Buckethead IPA | Thirsty Planet Brewing Company

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Buckethead IPABuckethead IPA
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Buckethead IPABuckethead IPA

Brewed by:
Thirsty Planet Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by wagenvolks on 06-29-2010

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Photo of shellmate
5/5  rDev +31.2%
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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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of BeerMeNowBitte
4.83/5  rDev +26.8%
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 SneerBob
4.78/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This one tops them all. I started drinking IPAs almost exclusively when I could afford to after I got a good job some years back. I have had one from every state I could. Austin has some of the best but this is the crown jewel.

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4.76/5  rDev +24.9%

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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4.56/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of jzm2500
4.55/5  rDev +19.4%
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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4.51/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.48/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bisonkron
4.48/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance- simi dark, similar to other IPAs. Poured with very little head, even with a hard pour.

Smell- was similar to other IPAs such as 90minute IPA but the smell was slightly weaker

Taste- I enjoyed the taste, it was smooth for an ipa, super fresh, great IPA

Mouthfeel- very crisp and had a great pop to it.

I enjoy a good IPA and this one did not let me down. I will return to this one soon.

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of elNopalero
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a rich golden-caramel color in the glass, topped with a cap of thin foam made of tiny, tightly laced bubbles. There is a present but not overpowering hop aroma that’s misleading—because the taste is all about hops! From first sip on there’s a bitter intensity—or an intense bitterness—that defines the Buckethead IPA for me. I would describe it as a sharp, biting hop-forward piney-grassy flavor, with just a touch of sweetness for balance.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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Buckethead IPA from Thirsty Planet Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 145 ratings