Alpha Modern
Zipline Brewing Co

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Zipline Brewing Co
Nebraska, United States
American IPA
Ranked #954
Ranked #10,373
4.05 | pDev: 9.63%
Mar 19, 2021
Aug 21, 2017
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
I got a bottle of this beer from my good friend and old neighbor from the 'Wego. It poured a hazy yellow with fizzy white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had overprimed mixed with subtle bright citrus. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with bitter citrus mixed with bubbles. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with super fizzy carbonation. Overall it is a tough beer to rate give the abundance of carbonation....would like to try again....maybe off the tapper.
Mar 19, 2021
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Rated by rclangk from West Virginia

3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
11/2020 BOM
Feb 07, 2021
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Reviewed by akaizer from Virginia

3.69/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
From a bottle. Pour has a bright 1/3" white foam head with a very hazy, pale straw colored body. Scent has nice citric tropic fruits (orange?, mango?), some pine, and a hoppy aroma in general. Taste comes across as citric hoppy bitterness with the citric elements poking out at opportune times (but otherwise being a bit overwhelmed by the general hoppiness). Feel is on the lighter side with a crisp and hoppy sensation throughout. Quite enjoyable and worked well when paired with a burger, but would prefer something a touch less hop flavor for drinking in session.
Dec 07, 2020
Rated: 4.02 by howardnss from Pennsylvania

Dec 05, 2020
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pop the bottle top, big dank citrus aromas - like mango, passion fruit, pineapple. Smells like Mosaic!!! And the pour, a hazy, bright straw color with a sudsy white head, adds to the evidence: Mosaic!

The taste is the final confirmation required - Mosaic for sure. Dank citrus flavors assault all taste buds immediately and effectively. This reminds me a LOT of Lizard King from Pipeworks, which is high praise from me because I love that beer.

The only nit to pick for me is the mouthfeel, which is a little “wetter” than I’d like, but overall, this is a beer I’d drink again and again.
Nov 28, 2020
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Reviewed by NeilSilber1 from California

4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Pours golden hazy yellow with white foamy cap, and juicy citrus smell. Light and crisp ipa with hoppy notes of centennial, nugget, cascade and citra. Notes of grapefruit, pine with a bit of mango.

Really nice micro brew from Lincoln, NE! Thanks Debs and Beer club!
Nov 27, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by adosen01 from Minnesota

Nov 21, 2020
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy very pale goldenstraw with a one finger head; decent retention and a few shards

Smell: Bready with a vague citrusy tone; papaya, as well

Taste: Bread and papaya forward with a grapefruit element building; dry finish with the fruit lingering

Mouthfeel: Medium body with lively carbonation

Overall: A delight to drink - light and refreshing with enough flavor to maintain my interest

Thanks, xKURTx, for the opportunity
Jan 29, 2020
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Reviewed by beersampler6 from Michigan

3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Nice crisp IPA, easy to drink and refreshing. Pours a light golden color with some fluffy white head and spotty lingering lacing. Smells of some grapefruit, lemon, orange and pineapple citrus zest hops as well as some weaker floral hops, malt and bread. Taste follows the nose, nice and crisp and well balanced with the sweeter malt backbone not overpowering the bitter bite at the finish. Smooth, mild, thin mouthfeel and good carbonation. A solid offering.
Jul 23, 2019
Rated: 4.94 by jakefake3 from Nebraska

Jul 16, 2019
Rated: 5 by Kwright from North Carolina

Jul 06, 2019
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Reviewed by egrandfield from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
It looks like they have changed the formula slightly, because the beer I just tried says 5.4% on the label. Also, it's f***ing amazing. 5/5 all day every day.
L: Pale lemon with 1.5 finger head
S: Some herb and citrus, can't name the herb, but it tastes how it smelly (and it smells like a dream in a cloud)
T: Same as smell, ASMR feelings in side of head when I drank it
F: Lightly carbonated, smooth, some extra mouthfeel at the end
O: Perfect...kind of reminds me of A Tiny Beautiful Something by Maine Beer
Apr 02, 2019
Rated: 3.79 by GarbageMan10 from Texas

Mar 23, 2019
Rated: 3.83 by 22Blue from Kansas

Jan 26, 2019
Rated: 4.03 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Jan 15, 2019
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Reviewed by HoppyBastard from Nebraska

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a shaker pint glass, there is no "best by" date that I can find.

