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First Level - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 7.36%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Single Hop IPA, brewed with oats. This level was hopped entirely with Nelson Sauvin… One of our most favorite (and pungent) New Zealand hop varietals. Will you make it to the SECOND LEVEL?

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 03-22-2014)
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

05-23-2014 22:42:18 | More by dfhhead25
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

04-12-2014 14:14:45 | More by mendvicdog
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to tenderbranson69 for sharing this growler, enjoyed chilled in a goblet.

the color is golden with hazed look and thin white head. The smell is juicy and tropical with earthy green hop presence and white juicy/ green grape scent. The feel is very juicy/tangy with light hop bitterness and oily resinous texture with medium carbonation and spiced finish.

The flavor is green and dank with hops a light floral taste is complimentary with some tropical fruit and citrus bitterness in the background with light leafy and spicy flavor as it finishes with hardly any malt very dry. Overall this is a great tasting Ipa, plenty of hops without much else except hop intensity -it was great to try this even with a week of age on it.

Serving type: growler

04-09-2014 18:45:36 | More by Slatetank
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

04-03-2014 19:54:27 | More by Thorpe429
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cwelsh55

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

04-02-2014 03:14:13 | More by cwelsh55
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camartin27

Ohio

5/5  rDev +14.9%

04-01-2014 22:56:22 | More by camartin27
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garuda

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

04-01-2014 12:58:12 | More by garuda
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hagbergl

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

03-31-2014 15:24:40 | More by hagbergl
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jwat

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.9%

03-31-2014 11:25:39 | More by jwat
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uvm2003

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-30-2014 18:05:22 | More by uvm2003
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-30-2014 05:41:58 | More by tobelerone
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dspinler

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-29-2014 22:36:11 | More by dspinler
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grimey68

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

03-29-2014 02:40:17 | More by grimey68
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2L growler into an Alchemist stemless snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a .5 finger foamy white head that dissipates quickly. Beer is a cloudy, pale yellow. Lacing is stringy and layered with average stick. Not much of a looker but not bad considering the serving style.

Nose is papaya, mango, starfruit and sweet citrus. Moderately aromatic but this one really makes my mouth water.

Opens citrus, cane sugar, starfruit and mango. More tropical fruit puree with sweet cane sugar and a citrus hop presence in the back. So juicy! Papaya and some kiwi in the end with a lingering, filmy sweet fruit finish and aftertaste. Awesome!

Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Aggressive and quenching in the mouth and goes down slightly dry but smooth. Messy finish with a lingering, sticky aftertaste. So amazingly drinkable.

This measures up to any IPA that Hill Farmstead has put out... which is saying a lot. An absolutely phenomenal beer that I hope TH will revisit some time in the future.

Serving type: growler

03-29-2014 00:10:10 | More by SpeedwayJim
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dsal89

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance:

Hazy golden yellow. Bright white head. Soapy bubbles.

Aroma: lemon rind. Bright citrus sweet bread. Grassy earth

Taste: bright citrus. Lemon zest. Slight earthy spiciness. Very juicy.

Soft carb medium mouthfeel. Despite always being softly carbed in the growler by the time I get it their IPAs always seem to be great

Serving type: growler

03-28-2014 21:45:58 | More by dsal89
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LopeJuice

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

03-28-2014 02:35:07 | More by LopeJuice
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8%

03-28-2014 00:35:38 | More by Gonzoillini
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Greenplastic615

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

03-27-2014 17:49:40 | More by Greenplastic615
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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev -8%

03-26-2014 14:29:43 | More by duceswild
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MusicaleMike

Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tired Hands first "level" Single Hop IPA. Brewed with oats. This level was hopped entirely with Nelson Sauvin. Poured from a growler (filled two days ago) into a brand new Tired Hands teku glass.

The appearance is a milky golden yellow, topped by a frothy white head which settles down to a small island of white bubbles.

First Level is a remarkable showcase of the New Zealand Nelson Sauvin hop. The aroma alone shows the diversity and range of aromas possible. A bouquet of white grape juice, lime, pineapple, and rosewater. It's beautiful and refreshing. Light honey malt sweetness in the background.

The flavor is a mild bitterness up front, with flavors of juicy citrus fruit and kiwi on the tip of the tongue. The beer crosses the palate with a soft citrus sweetness, followed by a very light bitterness that is well-balanced with the oats and malt. Notes of white grape juice in the aftertaste, and a flash of lime zest. It's a juicy mouthfeel, with smooth carbonation, and medium body.

This is a delicious single hop IPA, and one of my favorite Tired Hands beers to date. Perfect balance, and insanely delicious aroma, and excellent drinkability. Very much looking forward to the other beers in this series.

Serving type: growler

03-26-2014 03:22:16 | More by MusicaleMike
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

03-25-2014 13:29:03 | More by ShemRahBoo
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tenderbranson69

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8%

03-25-2014 04:31:50 | More by tenderbranson69
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-24-2014 23:40:59 | More by orangesol
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

03-24-2014 13:09:16 | More by ShanePB
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MNishCT77

District of Columbia

4.64/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

8 oz. pour on tap at the brewery poured into their flute-like glass, unknown brewing/release date, drank over 30 minutes

A: 2/3 - bright yellow coloration; low clarity (cannot read through) with intense hop haze; tight white bubbles pouring off the bottom of the glass; initial frothy white head settles into a 1/2 finger head that persists throughout the drinking

S: 11/12 - intense Nelson Sauvin hop character - white wine, pineapple; earthy, grassy; little malt character and alcohol detected in the nose

T: 19/20 - taste profile immediately follows the nose with a big vinous character - white grapes, earthy and grassy; in the middle of the mouth, the NS hop complexity continues with some mild pils malt and gentle alcohol; finishes dry

M: 5/5 - moderate-to-high carbonation; moderate hop oils that coat the tongue; some alcohol feel as well

O: 9/10 - intensely beautiful single hop IPA featuring one of my favorite hop varietals; this could be the best all-Nelson Sauvin IPAs and one of the best NS beers; out of the samples that I tried at the brewery, this was my favorite - highly recommended!

TOTAL - 46/50

Serving type: on-tap

03-24-2014 04:31:52 | More by MNishCT77
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First Level from Tired Hands Brewing Company
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