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We Are 138 - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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We Are 138
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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 6.81%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 07-10-2013)
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

07-22-2013 13:40:17 | More by brez8791
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12%

07-11-2013 03:20:40 | More by BARFLYB
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kjrod20

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12%

07-12-2013 03:09:09 | More by kjrod20
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

on tap at the brewpub

Opaque black pour with a tanned, creamy head resting on top. Streaky rings of lacing left behind while drinking. Dark malts, baker's chocolate and pine in the nose with spicy hops and pineapple juicy. Biting hoppiness smacks the tongue up front with piney resin. Charred malts, cocoa, molasses. Spike of tropical pineapple kisses the tongue, finishing bitter and a little dry.

Perhaps not as much pineapple as I initially expected (conditioned on 100 lbs), but this was a nice change of pace from a typical hoppy black ale, which I'm not the biggest fan of.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2013 13:20:15 | More by xnicknj
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-20-2013 16:55:29 | More by Kegatron
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-03-2013 19:17:00 | More by mikeburd1128
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BeerBuddy2122

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-23-2013 14:29:21 | More by BeerBuddy2122
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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-17-2013 02:07:47 | More by phishphorce
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at TH

"Is it time to be an android not a man"

Solid brown-black pour with a foamy cappuccino-like head, mild cascading, nice retention, and a layer of lacing formed with each sip. Nice aroma, hop-forward, pine, citrus, light essence of pineapple/tropical fruit, minor cocoa sensation. Great jive between the hops and the dark malts on the palate, but the hops were the dominant factor, pine, citrus, mid-palate bringing in a wave of pineapple, more pronounced than the aroma indicated, smooth chocolaty malts in the background. In many examples of this relatively new style, brewers still haven't quite gotten the hang of the melding of the intense hops with the dark malts. But with this beer, it's not a problem...everything is just about where it should be. Plus pineapple. Smooth mouthfeel, medium body, nice balance, easily drinkable.

Whether you like the style or not, I think you'll like this beer. Plus pineapple.

Serving type: on-tap

07-10-2013 01:20:41 | More by Rifugium
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mdfb79

New York

4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 07/13/13 notes. Had on tap at the brewpub in Ardmore, PA.

a - Pours a deep brown color with one inch of tan head and low carbonation evident.

s - Smells of pineapples, tropical fruits, citrus hops, roasted malts, cocoa, and some earthy notes. Nice nose with some definite tropical fruit up front.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, citrus hops, chocolate, cocoa, burnt malts, light fruit, and toasted malts. No bitterness, but not a lot of hops in the taste. Not much pineapple here.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. No bitterness, pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a good beer, par for the style. The nose is nice with some hops and tropical fruits, and the taste is good, though much less hoppy and just a lot of roasted characteristics. A good beer though they have some better offerings. Would have again and recommend if you like black IPAs.

Serving type: on-tap

07-18-2013 18:25:32 | More by mdfb79
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at tired hands 7/9/13. Brewed to celebrate their 138th batch and the Misfits.

Appearance: Pure black with a nice, thick dark khaki head. Could easily pass as a big stout from appearances.

Nose: Super fragrant hops and fruit. The floral hop character outweighs the pineapple at first, but when it warms up the nose becomes pure pineapples and cool whip with a wisp of distant smoke and chocolate. Really enjoyable to just sit and smell this one.

Taste: The big pineapple flavor is up front followed by a deep creamy sweetness. There's a good bit of other juicy tropical fruit hops and big white flower notes mixed in as well. The chocolately malts are noticeable, but only just. The only detractor I had was as it warms it begins to feel more and more like pure pineapple juice.

Mouthfeel: Starts off rich, creamy, and smooth, an excellent contrast to the bright flavors. As it warmed, however, it became slightly abrasive and astringent from the pineapple.

Overall: I really enjoyed this one. It's certainly the best black IPA I've had to date. The pineapple is an excellent contrast to the subtle chocolate notes and an ideal complement to the floral hop profile. The sweet touch was perfectly executed as well. My only gripe was the decline in mouthfeel and flavor after it warmed, but that's the cost of brewing with such an acidic and enzyme-laden fruit. Keep it cold, drink it fast, and this is a great one. Danzig would be proud.

Serving type: on-tap

07-10-2013 16:01:09 | More by fdig23
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rondufresne

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-18-2013 21:41:22 | More by rondufresne
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cistercian12

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-19-2013 11:53:31 | More by cistercian12
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teamwiggum

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-24-2013 02:57:33 | More by teamwiggum
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-14-2013 13:35:01 | More by ShanePB
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derekrick420

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-14-2013 23:23:58 | More by derekrick420
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-22-2013 19:32:53 | More by Phillyz
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-13-2013 17:14:46 | More by nmann08
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-12-2013 00:00:46 | More by orangesol
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theGlasstronaut

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-20-2013 23:26:43 | More by yourefragile
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-22-2013 18:04:18 | More by tenderbranson69
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jwps214

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-13-2013 20:21:08 | More by jwps214
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We Are 138 from Tired Hands Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.