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RATINGS: 816   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (7950) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2010
12 ounce bottle, opened 6/17/10. Pours a clear amber color with a medium white frothy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of grainy malts with resiny and citrus hops. The taste is bitter leafy hops with grainy malts, toffee and a bit of nuttiness. Medium bodied.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (7899) - Carlsbad, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (7803) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2003
Clear copper. Bitter is just right; smells of moderately sweet hops, pineapple, and peaches. Taste doesn't deviate much from the aromas, and it turns out to be a very enjoyed IPA. I was suprised it was done so well by Pyramid.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7789) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 9, 2008
Pours with a rocky, off-white head with a chill-hazed golden body. Some lacing. Floral hops, grapes and prunes in the aroma. Hoppy bitterness followed by a dryness that ends in astringency in the finish. Watery mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2004
Pours clear orange with a big white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, malt, florals. Tastes very hoppy, malty, with some citrus and floral/spice at the finish. Medium palate, but the finish had a subtle metallic twinge, which I had to make minor deductions for. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed this one, but it isn’t near my top for IPAs.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
gnoff (7471) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2008
2008-10-14. Hazy golden orange, modest off-white head. (3+) Modest aroma, light resin and green vegetation. (6+) Pretty mild flavour, modest bitterness throughout, light resin and hop character. (6+) Average plus palate. A decent pale ale, but a fairly weak IPA. Bottle via trade with mgermani

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dogbrick (7253) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (7137) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Bottle just said India Pale Ale. I think it’s the same beer as this. Cloudy IPA. Aroma is strong citrus and grass. Taste is crisp bitter hops with dryish finish. Rated 8/27/02

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2008
Bottle enjoy by 020708: Pours a transparent copper orange with a frothy, stringy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of lightly sweet caramel malt with some grainy notes and a mild grapefruity hoppy presence. Body starts with a decent viscosity and some sweet caramely pale malts along with a mild citrusy hop balance before a bittersweet finish. An ok IPA, but needs a more assertive fresh hoppy character.


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