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RATINGS: 825   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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3398) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2003
Hazy pale amber,creamy head.Tight bead. Citrus hop nose.Good balanced hop profile with long finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hvac4sl (31) - Dowling, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2002
Crystal clear, golden colored, with a thin little head. Smells slightly of hops. Taste is thin and bitter, with no malt taste. Overall I think that this beer could be much better with a little higher ending S.G.(more sweetness).

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 26, 2002
Pours light straw color with a bubbly head. Very hoppy from the nose on through to the finish. Not enough malt backgroungd to support the abundance of hops. A good IPA but could be a lot better.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewmaster (168) - USA - DEC 21, 2002
Thin watery mouthfeel makes for an easy drinking brew with a nice dry hoppy finish, but just lacking in overall quality. Respectable brew all the same.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2002
full rich aroma that dosnít fade.thin head with no lace at all. clear golden-orange color. the taste is sweet with a strong hop finish. call me crazy, but this fits in my book more like a marzen than a IPA. it was enjoyable none the less.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heykevin (1277) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 11, 2002
Quite pale in color and cloudy, with a thin head. Grapefruity with a thin bitterness. Not a lot of body to this beer or sweetness to counteract the bitterness. Fine, but low on my list of hoppy friends.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3717) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2006 Peachy-golden color, nice overall feel in the mouth. Iím not a fan of the IPAs but I like an English strong ale, so the bits of grapefruit and later grape aroma popping through were nice. The bitterness builds over time, though a bit harsh in the finish. A palatable IPA to my taste. // Re-rate (June 2006)--after another bottle, I was particularly pleased about the intensity and vivacity of the fruitness upfront. The grapefruit is as vivid as Iíve tasted in any IPA, like whole chunks of grapefruit. The end result left me a little dry in the mouth, but there were things to enjoy here.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2002
No attempt at balance (the malt was left behind at the brewery somewhere). Considerably bitter and verging on an Imperial IPA. Nice, but unchallenging. Believe it or not, Iíll take their Apricot Ale instead.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2564) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 29, 2002
Tap. Medium golden color. Hop aroma and a nice robust flavor that escalates on the palate. I thought this was among the best tap beers at the Berkeley Alehouse.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2002
Medium body, was deep gold, good head and decent lacing. Malts were on the sweeter side and hops were very ísharpí and strong, but not "astonishing" as noted above.


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