India Pale Ale | Nebraska Brewing Company

India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale
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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Nebraska Brewing Company
Nebraska, United States

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

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Ratings: 619 |  Reviews: 128
Photo of abrand
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce poured into pint glass.

Pours a deep orange color with a big 2 finger head that bubbles over the sides of the pint glass. Very nice appearance. Smells of hops, citrus fruits, malts, and floral. Big smelling beer. Taste is very good. Nice balance with the fruits/floral and the hop finish. Good tasting IPA. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and very balanced. Overall I love this. I went through a few pints and was still able to walk out the door but it has the flavor profile of a great DIPA.

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.47/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Had at the iTap in Soulard. The server said it was a new keg.

A - Poured a very nice strong amber color with some copper hints. There was a thin (0.5 in) head but it was sticky and dense with an off-white color.

S - Aroma of awesome pine. Very dank beer. Fresh smelling grassy notes. Some light biscuit malt as well as some toasty notes. The hops are dank. Smells like some strong pine with some very slight grapefruit sweetness. Very dank. Smells very much like pot.

T & M - Starts off very piney with a lot of resin flavor that isn't overwhelming because its balanced by some nice grain. Tons of bready notes are present and help to off-seft the extremely dank and piney beer. A very delicious brew. Reminds me a bit of Ska Modus Hoperanid. Very flavorful and well crafted.

O - this brew is great. Really excited that these kegs are making their way down to MO. The IPA is well crafted with intense yet easy to handle hop notes. Grassy and piney notes that are flavorful and not palette killing.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nebraska IPA, 32-oz growler filled at Whole Foods Bowery in New York City for $4.99.

Appearance: Looks very standard/unexciting, although darker than most IPA's, with a deep clover-honey color, red overtones and some shiny yellow strikes. Barely any head and what does show up dies right away, which is mighty surprising for an IPA. Some negligible lacing.

Smell: Goodness! Very aromatic, with freshly-pollinated flowers, spice, mellow hops and a leisurely drive through the Heartland. Honey and melted caramel, plus a subdued base of malt and just-baked bread.

Taste: In the mouth, Nebraska is more citrus and hop than anything. Orange juice, pomelo, bitterness. Then, malt. Grassiness all around and a hop-forward finish that stings the mouth. Reminds me a bit of Flower Power, all those aromatic hops and enticing bouquet, but far from the outstanding profile of Ithaca's creation. A bit of savory touch at the end of the sip, sort of chicken stock or salted pasta water.

Mouthfeel: Resiny but not as oily/thick as other IPA's. Medium body, flavor and carbonation. Nothing to see here, move along!

Overall: Very drinkable brew, with a super enticing nose that doesn't quite deliver in the rest of categories but works well enough. Sessionable and very fresh tasting out of a growler. Would have again- I enjoyed it more than Nebraska Hop God.

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Photo of david18
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a sixteen ounce draft of this on a recent visit to one of my favorite beer bars. I had heard about this brewery, that it was very good, and was anxious to try something from them. Overall I found it to be good, not out standing, but good.

Appearance was a typical IPA color, straw, a little bit cloudy with a good amount of carbonation that stuck around for a while.

Aroma was very hoppy, with a citrus focus...more west coast than east.

Flavor was also very hoppy, perhaps a little unbalanced in that direction but in general what you'd expect from an IPA.

Overall, this is a good IPA and if it's the only one on the menu, perfectly fine to drink all day (or night).

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Photo of nicocorea
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoying a pint poured from a tap at Shadow Lake Shopping Center in Papillion, NE on 15 June 2011. Medium amber color and minimal head. See a few dozen bubbles rise whenever I take a sip and set the glass back on the coster; otherwise, none. Nice crisp bitter flavor with medium mouthfeel. Flavors, primarily on the back of the toungue, continually change for at least a minute after the swallow, but none of them are offensive. Tasty IPA. If I wasn't riding my motorbike today, I'd definitely have second pint. I'll surely return another day for more!

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Photo of akorsak
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Brass Rail. I love IPAs.

A: The IPA is darker, more towards the nut brown end of IPAs. A thin white head came with the pour but didn't lace or linger.

S: The IPA has a heavy dose of citrus bitterness. The aromas are lush and strong, balance is an afterthought with these babies. Caramel malts add sweet breadiness.

T: More hops, bitter and delicious. Thick citrus hops practically leap out of the glass. Their resiny fullness has flowers and herbs along for the ride. Balancing malts don't put a dent in the pleasant bitterness. Citrus, rinds, pepper and even a little pine. All in all an excellent IPA.

M: The mouthfeel zings with hops, skinny legs and all. Another glass please.

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Photo of Tone
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, copper color. 4/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of citrus hops, pine hops, slight alcohol, hint of rye, hint of earthy malt, and slight sweet malt. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, pine hops, earthy malt, sweet malt, hint of rye, and alcohol. Overall, great appearance, good aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of IronCitySteve
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy copper color with some orange hues around the edges. Provides a tight off-white foam head with good retention and some nice spotty lacing.

