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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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2.8
BeerandBlues2 (13595) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours crystal clear copper with a medium-large, frothy off-white to light beige head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy pine, citrus, and resin hops, fresh squeezed orange juice, cracker and honey malt, peach and apricot esters. Flavor is earthy, dirty malt, lightly stale hops, moderate bitterness, supporting fruity esters, and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

4
MetalNHopHead (2021) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2014 One of my favorite Nebraskan IPA’s. It’s dank, bitter, aromatic, and has an assertive grapefruit flavor. Basically it’s a West Coast IPA from a Mid-American brewer. Overall, I’d say this is a very classy effort. While Lucky Bucket isn’t my favorite Nebraska brewer, it’s proof that my home state can make a good hoppy ale.

3.7
freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Pours clear yellow gold with lasting white foam. Great aroma of earthy pine and bright citrus a little soapy. Solid flavor, very well put together. Familiar one orange citrus pine with solid grains to back it. Nice fairly clean finish not quite dry with lingering earthy pine kick.

3.4
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle with Greg, courtesy of the Big Ragu. Pour is clear orange with a big white head and great lacing. Grapefruity, orange peel, bready, lightly grassy, doughy, and caramelly aroma. Taste is much the same - fruity, grapefruity, sweet caramel, bread, a touch of weed, and earthiness with a medium bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Decent IPA but the malt backbone is much too pronounced for my liking.

3.8
dfearnley (2218) - 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.

3.7
Ferris (15910) - 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.

3.2
Ernesto987 (6050) - 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

3.8
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.

3
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.

3.6
biirusaikou (2705) - - 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 :)


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