Milkshake IPA - Blackberry
Tired Hands Brewing Company

Milkshake IPA - BlackberryMilkshake IPA - Blackberry
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Style:
New England IPA
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
93
Avg:
4.27 | pDev: 7.96%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
56
From:
Tired Hands Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
93
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Milkshake IPA - BlackberryMilkshake IPA - Blackberry
Notes: A milkshake IPA brewed with oats and lactose. Conditioned atop blackberry purée and vanilla beans. Hopped with Citra and Mosaic.
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 56
Photo of HopBomb515
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Viscous light pinkish berry colored with purple hues and a faint pink head. Floaties are present and the lacing is decent. Notes of fresh picked blackberry, vanilla, light cream, citrus pulp, and tart berry salad. Borderline full feel, creamy, very crushable and a touch dry. I mean, it's a different IPA but it's amazing in its uniqueness.

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Photo of Mateo2699
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pour is a lot less milkshake than passion fruit, which is the other milkshake variant I had. Less of a creamy pour. Dark orange hue, sticky lacing with plenty sediment. Nose is very tropical. Pinneapple, mango, melon. Taste follows the nose well, with slight hints of blackberry, more melon and pinneapple foward with some honey/nectarine profile as it warms. Very subtle hop bite in the back end.

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Photo of Gfratt
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

would have ranked much higher, as it was great immediately after canning. After 2 weeks, it started to separate and look like a snow globe when poured.

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Photo of JohnnyMc
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Another Milkshake IPA variant!

Pours out a very turbid/hazy pinkish type of purple with an off-white head.

Aroma actually has blackberry notes mixed with sweet vanilla and followed up by a very tropical/citrus vibe coming from the Citra/Mosaic combo of hops. Smells very nice.

Taste upfront is lots of blackberry with creamy, sweet vanilla and then that transitions into sweet orange/tangerine, grapefruit, passionfruit, peach, pineapple and apricot before finishing with a tart blackberry and sweet vanilla note. Really tastes like a blackberry milkshake essentially.

Medium bodied with a super creamy, silky mouthfeel.

Overall, this beer sets out to do exactly what it's meant to do! It's a very fun, unique take on the IPA style and it works! Won't be for everyone though.

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Photo of Stolenface1
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy orange with fluffy white head. Fruity aromas bounce off of each with hints of malt and vanilla. Flavor is superb like a blackberry mixed fruit smoothie with a touch of vanilla and lactose sweetness on the finish. The feel is medium and creamy/juicy. Medium carbonation. Probably the most interesting take on an IPA I have had thus far. A must try for the adventurous IPA drinker.

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Photo of jwenig
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I wonder why there are no reviews of this beer... like it is so good that people want to keep it a secret. This might be the best IPA I have ever had. It is flawless. The taste is well balanced and it leaves maybe one of the sweetest aftertastes in your mouth long after your last taste of it. So smooth and tasty... I immediately want more. I never thought blackberry would go with an IPA but this beer is mind shattering. Bravo.

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Milkshake IPA - Blackberry from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 56 ratings