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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1577) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
Draft to pint glass Tons of aroma here, caramel. grapefruit, and lots of spruce. Clear amber with a thin white head. Bitter, but well balanced with a malty and caramel sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (10780) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
Draft - Fresh sweet grapefruit. Pale gold with a nice beige head. Sweet citrus, well balanced with malt and a light bitterness. Very well balanced mild IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (5332) - Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2013
bottle, went for the nebraska tick and already had one, damn, oh well, hoppy and malty, sweet finish, its ok

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kkleu357 (634) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Pretty, good. Very hoppy floral smell. Taste is bitter grapefruit. Good, but with it tasted more like the smell.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2013
pours hazy amber. head fades to a thick lingering film. nose is sticky pine resin, lemon rind, citrus fruits, soapy flowers. Flavor is similar hop character, some bready, toasty, and biscuity malt flavors along with the soapy lemony hops. Ok beer but not the great clean citrus or fruity IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (2305) - - JUL 20, 2013
Elegant orange color. Classic grapefruit IPA aroma. Nice sweet and hoppy flavors. Good little IPA from a brewery wisely located on Centennial Road :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5645) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Given past experiences with this brewer, I was expecting this to be complete garbage juice - thankfully, I am pleasantly surprised - it is a bit overly sweet, but the sweetness is clean and does not keep the pine and citrus intensity of the hops from shining here - there is a light gingerbread note that also adds an interesting dimension - decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Pours a hazy orange with a smaller bubbly off white head. Aroma of candied orange, light caramel and pine. Flavor of sweet orange notes, other citrus, pine and floral notes. Decent caramel malt profile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deaconmike (456) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Hazy orange copper with foamy off white head. Aroma is tropical fruit with some caramel malt. Nice balance of sweet and bitter. Body is just on the light side; a little oily and slick. Nice refreshing IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kinz (3696) - 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.

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