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Church Brew Thunderhop IPA
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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttutony (607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Deep amber in the glass. Grassy, floral, and citrus hop aroma. Smooth bitterness on the palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Bottle:   Deep amberish, slight haze, thin sudsy white head, so-so lacing.   Sweet citrus rind like nose, smidgen of tea leaves and hops.   Semi-sweet to start, citrusy, doesn’t show up with much bitterness.   Malt background is moderate.   This beer doesn’t seem like 8%.   On the sweeter side, without being cloying.   Hop & citrus aspect towards the end fall off a bit.   Maltier than your standard IPA, yet not as bitter.   Also a touch sweeter than most.   Doesn’t feel as if its an IIPA, more like 1˝ IPA.   Finish is clean.   Decent, but not one to write home about.   Thanks to Dan for the bottle!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2341) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Thin off-white head of varying sized bubbles with minimal carbonation. Roasty aroma with some buttered bread and caramel malts. Very little hops presence for an IIPA. Color is a dark mahagony red. Sweet and malty flavor with a little bit of hops presence showng up now. A bit of harsh bitterness with more caramel and some herbal flavors. Light alcohol presence which you feel more than taste. Finishes dry and bitter with a bit of pasty malts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2010
On tap into a sampler glass. Appearance is a hazy amber with a long lasting beige head. Aroma is mostly hops and a little bit of malt. Taste follows suit. Hops aren’t nearly as upfront as would be expected from a DIPA. Overall very good.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nate (3553) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2010
On tap at Church. Mild hop aroma. A little sweet of malt, nutty and caramel, but faint. Dark coppery amber haze with thin lacing off-white head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Medium malt flavor, biscuit and caramel. Big juicy hops flavor from the start until the finish. Bitter finish and malty sweet and bitter after.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (2465) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle. Hazy orange pour with some tan lacing of head. Light citrus hops with malt influence light oxidation, and warming. Freshness?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2010
12 bottle. Brown Orange color. Thin white head. hazy, slightly sweet and Bready. Citrus, floral hops. very bitter, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, astringent finish. Not bad. A bit too dark and toasty for regular ipa

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
donttreadonme (91) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Really nice offering here...deep dark copper color, could ahve used a nice glass but the flavor, hop balance, body made up for it. Really fine brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DalzAle (1904) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Bottle bonus thanks to adrian910ss. Clear orange/brown pour, little carbonation and heavy malt and slightly hoppy aroma. Flavor is some creamy malt, a little citrus and some subdued hops and very mild for being 8% ABV. Not a bad beer, I would like to try this fresh on tap.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KornDogg (520) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2010
Bottle. Grapefruit aroma. amber body with thin lasting head, nice carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty with hints of citrus and pine. Bitter aftertaste. Well balanced.


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