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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
The ThunderHop I.P.A. has an intense bitterness, flavor and aroma. We chose to use two varieties of American hops in the brewing process. The color is copper to amber and the aroma is noticeably hoppy due to the use of Glaciers in the dry hop process. You will also pick up a complexity from fruit-like esters. The body is big and malty with some caramel sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2740) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2009
FRO Throwdown: Copper hazy. Citrus and resin, grapefruit. Serious grapefruit hop flavors, bready malts in the background. Wow on the hop flavoring. Long bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
daknole (10836) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Bottle from the Otown throwdown. Deep copper color with a light head. Aroma is ok on this one with citrus and pine. But flavor is awful, tastes like a zip lock bad. Really really not good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Bottle thanks to someone I forgot... Mr. Chopin? Cletus? Sorry I forgot, but THANKS, YOU! Dark pour for IPA. Simcoe and piny nose, with similar taste and a good bit of malt sweetness. Some soapy notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Bottle thanks to MrChopin. Dark red copper color with a lasting off white head. Very grassy, piney hop aroma. A bit thin in body with some caramel and then citrus hops in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Bottle shared by durhambeer - thanks, Bob! Dark enough pour makes this a handsome DIPA. Fresh hop nose is nice and grassy. I honestly didn’t know this was a double, since it tasted quite modest, like a knockoff of Founders Centennial with a different appearance to it. Slightly thin mouthfeel, not a lot of complexity, but okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (4042) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Bottle shared by durhambeer. Thanks Bob. Pretty good double ipa, but nothing to waste your time or liver with considering the far superior options within the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4585) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Thanks durhambeer for sharing. Pours a reddish amber with a one finger creamy orange head. The nose is citrusy, sweet, piney, sweet malt, a tad spicy, smells like Simcoe to me. The flavor is spicy, has a nice hop balance, earthy piny hops, pronounced bitterness, tastes like Simcoe too. Palate shows more of a harsh bitterness than I’d like. Overall I enjoyed this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2009
Pours a clear, dark copper color with a foamy, off-white head. Tattered cobweb lacing marks the glass. Aromas include toasted biscuit malts, dry grains, caramelized sugar, and citrus blossom hops. Flavors are well balanced but underwhelming, cereal grains and glazed biscuit malts countering sharp citrus and floral hop notes. There’s a bit of unfortunate soapiness as well, especially on the finish. Substantial on the palate, but lightly syrupy, the mouthfeel shows extremes of both cloyingness and astringency. Drinkable, but not impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Pours a transparent copper orange with a frothy, well-lacing off-white head. Aroma of crisp grapefruity hops and sweet caramel malt with some grassy notes. Body starts with good fullness and lightly sweet toasty malty flavor giving way to a more bitter, resinous citrus hoppiness. Finishes bittersweet and slightly warming. A pretty good IIPA, but could be a little cleaner and more assertive with a hoppier nose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pjweaver (136) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Tulip glass, brewery tap. Murky brown in appearance, with a thin soapy head. Thin aroma, with just hints of citrus, and bitter grassy hops. Bitter bitey flavor, overwhelms all citrus tones to the beer. Almost hurts to drink it. Hoppy in all the wrong ways for me, may dull a little bit over time. Going to buy a bottle of it and see how it goes.

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