RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Lucky Buckets 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 its 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2012
12oz bottle, thanks to Jay. Hazy amber - orange color. Bigger, foamy white head, leaves a good thick amount of rows and reaches of lace. Big orange and grapefruit resiny citrus - peel hop flavor. Sort of sweet taste, some light bite. Soft , lighter carbonation. Medium body. Good resiny pine aftertaste. Satisfying IPA, and especially flavorful for the ABV. Caramel malts. Enjoyable IPA, but not the most balanced.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stoutfool (4) - - SEP 28, 2012 does not count
This is my beer of choice for every day drinking. I love my Sierra Nevada Pale ale ect for every day drinkers ... But, this is a great IPA! It has knocked all others back! Cheers!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (4162) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 17, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2014 Tap at the Aldgate. Golden amber colour, small gold head. Aroma, lots of bitter hops, citrus, ultra grapefruit. Taste very bitter, lots of grapefruit, something stronger even. Bit of biscuit malt but citrus dominated. Full on. Ok, but nothing really stood out for me. Second time, October 2014, same but with minerals, tropical fruit, much better. Sherbert. What went wrong last time?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (9990) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 7, 2012
Draught. Nose of grassy hops, citrus, lemon. Flavor of sweet orange, earthy bitterness, citrus. Very sweet, and then very bitter. Decently made, orthodox, but somehow pedestrian IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerproject (129) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Aroma is strong american hops, citrus and pine. Taste is bitter up front, followed by citrus hop flavor with a fairly dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (5609) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 19, 2012
Golden amber color. Earthy, pine and caramel in the nose. Well balanced, not too heavy, moderately bitter, well balanced. Easy drinking but enjoyable. Really nice lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Deforestation (5) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2012 does not count
Walelelel. Too dark to see. Boobs. Walelel. Character minimum too high. Booooooooobs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (14199) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Draft. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate earthy hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate bittersweet flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration. My expectations where met.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (6073) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Pours dark orange from the bottle. A ton of head that stick all the way. Nutty and malty IPA. Decent hops android bitterness. Pretty good. Would have again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (12633) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2012
On draught at Pucketts Grocery in Franklin. Cloudy orange-gold color with a medium white head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of grassy hops, malt and citrusy. Medium body with a citrusy hops character and notes of earthy malt and pine. The finish is hoppy with a zesty citrus aftertaste. Above average overall.

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