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RATINGS: 157   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Found floating around in the back of the fridge, a leftover from the last Richmond Gathering, probably from Tia? In any case, thanks! Poured a medium orange amber with a crazy amount of protein floaties, decent head. Aroma was citric and pine hops, some caramel. Flavor matched. Decent balance. A bit light in some ways, getting close to an APA. Not bad, just not very exciting either.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rangerred (891) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUN 19, 2013
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a hazy dark orange with lots of chunks floating in the glass. Not very appealing to look at but at least I know this beer is unfiltered. Aroma of tropical fruit with just the slightest hint of pine. A little caramel malt thrown in there as well adding some depth. Tropical fruit and pine up front on the flavor but it doesnít linger as long as I would like. Some dark bread and toffee round out the malt side and it is fairly well balanced. Moderate bitterness and a slightly sticky finish. Overall, a solid but not overly impressive IPA. There is just not the depth of flavor that I am looking for.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Scottmc21 (5) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 15, 2013 does not count
Best IPA that I have ever had! Great aroma and flavor. Canít believe that it took me this long to try it.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1226) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Draft in Omaha. Poured a honey color. Lighter head. Nice floral citrus hop aroma. Pineapples. Medium bitterness. Citrus and fruit taste with hops. Pineapple, grapefruits. Smooth but potent bitter finish. Well done

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (1943) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle from Yamaichi. Light caramel maltiness over a substantial citrus, with some rusty notes. Dark orange/brown color. Good typical IPA initial, with maybe more balance than normal throughout, moderate grapefruit notes. Medium body. Not an overthetopper at all. Perhaps a session IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tia (852) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Bottle. I am getting caramel, nectarine, and a hint of pine on the nose. Clear orangey golden with dissipating head. Sweet then the hop bitterness kicks in but its tempered by a sweetness. Not as clingy and dry as some.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2013

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear medium yellow orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, peach. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, sharp hops, fruit, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130406]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2231) - JAPAN - MAY 23, 2013
A well weighted, if tad ubiqutious IPA. Moderate citrus hop flavours with a good balance of the toffee, bready malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2551) - California, USA - MAY 20, 2013
20 May 2013, bottle. yellow, faintly hazy, steady bubbles, thick foamy head. nose is kind of orange-creamsicle. thin body and moderately fizzy. sweet malt with some grassy bitterness. decent, easy drinking, inoffensive.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 9, 2013
A - Pours a slightly hazy amber with a a white heads that melds into a thin white collar. S - Grapefruit, pineapple, orange bitter/sweet, centennial and cascade hops showing, sweet pale malt. Floral woody hop resin surrounding the sides of the glass. T - Tropical bitterness off the top, pineapple bitter, nice toasted pale malt with notes of caramel, a grapefruit sweetness takes over the the sides of tongue, finishes with a mouth swarming bittering fruit flavor. Finishes with a mix of caramel and strawberry type fruit. M - Moderate carbonation, medium bodied, a tad too much carbonation. Great IPA here. Great malt backbone with plenty of flavorfull and bittering hops to back it up. Very balanced with a great hop profile. Excellent! Serving type: bottle 05-10-2011


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