Thunder Canyon Thunderhead IPA
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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
The Granddaddy of Pale Ales, this style got its start as a special brew for English soldiers living in India. Our IPA is a medium bodied ale, with a light copper color characterized by an intense hop flavor, with a full flowery hop aroma and high alcohol content.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2011
[Tap] Pours a dirty shade of gold. Has a nice white cap. Nose is of heavy floral hops. Decent caramel malt backbone and average levels of hoppiness for an IPA. Light pine/spruce finish. Nice body and mouthfeel. One of the more flavorful Thunder Canyon brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (7021) - Utah, USA - MAR 7, 2011
On tap at Thunder Canyon
Appearance: Clear golden with a medium sized white head and good lacing
Aroma: Floral
Taste: Floral and citrus
Nice and clean, easy drinking

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2011
On tap at the brewpub 21 Feb 11 pours deep gold to light Orange with a medium white head, nice rings of lace. Aroma is thin but full of nice citrus notes. Flavor is more malt forward to me with toast and crackers upfront ending with light pine and grassy hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Bright orange in color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of light grass and citrus. Taste is floral with lots of citrus.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (9256) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Pours amber with white head, nose is grapefruit and citrusy hops. Taste initially is grapefruit and citrus, but moves quickly into malty caramel with little to no bitterness. An average IPA, needs the bitterness to round it out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2009
clear, light amber color, thin white head. malty, spicy hops aroma. a little too coppery for me. flavor is spicy floral hops and caramel. metallic spicy hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tucsonsam (24) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2009
nice golden color, nice balanced of hops and very little bitterness, a bit of citrus and pine and a nice IPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2009
On tap at papago. Pours a warm amber color with a frothy white head. Smells and tastes primarily of salt and flour. Mildly flavored with hops, which I found suprising. Seems to lack an element of citrus, much less cream, for an IPA with ambition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2009
On tap @ Papago. Crystal clear 24 karat body with a burnt orange hue and 1/2 inch eggshell head that diminished to a whispy cloud. Aroma is faint grapefruit, caramel, and light pine. Flavor sticks to the style but is quite ordinary. Highly drinkable but nothing to differentiate from any other IPA I’ve tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 11, 2009
Tap at Pap. Fruity nose that is very floral. Flavors of dark orange, cream, orange blossom, very sweet , fruity hops, sweet malt. Finish is ethereal and short. A very pleasant surprise and another good reason to drink AZ beer.

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