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Fripp | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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3.9/5
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44 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
American Bitter. Brewed with a plethora of specialty malts. Hopped with Cascade.

Added by Tucquan on 04-21-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,309
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
44
pDev:
7.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
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4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 322wingedfoot
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.2/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
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Fripp from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 44 ratings
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