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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14348) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich bitter hops, pine, flowers, rich malt and grain.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyW68 (1160) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Very different but good. Orange gold with white head. Nose of malty citrus. Tastes of sweet grapefruit grass and malt. Sweet and bitter balance s well.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kerenmk (2699) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle, BOTM club. Pours headless murky amber. Sweet peach and ripe mango aroma, also raspberry sorbet. Tastes bitter, hop-extract-like. Nothing subtle here. Medium body, somewhat metallic finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (9077) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle thanks to McCain04. Pours golden orange with white head. nose and taste of citrus, grapefruit rind, caramel malt and resin/pine. Finishes slightly grainy with bitter citrus. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThreeCats (617) - ISRAEL - FEB 16, 2013
Clear copper with a dense foamy head. Aroma of nice hop and malt balance. Orange, citrus, dank, floral and caramel. Taste of nice citrus hops, lemon, light caramel background. Bitter and refreshing without being overwhelming. Bitter and dry finish. Very nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnmike (1051) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Bottle pour. Copper coloring. Aromas are impressive with much pine and hops present.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leafs93 (1770) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Pours clear copper with an off white head, nice lacing. Aroma is earthy, citrus and floral. Taste is sweet with a nice lingering bitterness. Medium bodied with a sticky finish. Very surprised at this IPA in a good way.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
monkeychugg55 (920) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Hazy orange copper with a small broken head. The aroma is great. Strong mix of orange, citrus, dank, floral notes, light pine and caramel. The flavor is lightly toasted caramel that fades into a slew of juicy American hops and extreme bitterness. A little bit of weird balance in the aftertaste. Pretty F’n hoppy, better than expected.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2013
12 oz. bottle shared by my niece’s husband on New Year’s Day. Pours a lightly hazed burnished gold with a moderate off-white head. Pleasant aroma of grapefruit and a bit of pine. The flavor begins with some malt with a bit of caramel followed by some grapefruit and pine bitterness. Medium bodied. No problems.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trail_and_ale (43) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2013
A pleasant surprise in an IPA field littered with quality beverages. This one has it all: aggressive hop aroma and taste. Nice caramel color and uniform head.


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