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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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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

craftbrew502, Apr 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

jaydoc, Aug 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

MightiestBeard, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of Gatch
4.2/5  rDev +19.3%

On tap at the brewpub during a pitstop driving from Denver to Lincoln.

I don't know what these other reviewers drank but this is a very delicious IPA. I verified the name twice, too, to make sure its the right one. Fantastic hop presence with plenty of bitterness and pine. Some tropical fruits. Not too intense or heavy on the booze. 60-70 IBUs according to the bartender. A bit of malt to balance it slightly but its definitely a hop bomb.

I could drink this every day if I was local. Honestly it reminds me of Stone Enjoy By. Seriously.

Gatch, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of JuicesFlowing
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.

JuicesFlowing, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Cramerican, Jan 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Jenkster4, Jun 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

mkh895, Jul 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

TequilaTom, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of Rhettbuck
3.96/5  rDev +12.5%

A friend of mine gave me a couple of cans of this beer, and I have to admit to being pleasantly surprised upon consuming this tasty beverage.

Appearance: Has a even golden color, doesn't seem to be anything other than pure beer in this IPA. There was quite a bit of lacing when I poured this sucker out. The head of the beer was craggy, looked a bit like whipped cream. Basically, just a very foamy head that lingers longer than most.

Smell: Honestly not a lot to the smell of this beer. From what I could detect, caught floral scents with a hint of citrus which isn't surprising for this genre.

Taste: This was the winner for me. Had a lot of hops flavor but seemed very smooth. I don't generally like IPAs or APA for that matter. But this beer was good enough to make me rethink that policy. Not much of an aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: You won't fill up drinking this beer, which would make it great to take to a tailgate, bbq or just for a lot of drinking. Carbonation is there, but doesn't overpower the rest of the drink.

Overall: I wished I lived closer to Kearney, or at least wish that Cropduster distributed to my area. Next time I visit Big Red Nebraska I'll have to pick up some more of this delicious brew. Thumbs UP

Rhettbuck, Jan 18, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev +10.8%

I try anything called IPA and have for years. Most disappoint; this one does not. The color is light straw yellow, not golden. Develops a good, thick, head that hangs around for a while, with plenty of lacing. Aroma is of hops; fruity, citrus. The taste is also of hops (what else?) but not overpowering. The mouthfeel is perhaps a bit thin - but maybe that's a good thing since you'll want another. And, I like that it comes in cans.

These guys can brew. If they don't already make a beer called Sodbuster, perhaps that's next.

DukeofAle, May 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

BlazedNug, Nov 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

jduprey007, Aug 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

LambicPentameter, Jun 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

dokupe, Jul 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

zeff80, Mar 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Kyanimal, Jun 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

baxter94, Jun 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

LightnerLiquorKS, Oct 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Pacioli1445, Jul 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

DeaconD, Sep 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

rwhitmore, Apr 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

BearMittens, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of 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.

mdcrouser, Aug 17, 2013
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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.

ElderBeagle, Jun 20, 2013
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Cropduster Mid-American IPA from Thunderhead Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.