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Gaverhopke/Tired Hands Bittersweet Symphony

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Brewed by ’t Gaverhopke
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Stasegem-Harelbeke, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A collaboration between Gaverhopke and Tired Hands Brewing Company, distributed in the US by Twelve Percent LLC, Brooklyn, NY.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1526) - Ghent, BELGIUM - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle from De Hopduvel. Cloudy orange beer, white foam. Aroma of citrus, lemon and pineapple. Light sweet, bitter finish. Good balance. Good beer!

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sjoerdve (93) - - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle. It's a weird one. The after taste is a bit liquorish. I do like it, and don't like it at the same time. It's a one a night beer. Not sure about recommendations ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7864) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle. Alcohol and orange caramel malt aroma. Brown-yellow with small head. Sweet orange malt and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Lighter body than expected for the style.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3957) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle: Cloudy, orange-amber with a smooth, solid off-white head. Red apple, tangerine, breadheel aroma. Taste is fruity, sweet...a little bready. Body is delicate and soft... Slightly stale and off-putting, straw aroma. Dry and a little farmhouse-like.. Not bad, but a bit iffy on the style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7183) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle at Wallington 2014. It pours clear golden with a medium white head. The nose is soft, fruity, juicy, fresh orange, tangerine, sherbet and straw. The taste is clean, crisp, bitter, sherbet, orange, tangerine, straw, earth, brioche and light alcohol with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Crisp, clean and very drinkable. Crushable for the abv.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3092) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle. Golden, cloudy, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate to full, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, light caramel and some tropical fruitiness with some grapefruit - citrus hoppyness. Body is medium to full, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light caramel and light tropical fruitiness, some citrus - piney hoppyness, light alcohol. Finish is average to long, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel and faint fruitiness, some citrus - light grapefruit hoppyness, some alcohol. Belgian DIPA with decent bitterness, not too sweet. Bit too much alcohol in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9636) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle split at Mother Arch, thanks to Ian, 06/09/14. Hazed orange amber with a well appointed off white covering. Nose is pomegranate, spice, light floral, yeast esters, straw, cotton candy, bitter orange. Taste comprises caramel, straw, yeast esters, bitter orange, spice, faded hops. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4604) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2014
pours cloudy orange with a very nice and tall light beige-orange head, good retention and lacing. very fruity - oranges, tangerines, lo-fi phenols - bubblegum, very spicy belgian yeast, bitter herbs - mint, coriander and pepper, fresh spicy bready sweetish cereals, christmas peppery crackers, hint of sweetness - candi, candies and jujubes, woodsy grassiness. very boozy. bright belgian carbonation, medium body - oily and a bit foamy, offensive harsh earthy-grassy-citrusy-piney finish. very nice yeast job - but hop bill does not pair well.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (14015) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle at Kernel with Harry. Thanks to Phil Lowry. Hazy dark amber. Soap hop. Ok hop. Touch of pate. It’s fine. Not hugely interesting

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mathieuc (1445) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy light copper with a huge offwhite head that leaves intense lacing. Nose is of hops and pepper, almost exactly what you’d expect a double belgian IPA to be. Said hops are fruity, of maybe it is the yeast? Anyway, intriguing. Taste is moderately sweet and bitter but what I taste mostly is the alcohol. Peppery alcohol. Finishes dry, most likely it is the alcohol at work here. Body is quite full and carbonation really high. Overall this was good but nowhere mindblowing. I’m not recognizing Tired Hands’ style here at all, I just wish it was closer to that!

P.S. Opens up as it warms and the carbonation calms down, offers some pears and generic yellow fruits.


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