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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Zipline Brewing Co.’s New Zealand IPA delivers crazy amounts of hop flavor, without the palate pounding bitterness of some IPAs. We used the famously citrus-packed New Zealand hops to deliver the usual IPA flavors of tropical fruit and citrus found in most American IPAs. However, unlike the American counterparts, the New Zealand hops also roll blackberry and orange marmalade flavor and aroma into the mix—a combination that drives our New Zealand IPA into “Brave New Brew” territory and transforms this beer into a very unique and delicious IPA.

Hops: Pacific Gem, Pacific Jade, Motueka, Pacifica
Malts: Vienna, Biscuit, Caramunich, Flaked Wheat
6.8% ABV
60 IBU
Available Year-Round on draft and in 12 oz bottles

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (2450) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Cloudy amber pour with a 1 finger, creamy off white head . Aroma is mostly earthy citrus and passion fruit right away, some sort of soapy, floral and fruity berry-like hops come in along with some biscuit, toast and bready notes, if I really get my nose in it. Flavor is earthy floral and passion fruit right away, followed by citrus zest, tart cherries, under ripe tangerines, and finishing with a sort of lemon curd- like sweet tart taste that would really be better with just a hint less bitterness backing it up. Medium body, fairly neutral entry, medium, sharp carbonation and dry finish. Good stuff overall, I can’t really say I am in love with the hop notes, although they are interesting, but it is definitely enjoyable. I guess the ratio of bitterness to hop taste and aroma seems a little low.


3.2
DrunkSanta410 (955) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 12, 2017
Not a bad IPA. Not much aroma, very faint and nondescript. Taste is citrus, moderately bitter, some grass. Nice mouthfeel, well carbonated. Ok.

2.8
ozzy70 (1170) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 26, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Poured dark amber with an off white head. Aroma was fruits and citrus. Taste was citrus, rinds and bitter.

3.3
Iphonephan (7000) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2016
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy copper with an ecru head. Grassy nose. Favors of grass with some feint citrus notes. Bitter finish.

3
That1Guy (2236) - Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pretty balanced. Some citrus in there. Was expecting a bit more hop profile. Clean and drinkable.

3.1
jbruner (4790) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2015
Thanks to huskertan! Pours a hazy golden orange from the bottle with thin white head that leaves light lace. Aroma of tropical and stone fruit notes from the hops with a dried biscuit malt backbone. Tastes of fruity hop notes with a dry bitter finish. Something odd in there. Soft carbonation, thin mouth, not that exciting.

3.1
Bartzilla (622) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Kind of weird tasting. Bottled in July. Dank smelling and leaves a pretty astringent aftertaste. It’s not bad, just not what I was expecting. Tastes somewhat boozy.

3.2
vikingguy (1106) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Slightly hazy golden ale. Aroma- fruity and spicy. Taste- grassy and herbal hops with some mild fruity notes. Decent IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
Travlr (25173) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Bottle courtesy fo HuskerTan, many thanks! Cloudy golden color, big fluffy white head with good retention and solid lacing. Nice aroma of earthy tropical fruit. Taste is on the dank side, very fruity, lots of bitter citrus. Tasty.

3.5
AWISLguy (3162) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Picked up in random Nebraska gas station as had not heard of the brewery. There were a couple of other similar-ish choices, but were dortmunders and tripels. Who distributes those types of styles to random gas stations from small local breweries? Yellow golden pour with a white head. Nicely hoppy nose, with some fruit presence. Taste is hoppy bitter, in a New Zealand hoppy way, with different flavors than typical. Lightly sweet. Lightly fruity. Not either too complex or too thick. 13.6

3.4
arminjewell (9688) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2015
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, orange, slight grass into a bit of yeast, hints of slight biscuit, touch of pine. Taste was a mix of grass, bread, caramel, some slight yeast, hints of orange peel, finishing fairly bitter, slightly sweet, ok.


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