Cropduster Mid-American IPA | Thunderhead Brewing Company

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Cropduster Mid-American IPACropduster Mid-American IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thunderhead Brewing Company
Nebraska, United States
thunderheadbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by StoneTSR on 11-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
93
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
12.46%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

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Photo of zeff80
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of LXIXME
3.22/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of eawolff99
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of TX-Badger
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Hellpop65
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chucker17
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dsshuck
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.72/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

L : From the can it pours OJ colored and forms into a darker hazy iced tea color. The head is huge and leaves tons of lacing as it recedes at a slow pace. After 2 minutes it's ready for consumption as the head has left just enough cap on top to wet the upper lip and imbibe the rest of it.

S : Quite a bit of brown sugar, grapefruit, pine needles, baked malts, and toffee. A deep fried breaded orange aroma wraps it up.

T : Dark bread crusts, blood orange, grapefruit, hop juice, tons of pine and toffee, and something I can't quite put a finger on. It's quite cloying with its caramel and toffee, and the rush of bitter sort of clashes with it. After a few sips I'm ready to dump it, it's not for me.

F : Creamy, buzzing, with a dry finish.

O : Tastes more like an overhopped scotch ale than anything, just way too sticky and cloying. Not a fan, probably Thunderhead's WORST offering.

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Photo of misternebbie
3.59/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hanzo
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of deereless
3.01/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Inglewood
3.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cramerican
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.18/5  rDev +18.4%
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.

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Photo of TastyIsBeer
3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeersAndBears
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Cropduster Mid-American IPA from Thunderhead Brewing Company
3.53 out of 5 based on 93 ratings.
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