Thunderhop Extreme Double IPA | Church Brew Works

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Church Brew Works
Pennsylvania, United States
churchbrew.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.25%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Stinkypuss on 11-12-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
20
Reviews:
3
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
14.97%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
5
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0
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Ratings: 20 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by Stinkypuss:
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4.39/5  rDev +17.4%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of PSU_Mike
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HeyJim
5/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of RyFikes
2.97/5  rDev -20.6%
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.

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Photo of Pensfan0782
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregaroo
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

4/25/16 - On tap at the brewery in Pittsburgh

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Photo of tviz33
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dogleg
3.46/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chefduff2
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigRizz62
4.49/5  rDev +20.1%
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

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Photo of ncstateplaya
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of HopFace
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of jrluppe
4.76/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TrentW
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Nobcefus
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of bleedsblu
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Coronaeus
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mark5252
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
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
3.74 out of 5 based on 20 ratings.
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