Praise Bee
Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
Black IPA
4.39 | pDev: 7.06%
Sep 14, 2015
Dec 19, 2013
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Notes: 35 bottles were made with 100% of the proceeds going to the Bethesda Project (a charity benefiting Philadelphia-area homeless. Each 500mL bottle is sealed with wax from by the same bees who produced the Pine Barrens honey used in the beer itself, which is a double india black ale hopped with with Mosaic, Simcoe and Nelson Sauvin. Every one also comes with a unique tag featuring a watercolor and ink drawing by owner/brewmaster Jean Broillet IV.
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Rated by Irishjazzmick from Pennsylvania

4.56/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
This beer was one of my first from TH and was awesome. Roasty, hoppy, with a great smoothness from the honey. Please do this again, TH!!
Sep 14, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

May 12, 2015
Rated: 3.93 by DaveHack from Pennsylvania

Jan 02, 2015
Rated: 4.16 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Jan 02, 2015
Rated: 4 by whitenads from Michigan

Oct 27, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Snowshoes from Pennsylvania

Oct 04, 2014
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Reviewed by Kevin_Young from Illinois

5/5  rDev +13.9%
Drank this past weekend...08/30/2014...i think it drank really well. I was never that the hops would have a negative impact, but rather the dark malts and the honey shined through, making it very tasty
Jul 24, 2014
Rated: 5 by mfunk9786 from Pennsylvania

Jun 02, 2014
Rated: 5 by mad3air from Delaware

May 29, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by blabaer from California

May 02, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by dkw0063 from Texas

Mar 11, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Mar 07, 2014
Rated: 4 by phishphorce from Pennsylvania

Feb 24, 2014
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
huge thanks to rudzud for this once in a life time rarity.
Bottle 35 of 35

Pours a nice fizzy bubbly dark head that barely covers it, decent lacing, nice legs too, just about pitch black color. Good swirl brings a nice creamy head, nice smooth rich looking pour.

Nose brings big pine and little orange peel citrus, mild mocha, cocoa, coffee, little dark caramel, very light chocolate, quite a bit of pine, and hint of honey in the background, and very light fluffy chocolate nougat.

Taste brings more pine and citrus, nice piney little tree sap, little resin, etc. Some dark malts, creamy mocha, hint toasty coffee, hint choc, etc. Honey starts light then really ramps on the finish, big fresh heavy raw honey, even little honey comb mostly late the finish. Also little lingering caramel cocoa and creamy mocha, mild on the dark malts, more pine and citrus, pine sap, and a big honey on the late finish. The finish is like chewing on honey comb wax.

Mouth is med to heavier bod but soft and creamy, nice carb.

Overall amazing, so subtle and well finessed, nice ipa with pine and citrus, light on the cocoa mocha and caramel which is nice, the honey is phenomenal too.
Feb 09, 2014
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Reviewed by rudzud from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Shared this with JLindros. Bottle number 35/35.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip and am almost grayish brown when pouring though one in the glass it resumes a normal brown/black with a one finger light mocha head that had nice legs. Quite nice.

S - Aromas of super light chocolate, nice pine needles, nice citrus (grapefruit and tangerine) , nice faint honey sweetness. A lot less "black" aromas than I'm used to in a black ipa. Alcohol is hidden very nicely for a 9% ABV.

T - Taste is more of those bright pine needles and grapefruit. The roast is faint as is the chocolate. The honey is in the background offering a nice sweet backbone but never cloy almost earthy. Really like the subtlety here with nice very good quality honey on the finish that just lingers more and more. Really nice.

M - Mouthfeel is very nice, super drinkable with the ABV hidden excellently. Creamy and smooth.

O - Overall while I feel this was not the typical black ipa, as most are really roasty, this though is nice and hoppy with really nice honey sweetness. The ABV is hidden so well. Awesome beer.
Feb 09, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by jjdc from District of Columbia

Feb 07, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by comfortablynirm from Pennsylvania

Jan 22, 2014
Rated: 4 by mdfb79 from New York

Jan 02, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by sfr26 from Pennsylvania

Dec 31, 2013
Rated: 4.5 by DeutschesBier from Maryland

Dec 29, 2013
Rated: 4.5 by yourefragile from District of Columbia

Dec 29, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by fdig23 from Pennsylvania

Dec 29, 2013
Rated: 4 by GeoffreyM from Pennsylvania

Dec 29, 2013
Rated: 4 by cp45 from New Jersey

Dec 27, 2013
Rated: 4 by RobertColianni from Pennsylvania

Dec 24, 2013
Rated: 4 by BARFLYB from Pennsylvania

Dec 23, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by nuggetlover from Pennsylvania

Dec 22, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by Kegatron from Pennsylvania

Dec 22, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by orangesol from Pennsylvania

Dec 22, 2013
Rated: 4.75 by kdb150 from Pennsylvania

Dec 22, 2013
Rated: 4.75 by Yes_Ill_Have_Another from District of Columbia

Dec 22, 2013
Rated: 4.75 by dcolatriano from Pennsylvania

Dec 20, 2013
Rated: 4.75 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania

Dec 20, 2013
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Reviewed by Rifugium from North Dakota

4.32/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
First had: on tap at TH

Dark brown pour with a moderately-sized off-white head that retained well and left spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma...well there's no better way to say it: smelled like Christmas. Lots of fresh cut pine, honey, fruitcake, Santa's faeces. As expected of the style, the taste was mostly dominated by pine, with some citrus oils and tropical fruit in there as well, but the hops were very smooth and mellow, yet pleasantly dank, with the dark roasty malts staying subdued, and the honey taking the edge off any bitterness that might have present, providing a great sense of balance overall. Body was medium, mouthfeel was smooth, and the 9%ABV was impossibly absent. Surprisingly good. Very nice beer overall.

Shared a bottle at Stone Soup a month later, and it was holding up great. The pine had mellowed a bit, and the citrus came out more, with the honey sweetness, being a bit more pronounced and noticeable.
Dec 19, 2013
Praise Bee from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 34 ratings