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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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2008
Bottle, at BA Throwdown #2. Pours a bronze sheen, creamy white head and very sticky lacing. Strong hops in the nose, citrus, huge tropical influence, lots of mango, notably and some cantaloupe. Flavors of bitter hops, citrus, and big on tropical fruit. Very tasty. Nice tangy body, smooth, hoppy as hell, very unique and very good. Real surprised by this gem.

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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8503) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9120) - Indian River County, 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!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2007
At Church on cask. Glad I did. Cloudy gold with a frothed head. More or less flattish body, but nice. Caramelly malt covered by fruity smooth hops... all kinds of fruit but not bitter fruit. Slight pine too. Very nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2007
so far my favorite of the church brew. nice mix of hops and fruit, not overpowering but just right. overall a very tasty beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2008
Bottle from Summer SS 08. Good citrus and fresh floral aromas. Cloudy cooper body with off white head and decent lacing. Good citrus grapefruit hop flavor with some sweet sugar addditive. Cool and crisp on the palate with citrus lingering on palate. Good brew thanks Alan.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TylerPow (122) - Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Draft or bottle either way its good stuff. If you a fan of the amber IPA’s with the nice roasty burnt amber flavor this is it. It has a really clean taste and a nice dry finish that does not belie its 8% alcohol. Eat a steak and some spicy seafood and drink 3 or 4 of ’em. Plus the label on the bottle is bad ass, although I would never award points for artwork.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
artmcd8 (1582) - 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.

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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