Cropduster Mid-American IPA - Thunderhead Brewing Company
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Reviews by mdcrouser:
3.71/5 rDev +5.4%
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.
08-17-2013 02:24:04 | More by mdcrouser
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3.23/5 rDev -8.2%
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.
08-16-2013 19:47:06 | More by LXIXME
3.48/5 rDev -1.1%
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?
02-16-2013 12:00:01 | More by CamuMahubah
3.69/5 rDev +4.8%
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.
06-20-2013 17:12:27 | More by ElderBeagle
3.58/5 rDev +1.7%
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.
08-13-2014 07:30:00 | More by arthuro11
4.19/5 rDev +19%
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.
06-29-2013 22:05:53 | More by JuicesFlowing
3.45/5 rDev -2%
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
12-29-2013 18:16:35 | More by weller1js
Cropduster Mid-American IPA from Thunderhead Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.