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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (4587) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thewade (340) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arondee (596) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11319) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2011
12oz bottle-shared by decaturstevo-pours a foamy light tan head that laces and amber color. Aroma is pine/resin, some sweet light/medium malt. Taste is pine/resin hops with some bite, secondary sweet light/medium malt-caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
portableparty (1993) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Bottle to snifter. Hazy amber pour leaving a soapy white head that fades and shows minimal lacing. Aroma is pine hops that are somewhat pungent and a soft malt scent, but mainly hops. Taste is bitter pine and a little oily and a malty dirty finish with the hops lingering. Palate is medium and gritty with a chaulky finish. There’s something good going on here, but I can’t put my finger on it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Finhead (1284) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2011
A copper pour with an off-white head. The aroma contains pine and grassy hops. The medium body has an oily texture with lively carbonation. The taste move from bittersweet to bitter, yet flavor and transition is very smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3897) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUL 2, 2011
Beer of the month club, pours orange to yellow with a nice head, aroma of apricots, oranges, strong citrusy crisp with a touch of malt and vanilla, flavor is bitter and dry with malt, bread, honey, grapefruit peel and a bitter pleasant finish, medium to full bodied, best beer of the month so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Draft. Amber in the glass with a creamy off-white head that had thick lace and some lasting. Aroma and flavor had plenty of pine support with light malt. Medium body and a medium bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (7485) - Tel Aviv, - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle. Beer of the month club. Hazy golden with a big frothy white head. Great aroma of citric, floral and slightly piney hops. Flavor is hoppy and grapefruity with some sweetish crisp malt in the background. Lingering citric bitter finish. Medium-bodied. A very good IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3213) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 19, 2011
This pours cloudy amber with a tall, sticky off-white head. Pine and citrus are melded with a juicy malt base in the aroma. The flavor is bitter with plenty of hops, yet the sweetness is there in the back all along. A welcome new comer to my area.

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