Cropduster Mid-American IPA - Thunderhead Brewing Company
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Reviews by StoneTSR:
3.5/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
APPEARANCE: Very pale, straw-yellow in color. It reminds me of Stone's Ruination with a bigger, fluffier, whiter head. The lacing comes in layers up top, but becomes more solid towards the bottom.
SMELL: The aroma is one area where the Cropduster stands to improve. No, it isn't a bad smell, just not very strong. It smells like grapefruit and grass clippings, which, for an IPA is fantastic, but you really have to get your nose in deep.
TASTE: For some reason the first word that comes to mind when I sip this beer is green. It almost tastes like a bitter green salad. Earthy is the second word. Anyhow, the green salad also has a little grapefruit, some lemon zest and a big taste of grassiness.
MOUTHFEEL: The Cropduster has a crisp, clean and dry feel all the way through. The carbonation is moderately strong and the dry, grassy flavor produces a little bit of a pucker towards the end of each glass.
OVERALL: This beer is dank, earthy, grassy and almost weedy. It isn't the best IPA on the market but it has already improved and has room for more. Thunderhead has much more room for expansion. I hope they continue to can and lead.
Serving type: can
11-15-2012 06:42:15 | More by StoneTSR
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3.54/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Aroma was not especially noteworthy. However it wasn't bad either. Bottomline it was okay. Flavor was very good though. I enjoyed the slight but not overpowering bitterness. Mouth feel was not add full as I preferas out seemed a little watery. However it was the one I decided to have when it came time for a point with
Serving type: on-tap
05-28-2014 22:59:40 | More by bxpg72a
3.45/5 rDev -2.8%
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
Serving type: can
12-29-2013 18:16:35 | More by weller1js
3.71/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Fluffy, creamy white head, leaving a big ring of what will surely be crusty/dried head by tomorrow morning. Hazy golden through the pint glass.
Not a huge IPA in the nose, which is actually refreshing for a chance. Wafts of floral and citrus, like violets and fresh oranges, illuminate the nose to what should be a really good beer.
A bit bracing in its vegetative bitterness, with less of what the nose might lead you to believe is here. In fact, any florals here are very secondary, with only the possibility of orange rind being a citrus component.
Vegetative and heavy on the tongue, like masticated leaves. Something to be desired here.
Nice for a different take on IPA, especially here in the summer, but not to enjoy in the long-term.
Serving type: bottle
08-17-2013 02:24:04 | More by mdcrouser
3.23/5 rDev -9%
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.
Serving type: can
08-16-2013 19:47:06 | More by LXIXME
Cropduster Mid-American IPA from Thunderhead Brewing Company
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