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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: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drpimento (2186) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2014
This was a bottle there was stored room temperature for a couple years and didn't fare so well. Aroma was okay with bread dough yeast and hops. Appearance is so so cloudy with a smallish thick head & a little lace. Flavor is where the problem lies as it seems to of been turning it's getting tart and it's not too bad but it's not the way it should be. Body would be just about average and it's not very easy drinking beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14501) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
23rd July 2014
Hazy amber beer, good pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and a little soft. Mild fine carbonation. Semi dry. Smooth airy malts with a trace of creamy caramel. Mild hop spice. Little floralness. Dry sweetish pine. Airy dry finish. Lacks a bit of cohesion but all right.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyCraft (3146) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours we’ll carbonated orange golden with clear white head. Aroma is butt stank, caramel, barley wine, wood, and rust. Grape juice, caramel corn, brittle, and sweet wood are the flavors. Not a fan of this but it’s ancient as fuck.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4806) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours murky golden brown with a white head. Aroma of fruity hops, weeds, grass, nettles, grapefruit and biscuity malt. Flavour is light moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5087) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2014
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. probably a bit past it’s best Thin creamy white head. Cloudy golden/blond pour. Weedy/grassy IPA. Still pretty decent. Would have been nice to have tried it fresh

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8025) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange gold white head. Nose and taste of Belgian yeast, orange peel, grapefruit and malt. Touch of bubblegum. Medium body.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rbrazell (1593) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle shared at Proof. Dirty pale yellow pour with a bubbly white head. Aroma of citrus hops, potpourri and dish soap. Flavor is very soapy and weird. I spit this out.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (10119) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Somewhat hazy golden beer with a nice rich lasting offwhite head leaving lots of lacing in the glass. Hoppy pine aroma, floral, biscuits, grapes, bready, cereal notes, lemongrass, some cream. Hoppy citrus and grapefruit flavor, pine, hay, grapes, caramel, biscuits, spicy notes, passion fruit, some vanilla and cream. Very drinkable DIPA.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
jschoofs (18) - BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2014
Pours an unclear gold, almost no foam, nose of strong grapefruits, like the bottle says: taste is bitter sweet (more bitter then sweet)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7834) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle. Illegible date code. Pours with a clear, peachy golden hued body with a large white head. Aromas are of marmalade, floral hops, white peaches, citrus, mild pine and resin, light phenol, very mild malt. Flavors are bitter, slightly tannic, soggy malt. Floral, citrusy, marmalade and peaches. A bit waxy. Doughy with moderate salinity. Very high carbonation, medium-low body. Dry. Not bad.


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