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RATINGS: 832   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tourette (225) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2002
This is a solid IPA. Very hoppy. Classic American IPA style. A bit off balance though. It could be smoother. The aroma is great though.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
40oz (181) - Newport Beach, California, USA - SEP 16, 2002
Strong hoppy, cascade aroma. Bitter tea flavor with a slightly astringent fininsh. A good solid beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrew196 (1205) - 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.

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

3.6
   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.

3.9
   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.

3.7
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Racegoer (354) - 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.

3.7
   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.

2.9
   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...


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