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Tugboat Thunderbolt Pale ale
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 2.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   ABV: -
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2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Pours a light cloudy golden color with no head. Not much aroma and taste is of light malt with a bitter aftertaste.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Earthy, cheesy aroma of english hops. A strawberry blond color with frothy white head. Lemon-acidic to start, followed by a funky, cheesy flavor. Fades into a slightly sour citrus character. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Overall, a beer that tasted a bit more like some sort of fruit sour.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
after4ever (6112) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Draft at Tugboat. Wow, too bad about this one. Bright orangey medium amber, headless, laceless. Plenty of rising carb. Looks kinda like a pop. Weirdly aluminum-esque candied orange hops. Fizzy, watery body. Aluminum, candied oranges, and aspartame on the mid-palate. Tastes like a two day hangover.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2006
Pours a clouded yellow. Smells of the same hops as other tugboat beers. Tastes of nothing but the hops that are in all the other tugboat beers but not as strongly as in some. Week tepid aftertaste. A dissapointment.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (7979) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2005
Had this as just "Pale Ale" at the brewery, July 2005. Had a bit of a funky smell to it (don’t they all?) - with some old cheese and leafy hops, some spoiled fruit such as orange, pineapple and apricots. Just plain weird.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (6537) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 4, 2004
on tap at tugboat. pretty decent apa. grapefruit and lemon aroma with a fair amount of bitterness and frozen yoghurt in the finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2004
Tap@Tugboat. Pretty bitter and dry, a cross between an English and American style pale ale. Has the aromatic NW hops, with a salty, bitter dryness in English beers. OK by me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldGrowth (2651) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2003
Draft: Bready, Yeasty, Citrusy (grapefruit) nose. Amber color. Bitter grapefruit taste. Clean,but bitter finish. Very Good.


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