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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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Photo of rwhitmore
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

rwhitmore, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of Gatch
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.

Gatch, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Whiskeydeez, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of Eric908
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Eric908, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of zeff80
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

zeff80, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of Chucker17
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Chucker17, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of CamuMahubah
3.48/5  rDev -1.1%

Holy hopsickle..

Yellow beer from the muthaland with tons of hops..

Needs more malt..nice hop profile but all IPA's worth drinking have tons of hops.

So fizzy and fresh tasting from the can..the alcohol content surprised me at went along well without turning into one of the IPA's that is more alcohol than hops..surprising feat indeed..

A solid IPA that needs a lil more sweetness to compete with the big boys..this one tastes like the lemon after you drank your iced tea..LIKE I SAID A TOUCH MORE MALT FELLAS and you got a winner..a malt that will add some maybe orangeish amber maybe?

CamuMahubah, Feb 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

tgraven, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of Rhettbuck
3.96/5  rDev +12.5%

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

Rhettbuck, Jan 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Cramerican, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
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.

StonedTrippin, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of StoneTSR
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.

StoneTSR, Nov 15, 2012
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Cropduster Mid-American IPA from Thunderhead Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.