Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Bottle, poured at Oakes and Beershines. Rich golden color. Fruity aroma wtih good caramel notes and hops. Flavor is pretty malty up front and then leads to some nice citrus hops. Pretty well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (10285) - 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).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10265) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dogbrick (10001) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (9990) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (9462) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
gnoff (9191) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (9070) - 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

   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.

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