Alien Church - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 6.56%
Wants: 17
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Rifugium on 02-16-2014

IPA Brewed with oats. Hopped with Mosaic, Citra, Chinook, Centennial and Columbus. An otherworldly IPA. Bow down before the ALien Church! Notes of blueberries, fresh orange slices, dank, deep pine, honeydew melons.

(The first 2 batches were hopped with Mosaic, Citra, and Chinook)
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Ratings: 80 | Reviews: 14
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Photo of grimey68
4.79/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of their best. So smooth, little to no malt taste, hopped with Citra and Mosiac, and Centennial. This is loaded with grapefruit, mangos, and even some peach it seems. IPAs don't get much better than this one. If it's still on tap, do yourself a favor and get a growler filled.

Photo of Damian
4.73/5  rDev +7%
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.

Photo of richj1970
4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 32 oz growler into teku.

A: Cloudy pale yellow with two finger white head with decent retention and leaving nice chunky lacing. Reminds me of pineapple juice.

S: Mix of dank and tropical hops. Pineapple, grapefruit, mango, and orange peel. Subtle pine aromas.

T: Very nice hop blend. Juicy citrus with mango, pineapple, grapefruit, and oranges. Light piney and grassy touches.

M: Medium body and average carbonation. Easy drinking and refreshing IPA.

O: Outstanding IPA. This one brings the aromas and flavors that you normally only find in DIPA's. Looks like I need to track down some more Tired Hands in the future. Thanks again to @larryi86 for giving me a chance to try it.

Photo of larryi86
4.66/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

32 oz growler fill poured into a teku

A- A hazy bright orange with a two finger white head.

S- Mangos and more mangos, tropical fruits, slightly dank, some pine, citrus, one of the best smelling IPAs I have tried.

T- Mangos, tropical fruits, oranges, dank, piney finish, citrus, slightly sweet malt backbone, very well balanced.

M- Smooth, medium body, slightly creamy.

O- Best IPAs I have tried from Tired Hands. Hard to believe this is a regular IPA, I love what Tired Hand is doing and the haven't brewed a bad IPA, but this takes things to another level!

Photo of WorldWideStout
4.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I don't usually like IPAs, as I don't like bitterness. This has a bit of bitterness, but I think less than your standard IPA, and it is juicy and delicious. I'm done going through each of the categories unless I think they're particularly important to a specific beer, as I don't give a hoot what it looks like, and really not too concerned with what it feels like either. Texture has never been big for me.

Anywho...

Smell is of ripe mangoes (my favorite fruit) with some pine in the background. The taste is more balanced, with the juicy, sweet, delicious mangoes on the front half, and the pine notes taking over towards the back end. There is a mild to medium amount of bitterness on the after taste, and it lingers for awhile. My new favorite IPA (not that I try many)!!

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.08/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Photo of Rifugium
4.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery.

Cloudy yellow-orange pour, half inch of foamy white head, good retention, soapy lacing. Fruity aroma, citrus and sweet stone fruits, perfume-like undertones. The taste was similar, bright and fruity, orange juice, peach, honey, herbal notes, underlying toffee-like malt sweetness balancing out the gentle hop bitterness, but still tame enough to make this an IPA. Medium body, fresh mouthfeel, pulpy and good. Nice overall.

Photo of awum
5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Seriously excellent . Greatest IPA I've ever had in my life.

Photo of brentk56
4.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives a cloudy goldenstraw capped by an impressive mound of foam that leaves a web of lacing behind

Smell: Dank and tropical, with mango, papaya and passion fruit

Taste: All about the hops, here, with the tropical tones of mango, papaya and passion fruit joined by stone fruit flavors as well; the finish is bright and slightly bitter

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Truly a top flight IPA; very refreshing, dank and fruity

Photo of Monktastic7
4.69/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Finally got to try this one from TiredHands. Super juicy and a gorgeous punch of hops that is balanced perfectly. The hazy color which is so common with TH is there and I love it. This was so awesome.

Photo of inlimbo77
3.88/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Looks like white grapefruit juice, with a sticky white head. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, pine, dank grass. Taste is much of the same, big hop presence. Feel is medium bodied, sticky, lingering resin. Really great offering from tired hands.

Photo of MinnesotaIPAGuy
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Great beer, second beer I've had from Tired Hands and it didn't disappoint.

Photo of HopBomb515
4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pale golden color with some orange highlights, hazy, small white head, and decent spotty lacing. Tropical fruit medley consumes your nose, tons of fruit and hoppy dank notes. Taste follows, tropical fruit and melon. Underlying bitterness gets more prominent towards the end and cuts through the sweetness, light malts and crisp. Soft feel, low carbonation and light medium body. This is a fantastic fruity IPA, another winner from Tired Hands.

Alien Church from Tired Hands Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.