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Church Brew Thunderhop IPA
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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogfish120love (912) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Pours a dark orange with minimal lacing. Hints of diacytel and an off mint like flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iceman15658 (125) - Acme, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Draft to Pint Glass. The nose is that of citrus and the color is a coppery amber. The flavor is initially sweet for an IPA and goes down nicely.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocJitsu (826) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Pours a crystal clear copper golden color with a short off white head that disappears quickly. The aroma is more on the malty side, but not extraordinarily so. Some esters waft out of the glass, but those notes are sweetened by the maltiness. The mouthfeel is slick and filling with a fine carbonation and hop heat providing balance. The flavor is much more florally hoppy than the nose would suggest. More than adequate malt backbone to balance the moderately-aggressive hop character.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2124) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 24, 2013
On tap at World Beer Festival in Cleveland. Solid hoppy pale ale, citrus, piney, very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Appearance: Garnet and coppers under a thin coppery film which swirls with thick edges.
Nose: Grapefruit, pine, fern trees. Dried west coast hop cones. Sticky hop resins.
Palate: Medium-light weight and brisk clean mouthfeel that finishes dry. Lemon and grapefruit skins – slick, oily, and zesty. Green grass along the sides.
Final Thoughts: Church Brew Works brings the brewery back to the church by renovating a rundown church and turning it into a scenic brewery that puts out good beers. Their Thunderhop IPA is straightforward and tasty, a fine sessionable brew.
(An original written work by Beer Ambassador, LLC. Plagiarism is not tolerated.)

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsmerig (1199) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Pours a reddish amber with a light head with decent lacing. Aroma of syrupy orange malt. Taste of rye and oranges finishing with a spicy bitter finish. Not bad. A sixer here or there. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Draft. Poured medium amber with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma and flavor were quite hoppy: lots of pine, some grapefruit rind. Flavor also had some toffee, caramel, and mild fruity esters. Moderately malty. Medium mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (1673) - USA - JUN 4, 2013
Orange brown in color... Aroma of citrus hops... Flavor is decently balanced with citrus hop bitterness to match malt character... Solid ipa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear copper color with a large tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of citrus and tropical hops and toffee malts. The taste matches. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness, well balanced. Very nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (957) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2013
Draught. Clear amber color with thin lacing head. Sweet aromas. Dry almost lettuce taste with monster hops. Decent.


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