APPEARANCE: pours a hazy, straw color with less one-finger white head that quickly dissipated until a thin, broken layer of small bubbles remained, there is light lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

SMELL: bread, mango, citrus.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet orange citrus and bread then some pine.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a very good beer and the ABV 5.4% means I can have more than one, I enjoyed this and would have it again no problem, I would recommend to anyone who enjoys the style.
Dec 19, 2018
Rated: 4.04 by RDW from Nebraska

Sep 15, 2018
Rated: 3.25 by Chilmer from Iowa

May 25, 2018
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours an opaque orange with a finger of white foam. Head retention is okay with good lacing left behind. Aroma is orange, papaya, and mango, with a light bready, biscuity malt base. Flavor profile is tropical and domestic citrus notes, with bready, biscuity malts. Hops hit notes of orange, papaya, and mango, giving it a semi-sweet taste. Mouth feel is slightly grainy, with a medium thickness. Overall, a citrus forward IPA, but without being in the face. It makes for a nice, flavorful sipping or beach beer.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.
Jan 30, 2018
Rated: 4.17 by BillT916 from California

Jan 18, 2018
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a large, white head of bubbly foam. It smelled of citrus notes, grapefruit and mango. Sweet and juicy flavor with a toasted caramel finish.
Dec 21, 2017
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Reviewed by JuicesFlowing from Kansas

3.39/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a balloon glass.

I poured this into my glass only to see it immediately erupt into foam, and the process was repeated for 10-15 minutes until I finally got the whole beer settled in the glass — rather annoying.

Color is a weird pear flesh hue under a huge, airy white top. Head recedes to a white film leaving big airy world map lacing. Aroma is something strange entirely — almost a salty, doughy barrier covering the other aromas of light pine, mango, and citrus. Can almost smell Play Doh in this. The taste is more straightforward with light grapefruit zest and bitter citrus in general. Dried, bitter grassiness in the finish. Mouthfeel is light, almost spritzy and creamy? Actually quite pleasant.

Overall kinda a weird one with attributes all over the map. Not sure if it was over-carbonated causing weird aromas or if it’s just how this beer always is.
Dec 16, 2017
Rated: 4 by cmoore32 from Nebraska

Nov 28, 2017
Rated: 4.03 by jaydoc from Kansas

Nov 24, 2017
Rated: 3.97 by cjgiant from District of Columbia

Nov 18, 2017
Rated: 4.03 by BeerWithMike from Nebraska

Oct 22, 2017
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Edit : The first few batches made were not as well polished, but this new batch (August 2019) is sensational.

Very light pear juice colored body with a tall, fluffy 3 finger head that takes awhile to recede. Soapy lace on the sides once it does.

There's something inherently "Nebraska" about Nebraskan IPA's. And this one has it in spades. Dunno if it's local hops or not, but it's very green, slightly fruity, slightly floral, very pungent hop aromas. Searching broader I get quite a bit of pineapple, mango, and orange.

Mango, passion fruit, herb, and pine with faint trails of cantaloupe and orange rind. Slight hop resins and herbal finish.

The first batch I had was over carbonated but this one is drinking just fine. Nice smooth feel with a good creaminess and hop resin finish.

Overall, a very solid juicy IPA that deserves some real recognition.
Oct 20, 2017
Rated: 4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Oct 15, 2017
Rated: 3.72 by Allurex from Kansas

Oct 08, 2017
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Reviewed by futiledevices from South Dakota

3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Pours a very hazy, mostly opaque, pale yellow with a white foamy head. Smells a little green, grassy, pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine. Taste is juicy and fruity, more of the same fruits as the aroma, with a little bubblegum, lemon, and more tropical fruit. Mouthfeel is quite thin, but this is a nice, quenching beer. Would be great on a hot summer day.
Oct 03, 2017
Rated: 4.08 by dms1767 from Nebraska

Sep 21, 2017
Rated: 4.42 by Bear1964 from Nebraska

Aug 23, 2017
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