Thunderhop IPA - Church Brew Works
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Reviews by nhindian:
3.55/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle poured into a snifter.
A - Pours a deep amber, burnt orange color with a one-finger head. Reduces to little islands of foam in a few minutes. Spotty lacing that sticks like glue to the edge of the glass. Relatively opaque with some sediment floating around.
S - Heavy smell of fresh, wet pine and grapefruit. Smells like a forest after a long Summer rain. Fresh, floral tones that really clear the nose and are quite refreshing.
T - Taste is straight piney, bitter hops. Even with the God-like figure on the bottle and the lightning, I was still taken by surprise by how hop-forward this is. Finish is bitter mixed with a citrus-like dryness. Not bad at all, but the bitterness really lingers and was expecting a bit more balance based on the nose.
M - Mouthfeel is relatively light and has quite a bit of carbonation.
D - Overall a very drinkable beer. The strong bitterness detracts from the drinkability, but it has good flavor and goes down easily. A good first-showing for this brewery for me and I can't wait to delve deeper into what they have to offer.
Serving type: bottle
10-25-2010 02:58:51 | More by nhindian
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3.65/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
On tap at the brewery. Pours amber colored with a small white head. Aroma of pine, some grass, caramel malts. Flavor follows the smell closely with light bitter, pine notes, caramel malts, light sweetness. Medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Not bad but not particularly impressed either.
Had this again while out at Jerome Bettis' Grille, and it tasted much better. Lots more bite and just seemed fresher than the keg at the brewery, which is strange. Anyway, worth a try and I guess I'd have it again if I were in the mood.
Serving type: on-tap
05-30-2014 15:57:49 | More by BMMillsy
Thunderhop IPA from Church Brew Works
82 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.