Zipline Brewing Company - IPA
- Alcohol by Volume: 6.5%
- Bottle Size: 12-oz
- Int’l Bittering Units (IBUs): 60
- Serving Temperature: 45-50º F
- Suggested Glassware: IPA Glass, Pint Glass
- Malts: Pilsner, Munich, Honey, Flaked Wheat
- Hops: Centennial, Nugget, Cascade, Citra
Zipline’s IPA presents a lightly hazy golden color topped by a sizeable head of bright foam that leaves plenty of lace as it drops. On the nose, look for big citrus notes conjuring candied orange peel and tangerine with significant resinous and herbal character, along with tropical impressions, softly floral notes, some earthiness, and touches of woodiness. It’s an inviting aroma and very classically American. The story continues much the same way on the palate where the hops offer up a big dose of citrus and mango merged with plenty of herbaceous spice. The malt backbone here is robust, delivering mild caramel and honey with a dash of toastiness and plenty of structure to support the hops, whose firm bitterness adds satisfying bite to easily overcome just a touch of residual sweetness. Well spiced Mexican and Asian cuisine would be our go-to pairing options, particularly those incorporating citrus or tropical fruits. Cheers!
Zipline Brewing Company in Lincoln, Nebraska first started production back in 2012, focused on making high-quality beers and building up a sustainable community around those beers that the brewery would be able to support. While the brewery started with just one of their three brewery founders, Marcus Powers, as the company’s lone employee, in just a few years Zipline grew to about 40 employees.
Since their opening, the brewery has quickly grown to the full capacity of their production system, and they decided to respond to that constraint by focusing on their nearby markets and adding retail locations. Zipline’s first taproom opened up in 2013 adjacent to their brewery in Lincoln, and they opened the Zipline Beer Hall in November 2016, the latter also in Lincoln, but focusing more on a beer-garden vibe. The brewery’s third taproom opened in summer 2017, in northern downtown Omaha, with more of an urban industrial vibe, and Zipline opened their Culture Lab facility (focusing on mixed-fermentation beers and wild projects) there in February of 2019. For good measure, Zipline’s fourth taproom, the Zipline Beer Lounge, opened in Omaha in summer of 2019.
Currently, Zipline produces nine year-round brews, plus a wide array of seasonal, small-batch, and barrel-aged beers, including a few that we’ve featured in our Rare Beer Club, such as their delicious MAAANGO! IPA. For more info on the brewery and their multiple locations in Nebraska, give 'em a ring at 402-475-1001 or visit ziplinebrewing.com.
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