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Thunderhop Extreme Double IPA - Church Brew Works

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Thunderhop Extreme Double IPA
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89
very good

17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Church Brew Works visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.25% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Stinkypuss on 11-12-2012

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Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 4
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Photo of RyFikes
2.97/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I'm sorry but there is a standard that you have to meet if you're gong to call your brew an extreme double IPA. I had this beer straight from the tap at the brewery and it only had slightly more mouth feel than their regular Thunderhop IPA, which I thought was a below average IPA to begin with.

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Church Brew Works
Extreme Double IPA
105 ibu
9.25 abv

Pours a perfectly clear golden color, short lived head that recedes to a ring. Awesome aroma of pine, dank herbs, grapefruit and even a bit sticky sweet. The aroma filled up the whole table. The taste is huge with an explosion of west coast hops, almost can't believe what I'm tasting. This is a hop monster with tons of resin and pine. Big grapefruit and other tropical fruit. Bitter as hell but does achieve some balance. Juicy and very fresh tasting, this should be a flagship beer for this brewery, it is really an impressive offering. Medium bodied ale with a hop bite , this is a kick ass beer! Thunderhop with a makeover and big citrus burst. I heard cbw hired a new brewmaster , and if this beer is any indication, good things lay in store for this top notch brewpub.

Photo of BigRizz62
4.49/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice hoppy nose. It's the Thunder Hop on Steroids

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.55/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap served in an 8 oz flute. Surprise! I was expecting a 12 oz shaker. Current incarnation is 8.25% ABV and 95 IBU.
Aroma of generic citrus and flowers
Head removed by bartender. What was left was off white, frothy, and diminished to 2mm ring and layer
Lacing excellent – rings and curtains of tiny bubbles
Body medium orange, clear
Flavor – Begins and ends bitter, no particular flavor but not offensive. Bitterness has a long hang time. No malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, watery, soft carbonation.

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 3, Palate 3.5, Overall 4

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Thunderhop Extreme Double IPA from Church Brew Works
89 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.