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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   IBU: 81   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Pretty typical color and head. A hodgepodge of hops. Some grainyness, notes of caramel. More on the stringent side of the hops, not super smooth. Light carbonation. Finish is bitter and long lasting.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iguanodon (127) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Draft at Chicago House, Austin TX. Another solid Austin IPA. Clear orange copper with a thin tan head. Aroma of citrus and flowers. Taste is well balanced, some sweet malt with a flowery hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blahbobbyblah (39) - Texas, USA - APR 22, 2016
Poured from a tap on south congress in Austin. Long drive and a beautiful day. Easily tides me over while waiting on my food.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
prbaker61 (1) - - APR 21, 2016 does not count
Nice in-your-face beer. Leaves a great bitterness. If you are worried about bitterness beer face, don’t drink it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3734) - Kansas, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Full pint draft at Craft Pride in Austin, Texas. The pour is a clear copper golden with a smaller white head. The aroma is faint, some sweet floral and general bitterness. The taste picks up some with resin floral hop along with noticeable alcohol. The palate is medium bodied with soft carbonation and a floral sweet finish. Decent, but a bit flabby as it warms.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatDane1632 (1160) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 22 Sep 2012 -- "Yum". Excessive notes, as you can see. Good IPA though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Tap, orange pour, white head, nose and taste are boozy, citrus, strong, awesome brew

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lownote (462) - USA - MAY 2, 2015
Puts brown with a slightly off white head into pint. Aroma is very hoppy. Piny like. Taste is a good malt hop balance. bit of a bitter after taste. The hops are not my favorite, and seem more bitter than flavorful. The malts are a bit toasty. Thin ish body. Bubbly.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nmcnair (15) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
Pours a copper colour with a small head. Aroma of resiny hops, grain and some fruit. Tastes of grain, caramel malt, resiny hops and a slightly harsh bitter finish. Medium body.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
commonshawn (989) - Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2015
Tap at saxon pub in Austin with commonmac. Pint glass. Copper with very little head. Small nose, probably because of the lack of head. Small amount of Malt sweetness and grain up front, then strong resin hops. Not super crisp. Finish stays with you.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
commonmac (985) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2015
Tap in a pint glass at Saxon Pub while listening to Denny Freeman with commonshawn. Light copper with minimal head. Aroma is all hops and taste follows suit. Cloying mouthfeel that grabs ahold and doesn’t let go. Feels like they just went all in on the hop IPA without a ton of balance. Citrus rind and grapefruit are present. Some sugar sweetness is there at the end. Kind of a standard drop in the bucket IPA but it’s not terrible.


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