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Thunder Canyon Good Vibrations IPA
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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2012
(Draught) Pours a clear orange body with a medium white head and descent lacing. Aroma of caramel, pine, orange, and grass. Flavor of caramel, grass, pine, herbs, and some bread with a bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2011
on tap-pours a light tan head with trailing lace and cloudy orange color. Aroma is orange/lemon-citrus/pine, medium malt. Taste is orange/resin/herbal hops with some bite, secondary medium malt-caramel. OK carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Draft. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate tart citrus and earthy aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where exceeded.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9428) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
A lightly hazed amber ipa with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, loads of citrusy hops, piney and resinous, over light biscuit malt backbone. In mouth, a nice biscuit malt with smooth floral hops, light citrus pulp, quaffable. On tap at Broadway location.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Gold pour, white head. Citrus peel aroma, very light resin. Caramel malt and light resinous hops dominate the flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Poured up at Flanny’s Arizona on Tap Festival with a nice opaque hop hazed body that has thick gold edges and sporting a white head of foam. The aroma offers up some resiny pine like hops and then slides into a nice mild dank earthy onion like goodness. Man, the taste is hitting the spot with lots of resiny pine, spicy hops, bitter hops and then rolling into a pleasing degree of spicy dank earthy shallots and onions. All of those tasty hoppy notes are backed up by a mild sweet maltiness leaving the body a little light but even a bit more sessionable without being too thin. The flavor is rich and deep and really hitting the spot right now.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
arminjewell (5716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Pours hazy yellow with fluffy white head that lasted throughout the beer. Nose is citrus, and more piny hops. Taste up front is blasted with citrus and more piny hops, and then has a bit of caramel sweetness that works its way well into a nice bitter finish. How all IPAs should be made, an excellent beer that I wish I could get all the time!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4665) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Orange with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is resin, caramel malt, and bread. Sweet caramel, resiny hops, and bready flavor. Smooth bodied with good carbonation. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4113) - Utah, USA - MAR 7, 2011
On tap at Thunder Canyon
Appearance: Slightly hazy golden with a small white head and some light lacing
Aroma: Floral
Taste: Floral and citrus
Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Sampled 1702, Tucson; November 2009
This arrives from the tap with a frothy, almost two-finger thick, pale tan colored head that leaves some nice lacing on the sides of my tulip glass. The beer is an amber color that has a bit of haze to it. The aroma has sticky citrus hop notes, some lychee and some tangerine aromatics to it up front. The citrus actually has a caramelized edge to it, the nose is really quite fruity smelling (notes of tropical fruit too) and doesn’t really have much in the way of noticeable malt character. It even gets a bit better as the beer warms up.

As the beer hits my palate for the first time it comes off as clean and bitter up front; it is really way too cold though, which really mutes the flavors. There is still a pungent hop flavor that comes through easily enough; herbaceous pine, pungent grapefruit and lychee are noticeable enough. There is an ample biting bitterness to this beer that combines in the finish with a crisp carbonic bite. Really there are lots of grapefruit like flavors here that mixes well with the supporting, pale-caramelized malt sugars.

When paired with my just arrived pizza, more flavors of caramel and citrus come out, but this also brings out a bit of alcoholic heat in the finish. This really is quite highly carbonated, which can be a bit distracting as the beer warms up; it does make for a perfect visual presentation though. Luckily some quick swirls of the glass gets rid of the excess carbonation. The beer is actually somewhat under-attenuated for my tastes, though I wouldn’t say it was overly heavy either.

This beer really comes into its own as it warms up; it achieves a nice balance between the hop dominant character and the supporting malt character. Even the aroma picks up more of a tropical fruit like character. The texture is creamy, in a good way, for an IPA and the high carbonation, I suppose, helps to balance this out. I bet this would be wonderful if served on cask. In the end this is quite enjoyable, and it definitely grew on me as worked my way through this beer.


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