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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   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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3.5
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
12oz bottle $1.69. Bright orange color, sticky lace and a fluffy head. Smells slightly hoppy, nothing overwhelming. Flavor definitely has a lot of hops but it’s almost all bitterness. I was really surprised by how bitter this was but I liked it. Still, I would have preferred a little more diversity in the hop flavors. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-31-2011 01:51:32

3.5
cubs (10740) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Bottle @ Brad’s house. Pours a dark golden orange appearance with an off white head. Herbal, grapefruity, fairly floral, citrusy nose. A bit tangy, light woody, grapefruity, quite herbal hoppy, somewhat toasty malty flavor. Pretty decent.

3.5
DrSilverworm (10000) - 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.

4.9
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!

3.9
shoulderbroken (4256) - 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?

3.3
KyotoLefty (10808) - 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.

3.7
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.

3.6
TimE (6259) - 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.

2.7
Deforestation (5) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2012 does not count
Walelelel. Too dark to see. Boobs. Walelel. Character minimum too high. Booooooooobs.

3.4
Tmoney99 (15114) - 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.


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