Thunder Ann
Jackalope Brewing Company

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Jackalope Brewing Company
Tennessee, United States
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #1,044
Ranked #24,630
3.7 | pDev: 10%
Jan 17, 2022
Aug 04, 2012
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Notes: Thunder Ann came about after a massive google search trying to come up with a name that we thought could represent our American Pale Ale. That’s how we found out about a little lady name Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett. She was Davy Crockett’s wife (well, in the folklore, according to Wikipedia, he married someone named Mary) and she was a bad ass. Seriously. Look her up. We mulled it over and thought that Thunder Ann could also be a pretty great name for a beer.
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3.77 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania on Jan 17, 2022
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3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by dbrauneis from North Carolina

A: Pours a crystal clear medium golden honey in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and moderate copper + caramel + amber + brassy colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense sudsy foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a handful of small to medium sized patches of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of slightly mottled thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit pith + citrus/grapefruit zest + floral hops over the top of light to moderate aromas of toasted + caramel + bready malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of toasted + caramel + bready malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit pith + citrus/grapefruit zest + floral hops along with hints of spicy hops which impart a light to moderate amount bitterness which lingers for a moderate amount of time.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol though it lacks a little crispness that I would like to see in the mouthfeel. Enjoyable though overall this APA feels a little muted - could have used a little more ummph from both the malts and the hops in this one.

Jan 16, 2022
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3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by RaulMondesi from California

What is simple? 2+2? Yellow and blue = green. What comes up must come down... Yeah, and this Thunder Ann chick. I personally don’t think she would rassle a bear or something, but she’d puff puff give.

Ok, see ya.

Jun 05, 2021
3.65 by btbcolo from Colorado on May 24, 2021
3.75 by MTKATL from Georgia on Dec 02, 2020
3.72 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Sep 28, 2020
3.77 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Feb 02, 2020
3.77 by markallmon from Tennessee on Nov 29, 2019
4.45 by Van_boi from New Hampshire on Oct 20, 2019
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3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by dlakerz from Tennessee

On draft at The Ainsworth in Nashville

Sep 29, 2019
4.02 by entenduintransit from Tennessee on Aug 09, 2019
4 by jbehlar from Mississippi on May 24, 2019
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3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by BigGold from Mississippi

Had poured from 12-oz. can, bottom stamped “066920198,” imported from Nashville by my roommate, into nonic pint.

Thunder Ann is a classic APA, fruity and malty, with a nicely drying if not bitter finish.

Apr 19, 2019
3.87 by sciraxe from Utah on Apr 17, 2019
3.75 by Apellonious from North Carolina on Mar 22, 2019
3.75 by cryptichead from Illinois on Dec 13, 2018
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3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by metter98 from New York

Can at Local Gastropub, Memphis, TN

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and does not have any visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that left a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of citrusy hops and notes of floral hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of floral and citrusy hops along with underlying hints of caramel malts.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate and has moderate amount of carbonation. No crispness is detectable.
O: This APA seems to be a little muted.

Serving type: can

Oct 31, 2018
3.61 by vol4life88 from Tennessee on Oct 30, 2018
3.66 by 802 from Tennessee on Oct 28, 2018
3.74 by Schmaltz33 from California on Oct 13, 2018
3.75 by TheBrewsky from California on Sep 27, 2018
3.94 by Jstarr2517 from Connecticut on Jul 28, 2018
3.25 by Bryan12345 from Texas on Dec 26, 2017
3.25 by sqpat from Washington on Oct 09, 2017
3.5 by aletrailky81 from Kentucky on Sep 24, 2017
3.56 by Drhall36 from Pennsylvania on Sep 15, 2017
3.75 by heerboth from Pennsylvania on Jul 25, 2017
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2.94/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75
by chinchill from South Carolina

12 oz can from TN with a 21 Feb. 2017 canning date.

Hazy amber body topped by a semi-durable off-white head.

Aroma; dank tropical fruits. The flavor largely follows and includes some grassy notes and light funk. Mild bitterness that's typical for style.
Medium body with medium carbonation.
Overall: disappointing

Jul 10, 2017
4.02 by gilgar from Texas on Jul 09, 2017
3.71 by atone315 from Wisconsin on Jun 19, 2017
3.34 by hubcitybear from Tennessee on Jun 19, 2017
4 by stoopkidd from Tennessee on Jun 02, 2017
3.84 by JRoPA from Pennsylvania on May 13, 2017
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3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by brunsojw from Tennessee

This and Yazoo's Pale Ale are two of the best in Nashville. This is very drinkable and perhaps my favorite year-round beer that Jackalope produces.

Mar 22, 2017
3.38 by Timtac from New Jersey on Feb 24, 2017
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3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

Jackalope Brewing "Thunder Ann"
on tap at the brewery, 4 April 2015

Notes: Golden-orange body beneath a bright white head. Average retention and lacing. Clean but not bold nose of citrusy, piney, woody hops over a bready malt base. The flavor simply repeats the aroma. It's not bold, but there are some pleasant hops going on. Very even keel . Nicely balanced. Drinkable.

Jan 24, 2017
4.09 by rorjets from Connecticut on Jan 06, 2017
3.93 by markhobbs1 from California on Dec 24, 2016
3.25 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas on Dec 12, 2016
3.71 by Noooddle from Washington on Nov 23, 2016
Thunder Ann from Jackalope Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 194 ratings