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Cropduster Mid-American IPA - Thunderhead Brewing Company

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Cropduster Mid-American IPACropduster Mid-American IPA

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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thunderhead Brewing Company visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: StoneTSR on 11-15-2012)
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Reviews by Bradthoc:
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3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in can. Poured into shaker pint glass.

Appearance - Hazy, deep golden, with a tint of bronze. Head is a fluffy white with light lacing that slowly trickles down.

Smell - Initial: Bright floral with a light malt backing. I kept getting a hint of grapefruit out in front with floral aromas. Midway: Finding some caramel notes mixed with floral scents. It's enjoyable.

Taste - Initial: Light and smooth with a gentle crispness. The light malt balances well with the floral hops. Hops stay present through the somewhat dry finish. Midway: Best part of this beer I think. The beer has warmed a little bit and the hops seem to have awakened. Earthy notes are balanced well with the floral flavors with that dry finish.

Mouthfeel - Dry, medium mouthfeel.

Overall - Wish I had more than three. This is my second helping of this beer and I really enjoyed it. Definitely an IPA I'd keep stocked in the fridge if I could ready and easily procure it. Easy to drink with well balanced flavors and bitter hops at the finish. Leaves you wanting more without feeling weighed down.

Bradthoc, Jul 06, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of mojohawk21
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

mojohawk21, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

sgttibbs, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of LXIXME
3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Big white head slowly falls above a cloudy washed out straw golden colored beer.

Light aroma of slightly sour grains and even less hops presence but I think it's noticeable.

Very light almost sourish taste with a slight hops bite following.

A lightly dryish aftertaste on a lighter bodied IPA.

Very light hops for a IPA, maybe that's what a mid-American IPA is.

LXIXME, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of CamuMahubah
3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Holy hopsickle..

Yellow beer from the muthaland with tons of hops..

Needs more malt..nice hop profile but all IPA's worth drinking have tons of hops.

So fizzy and fresh tasting from the can..the alcohol content surprised me at went along well without turning into one of the IPA's that is more alcohol than hops..surprising feat indeed..

A solid IPA that needs a lil more sweetness to compete with the big boys..this one tastes like the lemon after you drank your iced tea..LIKE I SAID A TOUCH MORE MALT FELLAS and you got a winner..a malt that will add some maybe orangeish amber maybe?

CamuMahubah, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of En29356
3/5  rDev -14.5%

En29356, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of Larrydoherty
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Larrydoherty, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of Chuck_25
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Chuck_25, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of BlazedNug
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

BlazedNug, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of jduprey007
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

jduprey007, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of ElderBeagle
3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Went to visit my family in Nebraska and found this thunderhead beer which I had heard little of so I decided to give it a try

So I have to say that the can art on this guy is great. Poured this into a pint and was greeted with a nice 1 finger white foamy head and a cloudy yellow color. The smell is big citrus, orange rind, and definitely some grain. Alright, the taste is dry, dry, and dry! Very little malt presence in this beer, very bitter, citrus, and pine resin taste. It reminds me alot of the Smuttynose IPA. Mouthfeel is medium with fairly aggressive carbonation.

Overall this is a different IPA than the usual West coast style and I enjoyed it. Its not real refreshing and not very smooth but it is a bold IPA. I have to give them credit for trying something different.

ElderBeagle, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

jaydoc, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of DiggerDahl
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

DiggerDahl, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of arthuro11
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a can to a pint glass. Pours a very nice amber, 1 finger of carbonation, good start

S: Didn't get much off of it, for an IPA expected a bit more, although can't discount possibility that my allergies were acting up

T: Taste is very good. Piney hit with grapefruit hops on top, and a mild bitterness that lingered but overall balanced, as the mid-american moniker would suggest. Very nice lacing on the way down, too.

M: Not too thin, as above a good solid balance, pretty easy to drink really especially on a hot summer day.

Overall: I would definitely pick this up again. Can't say it does anything amazing, but on the other hand it was citrus'y enough and had a good punch. And maybe a bit of bias as a mid american myself :)

If I saw it on tap somewhere, I would get it first no questions asked to get things rolling, if that helps.

arthuro11, Aug 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14%

Cramerican, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Karibourgeois, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of Eric908
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Eric908, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.19/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Peachy light caramel color. Sea suds of off-white foam take forever to recede. Light lacing.

Aroma: Earthy, herbal, fruity, and hoppy.

Taste: A shot of malt sweetness, but this beer is all about hop bitterness. Love the faint peach touch. Citrus rind in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body.

Overall: Another great beer from Thunderhead.

JuicesFlowing, Jun 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

kguyty, May 21, 2014
Photo of weller1js
3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a: pours a golden yellow, very hazy, moderately carbonated

s: hops are very piney, light spiciness, with a mellowness notable in the malts

t: begins very refreshing and robust, hops are piney but mellow, finishes lift yet crisp

o: good American-style IPA, decent abv, worth a try

weller1js, Dec 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

MightiestBeard, Aug 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

LambicPentameter, Jun 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Hanzo, Oct 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

dokupe, Jul 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Hellpop65, Oct 19, 2014
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Cropduster Mid-American IPA from Thunderhead Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.