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RATINGS: 831   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
We heap the hops into each batch of our Thunderhead IPA. A golden nectar with a striking floral aroma, Thunderhead holds a harmonious balance between its bold hop bitterness and subtle malt backbone.

2-Row Pale Barley, Munich 10L, Caramel, Carapils

Nugget, CTZ

OG: 16.7

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
calebrum (41) - Saint cloud, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Itís more malty than most IPAs Iíve had. Not as hoppy as Iíd like. Very strong alcohol content, but not much else makes it very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBeerFanatic (905) - Friona, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Pours a light and slightly hazy light amber with orange hues, frothy head. Aromas of caramel mixed with floral/slightly fruity hops. Flavors of caramel slightly overpowering the floral hops. Medium bitter that stays around in the aftertaste. Nothing offensive here just more on the malty side for an ipa and a malty that isnít to charming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 17, 2013
A - Pours a slightly hazy dark golden brown with amber highlights. Thick head with nice retention. Spotted lacing. S - Earthy hops, semi-sweet malt, almost a bean scent coming through, a weird earthy, acidic tomato aroma. T - Floral hops start it off, followed by a candied malt that is quite pronounced, slight chocolate notes mixed with peppery citrus bite, finish is grapefruit rind resin. Not too shabby. A little on the floral side but other than that a descent IPA. Serving type: bottle 08-12-2010

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stevieg77 (1) - - FEB 2, 2013 does not count
I normally do not like IPAs. Its probably b/c this one is mild compared to those I've tasted that I like this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wanja (760) - GERMANY - JAN 31, 2013
On tap at Pyramid Brewing pub, Seattle. Clear dark golden color. Very bitter taste... Perfect!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garbageman (485) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2013
From bottle. Poured copper in color. Aroma was mild earthy hop and cardboard. Taste follows. Musty taste with small roasted malt, lots of bittering. Metallic off taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stevesie (336) - - JAN 4, 2013
Pours a nice copper, with small head and decent lacing. I have found this beer to be inconsistent--possibly because of age. On a good day, it is well-balanced and hop heavy--piney, maybe even pinon. On a bad day, only the elevated ABV is a positive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thechandler (591) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Pours a slightly copper golden color with a thin white head. Aroma is light and bready. Flavor...BOOM. Columbus hops. Not what I expected. Fruity sweetness in the backhand. Tastes sort of as if Magic Hat #9 got a bit hoppier. Maybe with a dash of grapefruit. Very solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wlajwl (4933) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Aroma is toffee-like malts and a hint of crisp hops. The flavor is toffee/caramel, fruit and a long citrus finish. Drinkable but kind of low on the hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (14337) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2012
Tap at the Seattle Taproom (Sea-Tac Airport) - 09/11/12. Very lightly hazed mid amber with a thin off white head, lively carbonation evident (Great - Not!). Nose is light caramel malt, touch of citrus, a little hoppage, a pretty muted nose all told. Taste is caramel malt, some hop bitterness, a little candied sugar, citrus notes, light floral tones. Medium bodied with prickly carbonation (badly done IPA!) leading to a bitter finish. Below par stuff - not recommended.

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