Post-Hype Pale Ale
Zipline Brewing Co

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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #1,001
ABV:
6%
Score:
86
Ranked #21,139
Avg:
4.02 | pDev: 5.22%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
11
From:
Zipline Brewing Co
 
Nebraska, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  1
SCORE
86
Very Good
Notes: We have learned a lot by crafting hoppy beers of every shape and stripe: bitter, smooth, juicy, hazy, sweet, sour, etc. This beer is our ode to the ales that time forgot: a deliciously drinkable hop-forward, malt-balanced Pale Ale.

37 IBU
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 11 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, best by 11/13/20. Into Batch 19 Pint glass.

Pours a rather hazy golden amber color with a tall fluffy head of 2 fingers, receding slowly to 1.

Aroma is just a fruit dream. Tons of delicious juicy OJ, with mango and starfruit. This literally ranks up there with some of the best New England-style noses. Incredible.

Flavor brings lemons, orange rind, grass, juicy mango, slight nectarine, and a little bit of perfume.

Feel is juicy and acidic, but foregoes the creaminess in lieu of a sharp prickly attack. Leaves some pleasant resins and oils on the finish.

Overall, I really like this beer. It seems like a nicely balanced effort. It goes down really easy for a midwestern pale. It gets boring quickly though, so I couldn't do more than 1 in a row, but it's a nice little sipper.

Price paid : $1.99 / bottle
Would buy again : sure why not

Sep 01, 2020
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mazdaspeed

4.6/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Without getting into the beer snob intricacies (which have already been adequately noted), here’s what I observe -- five minutes after opening the bottle it’s three-fourths gone. Why? Because it’s a sleeper, just like Zipline calls it. It’s about time someone backed-off the hop and went for balance. Damned good beer that moved to the top of my list. Suddenly, my Nut Browns and ESBs are aging in the cooler, as I can’t get over how good this beer is.

Nov 09, 2019
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HoppyBastard from Nebraska

4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "best by" date 10-5-19.

APPEARANCE: pours a beautiful, cloudy, straw color with one-finger white head that slowly dissipated until a thin, unbroken layer of small bubbles remained, there is heavy lacing on the glass, medium carbonation, (I think?).

SMELL: the nose is initially fruity and citrus then bread,

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially fruity, pineapple citrus and then pine and sweet bread.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a fine pale ale, it's a citrusy, hop forward pale ale that is definitely a notch below an IPA but just barely, I really like this beer and will seek it out again, I will recommend this to my friends at work for sure, Zipline is on my radar, well done!

Sep 12, 2019
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22Blue from Kansas

3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle. Pours a somewhat hazy pale gold with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, tropical, and pine. Taste is grapefruit, mango, pineapple, orange, pine, and malt. Pretty good mild APA.

Jul 31, 2019
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of orange, mango and pineapple. Sweet tropical fruit taste with caramel and a sharp bitterness.

Jul 14, 2019
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cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A definite combination of the new school look, smell, and to a certain degree feel with the old school malt/hop balance.

Lightly amber medium hazed body with a nice, lace-producing head.

Nose is fruit blossom on the pour. There’s a little more realism as to the agriculture of a fruit with a vegetal green stem aspect showing up in a closer smell.

A mix of pith, rind, and tropical fruit notes without any tang or tartness, but a similar absence of sweet or juiciness. The malt has a light to medium toast to it and plays with the papaya, tropical flowers, and grapefruit pith.

A pale ale, yes, as I feel most new school IPAs are, this one seems to claims to be a “post-new school” pale ale. I think it meets its highly interpretive goal pretty well.

Jul 06, 2019
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omahawk from Nebraska

3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is an interesting beer. It feels like and old school IPA. Pour looks nice - orange hued gold, tad-but of haze, nice head and lacing. Smell is somewhat subdued but the is definitely detectable citrus, melon, pine, grass and bready malt. Taste is tangy hops - I get grassy, touch of pine and citrus rind. The combination reminds me of cascade and chinook hops. I was shocked to see this is made with Citra, Mosaic, El Dorado and Amarilo. Three of those four are my favorites but I don’t get that flavor profile from this. There is definitely some caramel malt in here, and maybe some darker caramel malt - there might be a hint of dark raisin or anise in the back end of this. This beer also seems to trend slightly to the bitter side- I was surprised to see only 37 IBU. Not my favorite flavor profile from a Pale Ale, but it is well made.

Jun 07, 2019
Post-Hype Pale Ale from Zipline Brewing Co
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 11 ratings