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BlondeZombie | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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4.04/5
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35 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
tiredhands.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial honey IPA, brewed with oats and 50 lbs. of PA wildflower honey. Hopped intensely with Citra, Amarillo, and Simcoe.

Added by justintcoons on 10-15-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews:
2
Ratings:
35
pDev:
9.16%
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks so much to tenderbranson69 for sharing this in growler format enjoyed chilled in tulip.

The color is dark gold with moderate haze and thick cream of 3 fingers depth. Lace sticks well and retention is great. The smell is intense with hops a moderate citrus rind odor with light grassy odor and mild hint of lemon and malt is low as is the alcohol in the aroma. The feel is great -low alcohol influence even when over 11% with moderate bitterness and and subtle sweetness with moderate carbonation and lasting bitter finish.

The Taste is great lots of grapefruit and light lemons with a nice herbal flavor verging on vegetal but more spicy than anything with a hint of malt in the middle. The taste of alcohol is there but very subtle and the hops have low astringency with a more tropical taste like mango coming through more as it warms, a very interesting array of hop tastes come through with a light pineapple -pine combo in the latter flavor. Overall this is a pretty great example of the style, very smooth and like no other near 12% beer I have had -it does taste like alcohol toward the end but the hop flavor is vibrant and the honey gives a dry finish that makes it drinkable, pretty enjoyable no matter how you look at it if you like big IPA's

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BlondeZombie from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 35 ratings
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