Praise Bee
Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - Black / Cascadian Dark Ale
ABV:
9%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.37 | pDev: 7.09%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
34
From:
Tired Hands Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  12
Gots
  1
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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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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jjdc from District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Feb 07, 2014
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Dec 22, 2013
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3%
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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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3%

Mar 07, 2014
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mfunk9786 from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.4%

Jun 02, 2014
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BARFLYB from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.5%

Dec 23, 2013
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comfortablynirm from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3%

Jan 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

Dec 24, 2013
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DeutschesBier from Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3%

Dec 29, 2013
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Rifugium from North Dakota

4.32/5  rDev -1.1%
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
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orangesol from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Dec 22, 2013
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jan 02, 2015
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mdfb79 from New York

4/5  rDev -8.5%

Jan 02, 2014
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3%
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
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DaveHack from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jan 02, 2015
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phishphorce from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.5%

Feb 24, 2014
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Irishjazzmick from Pennsylvania

4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
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
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GeoffreyM from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.5%

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Praise Bee from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 34 ratings