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RATINGS: 831   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   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

Nugget, CTZ

OG: 16.7

   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 ’popular price’ compared to what we pay for it here in Michigan are lucky ducks!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ravidesai (950) - Bombay, INDIA - JUL 12, 2002
great hoppy aroma, floral and sharp. the taste s equally hoppy buy lacks the malt balance that separates the great IPAs from the good ones. nice bubbly palate and overall a good hophead beverage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2002
Color is gold-amber; head fairly light but bubbly...Aroma is enticing blend of flowers and hops. Flavor is decidedly hoppy, but malt sweetness still detectable. Bracing bitter finish. This brew doesn’t pretend to be well-balanced--it is formulated for the hop-heads among us--and it doesn’t disappoint.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 13, 2002
The first thing I noticed was the wonderful hoppy and floral aroma. A deep golden colour and the distinct bitter flavour was just right.

   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. Pyramid’s one of the best--big and hoppy. It has a ’catty’ quality that some don’t like, but to others those hops are manna. Many of the comments here indicate that it’s not big or aggressive enough, but I think it’s just a well-balanced beer. The hops can’t shock because it’s too big a beer, yet it doesn’t taste huge because of the crisp malting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2002

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12496) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 7, 2002
Basic IPA with extra NW bite. Decent aroma, good hoppiness/bitterness. Solid beer.

   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 that’s 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.

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