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442. Grateful Hands Brewing Common Sense IPA

Grateful Hands Common SenseThis is my second beer from Grateful Hands, the other being their Retro IPA. This is their black IPA and another enjoyable beer. The appearance is black, as you would expect, with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly.

Aroma is more sweet than hoppy but there are some pine, citrus hops in there. Taste certainly leans more towards the sweet roasted malts than hops. The hops are there but way in the background, overall an enjoyable beer but needs more of a hop presence.
Pros:
Flavorful and easy to drink
Cons: 
Alcohol Content: 5.4% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 68
Rating: 
Brewers Website: Grateful Hands Brewing
Brewers Description: This dark IPA is built on a malt canvas of American base malts with the addition of a de-husked black malt to give it a dark color and slight roasty flavor without imparting dark, burnt, bitter, or intensely roasty flavors typically derived from dark malts. Summit, Chinook, and Simcoe hops throughout the boil provide clean, pine and citrus flavor and firm bitterness, and a healthy of each as dry hops add a layer of grapefruit and spring-like aroma. Cheers to year-round dark, hoppy goodness!

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438. Grateful Hands Brewing Retro IPA

005 (2)Picked this one up when I was in Vermont last month along with their black IPA which I will review soon. This is a straight up American IPA with a nice orange color. Minimal head and no lacing even with an aggressive pour.

Aroma has some pine and floral but no citrus notes. Taste does have a hint of citrus in addition to the pine you get in the aroma. Overall this is a nice single IPA with a clean finish that makes it quite refreshing. Looking forward to more beer from Grateful Hands. 
Pros:
Nice single IPA
Cons: 
Alcohol Content: 6.8% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: 
Brewers Website: Grateful Hands Brewing
Brewers Description:

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