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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Lucky Bucketís 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 itís 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
19Ei8hty (1134) - Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Amber hued cloudy straw body. Fresh citrus nose with lots of clean grass. Bready malt backbone with light toasted sweetness. Strong, floral hops with uniquely tart and sweet citrus character. Not much bitterness. Really nice drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (4664) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Orange pour with creamy white head and lace. Large citrus, bread, and caramel malt aroma. Bready, citrus, with a flat medium bitter finish. Medium bodied and fizzy but a nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBunn (2384) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2011
Bottle as a rare find in TN for a new state! Pours a deep amber/almost copper. A few bubbles float around on the surface, little carbonation. Aromas are English IPA-like... lots of caramel malt, herbal hops, a little resin and spice. Flavor is similar... I like the West Coast-style IPA description, but this is more of a hybrid between West Coast and England. Flavor is OK... but again, itís more herbal and spicy hops instead of citrus and resin. Itís good, but not quite as advertised.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2011
Hazy amber orange, foamy beige head. Aroma is floral, orange, nut, toasty malt, grass, vine, fruit. Taste is nice and tropical, pine, orange peel. More flavor than I was expecting overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
monkeygirl (8) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAY 26, 2011 does not count
Amber tone with white head. Aroma is grapefruit and citrus. Well balanced - not too hoppy and not too malty. Nice bitter hop flavors, although not too strong. A little sweet. Heavy lacing.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sthlm (1224) - Iowa, USA - MAY 15, 2011
[Bottle] Pours deep amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is lemony, with some pine--not bad. The taste has an unusual spiciness, with some lemon zest, moderate bitterness, and barley in the finish. Decent mouthfeel, finish length is average to slightly below. An interesting IPA. Fairly well made, although the taste reminded me a little of the pink filling in some of the chocolates you find in the assorted chocolate packs around Valentines Day. Actually, all around my biggest complaint with this beer isnít execution, but just rather how the hops ended up playing out. Still, it seems like this brewery could turn out some good beer, so I look forward to trying their other offerings.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BiddleBrau (876) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Yellow/orange color, hazy with nice dense rocky off-white head. Citrus nose with hint of malt mingled in. Good start. Green hop flavor, kind of muddled hop flavor upon first sip. Malt profile is thin, this is focused on the hops but they are not clean and balanced which is disappointing given aroma and look in the glass. Hop flavor is cloying and lingers around too long. Not something Iíd order a second time.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (5953) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAY 2, 2011
5/1/11. 12oz bottle from Cavie. Hazy orange pour with a huge off-white head that sticks and laces. Somewhat mild citrus aroma with hints of caramel malt. Decent malty flavor with a hint of salt and a touch of citrus and bitter hop.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GJF (1201) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2011
A somewhat mixed review. I liked it quite a bit, MB didnít so much. I liked the bitter finish on it, she thought it tasted a bit off. So who ya gonna listen to?

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
cmc619 (372) - California, USA - APR 30, 2011
Twist-off. Pours translucent dark gold. Smoothish, fluffy head that sticks nicely. A whiff of skunk in the nose--unusual for an IPA--complemented by something a bit unappetizing, arguably gueuze-like. Pretty hard carbonation. Not exactly the hop bitters you want--more like alcohol bitters. This definitely drinks hotter than 6.3%. Actually a pretty sweet beer. Not my style of IPA.


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