IPA | Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
Nebraska, United States
luckybucketbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
India Pale Ale is about balance. The right balance of malt, hop flavor, bitterness, and aroma to create an unforgettable ale. Lucky Bucket's Original American IPA begins with a nice malt bill that lets the brew stand up to the mountain of hops added later. After the boil, the hot wort (the beer before it's really beer) is fired through a hop back, a unique four-barrel stainless steel tank filled with a gratuitous amount of raw flower Amarillo, Centennial, and Cascade hops, extracting the aromatic oils and flavor of the hops. Followed with additional dry hopping in the fermenter, the end result is a big, well-balanced West Coast-style IPA with terrific hop flavor and aroma. Lucky Bucket IPA weighs in at 65 IBUs and 6.3% ABV.

Added by RedHaze on 05-23-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
263
Reviews:
82
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
14.01%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
40
For Trade:
0
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3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.87/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SinjaminBentek
2.93/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of smccann
3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ckr1451
3.17/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexFields
3.09/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jrardin1
3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.42/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, there was no date listed on the bottle.

APPEARANCE: pours a beautiful, cloudy, amber color with suspended bits floating about, less than one-finger off-white head that dissipated quickly until a thin, broken layer of bubbles remained, this beer has lighter carbonation and there was a little lacing on the glass.

SMELL: the smell is of a traditional IPA, sweet molasses, bread, pepper and pine resin.

PALATE: medium body and lighter carbonation for the style, somewhat creamy.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet molasses, bread and pepper then a pleasant piney hop blast that lingered in a very good way, the 6.3% alcohol is well disguised, the sweet malt makes the beer a little more balanced than many in this style.

OVERALL: I really enjoyed this beer, it's beautiful to look at and the sweeter malt presence really worked for me, the hops were enhanced by the malt, this just became one of my favorite IPA's, I'll definitely buy this again.

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3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.39/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.6/5  rDev -1.1%

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1.96/5  rDev -46.2%

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3.52/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.28/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Originalredman
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of jaredtp
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

IPA from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
3.64 out of 5 based on 263 ratings.
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