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RATINGS: 816   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bjakk (245) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - APR 26, 2012
Yellowish golden, clear. White yellow foam that lasts for a short time. light hoppy aroma. low body and low carbon. hop flavor with caramel. Bitter aftertaste that last somewhat. Could be better balance.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerfest5 (1062) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 2, 2012
Just got pyramid out here on the east coast. The pour is amber with a white head that dissapates very quickly. Aroma is of grapefruit, and citrus hoppiness with a solid caramel malt foundation. Taste is the same, finish is easy.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pineypower (2402) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Bottle from Spirits Lacey. Pours out a mostly clear, copper color with no head. Aroma is of bready malts, caramel, some light citrus hops. Taste is caramel malts, lots of bread, cereal, some lingering citrus hops add some bitterness, but the overall flavor is somewhat one dimensional and average.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
Originally reviewed: 2/2/09. Pours a dark gold with about an inch head on it. Fades to a thin sheet which leaves great lacing rings and webbing on glass edge. Smells piney and hoppy like an IPA should. This beer is high-hopped for sure. Almost overly bitter. The balance is a little off as there is no malt sweetness to meet with the bitterness. It comes across as a spicy, burnt flavor, that isnít necessarily unpleasant, just different. Not that bad. Iím glad I tried it.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
drewbrews (3) - - JUN 1, 2012 does not count
From a bottle, poured golden amber, white light bubbled head. Almost no aroma, faint hops, faint malt. Hop bitterness is strong on the tongue, but not well balanced with the malt profile. Resinous pine flavor, without any of the citrus/floral notes that Iíve come to love in an IPA, especially from the NW. Mediocre at best.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
22415brewery (370) - redmond, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Pours a light copper with some nice thick creamy head, excellent clarity. Aroma is of orange citrus, light grapefruit, very light caramel malt, slightly hinting at fresh green pepper. Moderately sweet sipping with a nice dry and smooth bitter finish, light bodied. Bitterness lingers slightly, but not much. Also, finishes fairly dry. Your ordinary, middle of the road, run of the mill PNW IPA, average at best and below average at worst.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2154) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2012
powerful enough pepper like bitterness that lingers with grapefruit pith. a touch of sour and caramel malt to help balance. golden brew with light orange hue the head fades fast and there is booze in the mid profile with some Belgian influences of banana and clove just wafting for a moment. carbonation seems mild with a citrus zing right before swallowing. wake up brew! demonstrative and disturbing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gmku (294) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 3, 2012
About as nondescript as an IPA can come and remain a decent tasting IPA. Nothing offensive, nothing alluring. Hop bitterness is there but overwhelmed by the malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is a bit thing. A merely serviceable IPA.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Billicus (286) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2012
botle aroma, not much faint hops slightly flora color, straw light amber taste, some hops but watery overall, ok, would not go out of my way to get

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mrchubbs (3) - Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2012 does not count
This was just íokí, nothing special at all. Aroma was quaint and light. Taste was too malty, not enough hops for me. It didnít even really taste much like an IPA to me, more like a regular old pale ale. There are better beers out there. Maybe a good intro IPA to a friend that knows nothing but BMC.


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