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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
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RATINGS: 111   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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimonTja (91) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
Murky bright orange, loads of yeast, didn’t pour the bottom, but still yeast chunks, no head. Aroma is very yeasty, more towards a tripel than a ipa, some banana even, no hoppiness. Taste confirms that this is not really an IPA, very low bitterness, some bubblegum, some leathery weird taste, kinda earthy, and some grassy input from the hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (5082) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 7, 2014
33 cl. bottle. Hazy orange colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fruit, yeast and malty notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sdmmb (495) - USA - APR 4, 2014
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought at Malting Pot, Brussels. Hoppy imperial pale ale style beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kraddel (2433) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2014
Pours clear blonde , rathervsmall white head Smell is rather dweet , bit hoppy , some malts . Taste is hoppy , but with a strange malty back . Bit medicinally / perfumed ... Not really bitter or anything

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4200) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2014
33cl bottle at Proletariat NYC. Pours a clear orange with some lacing white head. Nose makes it seem like a hop bomb, orange peel, grass, herbs, yeasty, a little cooked greens. Flavor is more balanced, malt, orange, soap, a little potpourri, a little root veg, some dried leaves, some candy, some yeast. Full, dry, lightly spicy finish. Ok.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (10779) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2014
Odense drinking Belgian Beer in February. Hazy golden with a big white head. Yeasty aroma with pepper and vegetable notes, along with some citrus and grass. Sweetish yeasty, fruity and spicy flavour with a nice bitter finish

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle @ Odense Tasting Feb. 2014. Pours hazy golden with a small creamy egg white head. Yeast, dough, hops, phenols. Bitter grassy and yeasty. Bitter hoppy dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (1806) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2014
Flaska från Beergium. Orange, mycket grumlig vätska, lågt skum, lite kolsyra. En trevlig syltig söt doft med citrus, tropisk frukt, nektar, karamell, men också lite jästig och oren doft. Mycket jästsediment som påverkar smaken med lite orena drag, men bortom det en söt fruktig och blommig DIPA med medelstor beska som är riktigt trevlig och har en riktigt fin nektarliknande smak. Hade önskat mig lite renare smaker för att vara riktigt nöjd, men ändå en spännande välgjord DIPA.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (439) - BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2014
Etiquette simplissime sur le thème à peine évident de la symphonie. Capsule encore plus dépouillée : noir brut. Collaboration Belgium / US pour cette bière avec une volonté de développer le thème de l’ale IPA, en une double india pale ale, d’un niveau de 7,8 % abv. Couleur ambre moyen. Clarté avec un très léger voile diaphane. Bulles moyennes très faibles, mais la mousse est strictement extraordinaire blanc beige à cratères profonds, qui tient à 1 cm. Arômes de houblons superbes, avoine, pomme rouge, abricot, pointe de mangue. 1ère bouche souple sur de magnifiques houblons multiples, des fleurs blanches. Arrière-bouche d’une superbe amertume. 2ème sur une symphonie de houblons. 3ème où la fusion est là : équilibre malt/houblon magnifique. Arrière-bouche fine, fraîche, d’une superbe longueur. La longueur est en constante évolution. La levure est lisse, belle, douce, fleurie. L’alcool est en grande progression, il fait un remarquable travail, du plus bel effet pour un niveau en-dessous de 8. Comme quoi, 7,8 abv peut représenter un bon niveau si on s’y consacre à plein régime... La finale est un vrai point d’orgue à cette bière. Conclusion : dans un verre à Duvel, j’ai donc trouvé une réalisation exceptionnelle, œuvre conjointe de la petite Belgique et de la grande Amérique. Que de joie à constater et surtout déguster la réussite de pareille œuvre commune... Une vraie aventure sur le houblon.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle @ home, courtesy of Lukaduke. Thanks Luke! Pours a bit hazy, golden orange appearance with a lasting, cream colored head. Floral, a bit dull hoppy, pineapple, tropical fruity, bready nose. Slightly tangy, mango, pineapple, herbal, slightly bitter hoppy flavor. Probably past its prime but still pretty decent.


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