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rclangk
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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India Pale Ale from Nebraska Brewing Company
Beer rating: 68.3% out of 100 with 618 ratings
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