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Gaverhopke/Tired Hands Bittersweet Symphony

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45
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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: 143   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (11874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle at home in London - sourced from one of the online shops. Pours perfectly clear gold with a lively, frothy white head. Not the most inviting of aromas as far as DIPAs go - there’s some grass, leaves, mild yeast and drying berries. The flavor is moderately sweet and there’s a big, boozy punch in the throat, coupled with notes of ripe apples, orange, wood, grass, pear and melon. Full bodied with high carbonation. Warm to hot on the finish with bready, lightly toasted malts, grape, more berries, ripe orange and other citrus, mild bitter grass, some esters, oily pine. A bit messy. Drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TET (1759) - FINLAND - DEC 11, 2014
a slightly orange colour, a long lasting head is big and blond. The aroma is strongly fruitful, slightly tropical, citrusfruits, sweet marshmellows and some spices. Taste has fruits, some marshmellows and spices, surprisingly, some slightly alcohol in the end, but not after the couple of sips. Bitterness in the end but that’s not very strong. Medium+ bodied, strong carbonation, not heavy at all. Old coast DIPA with belgian fruits, a stronger character would be better.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (693) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle 0.33l at Backdoor cafe Ghent Belgium.Pour it orange color with medium white head.Taste and aroma of peach, orange, citrus, spices, yeast lots of Belgian yeast.Great carbonatioma and perfect complexed.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1592) - 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 (96) - - 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 (7960) - 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 (4100) - 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 (7437) - 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 (3129) - 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 (9946) - 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.


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