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Church Brew Thunderhop IPA
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RATINGS: 150   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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nate (3778) - 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 (3835) - 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 (2000) - 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 (537) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamherbert (1329) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2010
The aroma is burnt rye malts, with a bitter, flowery hop. The toasted malts dominate. Appears clear, glassy ruby red orange. Darkly colored. Thick creamy head. The flavor is sweet and sugary with a bitter malty bite at the end. Nice combination of flavor. Nice little bite at the end. The palate is thick and milky. Good for style. A nice, bittersweet English style pale ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yinzerbeernut (180) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Draft - Low lighting, hard to admire color but it looked copper to deep coper with no carbonation and a short lived head. The nose was made of a sweet sugar, flower petal, pollen type scent. Reminiscent of a women’s perfume. On mouth this is a light medium IPA that provides an upfront taste on the tongue with a touch of bitterness towards the middle and finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5090) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Bottle via Todd. Beautiful coppery pour, light tan head. Hugely malty nose, big caramel, light spice (and, as is becoming more common for me, getting some faint notes that remind me of cookie dough). Taste is dark, very dry and bitter, light resin, light floral citrus notes in the back. Really strips everything of the tongue, a super-cleaner that would be good with greasy food. Lightish body, big juicy hop taste. Nice!

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sloth (2533) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Bottle received in trade with cheapdark, Thin tan head thats short lived, little spotty lace. Ugly orange copper color, murky. Nose is mettallic, fruity with apple notes, sorta,,, off. Med/light body, watery. Flavor wise, i dunno, Some citrus notes backed up with tame malts, lightly grainy. Dry finish. Not much happening here. I think Dennis is trying to dump off a sad excuse for an IIPA to prove some kind of point. Hmmmm, guys not right. Thanks anyways bro. Ride it like ya stole it!


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