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Thunder Canyon Thunderhead IPA
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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11443) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2003
Golden with decent head and nice lacing. Aroma is a good grapefruit, some pine, medium sweet. Taste is strong pine/grapefruit, slight sweetness. Firm body. Unexpectedly very nice IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9872) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
An orange amber ipa with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, biscuit malt over classic smooth floral hops, grapefruit notes, nice. In mouth, a nice biscuit malt with smooth floral hops, grapefruit pulp, very classic and quaffable. On tap at Broadway location.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Cloudy orange pour. Creamy white head. Citrus hops on the nose! Light caramel, crackers. Flavor is loaded with citrus, lemon/lime zest. Creamy wonderful body. Amazing cask ipa!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8852) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2007
Growler acquired in trade with cbkschubert (thanks!!!). Poured a medium orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of juicy oranges, orange peels, all around citrus and light pine. Tastes of citrus, floral, and fruity. Starts off sugary sweet and ends in a light grapefruit finish. Definite hop presence with out being a bitter hop bomb.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - APR 15, 2007
Courtesy of cbkschubert. Pours copper with a 1 1/2 finger white head that subsides but leaves some white lacing. Smells of pine, citrus, some perfume, some doughiness and spicy hints. Taste is bitter with a nice orangy hint with some sweet malt and pepper. Mouthfeel is slightly metallic. Finish is bitter with hints of sweet oranges. The hops are nicely balanced and complimentary on this one.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (6156) - Farmington Hills, 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.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Braudog (5627) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2004
Nice big head with a good copper color. Decent hoppy aroma. But again the balance is off ... this is too astringent, bitterly hopped without an underpining malt body. Vapid.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 2, 2003
Medium copper color. Medium head. Aroma is floral hops and citrusy (orange peel). A medium bodied IPA. Malts are nutty and slightly sweet. Hops are fairly bitter and grapefruity. Nicely balanced towards the hops. It’s hoppy without being over the top. Very drinkable IPA. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4392) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3822) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 10, 2007
Handbottled from a growler by cbkschubert! Thanks Craig! Nose of citrus and piney hops; beautiful clear copper with a small straw colored head; flavor of medium hop bitterness from the medium body with a nice mild hop finish! Pretty good IPA!


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