Gaverhopke/Tired Hands Bittersweet Symphony

Brewed by t Gaverhopke
Style: Imperial IPA
Stasegem-Harelbeke, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
A collaboration between Gaverhopke and Tired Hands Brewing Company, distributed in the US by Twelve Percent LLC, Brooklyn, NY.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (6233) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2017
Pear and lemon zest nose, not strong. Cloudy amber, thick head, good lace. Yeast, lemon peel, pear. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rubin77 (1875) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 22, 2017
F: huge, light off-white, long lasting. C: deep gold, hazy. A: malty, peach, yeasty, floral, spicy, candy sugar, herbal. T: malt, fruity, very dry on the palate, light earthy, peach, yeast, spicy, medium body, medium carbonation, this in my opinion is not IIPA but more like BSA, nothing really special, 33cl bottle from Spar supermarket in Oostende.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (4823) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2017
330 ml bottle. Pours, with some sediment, cloudy brown with a large off-white head. Good retention and plenty of soapy lacing. Aroma: Dark fruits and fruitcake (not DIPA!). Flavor: Dark fruits, roasted nuts and fruitcake with light hops - certainly not DIPA or even a pale ale. Tasty, nonetheless.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Laure (12) - FRENCH GUIANA - DEC 19, 2016
Hazy golden. White head. Aroma is yeasty and belgian. Palate is flat, just faint cascade.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (8820) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2016
Bottle from Bier Tempel, Brussels. Hazy golden/orange with a white head. Aroma of hops, grapefruit and caramel. Similar taste. The body was around medium and the finish was quite bitter. A decent one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (2280) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2016
Bottle a cloudy golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus fruits yeast and hops flavor malts citrus pineapple spicy yeast pepper and bitter hops

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2602) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Explodes with a five+ finger off-white head that fades leaving some lace. Hazy amber color with some yeast left in bottle. Strong carbonation and medium bodied. Citrusy and yeast nose, flavor is almost sweet citrus, Belgian yeast and nearly clean finish. $2.95 for a 330ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (2614) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 13, 2016
hazy orange colour, minimal creamy off-white head;aroma and taste of overripe fruits (peach, maybe grapefruits, too and tropical fruits), orange peel, biscuits, Belgian yeast and peppery notes; really haarmonic bitter-sweetness; like a mixture of an IPA and a tripel

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (5884) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Treated as a Belgian IPA, this was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a burnt hazy orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated pretty quickly. The smell has some sweet grassiness over some sweet Belgian sugars. Nice sour edge underneath, super underneath. Some mellow woodiness. The taste had a semi-sticky stick edge of the grassiness to the Belgian sugars. Semi-mellow and leading on into the aftertaste with a wet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light with some sweet grassy to Belgian sweet to sugary-feels hitting my tongue in a somewhat sticky sort of way. Overall, for a Belgian IPA, I see nothing wrong with it. But its really not hype-worthy. Its just good for what it is. I could do it again if I necessary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (7247) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2016
12 ounce bottle. A big off white head that lasts. Lots of carbonation using in this honey golden clear beer. On the last pour sediment caused cloudiness. A sweeter aroma of tangerine and caramel. First sip brings some surprising alcohol. ABV isnt all that high by the listing. It is kind of all over the place but not really anywhere. I do taste yeast and syrupy fruit that includes stone fruit. Moderate bitterness is dry citrus. This is likely not a fresh bottle as some oxidation is noted. Perhaps this is an example of why I am over the collaboration craze. I love it when a brewer has a dream and perfects it. Too many cooks in the kitchen can bring unfortunate results.

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