Ughsmash (6666) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured clear light-medium orange with a short eggshell head. The aroma picked up soft caramel and buttered biscuity notes with big orange and grassy hop accents around.. I didn’t like it at first, but it grew on me. The flavor found pale and bready malts at the core, with bitter orange peel, some grainy sugars, and a touch of earth around.. finished a touch sour with citrus leading. Lighter-bodied with low-ish carbonation on the palate.. decent balance, but a little more sour than I wanted.. overall quite drinkable.
islay (740) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thunder River Amber Ale
4 oz. pour from 12 oz. bottle, split with friends while watching the bowl games. Thanks, iradog, for picking this up in Green Bay and sharing. Pours a light amber / orange / tan color with a bit of haze and a small amount of beige head. Smells of caramel, sharp apple, and leather. A touch of Indian food in the aroma and flavor. Interesting, spicy flavor features sharp apple, quinine, and white grape juice as well as a spicy, dry aftertaste. Very interesting and quirky taste overall. Medium body. Lively palate. The second and my favorite of five Thunder River beers I sampled in a row.
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a copper color with a foamy off white head. Has a very light hop aroma. The carbonation is high and the taste is rather hoppy, similar in style to a traditional irish ale. The flavor also has a trace of caramel malt with a light fruity note and a bitter finish.