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Buckethead IPA - Thirsty Planet Brewing Company

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Buckethead IPABuckethead IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On a rusty afternoon, hands covered on the spices of hatch, Dortmund rolling the ball, this brew entertains me. Ruby, staring back at me, waiting for the connection, sending me messages of cherry, honey, flowers. Then... It happens. I taste sweet bitterness. Everything an I.P.A. Has to offer and then some. Everything I smelled is there. But in a language my taste buds understand. Apricot, chillin with me. Smooth, nice, I dig it.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a rich golden-caramel color in the glass, topped with a cap of thin foam made of tiny, tightly laced bubbles. There is a present but not overpowering hop aroma that’s misleading—because the taste is all about hops! From first sip on there’s a bitter intensity—or an intense bitterness—that defines the Buckethead IPA for me. I would describe it as a sharp, biting hop-forward piney-grassy flavor, with just a touch of sweetness for balance.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In my opinion, Buckethead IPA is best by the half pint on tap. This allows the head to cream up nicely. It also concentrates the flowery hop nose. It is best very cold straight off the tap. The amber color is a bit cloudy, but this does not affect the crisp taste. The overall taste is a bit sweet up front for an IPA, but still has a nice bitter back end.

I like this beer and it is within my top 10 IPA's available on tap in Austin Texas.

Buckethead IPA from Thirsty Planet Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.