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Nigel - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 7.76%
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

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Beer added by: stephenjmoore on 01-05-2013

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Photo of xnicknj
3.85/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at the brewpub

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.

Medium body, well carbonated, dry and sticky on the tongue. Quality hop-forward ale for the season, although this wasn't quite as memorable as some of their other recent brews (attn Light That Spills...)

Photo of Thorpe429
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of ColForbinBC
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at the brewpub

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.

Medium bodied and smooth. A tad below creamy. Dry finish, with a bit of resiny stickiness left behind.

A damn fine dark IPA. Solid hop presence with malt bill that isn't too roasty and stays out of the way.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Rifugium
3.72/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at the brewpub

We've got, you know, amarillos in our trousers.
But seriously, folks...

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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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark brown, almost black body with a frothy tan. Good lacing, nice appearance.

S- Tropical fruits, roasted malt. Grapefruit and citrus come through a lot.

T- An extremely tropical black IPA. Huge fruity hop flavors with some roasted malt and chocolate malt coming through as it warms.

M- Medium bodied, perfect carbonation, really drinkable.

O- A great beer. Roasted malt, huge hops, great.

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