Wandering Star Thunderbolt I.P.A.
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A premium IPA made with UK Maris Otter and crystal malt to balance a kettle hop bill of Cluster, Perle, and Tradition hops, with an added dry hop charge of Centennial and Cascade to add a genuine IPA finish. Named after the famous ‘Thunderbolt’ ski race held down the ungroomed slopes of Mount Greylock each year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2953) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
A: Hazy Golden Straw/Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Great Lacing S: Floral, Malty T: Floral, Malty, Mild Hybiscus M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Malty, Mildly Drying Overall, a decent dry hop IPA with floral notes. Very Drinkable and doesnt burn you out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (5474) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Cityfresh Associated Supermarket, Bushwick growler: Pours copper with a white head. Aroma is grass, earthy hops with a substantial malt backbone. Light citrus flavor. This struck me as a very light, British style IPA. It is pleasant enough to drink, but not that interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bbbeer (745) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Orange-golden with small white head. Aroma floral hops and malt. Medium body. Flavor is fairly malty, some grassy and citrusy hops, just off dry. Very easy to drink, flavors are mild and pleasant if not paricularly complex, and light on the bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (3516) - New York, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Stags head draft. They seem to love wandering star here. Pours golden with floral citrus nose. Tastes of grapefruit and tropical fruit, hay, vanilla, ginger, and some piney resin. A tad watery It seemed though without a ton of depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9565) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2013
On tap at Swift Hibernian. Pours a clear gold with a medium sized white head. Bright citrus, toast, soft malt. Lightly spicy hops. Citrus, a touch of tropical fruit. Finishes with a bit of sweetness and a bit of bitterness. Decent. Lightly catty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2012
On tap, caramel colored pour. Labeled as citra thunderbolt, very buttery, butterscotch, English malts. Way too buttery for me

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhatB420 (839) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 31, 2012
My second experience of the thunderbotl, rating the second go round, althought the first was much better. Growler from brewery 3/31, aroma is a mild mix of hops, grain, and flat matls. Color is lingering apricot, soft orange that I wish showed up more prominatley. The Columbus hops add the bite for bittering and the UK First Gold add some f to this mainly low key ipa good for session adventures. Quite a mild ipa here, but a gem in the rough when its a local brewery down the road. Shine on

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scarletfire65 (1336) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Cask pour at Gingerman. Citrus and dusty hops dominate the aroma and palate, stale cereal malt profile, maybe a touch of funk. Feels a bit watery on the palate, the finish is hollow.

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