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RATINGS: 827   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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2002
There are more IPAs in the NW than sunny days, so afficianados tend to parse the style to their own tastes. Pyramidís one of the best--big and hoppy. It has a ícattyí quality that some donít like, but to others those hops are manna. Many of the comments here indicate that itís not big or aggressive enough, but I think itís just a well-balanced beer. The hops canít shock because itís too big a beer, yet it doesnít taste huge because of the crisp malting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2002

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2002
Nice golden color with suitable bubbles; not not much head. Nice hoppy aroma. The Cascades really come through, and there is noticeable bitterness in the flavor. Very dry finish. An enjoyable beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2002
Re-rate 05/18/02: Pours a clear amber or deep gold, nice white head, decent lace and a fine hop floral nose. Begins malt sweet, top light, finish is dry, acidic, hop bitter and a fine drinkable beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12033) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 7, 2002
Basic IPA with extra NW bite. Decent aroma, good hoppiness/bitterness. Solid beer.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 7, 2002
Not much to it. Vague aroma thatís slightly sour, and a flavor that tastes more sour than bitter. The hoppiness tastes canned, not very fresh. Little balance and little finish. Flat, sour, dull.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joet (2365) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 27, 2002
The best beer on tap at the Pyramid Brewery here (besides the kilt lifter). The most lucid aroma, good drinkability and decent crispness. Lacks the massiveness of the best West Coast IPAs.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2002
Nice hoppy IPA, very bitter and unbalanced, but there in lies the beauty of this ale, light copper color, with very little maltiness, but tons of hop flavor, aroma, and bitterness, plus a nice kick, good to drink before Mís Games

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2002
Too bubbly and too bitter for my taste. Not terrible - but I wouldnít waste my time trying it again.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dogbrick (9346) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2002
Not nearly as good as Samuel Smithís IPA, but not bad. I thought it could have used some more malt to balance the hops. I would like to try it on tap some day. Nice honey color and rather bubbly.


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