Fripp
Tired Hands Brewing Company

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From:
Tired Hands Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Bitter - English
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.9 | pDev: 7.95%
Ratings:
44
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Aug 29, 2017
Added:
Apr 21, 2012
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  1
SCORE
87
Very Good
Notes: American Bitter. Brewed with a plethora of specialty malts. Hopped with Cascade.
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4.13 by BigMike from Pennsylvania on Aug 29, 2017
 
4.08 by lobos62 from Pennsylvania on Aug 13, 2017
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4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by cjgiant from District of Columbia

On cask at brewery:
Pours an amber copper, maybe a little hazy, with a creamy white head. Nice ghostly lacing early in the taste.

Nose is toasty caramel malt with a lovely counterbalance of grassy bitterness.

Taste follows with no surprises. Toasty to coppery (typical on ESBs for me) with a hint of bitterness first. Grassy bitterness grows as the beer gains a dry tea-like flavor. Bitterness never quite wins, but lingers slightly in the end.

Save for needing a little more bitterness by the end, I thought this was a nicely made ESB.

Jun 08, 2017
 
3.48 by curlybird from Pennsylvania on May 26, 2017
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4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

From draft at Tired Hands. From the tap list: "American ESB. 4.7% A throwback to the opening tap list of our BrewCafé. Brewed with a touch of rye malt and a blend of caramel malts, and hopped with the reliable Cascade. Notes of rich black tea, buckwheat honey, biscuit, and light toffee." Very nice English-style bitter.

May 09, 2017
 
3.65 by rfgetz from New Jersey on May 08, 2017
 
3.5 by calcnerd from Pennsylvania on May 08, 2017
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3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

Tired Hands Brewing Co. "Fripp"
gravity poured cask @ the Yards Real Ale Invitational on 30 April 2017

Notes: Hazy amber-copper body. No head, but the thin collar is white. Nothing more than spotty lacing is left behind even when coaxed. Unusual aroma that's hard to peg ~ kind of earthy, vegetal, musky, leafy. There's some grainy malt as well. The flavor is more grainy and caramelish and softly nutty than the aroma suggests with some leafy and earthy hops and a hint of pine. Moderately bitter, dry lingering finish. Medium-light body with a very low carbonation that leaves it silky smooth.

May 01, 2017
 
4.12 by PhillyStyle from Georgia on Nov 12, 2015
 
3.2 by nmann08 from Virginia on Nov 12, 2015
 
4.13 by DrBier from Pennsylvania on Oct 27, 2015
 
3.59 by rydev24 from Pennsylvania on Sep 26, 2015
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4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Gregaroo from Pennsylvania

9-22-15 - on cask at the Ardmore Brewery. Brian and I kicked the keg. Nice golden brown color. Smooth and tasty!!!

Sep 23, 2015
 
3.81 by ColForbinBC from New Jersey on Sep 14, 2015
 
3.75 by oline73 from Maryland on Sep 11, 2015
 
3.75 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania on Aug 29, 2015
 
3.5 by zekeman17 from Pennsylvania on Aug 19, 2015
 
3.94 by jbaker67 from Pennsylvania on Aug 16, 2015
 
3.9 by philbe311 from Pennsylvania on Jul 12, 2015
 
4 by soulcougher from Pennsylvania on Jul 05, 2015
 
3.75 by stephenjmoore from Maryland on Jun 14, 2015
 
3.75 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania on Jun 12, 2015
 
3.27 by JMFP from Delaware on Jun 12, 2015
 
3.88 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania on Jun 08, 2015
 
4.28 by ShemRahBoo from New Jersey on Jun 04, 2015
 
3.49 by mendvicdog from Maryland on Jun 02, 2015
 
3.75 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey on Jun 01, 2015
 
4.5 by Oakenator from Pennsylvania on May 31, 2015
 
3.71 by acurtis from New Jersey on May 31, 2015
 
4 by BARFLYB from Pennsylvania on May 30, 2015
 
4.1 by LehighAce06 from Pennsylvania on May 28, 2015
 
4.38 by ShanePB from Pennsylvania on May 27, 2015
 
3.94 by Kegatron from Pennsylvania on May 24, 2015
 
3.52 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania on May 22, 2015
 
3.59 by Cynic-ale from Texas on May 21, 2015
 
4.75 by FatBoyGotSwagger from Pennsylvania on Oct 22, 2013
 
4 by morganmcd from Pennsylvania on Jan 07, 2013
 
4.25 by fdig23 from Pennsylvania on Jun 20, 2012
 
4 by bhir from Pennsylvania on Jun 17, 2012
 
3.75 by PretzelsNBeer from Pennsylvania on Jun 17, 2012
Fripp from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 44 ratings