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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The ThunderHop I.P.A. has an intense bitterness, flavor and aroma. We chose to use two varieties of American hops in the brewing process. The color is copper to amber and the aroma is noticeably hoppy due to the use of Glaciers in the dry hop process. You will also pick up a complexity from fruit-like esters. The body is big and malty with some caramel sweetness.

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3.8
LilBeerDoctor (3931) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2012 Update 9/3/2012. On draught at the brewpub. Pours a clear orange/red with a thick white head. Aroma of bitter garlicky, grassy hops, pot, and caramel malt. Flavor is super hoppy and bitter with more pot, garlic, grass, and a hint of citrus. A great hop bomb and it’s hard to compare this awesome IPA on tap to the bottle form. Tasty stuff. 8/4/8/4/14 [3.8/5]

Bottle at PPRBSG09. Pours a clear brown. Aroma of sweet citrus and orange peel. Flavor of caramel malt upfront with citrus. Slightly astringent. Very sweet, so overall just meh. 6/4/6/3/13 (3.2/5)

3.4
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2009
PPRBSG09. Bottle. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Sweet viney citrus with a big etoh and floral hops. a nectar hoppiness with some pine. Eh.

3.5
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2009
12oz bottle thanks to Mrchopin. Pours clear dark orangish amber with small light tan head. Aroma is citrus, pine, floral hops, sweet malt and some spices. Flavor is citrus, pine, hops, caramel and sweet malt and finishes bitter. Lots of sweet malt. Not enough hops for a double in my opinion but it is not a bad beer just not a good DIPA.

2.8
tjthresh (1873) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2009
12 ounce bottle. The pour is very dark amber orange with a dense tan frothy head. The nose is light with some floral piny notes and background malt dust. The flavor is a bit like a solvent or a pine cleaner. Very thin with scrubbing carbonation and a lingering grapefruit bitterness. Tick.

2.8
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2009
CPLYFO 09. 12 oz bottle. Pours a slight hazy light amber- orange with a thin lasting head. Aroma is fragrant with floral hops, flowery, lavender, and spice- with a thin crackery malt backbone. Phenols throughout with a harsh plastic note int eh flavor esp as it warms, slightly harsh bitter hop character in the end as well - lemon lime zest and floor cleaner- solvent-like. meh.

3.9
PhillyBeer2112 (2850) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2009
FRO Throwdown: Copper hazy. Citrus and resin, grapefruit. Serious grapefruit hop flavors, bready malts in the background. Wow on the hop flavoring. Long bitter finish.

2.1
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Bottle from the Otown throwdown. Deep copper color with a light head. Aroma is ok on this one with citrus and pine. But flavor is awful, tastes like a zip lock bad. Really really not good.

3.5
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Bottle thanks to someone I forgot... Mr. Chopin? Cletus? Sorry I forgot, but THANKS, YOU! Dark pour for IPA. Simcoe and piny nose, with similar taste and a good bit of malt sweetness. Some soapy notes.

3.7
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Bottle thanks to MrChopin. Dark red copper color with a lasting off white head. Very grassy, piney hop aroma. A bit thin in body with some caramel and then citrus hops in the finish.

3.4
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Bottle shared by durhambeer - thanks, Bob! Dark enough pour makes this a handsome DIPA. Fresh hop nose is nice and grassy. I honestly didn’t know this was a double, since it tasted quite modest, like a knockoff of Founders Centennial with a different appearance to it. Slightly thin mouthfeel, not a lot of complexity, but okay.


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