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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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.


3.1
   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 (1332) - 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 (1394) - 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 (2288) - California, 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 (10406) - 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 (1555) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2013
Draught. Clear amber color with thin lacing head. Sweet aromas. Dry almost lettuce taste with monster hops. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHOFF43 (1771) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours orange-ish/brown with a heavy malt aroma, some hops. Some citrus hops and creamy malts. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
changeup45 (1719) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle sent to me by artmcd8. Nice tropical fruity hop nose with some lemongrass and doughy malt. The color is amber with just a pencil thin head pouring out on top. The flavors are a bit herbal with sharp bitter pine and some tropical fruity notes. Not a lot of carbonation. The body shows some slick malt but is overall rather light allowing this to go down easily. Surprised by the 8% abv; doesn’t taste it. The finish is dry and bitter. This isn’t a standout or anything but is everything a solid IPA should be.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2013
The aroma is suddley hoppy, you can smell the malt also. This beer has a nice hoppy, citrusy flavor, the malt is very balanced. Decent brew overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbickus (16) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Not overaly hoppy on the aroma, still a bit resiny with a little citrus. The beer is well balanced, the malt punches through quite a bit with big carmel flavors, sweet and a bit earthy. Alcohol comes through a little but the mouthfeel is great, coating teh tongue quite well and fading very smoothly. Not overly bitter at all, decent IPA.


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