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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3297) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 8, 2011
12 twist off bottle, purchased somewhere in Lake Okoboji, Iowa, enjoyed on the boat. Pour is a darker copper, mostly clear with a one inch light tan head. Aroma is resin, caramel malt and a pleasant earthiness. Taste is nice bitter, resin, touch of dank hops along with a significant caramel malt backbone. Clean. The palate is medium bodied, dry resinous finish. Nice one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
edognight (7) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2011 does not count
I strongly suspected this beer was snazzy marketing from a shifty deep pockets startup or a macro brewer in disguise--which it may be. This beer is a wonderful rich mouthfeel and equally balanced hop attack of a mild astringent, citrus, and light fruit. The hops are strong and balanced. It is very good, a well done beer with a nice deep color. I strongly suggest picking up a sixer. BUT, don’t confuse the IPA and the Lager (green vs. orange pkg.) The lager is almost undrinkable. Just awful.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2011
[Bottle] Pours a clear orange color with a white foamy nose and great looking lacing. Big and hoppy nose provides tropical fruit, heavy pine and some orange zest notes. The taste is similar, with a dry and astringent hop profile becoming dominant. Palate is chalky and the carbonation levels seem a tad low. The bitterness is more subdued in the taste. Dry finish. A nicely done IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomer (1806) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUL 24, 2011
Bottle, medium stable head with some lacing, very hazy peach orange colour, arpma of pine, herbs and citrus with breadiness backing up, floral hops flavour with some bread and a hint of honey. Balanced, satisfying IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mybrainhurts (357) - North Dakota, USA - JUL 22, 2011
A pleasant find at the local beer shop. Nice hoppy taste that sticks with you after the swallow. A nice well crafted american IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
osu97gp (663) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Pours a clear amber color with a huge fluffy off-white head. Aroma of citrus and floral hops with a bit of caramel malts as well. Flavor of very strong citrus hops, some caramel malts, and a slight warming. Nice an bitter, quite a good IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (2811) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2011
6 pack from BBM. This is a good looking beer: deep orange with a perfectly formed white head. Hops are quite obvious in the aroma, but not necessarily intense. It’s floral with grapefruit and some evergreen as well. The hoppiness is more pronounced in the flavor. Lucky Bucket has made a really nice, dry and hoppy brew. This is quite resinous with pleasing piney notes all over.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (4546) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2011
12oz bottle from Secret Santa 2011. Pours slightly hazy orange-gold with a creamy white head. Nose is caramel, slight butterscotch, red grapefruit transitioning into pine. Flavor is light malt, caramel, some grapefruit, grassy bitterness, and pine with some grassy bitterness. Medium in body and ok.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thewade (328) - USA - JUL 12, 2011
Good price for a good IPA. Nice balance. Bought at Whole Foods. Haven’t seen it in any other grocery stores, but easily a top choice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arondee (583) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Pours a copper red color with a thick off-white head. Lots of lacing and good carbonation. Aromas are strong citrus/cascade hops, The taste is dirt, cascade and centennial hops and some bitter orange peel. I don’t taste or smell the Amarillo hops. Overall a strong west coast style IPA from Nebraska of all places!


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