Thunderhead IPA | Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
Washington, United States
pyramidbrew.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

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.

Added by Jason on 09-16-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,251
Reviews:
440
Ratings:
694
pDev:
15.38%
 
 
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Photo of patre_tim
3.46/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Copper filtered with lots of really fine bubbles and a huge 4 finger, creamy, yellowish head.

Smells of skunk, malts, a hint of citrus and pine.

Tastes of creme brulee, dull bitter hops, and burnt pineapple candy.

Medium to light body with lots of fine bubbled carbonation.

I got this in Medford, OR, and am drinking it in Redding, Jan 3rd, 2019. Sort of English IPA like.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.55/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks, Sandeep!

A clear copper with a dense, off white head with good retention and lacing this looks great. The nose is a blend of citrus and a little pine with some caramel malt present. Moderately floral as well. The palate opens moderately bitter with grapefruit, pine and some citrus bitterness followed by a mild sweetness. Floral notes are present on the mid palate. Mildly fruity on the finish, this beer is moderately carbonated and has a pleasant bitterness. Solid stuff.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.26/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the bottle, it pours a clear amber with a nice head that dissipates slowly and leaves lacing. Some hop aroma in the nose. The mouth gets a slight West Coast IPA shot of bitterness, not overwhelming, not a "Thunderhead".

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Photo of Dschamp
3.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of superwho24
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Look: average
Smell: malts, banana
Taste: banana, malts, watermelon
Feel: fantastic
Overall: good. Not great.

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Photo of stratusjeans
3.81/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of davidward
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is an average tasting IPA. Not a lot of character. Kind of bland and indescript.

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Photo of Blakeshoe
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BlueSpader
3.93/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of poisoneddwarf
3.62/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of q33jeff
3.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

**
07/11/12

AROMA:Fruity Nose.
LOOK: Golden color, small lasting head.
TASTE: Good hoppy flavors, Strong Bite.

On Tap at Daddy O's, Rooftop, LBI.
**

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Photo of Oidmoe
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Mild orange appearance, 1/3" white head. Aroma his some C hop aromas.

Taste was a nice surprise from Pyramid, often a purveyor of the mundane. Nice hop vegetal flavor, grapefruit, pine, nice woodsy presence, nice bitterness, not grating. Stays a dry body but a resolute malt presence.

Affordable, available, one of pyramid's better offerings.

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Photo of Superheatnsubcool
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stevem68
3.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light Amber color. Aroma is malty and kind of off putting for an IPA. Flavor is malty with a touch of hops on the back end, just ok. Overall this is a pretty forgettable IPA.

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Photo of GrantBrennan
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grnmtnman
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of peachy-tay
3.3/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
3.17/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice aroma, but taste is a little flat. Normal hop sharpness, appearance is great with high fluffy head. Finish is short, with mild lingering bitterness. Good, but not great.

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Photo of vladdswrath
2.58/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a cloudy golden honey with a big 2 inch head foamy head that leaves a fantastic lace. Aroma is almost non-existant. Taste is better than I had hoped after the lack of smell, but still fairly one dimensional and like the aroma, the flavors are fleeting. Mildly sweet malt, a touch of swamp and a wall of quickly dissipating bitterness is all you get. Mouthfeel is fairly light, again it feels like it is going to be thick and then it just sort of vanishes. Weird Brew...

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Photo of ghostxyz3
3.61/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gandres
3.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle poured to wine glass
Appearance: Orange - light amber color , minimal head, minimal lacing
Smell: not a strong of hops compared to other IPAs
Taste: does not taste like most west coast IPAs
Feel:
Overall: Good beer

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Photo of Boone757
3.83/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Thunderhead IPA from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 694 ratings