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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   ABV: -
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Bucket Head IPA is an aggressively hopped India Pale Ale. We believe that you should go big or go home. Therefore, we add Cascade, Centennial and Mt. Hood hops buckets at a time to make the biggest of our beers. This copper colored beer will start with a hint of sweetness, immediately followed with a punch in the mouth of bitterness.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bisonkron (5) - Alabama, USA - JAN 18, 2011 does not count
Appearance- simi dark, similar to other IPAs. Poured with very little head. Smell- was similar to other IPAs such as 90minute IPA but the smell was not as strong(my sense of smell is not very acute anyway). Taste- I enjoyed the taste, it was smooth for an ipa ( they have a silver back ipa that really misses, but not this variety ) the after taste was not pleasant tho, its the only part i could complain about. Mouthfeel- perhaps a little weaker(more watery) compared to the average IPA out there. I enjoy a good IPA and this one did not let me down. Iím not sure i will order it again at a restaurant when there are other selections, but I am very glad I gave it a try. Serving type: on-tap

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Pour is very hazed orangey amber....thin dense and super sticky tan head...this beer just looks chewy and viscous...lots of small bubbles travelling at what looks like have the speed...smell is super hoppy....resinous, pine, hints of grapefruit...wow...strong sweetness up front and steady throughout and through the finish...then all of the hops come out...almost like a suicide of hop teas...lots of resin and pine flavors....hints of citrus come out with the sweetness...nice lingering finish...what a wonderful surprise!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3307) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Cloudy brownish amber color. Thin, watery, white head. Mild, spicy, piny aroma. Super bitter taste. Mostly delicious. Light warming palate. Tingling aftertaste. You should drink this.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
solesaver (15) - chickasha, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Wow! This IPA hits the ground running with a great nose. Hops are not an issue here. Great brew from start to finish with a crisp ending with a good copper color and nice amber head. Would have this anytime!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide (1464) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2010
From draft at Austin Saucer on July 25, 2010. Party cloudy/slightly hazy deep amber-orange appearance, really pretty, with a fine, off-white head. Aroma is sweet and syrupy, with a light, but confident hop presence. Flavor is a really great balance, in my opinion, between hops and overall bitterness with a light malt character that isnít shy... it actually tastes deliciously rich and malty for an IPA. Pleasing hop finish with an enjoyable light bitterness. Nice selection of hops... the Mt Hood must have done the trick here. A great first impression from the new Austin brewery. Iím looking forward to more!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rohacu (1) - Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2010 does not count
this beer was just slightly sweet but was hoppy and would like to give the brewer thumbs up

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fly (1394) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Hooray for new brewery! Now I will hope this gets a bit of work done for future batches - thought it maybe too hefty on malt, slightly undercarbonated and hoppy, but not quite as forward as i would hope in an IPA (but that goes back to the maltiness) .Hereís to the future.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2010
(FIRST!) Exciting to see these guys already in production. I had this one on tap at the Black Sheep Lounge, one of the first two bars to get the beer. Clear amber-orange in the glass with a very small head. The nose is solid grapefruit hops with a little caramel malt. Flavor is strongly bitter, also citrusy. Hops definitely dominate this beer all around, but thereís still enough malt sweetness to make it drinkable. Seems to be a little flat - maybe the brewers are still working on their QA a bit. In any case, a very nice beer for the first release from Thirsty Planet. Iíve got some good hopes for the rest of their lineup.


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