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Thunderhead IPA - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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614 Ratings
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Ratings: 614
Reviews: 425
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.98%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pyramid Breweries, Inc. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A golden nectar with a striking floral aroma, Thunderhead holds a harmonious balance between its bold hop bitterness and subtle malt background.

(Beer added by: Jason on 09-16-2001)
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

3.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thunderhead IPA has a light orange body with a finger or two of head on top of it. Good retention and lacing, as foams remains on my glass in rings and sheets.

The aroma is mostly citrus hops with a big dose of caramel behind it.

The flavor works out to be about the same as the aroma. Hops lead off, with a punch of pine and a good bit of grapefruit. This IPA is pretty bitter as well. The malt flavors are about as powerful as the hops, with a good bit of caramel and a little bit of a toasted malt flavor.

The body and carbonation are right about where they should be.

Thunderhead IPA is a pretty standard IPA that won't knock your socks off, but probably won't disappoint you either as long as it's fresh.

Serving type: on-tap

01-28-2012 16:14:16 | More by Hojaminbag
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Thunderhead IPA from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
77 out of 100 based on 614 ratings.