S: Some mild amounts citrus hops with some bread and caramel malt.

T: Starts off with a nice kick of citrus hops. The middle sees a small amount of pine mix with the citrus hops. There is also some bready malt flavor that starts to balance out the beer. The back end finishes with a nice balance between the citrus hops and the bread and caramel malt.

M: A nice medium bodied beer. Leaves a slightly bitter taste on the palate.

O: Having this fresh made it quite enjoyable. It was a tick on the expensive side compared to similar IPA's.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, orange citrus hops. In the taste, orange citrus hops and a hint of pine, with a somewhat malty backing. A small hop bite and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry pine hop in the aftertaste. Nice hops, it seems like a standard east coast IPA, with some west coast love.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nebraska Brewing IPA

Pours copper orange with a chill haze and a small fizzy head that dies down to fine layers of lacing. Aroma of grapefruit zest, white pepper and orange. Citrus hop and an earthy bitterness in the flavor profile. Nice clean and refreshing. Medium bodied with a nice sharp bite and good feel. A really good go to IPA and my first brew from Nebraska.

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Photo of mjryan
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hey, an IPA. A pretty good IPA at that. Nice hoppy nose. Pleasant pungent citrus. Tastes very good. Lots of hop flavour. Nice malt foundation, slight caramel and fresh bread. Ample bitterness with a lingering grapefruit flavour. Obviously quite fresh and very enjoyable.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 3/27/2010. Growler from Big Z Beverage. Pours a deep red/orange with a thick off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, light fruit, bready malt. Flavor of bready malts, grassy hops, with a bitter finish. Not much citrus presence in this one and it has a heavier body than most IPAs. Still, easy drinking and pleasant.

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Photo of fastricky
4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at David Copperfields here in NYC.

I fully enjoyed this beer. A nice departure from the crazy-ass hop bombs that I'm getting tired of. Very nice balance, excellent malt flavor and balanced bittering that seemed somewhat different from the typical citrus hopping most IPA's are about.

Beautiful ruby red color. Had never heard of this brewery but I'd certainly have more next time I encounter it.

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Photo of Chico1985
2.39/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On-tap at Dirty Truth.

Pours amber with an off-white head that retains up until the end, becoming a thick ring. Leaves nice walls of lacing. Dark for the style.

Extremely low hop presence, only super-slight earthy notes. Caramel and bready malts are there but barely provide any flavor. Not much to say.

I'm not sure if this is old, but this is probably the most boring IPA I have had. Not offensive, but barely any flavors.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 10/8/2010 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a medium brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains caramelized malts, floral hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a decent hops bitterness comes in along with a hearty malt character and creates a good balance. The hops presence isn't quite as strong as most IPA's. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style despite being a little darker and less hoppy that most beers in the style, this is a good beer to drink for a while if you want a milder IPA.

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Photo of Naugled
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good looking beer, nice clear brown copper color with a respectable head.

Not a lot of hop in the nose, more sweet malt notes than anything with some earthiness.

Flavor has a caramel up front with a firm bitterness but not much hop flavor. The hops that are there are earthy. Has a bit of a grainy dry flavor. Also tastes a bit old, probably better when it's fresh. Nebraska is a long way's off from New York.

Mouth feel is pretty good, rich and full.

Actually a pretty drinkable beer, just not very interesting.

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Photo of Billolick
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Birdsall House in Peekskill, NY. Poured nearly clear, glowing almond amber, with bubbles rising and supporting a lighter khaki head, leaving scattered bits of fine lace on the glass. moderate hopped nose, resiny in nature. The moderate nature of the hop approach continues onto the tongue and mouth, resiny/grainy, but not much more then moderate in their presence. Middle of the road IPA, nothing special...Unlikely I'd go for this one again

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Photo of CHickman
1.79/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

On tap at Rattle-N-Hum in NYC. Pours cloudy honey amber in color with a small creamy off white head; pretty good lacing that sticks to the glass.

Smells of sweet malt, grains, hops, toasted bread and honey. Very weak nose overall.

Tastes of roasted malt, grains, lemon, citrus hops, caramel, bread and yeast...a toasty flavor that is not typical for an IPA and more like a lager than an IPA. It's a bad IPA, not hoppy or like an IPA at all...a drain pour, as it was tough to finish this beer. Bordered on terrible. A friend of mine also ordered one and gave the same review...he didn't even finish his.

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Photo of beerhobo22
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

74 IBUs.
Mild, earthy hop aroma. Thick, rocky, off-white head. Good head retention. Clear amber color. Hops dominate but some caramel malt flavors are apparent on the dry finish. Medium bodied with a dry finish. Hops dominate this beer. The dryness on the finish validates the 74 IBU rating.

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India Pale Ale from Nebraska Brewing Company
Beer rating: 68.3% out of 100 with 619 ratings
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