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Zombie - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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92
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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 6.41%
Wants: 9
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Knapp85 on 10-21-2012)
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Greenplastic615, Jul 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

callmemickey, Jan 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

THECPJ, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at the brewpub

Dark black pour, seemingly opaque, with a creamy tan head that lasted forever and left nice lacing on the glass. Nose was dominated by resinous hops, lesser notes of slightly roasty malts came out as the beer approached room temperature, but definitely much less than an average CDA. The taste mirrored the aroma pretty much, piney hops playing the major role, lesser notes of citrus pith, mellow-enough roasty malts, with a nice balance of local honey, the sweetness of which took the edge off a bit, making the malts meld better with the hops, giving this a pretty smooth mouthfeel. On the fuller side of medium-bodied, and surprisingly not too boozy for an 11% brew.

Rifugium, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of xnicknj
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

on tap at the brewery

Pours an opaque blackness with a creamy froth of tanned brown head resting on top. Retains throughout most of the pour while leaving patchy lacing on the glass.

Powerful piny hops in the nose with sticky resin, tempered by a roasted, full, dark malt presence. Caramel and chocolate notes with alcohol warmth.

Biting hop bitterness right up front, driven by pine and faint citrus. Thick malty backbone with roasted dark malts, chocolate, caramel and bread crust. Continuing bitterness and pine towards the dry finish with a spike of boozy heat.

Fuller medium body, well carbonated, a bit creamy and sticky on the tongue. Admittedly, I'm not typically a fan of black IPAs (or whatever you want to call them), but this was still a really tasty beer.

xnicknj, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of RuckusDu
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Again, thanks to Pnell316 for sending this one out to me. A real treat to get to try two beers from one of the hottest breweries out there when they don't bottle and are 2000 miles away. Poured very dark black but some light gets through when it is thin. Nice lacing. Head was pretty thin but a nice light mocha color. Aroma is of sweet hops, freshness, and vegetal earthiness. Flavor is pretty similar. Really just what you would expect in a double black IPA. Lots of sweet hops and that roasted malt. Mouth is a little light on carbonation and a medium to plus body.

Overall a really well done beer. Not trying too hard, but as there are not a whole lot of double black IPAs out there, you just want to make a good beer and that is what they have done.

RuckusDu, Nov 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

acurtis, Nov 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

KMcG, Nov 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

rondufresne, Oct 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

jegross2, Jan 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

jmarsh123, Jan 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

rumorsofsurf, Nov 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

Chisfinest84, Oct 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

djrn2, Nov 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

bleedsblu, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

dnb128, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This poured as a deep rich black color with a light brown head on top. Very nice looking beer. The head retention is good and the lacin is very sticky. The smell of the beer is loaded with hops and roasted malts. The taste has a hefty amount of hoppy flavors with some chocolate in there as well. I wasn't able to pickup much of the honey. The mouthfeel was thicker, smooth and oily. Lightly carbonated and drinkable but still a sipper. Overall this beer was quite good and glad I took the trip to get some.

Knapp85, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of orangesol
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at the Brewpub a month or so ago, just getting around to adding this now.

A - Pours midnight black with a creamy one finger tall tan head leaving sticky trails of lace down parts of the glass.

S - Smells of dark roast, sticky sweet honey, grassy hops, pine needles and some nice chocolate malt. The hops are strong yet it has just the right amount of roast to keep it in check. A very nice nose.

T - This one is pretty roasty up front but then the grassy/piney hops come crashing though. A touch of sweetness from the honey, and even a bit of chocolate, round things out. Finish is very roasty, lingering on the palate long after the finish.

M - Medium-Heavy body with moderate carbonation. Nice creamy feel with plenty of hop bitterness and dark roast throughout. The alcohol is well hidden behind the bold flavors.

O - This was a very nice black IPA. Not the best I have had but definitely another winner from the guys at Tired Hands.

orangesol, Jan 05, 2013
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4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

draft at the brewpub, review entered from notes

Eight ounce serving, the beer is pitch black in color, sporting an intense head that doesn’t quit, leaving heavy lace. The nose and palate feature a range of dark, black malt character: charred roast and bitter cocoa most upfront. Pungent dark pine hop character - sappy on the nose and heavily bitter on the palate. Some underlying sweetness in a small dose - maybe a bit of the honey and some caramel. Heavy bodied and lightly carbonated. It’s a big beer, but not overpowering - enjoyed.

blackie, Sep 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

mdillon86, Oct 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Lurkerson, Apr 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

sideshowe, Nov 19, 2012
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rydev24, Nov 23, 2012
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tobelerone, Jan 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

GeoffreyM, Nov 12, 2012
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Zombie from Tired Hands Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.