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Alien Church - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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outstanding

33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 7.32%
Wants: 7
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 02-16-2014)
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3.89/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Alien Church

A: Pours hazy bright yellow color. Thin loose bubbles of bright white. No lacing. Somewhat still.

S: Cat piss. Grapefruit. Resin. Juicy fruit.

T: Nice fruity grapefruit. Really light for 7%. Juicy resin hops. Dry finish. Lingering bitterness.

M: Light medium bodied.

inlimbo77, Mar 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

JWallace1013, Mar 13, 2014
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4.74/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.75

Drank from a 32 fl. oz. growler purchased at Tired Hands Brewing Company, Ardmore, PA
Served in a pint glass
Big thanks to our friend Sarah for picking this up on her recent visit to Pennsylvania.

Super cloudy, glowing straw yellow appearance. One of the most opaque looking IPAs I have ever seen. The liquid was topped by a one-finger tall crown of bright white, soapy looking bubbles that quickly faded to a thin film. Odd shaped patches of drippy lacing trickled down the glass.

The aroma was mesmerizing. Super dank and fruity. Incredibly weed-like. Mango, passion fruit and papaya came through strong. Intense peach and apricot notes were also apparent. Candy dipped oranges were noticeable as well. The combination of a stiff, pale malt backbone and intense fruity hop notes lent the beer a pleasant sweetness.

Like the nose, the flavor profile was outstanding. Again, mango and papaya notes were in full effect. Fairly sweet overall and amazingly well balanced. Strong peach and apricot notes. Hints of orange peel and some lemony tartness were also detectible. Maybe it was the appearance influencing my taste buds but I swore I picked up some wheat beer-like characteristics as well. Touch of sweetened grapefruit and rind-like pith came through on the finish.

The mouthfeel was the only somewhat disappointing aspect of this beer. Although moderately creamy, the lack of carbonation was a letdown. I might be tempted to blame the growler but, at only four days old, this swing top should have kept the beer in near optimal shape.

I love my IPAs super hazy, dank and fruity, and Alien Church met my expectations and then some. Amazingly complex yet extraordinarily well balanced, this beer is dangerously drinkable. I can only imagine how fantastic this might be fresh from the tap.

Damian, Feb 27, 2014
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4.09/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

32 oz. growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy yellow orange body. Small white head, if anything. Large, disparate bubbles.

Smell - Peach and tropical fruits. Grapefruit pungency. An herbal component too. A bit of pale malt sweetness.

Taste - Orange and grapefruit hops are more dominant, but some tropical peachiness. Herbal character comes back in the back. Sweetness is stronger, but not too sweet.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation. Medium body. Low bitterness.

Overall - Excellent. Just a shame that Tired Hands growlers travel so poorly.

Alieniloquium, Feb 25, 2014
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Alien Church from Tired Hands Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.