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:
39
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 263 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of The_Mad_Capper
4.15/5  rDev +14%

The aroma is boldly fragrant—spruce, grapefruit, fresh floweriness. The small, eggshell-white head doesn't last long; the deep amber body is mostly clear. The flavor at first is very bitter and resiny but fresh, almost minty; the hop character is flowery with an oregano-like leafy quality; some soft sweetness provides balance. The carbonation is restrained but provides a little crispness and body; the texture is smooth but the bitterness lends a touch of astringency.

Overall, quite bitter but somehow satisfying and invigorating. Washes down cleanly and leaves a pleasant bready sweetness. Nicely balanced for the most part, with a uniquely stimulating combination of flavors and aromas.

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Photo of Elicoleman
1.25/5  rDev -65.7%

Photo of kkleu357
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%

From notes on 10/15/13

Pretty, good. Very hoppy floral smell. Taste is bitter grapefruit. Good, but wish it tasted more like the smell.

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Photo of beerlust
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

An Ok IPA from the middle of the country. Pretty drinkable but nothing outstanding. A little hoppy and some malt but neither is very strong.
I think I picked this up at Beertopia in Omaha, which is certainlyworth a visit if you're in Omaha. This particular 'local ipa' just didn't hit the
right notes for me. pass on this one.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Dshiznit321
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of JeffKowalek
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of target88
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of JayDogg
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of NiceTaps
3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle in a tall pint glass.

A- Pours a copper-orange color with a 1-finger white head. The head's quick fade leaves decent lacing. It's hazy with visible carb bubbles and some other floaters.

S- Malty pale ale-like aroma with some pine. The hops make their way. Pretty crisp and fresh.

T- Malt and citrus hops. Some earthy pine.

M- Fresh and smooth. Good malt body, not too sweet . Lasting hop finish.

O- Pretty good drinking IPA that shows it's malts.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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