DAAANG! IPA
Zipline Brewing Co

DAAANG! IPADAAANG! IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #530
ABV:
8%
Score:
90
Ranked #6,151
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 7.21%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
46
From:
Zipline Brewing Co
 
Nebraska, United States
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DAAANG! IPADAAANG! IPA
Notes: This new American IPA is so dank and tangy its name was instantly obvious.

45 IBU
Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 46 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of metter98
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is rather hazy yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high frothy white head that died down a bit, leaving a thin film covering the surface and a collar consisting of medium-sized bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of grapefruit citrus are present in the nose.
T: The taste has dank flavors of grapefruit and orange citrus along with a moderate amount of associated bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA is both dank and citrusy but not overpowering in any way so it is rather drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of beergoot
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very clear, light straw colored body; beautiful carbonation; thick and sculpted white head, long lasting. Pine resin aroma with a touch of orange and grapefruit. Classic west coast IPA taste; clean; light malt base capped with an intense hop bitterness; pine resin; spicy. Medium body; crisp and bright on the palate; light, delicate sweetness buttressed with alcohol dryness.

I love a well-crafted IPA and this one fits the bill. It is straightforward beautiful and tasty, perhaps a bit weak in the aroma, but exceptional in all other areas. A Midwestern gem...

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Photo of MikeWard
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle into a pint glass. Best by 5/19/20, so plenty fresh.

Clear pale golden yellow body with a bright white head. Leaves excellent lacing. Small slow moving carbonation.

Faintly musty hoppy aroma.

Complex tasting beer. Initially there is a slightly sweet citrus flavor, which then moves easily to a piney bitterness laying on the tongue. Really enjoyable IPA.

Mouth closer to full than medium, finish a piney bitterness that makes the mouth water

Overall, excellent beer. This doesn't always happen, but for once I'm glad they put it in a bomber. Well crafted, layered, complex. Nice one Zipline.

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Photo of essessbe
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As a person who started off on the midwest, moved to the west coast, migrated to the east coast, and eventually got bored with almost all ipas, I can say that this renewed my faith in the style. Really does sit oh-so effortlessly right in the middle all these waring factions, in all the best of ways.

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Photo of Mindcrime1000
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a tulip.

Pours a hazy light amber/gold with a nice lasting foamy cap and good lacing.

I've always enjoyed the aromas of this brewer's offerings and this brew is no exception. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon, lime, white stone fruit, pear, white grape, apricot, floral notes, herbs, crackery malt, pine, dank, and a hint of booze, well-balanced and aggressive, but not overpowering.

The flavor is more tropical than the nose, with mango, pineapple, orange, ruby red grapefruit, apricot, nectarine, white grape, all on the tip of the tongue. The flavor expands into resin and dank notes at the mid-palate, with some chive/herb notes. The brew finishes fairly bitter, tangy, and dank with a bit of booze.

This brew is well carbonated and remarkably light in body for the ABV. Hops and booze tingle and dry the tip of the tongue.

Overall, Zipline has delivered a mashup of NEIPA and DIPA with some west-coast dank. A unique, highly aromatic, brew that is very drinkable for the ABV, and at an excellent price point.

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Photo of zeff80
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled dank, funky and fruity. Sweet toasted caramel with a bold bitterness and citrus bite.

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Photo of bbtkd
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Zipline DAAANG! IPA, 8% ABV. Pours cloudy golden, with a 11/16" white head. Nose is malty citrus. Taste is malty orange, with a slight bitter hop bite. Excellent mouthfeel, overall outstanding. I'm not a big IPA fan, but I like this.

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Photo of superspak
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a trade with The-Adjunct-Hippie. 12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 7/12/2019. Pours very hazy/cloudy medium golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tart/tangy tangerine, orange juice, pink guava, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, fruit, and moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge tart/tangy tangerine, orange juice, pink guava, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness; and fruit tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy tangerine, orange juice, pink guava, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, fruit, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness and tart/tangy fruit balance; with no astringent hop/fruit flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and tart/tangy fruit. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/sticky, and fairly acidic/tangy/resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 8%. Overall this is a fantastic fruited DIPA! All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, fruit, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth and fairly crisp/clean/refreshing to drink with the modestly bitter/resinous/drying finish; not overly aggressive. Feels like Columbus, Citra, Mosaic. Extremely juicy, vibrant, dank, and earthy hops/fruit; with a nice clean pale/wheat malt backbone. Minimal residual sweetness with lingering crisp resin dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and impressive style example. No mention of fruit on the label, but there definitely has to be a few. Guava is definitely there. Very similar to Short's Freedom of '78.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into shaker pint glass.

Hazy pale straw color, almost green-ish, with a tall fluffy head of 3 fingers. Sparse lacing left behind.

I can smell it from here. The thick, grainy beeriness like a beer festival. Upon closer smells I get grassy hop, with hints of pungent dank fruit, like sweaty mango and papaya in a hot sun. Some sweat sock and musty basement. Very faint hints of orange, grapefruit, and vanilla.

Flavor is pretty good, has elements of orange and mango and pineapple, quite a lot of mineral, with hints of onion and wet grass. Some juicy elements with tight acidity.

Feel is crisp and resiny, with a good juiciness and slight creaminess. Lingering acidity and resins remain on the palate.

Overall, not a bad local IPA, they went juicy this route and it's pretty decent. Throw it in 16 oz cans and watch it sell.

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Photo of omahawk
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a pale straw color, tons of carbonation, with very little head. Hazy but still somewhat translucent. Not quite in New England IPA territory. Smell is moderate grassy and light malt aroma. Taste really pops, super light malt profile with citrus rind, melon, pineapple and orange flavors. Body is super effervescent with some hop bite. Well hidden alcohol in this 8% beer. Unique, yet great drinking beer

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Photo of MusicBeer_1961
4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nebraska's answer to a juicy New England style IPA. Cracked open a 750 ML bottle, and was immediately hit with a juice scent combination of grapefruit, mango and orange citrus zest. Beautiful, cloudy light yellow sunshine color and a rocky white head leaving a nice lacing around the snifter. The taste is full, juicy and dank with a nice zip of zesty bitterness dancing on the tongue. At 7.6 % ABV, you taste ZERO alcohol.

This beer is wonderful, insanely drinkable and only $6.99 for a 750 ML bottle. I'm proud to say this is brewed in Nebraska. My friends in New England would no doubt be impressed..

Peace...

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DAAANG! IPA from Zipline Brewing Co
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 46 ratings