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RATINGS: 835   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

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2977) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2006 Bottle. Rated 6/29/06. This oneís stamped "06/08/08." That doesnít seem Iíve read it right, but I can definietly tell itís a fresh bottle. Hop nose and taste is very fresh, grassy and piney with a hint of what I lovingly call "cat piss." No, that means I like its boldness. Looks a little pale, but malts are quite sweet and sticky, which would only intensify if the bottle is left to age. No doubt, a big ass kicking of northwestern alphas for us hop heads.

Bottled, rated 9/22/03. My bottle, from a friendís cellar, was date-stamped 3/99, so hereís how well it has aged: Very flowery/estery smell when opened. Pours a slightly cloudy amber body, thin head but leaves a little lacing. Taste is actually closer to a thin barley wine; maltiness overwhelming the mellowed hop profile. Holds up well if stored carefully, but I wouldnít recommend keeping space for it if you have some Bigfoot. I opened a second, equally old bottle and got more of a big hop aroma and taste. Alcohol still very noticeable, almost like a barelywine, and more of a citrus note as well. I canít be more critical since these are 4-year old bottles, so just take this as a cautionary on well a good beer keeps.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Popoff91 (61) - Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2016
22-ounce bottle. Typical good floral IPA aroma. Not as bitter as some I have tried.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerRenter76 (656) - Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Originally rated on 8/19/08. Thunderhead poured a medium yellow body, its mid level carbonation gave it a small white head. Mouthfeel was adequate, Aroma was very faint, a slight hop presence with no dominate floral or pine attributes. Taste was about the same as the aroma. Overall its o.k., however i wont purchase it again since there are so many other IPAís yet to try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5172) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle from Portland supermarket. Nice orange body with slight head. Nose is hoppy and grassy. Taste is hoppy and sweet. Not much to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
donandres (276) - , Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2015
12 ounce bottle poured to wine glass Appearance: Orange - light amber color , minimal head, minimal lacing Smell: not a strong of hops compared to other IPAs Taste: bitter fruity does not taste like most west coast IPAs Feel: creamy mouthfeel Overall: Good beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 11, 2015
Rating #1147 8 oz at Beer Revolution, July 4, 2014. Clear golden amber pour with a weak, white head that bubbles away to a ring. Aroma is strong with hops, roasted malt, and is quite earthy. Taste is more of the same, dry hops and roast malts dominating the flavour, with a hint of caramel. Finish is dry, but balanced and satisfying. Pretty average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CacheManyHose (543) - HONG KONG - SEP 25, 2015
Bottle at Chingyi's after Momotaro. Smells of musty malt, dry, lightly spicy and woody. Taste is light spice, dry, woody, fluffy, light floral hop.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zdk (1852) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle at the Seattle airport. Not bad as an emergency IPA. Crystal malts and floral hops, tannic finish with some raisin booze

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Good IPA. Slightly sweet malt bill. Hops are more pine oriented. Sufficient bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
commonmac (984) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Tap at the Alehouse right next to Safeco. Beer garden plastic cup. Deep orange in color...maybe a hint of copper. Minor white head. Aroma is relatively mild. Hops at the forefront with a bitter, grassy middle and end. Maybe a hint of sweetness. Like most of their offerings itís very tame and forgettable. Cool location though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
airrick2003 (846) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Appearance: pours with a small beige head, the beer is a hazy golden bronze color Aroma: malt creaminess, slight hop grass, lemon Taste: bitter, grain, lemon, Palate: bitter aftertaste, lively carbonation, medium mouthfeel Overall: not a bad beer but nothing that special, pretty much a bitter beer with out much complexity ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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