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RATINGS: 835   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   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


2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2007
terrible. At first scent, I was expecing hop aroma, not typical macro adjunct like sweetness. Taste was not much better. Kind of messy presentation with subdued hops, and a thin mouthfeel.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sham (1844) - 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 (2496) - 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 (5665) - 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 (1400) - 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?

1.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
reus958 (21) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Pours as a muddy amber, not particularly clear in an IPA glass. Very little hop aroma. Tastes very bitter with a little bit of malt flavors to back it. Itís like Pyramid added all hops early in the boil. This beer was a complete miss and disappointing for pyramid.

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.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Eew. This beer looks like a decent IPA (copper, off-white head) but god it smells awful. Itís like a weird brussel sprouts, asparagus, or some other leafy vegetable I canít quite put my finger on. The taste has a bit more of this, but at least theres decent bitterness and some maltiness. I have no idea what theyíve done to this beer, I canít believe this smell is the result of just some terrible combination of hops. It really must be off somehow. Disgusting, if Iím honest.


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