Nigel | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our India Black Ale, brewed with debittered black wheat and hopped intensely with Amarillo and Simcoe.

Added by stephenjmoore on 01-05-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
56
Reviews:
12
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
7.89%
 
 
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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 12
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4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I appreciate tenderbranson69 for sharing this -enjoyed from the growler in a willybecker.

The color is practically black with thin medium tan head with fine bead and lace sticks clarity is opaque. The smell has a slight char note up front with a moderately pine-like hop scent and subtle yeast aroma. The feel has a nice roast quality with more hop dominant with mild sweetness level and medium bitterness with medium carbonation and moderately dry finish.

The taste is lightly roasted with mildly bitter entry and slight pine in the flavor with a dark roast coffee and dry cocoa-like accent with yeast fruitiness in the middle w/ chalky quality and lightly bitter malt aspect in the finish with yeast tang and citrus hop flavors lingering. Overall this is good with very nice drinkability for the style with earthy element and fairly balanced just a little chalky

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.74/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jonada
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

32 oz growler poured into a teku

Appearance: Pours a dark brown color with 3 fingers of a creamy mocha colored head with good retention and lacing. Body is opaque.

Smell: Grapefruit, pine, citrus, slight spiciness and very mild roast

Taste: Citrusy hops, pine, resin, very slight hint of roast.

Mouthfeel: Light/medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel and light carbonation.

Overall: Another good one from Tired Hands. Definitely leans more towards black IPA. Worth trying.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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Photo of oline73
4.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I had this on-tap at the brewpub. Pours a very dark brown color with a layer of creamy off white head. The smell is full of citrus peel hops with some roast chiming in as well. The taste is more of the same. Citrus peel hops along with roasted malt. There is a nice level of sweetness in the finish. The carbonation is fluffy and smooth and the finish is dry.

This is one of the better black IPAs I've ever had. Very well done.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of inlimbo77
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

1L growler, filled 2/1/13
5oz mini tasting snifter

A: Pours out a really deep dark brown color. Nicely carbonated, and I got a nice layer of tight bubbled light tan head atop the glass. It leaves some sticky lacing bits.

S: The nose on this screams hoppy IPA, which is awesome. Although sometimes it's nice to have some of that roast ala a porter, this is a true black (in color) IPA on the nose. Lots of pine for sure, and some hints of citrus underneath it. Some mild roast from the grains.

T: Taste follows the nose, this is a delicious brew. Nice pine hop bitterness on the front of the tongue. The malts dance in around the mid-palate to balance it out. There is some of that dark malt roast/coffee/chocolate character, but primarily it feels like a traditional lighter grain bill here. Dry close with lingering hop bitterness sticking around.

M: Medium bodied. Easy to drink.

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Nigel from Tired Hands Brewing Company
4.18 out of 5 based on 56 ratings.
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