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RATINGS: 828   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10130) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2003
Hazy, peach-colored ale. Small, fizzy, off-white head with good, weeping lacework. The nose is tangy and fruity with notes of grapefruit, lemon, apricot and leather. The flavor is rich with malty goodness. Grapefruit and apricot also make an appearance. Very astringent and harshly bitter with a whisper of pungency. Medium-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Crisp, bitter, dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2004
Poured a hazy, medium orange color with a smaller head. Aromas and tastes of flowers and citrus (grapefruits). Mildly bitter. Watery body. There’s just nothing special about this one (nothing real bad either).

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (9684) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2013
On tap at the National. Watered down. Hoppy, but also astringent and metallic. Some lace and head. Not so drinkability.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (9646) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2010
22 oz. bottle, pours clear (for an IPA) golden with a small white head. Aroma of subtle hops, grass and citrus. Solid hops flavour with a grass backbone. Decent IPA - certainly nothing special.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dogbrick (9625) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2002
Not nearly as good as Samuel Smith’s 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9409) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Pours almost yellow with little head and low carbonation. Very bitter and unbalanced from the hops. But the hops is not smooth or citrusy or enjoyable. It is almost like chewing on raw hops buds. Aftertaste is similarly raw hops and very bitter and lingering. I would say too low gravity and too many IBUs.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (9135) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Bottle. Pine hops and honey malt aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Initially a honey malt flavor followed by a pine hops finish. One of the sweetest IPAs I’ve ever had - really works very well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2004
A clear orange-copper colour. Citrus aromas include lemon, orange, and grapefruit. Full malty flavour with a fantastic citrusy hop character as well and enough bitterness to finish it off. Quite a tasty brew.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
gnoff (8795) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2011
Draught as a 5 oz sampler at Pyramid in Sacramento, CA, on April 23, 2011
Clear deep golden color, white head. Soem hops at first, but then mainly dry bitter taste. Hints of fruits in the aftertaste. Way too bitter. Smooth mouthfeel, huge bitterness. Sweet and a bit hoppy scent.
Unbalanced and not for me.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (8673) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Pours hazy orange with white head, aroma is grassy, pine, touch of citrusy hops. Taste is very mild grassy hops, bit of pine, leading into a biscuit middle that finishes a bit bitter. Pretty weak hop character and bitterness for an IPA, more like an APA.


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