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RATINGS: 826   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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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.

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

Hops:
Nugget, CTZ

OG: 16.7


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garbageman (443) - 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.

3
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thechandler (577) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wlajwl (4125) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (10351) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikemccarthy (91) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Pours a translucent gold with a thin, white head that fades. Excellent lacing. Balanced aroma. Light, minimally effervescent mouthfeel. Mildly hoppy taste. An approachable IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for the Daystrom M-5

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomciccateri (1026) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 12, 2012
On draught at SEATAC Seattle Taproom. Mellow hop aromas but intense hop bitterness and matching flavor. Supporting maltiness. Medium body, nice lasting white head with fine bubbles. A nice welcome upon arriving in Seattle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (2480) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Your standard aight IPA. Its got decent bitterness and a grassy lightly citrus hop with decent bittering. Nothing to write home about.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finhead (1243) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
A clear golden pour with a white head. The aroma has pine and some spicy hops. It has a medium body with an oily texture and lively carbonation. The taste is very bitter with a long finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
smaynard6000 (679) - Apopka, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours golden with foamy white head. Aroma is citrus and hops. Bitter hoppy flavor. Long bitter finish. Not bad.


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