RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Thunderhead Red is a classic American Amber Ale that balances the smooth caramel flavor of the Maris Otter malt with a light hop bitterness and aroma from some of the finest Northwestern American hops available. Smooth yet very flavorful and not overpowering. An easy drinking amber.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
collinmb (66) - - JAN 30, 2014
There is nothing to this red. Its essentially like everyother red on the market, even from the macro dudes. A little caramel at the end makes it drinkable, but nothing else going on. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

PorterPounder (7961) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl. - Proof Production Facility - on tap. Dark copper pour, off white head. Vanilla and butterscotch in the aroma. Light caramel, light citrus bitterness, some nuttiness, lots of butterscotch. Thick enough mouthfeel.

Aurelius (5332) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Clear, marzen-looking. Diacetyl aroma. Starchy mouthfeel, golden raisins dominate the flavor. Low bittering. Medium body. Loses carbonation. On tap, Proof Production Facility.

pumpmaster (1393) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3 ounce sampler at the Grovetoberfest Miami beer festival 10/13/12. Very good!

unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Tap. Amber color. Aroma of sweet boysenberries. Neutral flavor. Light malt, light bitterness. Hints of fruit. Boring.

daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Tasting at Brewtopia. This was a surprise. It was from a fresh keg. Pours an orangish color. Aroma is malty with some hops. I get some citrus hops and some caramel malts. The flavor is surprisingly robust for this style. Almost a bit chewy with some good malt backbone and a good dose of hops. Citrus and floral hops hit the tongue followed by a good sweet malt.

Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2008
Sampled @ Hallandale beer fest (tap). Pours dark yellowish-brown. Weak nose and flavors: rusty heavy metals, malty, a little salty. Thin. Sampled at Hallandale beer festival, where it seems they like to pawn off the stale beers.

glennmastrange (2867) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2008 Tap at Yardhouse PBG, FL. Aroma has moderate notes of roasted, cookie, and caramel, hops smell of moderate pine and herbs, light earth for the yeast and wood in the background. Head is creamy, white, with excellent lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is copper/red with a slight haze. Flavor is very lightly sweet and lightly acidic to start and finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is light, watery, with a lively carbonation and finishes lightly astringent and dry. Nice smells and fairly light on the flavors, but a good drinking beer overall.

hopscotch (11078) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2007
Draft... Clear orange ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Decent retention. Crystal and caramel malt nose with additional notes of grapefruit hops. The flavor is all toasted caramel and toffee with low residual sweetness. Leans a shade on the sweet side of balance, but the PNW hops keep things in check. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Malty, moderately bitter finish.

BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 19, 2007
On the menu as Native Thunderhead Red at the Yard House in Palm Beach. Draft. Poured amber in color with a thin off-white head. Sweet malty aroma. The flavor was slightly roasty with caramel and chocolate. Mostly sweet but a hint of bitterness in the ending. Light to medium body.

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