Zipline Brewing Company - Post-Hype Pale Ale
- ABV: 5.9%
- Bottle Size: 12-oz
- Int’l Bittering Units (IBUs): 37
- Serving Temperature: 45-50º F
- Suggested Glassware: Pint Glass or Mug
- Malts: Pilsner, Red Wheat, Caramel, Honey
- Hops: Centennial, Citra, Mosaic, Amarillo
Pouring a hazy golden color with a thick and creamy head of foam, this pale ale offers up a good look to go with an inviting aroma. Luscious hop notes evoke soft orange and grapefruit citrus tones, tropical fruit and floral impressions, melon, stone fruits, and a dash of gooseberry. Look for a nicely citric profile in the flavor, too, a bit zestier than in the aroma, augmented by those tropical notes. The malt backbone adds light caramelization with a hint of honey, along with a bit of tangy wheat, and there’s a satisfying, creamy roundness on the palate, all perfectly balanced by a moderate level of hop bitterness. The finishing citrus note lingers on the palate and beckons another sip. For pairing options, we’re thinking a grilled teriyaki chicken sandwich, an Asian salad with mandarins and a ginger soy dressing, or crispy orange peel beef. 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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