Cropduster Mid-American IPA - Thunderhead Brewing Company
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3.55/5 rDev +0.9%
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.
01-04-2013 21:32:48 | More by StonedTrippin
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
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
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.
04-26-2013 04:35:21 | More by Gatch
3.5/5 rDev -0.6%
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.
11-15-2012 06:42:15 | More by StoneTSR
Cropduster Mid-American IPA from Thunderhead Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.