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Nigel - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.06%
Wants: 4
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:
Beer added by: stephenjmoore on 01-05-2013

Our India Black Ale, brewed with debittered black wheat and hopped intensely with Amarillo and Simcoe.
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Ratings: 48 | Reviews: 11
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4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of potion
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jonada
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

32 oz growler poured into a teku

Appearance: Pours a dark brown color with 3 fingers of a creamy mocha colored head with good retention and lacing. Body is opaque.

Smell: Grapefruit, pine, citrus, slight spiciness and very mild roast

Taste: Citrusy hops, pine, resin, very slight hint of roast.

Mouthfeel: Light/medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel and light carbonation.

Overall: Another good one from Tired Hands. Definitely leans more towards black IPA. Worth trying.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of oline73
4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

This is one of the better black IPAs I've ever had. Very well done.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of inlimbo77
4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

1L growler, filled 2/1/13
5oz mini tasting snifter

A: Pours out a really deep dark brown color. Nicely carbonated, and I got a nice layer of tight bubbled light tan head atop the glass. It leaves some sticky lacing bits.

S: The nose on this screams hoppy IPA, which is awesome. Although sometimes it's nice to have some of that roast ala a porter, this is a true black (in color) IPA on the nose. Lots of pine for sure, and some hints of citrus underneath it. Some mild roast from the grains.

T: Taste follows the nose, this is a delicious brew. Nice pine hop bitterness on the front of the tongue. The malts dance in around the mid-palate to balance it out. There is some of that dark malt roast/coffee/chocolate character, but primarily it feels like a traditional lighter grain bill here. Dry close with lingering hop bitterness sticking around.

M: Medium bodied. Easy to drink.

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of brentk56
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of drabmuh
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the best Black IPAs I've ever had. Served in a Tired Hands glass. At the time of this review, this is #10 on the "Top Beers - American Black Ale" list on beeradvocate.com. This beer is a great cascade bomb, I love cascade so this was a winner to me

Beer is black with a tan head of small bubbles, some lacing, moderate head, some retention.

Aroma is all hops, mild malt, no roast.

Beer is medium to light in body, nice cascade on the midpalate, nice bitterness from the hops on the finish and some bittering from mild roast. It plays well together and I would have this again for sure. One of my favorites from this place thus far.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Knapp85
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a deep brown color, not quite as dark as I was expecting it to be. The head was a light brown color. The retention and lacing were pretty good on this beer. The smell of the beer gave off a pungent aroma of citrusy hops and some roasted malts. The taste of the beer is nicely balanced with the hops and the roasted malts coming together. The mouthfeel is sharp, it's crisp and leaves a prickly feeling on the tounge. Overall it's a pretty sold Black IPA and I could see myself ordering it again in the future.

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Nigel from Tired Hands Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.