Cropduster Mid-American IPA - Thunderhead Brewing Company
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4.2/5 rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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.
Serving type: on-tap
04-26-2013 04:35:21 | More by Gatch
4.19/5 rDev +18.4%
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.
Serving type: can
06-29-2013 22:05:53 | More by JuicesFlowing
3.96/5 rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
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
Serving type: can
01-18-2013 23:05:28 | More by Rhettbuck
3.9/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: can
05-04-2013 02:23:44 | More by DukeofAle
3.71/5 rDev +4.8%
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
3.69/5 rDev +4.2%
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.
Serving type: can
06-20-2013 17:12:27 | More by ElderBeagle
Cropduster Mid-American IPA from Thunderhead Brewing Company
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