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Buckethead IPA - Thirsty Planet Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Buckethead IPABuckethead IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

16 Reviews
no score

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Reviews: 16
Hads: 127
Avg: 3.92
pDev: 39.54%
Wants: 4
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thirsty Planet Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: wagenvolks on 06-29-2010

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Photo of BeerMeNowBitte
4.83/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance- Great amber color and very eye pleasing. A decent sized head on it, not too much, not too little.

Smell- Citrusy and pleasant. Smelled a little sweet, malty and good noseful of hops.

Taste- Very balanced. Nice mild sweet taste with a clean hoppiness. Had a defined malty taste. Again, extremely well balanced. About 70 IBU and 7.25 % alcohol, nice nice nice.

Mouthfeel- Head size was decent, not over powering, good manageable size.

This is a very clean, balanced, and tasty craft beer. Thirsty Planet is on to something. I had this on tap. I hope they are able to expand on their distribution because this is something everyone should try. Looking for something surprising and addictive....give it a try.

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Photo of jzm2500
4.55/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Deep amber in color. The shop where I had this beer had some kind of issue with their keg, and the beer was being poured at half-carbonation, so there was no head. Not the beer's fault.

Smell- Don't recall

Taste- There is a bubblegum-like character up front that morphs into a piney hop flavor which is balanced nicely with mildly sweet malt. Finishes with a lingering clean hop bitterness and more bubblegum.

Mouthfeel- Due to the issues with the keg/carbonation level, it felt a little thick. Must try again when I can get a better pour.

This is a very drinkable, well-balanced, and delicious brew. I can only imagine how good it will be w/ a better pour. Will try again this weekend. I'm a fan.

UPDATE: Had another pint, this time @ Flying Saucer in Austin. Pour was good this time, and this beer was exceptional. I tasted a little less of the bubblegum flavor this time and a little more piney hops with a pleasant sweetness throughout. This brew has a lot of character. Much respect to Thirsty Planet.

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Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev +2%

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3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Andyyyyyy
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Good beer. Was not crazy about the smell but also was not turned away by it. I prefer very strong hoppy smells. Taste is not overly hoppy but still has the slight bitter aftertaste that I enjoy. Alcohol content is perfect. I don't drink slot of beer and this is a one hitter that provides taste and kick. Overall a great sipping ipa that would not turn away non ipa drinkers. I would drink it again.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

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3.56/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of shellmate
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My absolute favorite brew. On tap at reds porch in austin tx

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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Buckethead IPA from Thirsty Planet Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.