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Church Brew Thunderhop IPA
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RATINGS: 148   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3575) - Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2012
12 ounce bottle pours a golden color with aromas of citrus, decent amount of pineapple, light orages, some apricot as well, light caramel and some lemon thrown in. Flavors are teh same, light bitter boozy aftertaste and a decent IPA overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2012
In bottle at Craig’s. Pours a dark golden colour with a fair white head. Aroma of pineapple, passion fruit, lemon, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Nice and dry to finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14062) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2012
bottle at home ... copper ... thin white head ... soft sweet toffee... light passion fruit hop nose... soft zezty fruits ... light orange and floral orange ... nice

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2288) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Clear amber to copper pour thin off white head .... aroma of citrusy hops, little rindy and resiny hops and light caramel malts ... taste of caramel malts, with a nice bitter resiny hop bite, rindy citrusy hops ... finishes with a pretty long lingering dry hopped bite .... very solid ipa with great bitter hop flavors ... abv hidden very well

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5792) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2012
On Draft .. last stop of the day- Church Brew Works brewpub; Pittsburgh,PA .. deep gold .. awesome foam .. . unique bitterness, citrus .. . light mouth .. medium finish .. . . Type "cookie", you idiot.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5837) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 16, 2012
On tap. This beer is everywhere it must be there main offering now, a good choice. A clear amber color with a medium white head. A fresh hop nose with some earthiness. The flavor is a nice fresh fruity and bitter hop, very clean, tasty, light apricot. Oranges. Good, big flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
artmcd8 (1546) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2013 Smells of hoppy grapefruit. Taste is a bit too bitter for the smell. Good on a hot summer day.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4621) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 31, 2012
12oz bottle I picked up at the brewery pours a clear, deep orange with a thin, creamy white head. Nose is nice but mild, malty, crackers, lemons, orange peel, a little light pine. Flavor is similar, balanced, sweet, crackers, biscuit, orange, lemon, a little grapefruit. Medium bodied, dry, zesty finish. No real hint of the heavy alcohol. Very well balanced for an IPA.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tcane7 (1657) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2012
12 oz draft at the Church. Pours clean amber with very thin white head that quickly recedes. Aroma of light citrusy hops and malt. Big malt flavor for an IPA, slightly smokey caramel malts, fairly bitter, balanced by citrusy hops with a slightly soapy aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
steelhead3686 (220) - Athens, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Had this on tap at the Jerome Bettis Grille on 3/14/12. It pours a deep copper with a medium white head. It has a heavy hops aroma with a hint of some sweet/fruity malt. A light to medium bitter taste. The body was light to medium with a rich, creamy texture and a light bitter finish. This was a very tasty IPA, but oddly enough I would expect more of a bitter taste. Usually I am overwhelmed by the bitterness of IPAs. I will, nevertheless, be having another the next time I am in the Pittsburgh.


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