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KICKPHONE IFLIP IPA - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 5.31%
Wants: 5
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: IPAchris on 08-09-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed with wheat. Hopped intensely with Citra, Simcoe, Centennial, and Amarillo.
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KICKPHONE iFLIP: IPA. 5.5% Brewed with wheat. Hopped intensely with Citra, Simcoe, Centennial, and Amarillo. Continuing our quest for the perfect IPA….

-Notes of bright lemon, dank grass, kumquats, pineapple, and clean wheat.

Had this on draft at Tired Hands Brewery in Ardmore, PA. Wow!!! Easily my favorite of 4 beers I sampled. This really packed an amazing hoppy aroma and citrusy flavors for 5.5% beer. This had the look and taste of a double or imperial IPA.

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First had: on tap at TH

Crystal clear (a rare event for TH), golden-yellow pour, topped with a cap of white sea foam that lasted and laced the glass well. Aroma of intense Citra ammonia quickly shifts to fresh citrus, with tropical and herbal notes. Crisp, clean, fresh, in the nose and in the taste. All the hoppy greatness of the aroma was presented on the palate, citrus, pineapple, earthy and herbal notes, ammonia, no hop really fully taking dominance, all backed up by a mellow toasted wheat profile. Crisp, clean mouthfeel, medium body, highly drinkable and obviously growler-worthy.

They listed this as part of "continuing our quest for the perfect IPA…" A valiant attempt, but if anything, they came the closest to this goal with St. Oner. However, Kickphone iFlip definitely flew under the radar and is one of the best IPAs TH has made.

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from the tired hands website: " IPA. 5.5% Brewed with wheat. Hopped intensely with Citra, Simcoe, Centennial, and Amarillo. Continuing our quest for the perfect IPA…."

The color is golden straw with light haze and 2 fingers of thick white cream crown the liquid with thick film of lace sticking and very fine bead with fast rising bubbles of carbonation visible. The smell is an array of very aromatic hop odors with mostly simcoe evident in the nose with some herbal citrus and grapefruit but also mild pineapple and slight orange rind in the scent. The feel is very good with tangy and juicy hop textures that coat the mouth with the oils from the hop but the carbonation is semi high and the finish is dry with mild bitterness hanging on after the beer is swallowed with mild astringency.

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KICKPHONE IFLIP IPA from Tired Hands Brewing Company
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