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RATINGS: 830   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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

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OG: 16.7

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrew196 (1134) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2002
Dude, hoppy as hell. I am surprised that it is only 67IBUís. The nose and taste were of fresh yard clippings...a hop loverís dream. Well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2002

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2002
Nice amber color, and a very hoppy aroma. Strong, very sharp hops flavor in the finish with a mild malty start. The aftertaste is a bit harsh, but it still tastes quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 20, 2002
Typical amber color, average head. I thought that this was surprisingly crisp and well-hopped, with some citrus flavor, especially grapefruit. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2002
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 (BB11/06/02) Real hoppy (spicy as opposed to floral) nose. Attractive thin whitehead. Lasting lace. Very smooth. The 67ibus seem a bit high. My perceived bitterness is around 50ibus. There is enough malt to make this beer balanced and well crafted. A nice medium to full bodied IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Racegoer (353) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2002
Hoppy, and somewhat fruity, it is smooth, maybe to smooth. 67 IBUís, where I canít taste them. 6.7% ABV is well hidden, a refreshing IPA, not enough kick for me, But Iíd pass these out without reservation. Give it a few extra points for good cost value.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - AUG 6, 2002
Had on draft. Fruity flavors like pear. Not all that hopped for an IPA. Pleasant, unspectacular.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bsii99 (13) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 2, 2002
dry finish, thin. Little notable head, light gold color. I donít particular care for IPAs, especially when theyíre anything but very cold...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
HH (165) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2002
Had on tap at the Seattle brewery. This beer reminds me of Diamond Knot and Snoqualmie Falls IPA due to the obvious use of Columbus hops. Ahh.. Columbus and Left Coast IPA. A wonderful combination. 07/26/02 Rerate: The formulation has been changed. What was a wonderful brew with a Columbus flavor/finish has been changed to Tomahawk. Not nearly as good as it was. A step backwards for sure. As such I am forced to downgrade what was once a top notch IPA. Sorry guys.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olympian (107) - USA - JUL 17, 2002
Very nice IPA. I liked the balance of this particular brew. Might have rated it even higher, except this was one of those odd ones that consistently gave me a headache. But the Seattle folks that can buy this for ípopular priceí compared to what we pay for it here in Michigan are lucky ducks!

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