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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: 64
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.11%
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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Photo of mds1101
3/5  rDev -14.5%

mds1101, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of mdcrouser
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

mdcrouser, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of En29356
3/5  rDev -14.5%

En29356, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of LXIXME
3.23/5  rDev -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.

LXIXME, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of OriolesFan1008
3/5  rDev -14.5%

OriolesFan1008, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of DiggerDahl
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

DiggerDahl, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of MightiestBeard
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

MightiestBeard, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of Chuck_25
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Chuck_25, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

jaydoc, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of jduprey007
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

jduprey007, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of Pacioli1445
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Pacioli1445, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of dokupe
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

dokupe, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of Bradthoc
3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in can. Poured into shaker pint glass.

Appearance - Hazy, deep golden, with a tint of bronze. Head is a fluffy white with light lacing that slowly trickles down.

Smell - Initial: Bright floral with a light malt backing. I kept getting a hint of grapefruit out in front with floral aromas. Midway: Finding some caramel notes mixed with floral scents. It's enjoyable.

Taste - Initial: Light and smooth with a gentle crispness. The light malt balances well with the floral hops. Hops stay present through the somewhat dry finish. Midway: Best part of this beer I think. The beer has warmed a little bit and the hops seem to have awakened. Earthy notes are balanced well with the floral flavors with that dry finish.

Mouthfeel - Dry, medium mouthfeel.

Overall - Wish I had more than three. This is my second helping of this beer and I really enjoyed it. Definitely an IPA I'd keep stocked in the fridge if I could ready and easily procure it. Easy to drink with well balanced flavors and bitter hops at the finish. Leaves you wanting more without feeling weighed down.

Bradthoc, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of mkh895
4/5  rDev +14%

mkh895, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of Tim_F_75
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Tim_F_75, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.19/5  rDev +19.4%
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.

JuicesFlowing, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of Jenkster4
4/5  rDev +14%

Jenkster4, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of Kyanimal
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Kyanimal, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of marct
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

marct, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of pascilla
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

pascilla, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of TequilaTom
4/5  rDev +14%

TequilaTom, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of tuckerlikesbeer
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

tuckerlikesbeer, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of ElderBeagle
3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

ElderBeagle, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of baxter94
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

baxter94, Jun 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

LambicPentameter, Jun 10, 2013
Cropduster Mid-American IPA from Thunderhead Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.