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Buckethead IPA | Thirsty Planet Brewing Company

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Buckethead IPABuckethead IPA
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3.83/5
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142 Ratings
Buckethead IPABuckethead IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thirsty Planet Brewing Company
Texas, United States
thirstyplanet.net

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by wagenvolks on 06-29-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,903
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
142
pDev:
13.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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5
Gots:
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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Photo of BeerMeNowBitte
4.83/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance- Great amber color and very eye pleasing. A decent sized head on it, not too much, not too little.

Smell- Citrusy and pleasant. Smelled a little sweet, malty and good noseful of hops.

Taste- Very balanced. Nice mild sweet taste with a clean hoppiness. Had a defined malty taste. Again, extremely well balanced. About 70 IBU and 7.25 % alcohol, nice nice nice.

Mouthfeel- Head size was decent, not over powering, good manageable size.

This is a very clean, balanced, and tasty craft beer. Thirsty Planet is on to something. I had this on tap. I hope they are able to expand on their distribution because this is something everyone should try. Looking for something surprising and addictive....give it a try.

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Photo of jzm2500
4.55/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Deep amber in color. The shop where I had this beer had some kind of issue with their keg, and the beer was being poured at half-carbonation, so there was no head. Not the beer's fault.

Smell- Don't recall

Taste- There is a bubblegum-like character up front that morphs into a piney hop flavor which is balanced nicely with mildly sweet malt. Finishes with a lingering clean hop bitterness and more bubblegum.

Mouthfeel- Due to the issues with the keg/carbonation level, it felt a little thick. Must try again when I can get a better pour.

This is a very drinkable, well-balanced, and delicious brew. I can only imagine how good it will be w/ a better pour. Will try again this weekend. I'm a fan.

UPDATE: Had another pint, this time @ Flying Saucer in Austin. Pour was good this time, and this beer was exceptional. I tasted a little less of the bubblegum flavor this time and a little more piney hops with a pleasant sweetness throughout. This brew has a lot of character. Much respect to Thirsty Planet.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Good beer. Was not crazy about the smell but also was not turned away by it. I prefer very strong hoppy smells. Taste is not overly hoppy but still has the slight bitter aftertaste that I enjoy. Alcohol content is perfect. I don't drink slot of beer and this is a one hitter that provides taste and kick. Overall a great sipping ipa that would not turn away non ipa drinkers. I would drink it again.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My absolute favorite brew. On tap at reds porch in austin tx

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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Buckethead IPA from Thirsty Planet Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 142 ratings
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