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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14174) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11442) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 30, 2008
(12oz bottle, thanks jasonp) Medium off-white head atop lightly hazed amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some caramel, light pine. Taste is medium sweet, pine/grapefruit, some caramel, nectarine. Medium body, some resin, low carbonation, alcohol well contained.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Thunderhop IPA
Date: 07/23/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

hazy burnt orange, fine beige head, bits of drippy lace, sweet dark caramel malt aroma with citrus hops, lots of citrus flavor, caramel malts add a bit of sweetness and a base for the big hop flavor, light bitterness kicks in half way through and lasts for a long bitter finish, bitterness starts to take over after a while

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (9866) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2011
A dark reddish amber IPA with a thick moka head. In aroma, pleasant floral hops with wild grass notes. In mouth, a bitter and unbalanced version, lacking malts, bilous notes, watery. On tap at PA Flavor, April 9th, 2011.

2.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
daknole (9042) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Bottle from the Otown throwdown. Deep copper color with a light head. Aroma is ok on this one with citrus and pine. But flavor is awful, tastes like a zip lock bad. Really really not good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9041) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2004
This beer rocks!...They had just run out of Wit at the Brew Works and up went the slate with IPA on it. No specs were available from the staff at the time... Crystal clear, textbook amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. Cumulus lacing. Lots of fruity esters in the aroma (green banana and green apple) with notes of sweat and earth. Very nice, moderately bitter flavor. Well-balanced by a ton of malt. Toffee, pink grapefruit and pear. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, moderately bitter, dry finish. World class IPA!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8848) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2008
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and lightly hazy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, floral, and toasted caramel. Tastes of basically the same. Alcohol content well hidden.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8186) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7839) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2008
Bottle from Cappelli’s in Washington, PA. This brew pours a mostly clear dark amber color with a thin white head that dissipates slowly. Hoppy aroma with touches of pine and citrus. Medium-bodied with a moderately bitter hoppy character. Notes of pine and grapefruit with a small amount of malt in the background as well. The finish is hoppy with a lingering bitterness left behind. Overall there is just enough malt to keep this beer from becoming overly astringent but it is still pretty close to being too far in that direction. Still it is above average.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7824) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Pours deep copper with 2-finger off-white head and great lacing. Nose is fruity, with berries, heavy grapefruity hops, solid caramel malt. Tastes very resiny hoppy, with caramel malt, and not as much fruit in the flavor as the aroma, but notes of grapefruit and mild berries emerge throughout. Smooth, velvety palate. Nice.


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