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Vampire - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
IPA brewed with the juice & zest from 100lbs of CaraCara oranges. Well hopped with Simcoe and Centennial.

(Beer added by: xnicknj on 10-06-2012)
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A - Pours hazy yellow with a dense one and a quarter finger head, slowly dissipating down to a thick film, leaving sticky webs of lace on the sides of the glass.

S - Smells of fresh zested oranges, pine resin, tropical fruit, wet grass and some lightly toasted pale malt.

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Vampire from Tired Hands Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.