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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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62 Ratings
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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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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

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

zeff80, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

StonedTrippin, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of LXIXME
3.23/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

LXIXME, Aug 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

eawolff99, Jan 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Whiskeydeez, Apr 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Hanzo, Oct 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

TX-Badger, Jun 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Chucker17, Mar 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

sgttibbs, Apr 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Eric908, Mar 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Cramerican, Jan 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

LambicPentameter, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.19/5  rDev +19%
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.

JuicesFlowing, Jun 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Karibourgeois, Mar 09, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +19.3%
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.

Gatch, Apr 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

OriolesFan1008, Aug 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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

LightnerLiquorKS, Oct 23, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -29%

tuckerlikesbeer, Jun 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Larrydoherty, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of StoneTSR
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

StoneTSR, Nov 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Theogre83, Mar 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

MightiestBeard, Aug 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

jduprey007, Aug 03, 2013
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Cropduster Mid-American IPA from Thunderhead Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.