Pyramid Thunderhead IPA - Walnut Creek Alehouse (Pyramid)
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3.43/5 rDev +2.7%
650 mL btl. Served at 7C in an imperial pint glass.
Nice deep amber clear pour, thick dense pitted head with great lacing.
Smells of mildly toasted pale malts, some underlying tropical fruit sweetness with some leafy, subtle but vibrant hops.
Juicy sweet tropical fruits but lacks the citrus complement to define them. Slight pine note, but definitely oily, balanced with citrus; some herbal and leafy qualities. Bitter dry hop finish.
Decent medium body. starts mildly juicy, neutral in the mid and finished dry and medium-short.
Nice nose, but lacks some... pzazz and umph. Its just too malty for an IPA.
Taste is adequate, and better than the majority in the price range; but it lacks a certain unification. Its smooth, easy and reasonably balanced but needs a punchier hop balance as it comes across as a very under-hoped double IPA or an under hopped English.
A highly rated malty pale ale for sure, but shit, it just lacks.
01-14-2013 08:36:27 | More by OF001
Pyramid Thunderhead IPA from Walnut Creek Alehouse (Pyramid)
77 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.