Thunderbolt IPA | Wandering Star Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Wandering Star Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Billolick on 02-28-2012

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 29
Photo of RozzieBoy
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from growler purchased at the brewery.
L - Light amber body with a thin white head. Little lacing throughout.
S- Fairly strong hop presence (kind of apple cider-ish). Malt comes through at the end.
T - Fairly bitter but decent balance with the malt.
F - Not really crisp but decent.
O - Pretty good beer overall. For some reason seems like a fall seasonal beer for me. (Just as an added piece, nice folks at the brewery).

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap 9/2/2012 at Pour Farm Tavern in New Bedford, MA, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is light amber color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains caramelized malts, citrus and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a strong but not over-powering hops bitterness. Then some mildly sweet flavors of caramel and citrus come in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a very solid beer to drink for a long time.

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Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler fill up at Green Growler grocery, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Pours murky darker honey amber, medium tan head, moderate in size, then going to a thin film, irregular collar and nice, thick sheeting and scattered lacing.

Mild nose of malts and musty hops.

Flavorful and easy drinking IPA. Nicely crafted brew, with a solid base of smooth sweet malt. Then in the midsection and finish, hop presence is felt, but not over powering the malts. Carbonation on point.

Well done, highly enjoyable and clearly quality stuff. Nice first brew from this new brewery. Looking forward to trying other of their offerings.

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Thunderbolt IPA from Wandering Star Brewing Company
3.73 out of 5 based on 29 ratings.
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