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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


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
PhatB420 (602) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 13, 2009
A mild ipa with no real substance to it other than a tangy tartness that overburdens the hop exposure. A decent brew.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 12, 2011
On tap at the Pyramid in the Oakland airport. I hate to give this such a low rating, because it wasnít really that bad, but for an IPA this was so far off the mark I have to. The pour was decent with a golden body and a nice off white head. The aroma didnít have much hops, just some mild pine and mostly cooked vegetables. The flavor was the same. The finish had a bit more hop bitterness, but the weak body and unpleasant cooked veggies kill it. Way below average for the style.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rumproasts (2589) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2012
bottle. amber with small head. hoppy bitterness, but not much flavor, and whatís there is slightly off. very underwhelming.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Pours amber with white head. Has a not so great floral aroma. Bland sour hop flavor. No sir, I do not like this IPA.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bpreo (1428) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2012
Pyramid uses a tired old recipe for their Thunderhead IPA. Hoppy, bitter, boring.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
JK (4293) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2004 I have been waiting to try this one for awhile and was planning on giving it a high score, but sadly it just isnít good. The aroma is ok with some hops and citrus, and it looks good with cloudy orange coloring. But the flavor is of very strong and very bitter hops, so strong that is ruins the taste. I hope I just got a bad bottle.

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Wareham (3) - Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2010 does not count
Aroma: Noticeable absence of anything resembling a hop aroma. More dirt and straw odors than anything. Lots of swirling needed to get a hop nose. Appearance: Even medium-gold color. Taste: Metallic front leads to medium hop and then finish is extremely bitter and lingers very long and harshly. Palate: Medium astringency from hops. Good medium-bodied mouthfeel. Overall: Pass, itís not worth the sale price.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Smurf2055 (1303) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Bland smell. Murky and fizzy appearance (like a wheat beer). Slightly bitter taste, not a lot of depth. Drinkable. My craft beer friends all hate it, and my non-craft beer friends all hate it, not sure where the appeal is on this. Maybe for wannabe beer snobs?

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2007
On tap at the Globe in Chicago. One of the worst IPAs Iíve ever had. Very clear light amber color with white head. Aroma had a little hop, and a lot of sweet, some apple as well. Taste was bad, very sweet like sugar, not very bitter at all. Very watery. Disgusting.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Terry4336 (2) - Oregon, USA - APR 7, 2010 does not count
Very hoppy and a little skunky on the nose. A little bitter at first but a smooth finish.


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