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Nigel - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 7.76%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: stephenjmoore on 01-05-2013)
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I had this on-tap at the brewpub. Pours a very dark brown color with a layer of creamy off white head. The smell is full of citrus peel hops with some roast chiming in as well. The taste is more of the same. Citrus peel hops along with roasted malt. There is a nice level of sweetness in the finish. The carbonation is fluffy and smooth and the finish is dry.

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Dark brown-black pour, with a small tan head that receded to a ringlet, leaving spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma was a bit distant, with notes of dark malts and light citrusy hops coming through. Taste was fairly mild compared to other beers of the style, which is actually not a bad thing. Taste of grapefruity hops, dark malts, fairly roasty, dark bread, some piney bitterness in the finish. On the lighter side of medium-bodied, and a nice drink overall.

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Appearance: Arrives with a creamy head capping the dark brown liquid; squiggles of lace are left behind

Smell: A bit of a toasty aspect but that is just a backdrop for the grapefruity hops

Taste: Just a bit of toasty brown bread, up front, and then the grapefruity hops kick in; a dry finish that just contains a hint of the malt with the hop flavors lingering into the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Unlike a lot of ABAs, this beer doesn't have the need to make a malt statement that battles the hops; another nicely attenuated beer from Tired Hands that is full of subtlety and balance

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A dark brown, almost black pour with a tight, creamy off-white cap. Some good retention as it never truly faded, settling to a thin layer of foam with some spotty lace.

Piney hops with some mild citrus over top. Lightly roasted malt with a bit of cocoa powder laying low. Nicely hopped, vibrant aroma.

Nigel slides onto the palate. Piney hops greet you first. Resiny notes. Mild roast and cocoa powder through the middle. The finish is a moderate bitterness of pine resin and mild grapefruit.

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Clouded deep opaque black color with a two-finger tanned head resting on top. Fades out slowly, leaving patchy, spotty lacing littered around the glass.

Piny hoppiness in the nose with a few citrus notes. Dark malts with warmer roasted tones, a dash of cocoa and chocolate. Soft alcohol warmth.

Formidable bitterness up front, pine hops with a touch of resin. Notes of citrus peel and light sweetness resting on the thicker dark malt backbone. Roasted tones, chocolate and cocoa lurk underneath. Finishes with pine hop bitterness and a kiss of alcohol.

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Nigel from Tired Hands Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.