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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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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | 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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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

08-03-2013 20:08:20 | More by jaydoc
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zeff80

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

03-28-2013 20:13:52 | More by zeff80
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

just a really really light ipa, nothing bold or robust about it. pale yellow to golden on the pour, crystal clear, with a finger or two of white foam. the nose is balanced, almost lacking in hops, but i pick up a touch of citrus, maybe orange, and some bitterness, but this is a far cry from a hop bomb. the flavor is equally mundane, slight bitterness in the finish, but none of that fruit, hop oil, or resinous feel that makes american india pale ales great. this is more of a watered down session beer, but it isnt bad in any way, just not a real heady ipa. good carbonation and a crisp finish on a light body make it an easy drinker. somehow they snuck in 6.5% abv, feels more like 4. overall a decent brew, but dont come looking for a palate wrecker.

Serving type: on-tap

01-04-2013 21:32:48 | More by StonedTrippin
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

Serving type: can

08-16-2013 19:47:06 | More by LXIXME
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eawolff99

Colorado

3/5  rDev -15.3%

01-02-2014 05:45:45 | More by eawolff99
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

04-10-2013 15:09:33 | More by Whiskeydeez
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

10-06-2013 21:42:35 | More by Hanzo
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TX-Badger

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

06-07-2014 02:43:12 | More by TX-Badger
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

03-19-2013 18:38:10 | More by Chucker17
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Eric908

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-30-2013 23:11:18 | More by Eric908
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

04-30-2014 12:12:18 | More by sgttibbs
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Cramerican

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +13%

01-07-2013 05:54:28 | More by Cramerican
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-10-2013 19:47:16 | More by LambicPentameter
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

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
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Gatch

Massachusetts

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
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3/5  rDev -15.3%

08-08-2013 00:05:13 | More by OriolesFan1008
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -15.3%

03-09-2014 15:37:52 | More by Karibourgeois
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marct

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

06-27-2013 02:48:10 | More by marct
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LightnerLiquorKS

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

10-22-2013 23:44:37 | More by LightnerLiquorKS
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tuckerlikesbeer

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

06-23-2013 20:14:55 | More by tuckerlikesbeer
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

09-16-2013 23:29:51 | More by Larrydoherty
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StoneTSR

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
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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MightiestBeard

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

08-05-2013 22:26:04 | More by MightiestBeard
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craftbrew502

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

04-22-2014 16:01:28 | More by craftbrew502
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Theogre83

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-02-2014 01:16:45 | More by Theogre83
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Cropduster Mid-American IPA from Thunderhead Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.