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HopHands - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Reviews: 69
Hads: 552
Avg: 4.13
pDev: 22.52%
Wants: 59
Gots: 55 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) | 4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Rifugium on 05-11-2012

Our Exceedingly Aromatic Pale Ale. Brewed with oats and hopped with a blend of Amarillo, Simcoe, and Centennial.
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Reviews: 69 | Hads: 552
Photo of shaemmerle
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I honestly don't understand Jason from "the bros" rating on this one. It is abit cloudy, but few beers of note these days are completely "true to style" If he has a problem with this beer, he should take issue with the cloudy pale ales being put out by Treehouse or Trillium, right in his back yard.

Nonetheless, this is one of my favorite local Pale Ales. Smells great, tastes great, everything you want from a pale ale. Lemony, hoppy, and easy to drink. When I am introducing someone to Tired Hands, I have them start with this one, before moving on to the rest of their lineup.

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Photo of MtnSoup
3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a CAN! Sent from back east, and received within days of canning. Yellow-ish color poured into a tulip, with plenty of carbonation. Great citrus notes - nothing over the top, but really a great APA.

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Photo of Tommo
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This tastes like an ultra dry hoped homebrew wheat beer

Pours very cloudy, smells of mosaic and citra, tastes similarly. Overall its nice, but tastes like 007 or 1056 with heavy citra dry hop. Would buy for 10, not 14

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Photo of Sintech
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy straw hue.

Smell - Tropical and citrus nose.

Taste - Citrus and candied tropical fruits.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation. Full bodied. Pretty thick and chewy.

Overall - I really enjoyed this take on a hazy tropical Pale Ale. Worthy a try.

Grade (A-)

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can purchased at Tired Hands in Ardmore, PA.

This one pours a pale hazy yellow, with a one inch head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells like pine, peach, grass, nectarine and honey like malt.

This is pretty tasty and crushable. There's a nice soft fruit flavor, nectarine and grapefruit mostly, with some herb like grassiness and pine. There's a bit of honey like flavor, but not much in the way of malt.

This is light bodied, with a crisp level of carbonation and mouthfeel.

Another great hoppy beer from Tired Hands.

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Photo of Jusskahbox
4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer scratches every itch the creamy IPA lover is looking for. It is as hazy as fresh squeezed lemonade with a delicate head (about a quarter inch). Glows a beautiful dandelion gold. The nose is floral and hoppy but delicate. Flavor profile followed suit. Citrus, floral, simple. It did't punch me in the pallet with flavor but was certainly present and juicy. The mouthfeel is really the most satisfying component of this brew. As one would expect with a brew so hazy, it really followed through with a clean, creamy mouthfeel. Next to no alcohol burn, understandably so considering the ABV. Overall, a very sessionable brew.

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Photo of Ready4aHeady
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 16oz can, nice cloudy white peach color, aroma and taste of piney, resin-y hops; faint lemon; and passion-fruit.... nice oily mouthfeel with good carbonation... a touch more malt than I like... not an absolute standout---especially because my house brew is TreeHouse-- the king of beer--- but I like the trend of making these unfiltered, low malt brews! Well-Done!

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Photo of ajm5108
2.9/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

To say this pours cloudy would be an understatement. Looks exactly like store-bought pineapple juice. I'm not exactly an aesthete when it comes to beer, but it certainly isn't an inviting visual. Aroma was fairly muted, mostly just some citrus and floral hops, pretty straightforward. Taste is much the same. I appreciate it not being a hop bomb, but I felt it lacked depth. You get a nice dose of citrus upfront - mostly pineapples, papaya and starfruit - but there isn't much behind it. The base isn't really there. It's thin and a little watery. Not bad, but certainly dissapointing after all the attention Tired Hands gets around here.

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Photo of jwjon1
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Definitely feeling it. Loving the very acceptable trend of cloudy/hazy brews. Glad New England modernized the style, and excited to see it expand! Keep pouring them Tired Hands!

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Photo of kojevergas
3.17/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Smells like urinal cake in the best possible way. Lime. Neutral pale malts. Exceedingly aromatic, indeed.

The taste follows the aroma, with a soapy bend. It's not my favourite hop profile, and amarillo isn't showcased particularly well. No oniony simcoe. Not particularly intricate.


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Photo of jmdrpi
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

growler into pint glass
extremely cloudy pale yellow color, not much head. aroma is nice fruity hop aroma. taste is dominated by that same flavor - no bitterness, just hop flavor. not much malt body, but it still is tasty. medium bodied, lower carbonation.

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Photo of hoppytobehere
4.67/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Tired Hands.

Hops: Simcoe, Centennial, Amarillo
ABV: 5.5%

Cloudy golden haze. Clearly unfiltered. I can smell the beer from a few feet away. Loads of citrus, earth and grass. Hardly any bitterness. This thing is right up my alley. So good I ordered a growler to go. This is a beer I wish I could drink everyday.

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.72/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy pale straw. Fluffy, foamy white head.

S: Grassy lemon drop. Pipovrts with berry balm. Pine, biscuit. Rustic sweet and tart.

M: Light, effervescent. Medium carbonation.
Pleasantly astringent.

T: Bright citrus, mild earth. Pine, juicy, gooseberry

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Photo of GregA135
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The Bros may want to reconsider changing their rating, because this APA was great! Then again to each their own right?
Had this brew at their Fermentaria. Poured a hazy orange/lemon color with a white head. Smell and taste basically followed each other - citrus, fruit notes, a bit of pine. A nice juicy APA with medium carbonation and very refreshing too. Ended up taking a growler of this home. Can't wait to come back to Tired Hands!

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Photo of 57md
3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a super cloudy light straw color with a finger of head. The nose is pure citrus and fresh hops. The hoppy finish is the focus of the flavor profile.

Like other Tired Hands offerings that I have sampled, this beer is light-bodied for the style and light on the malt presence.

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Photo of PVMT
4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Blind Tiger Ale House on 10/27/15. Hazy yellow pour with a foamy white head. Citrus nose, but flavor is bright pine and biscuity malts, leading to a clean, slightly sweet and bitter finish. Quite good.

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Photo of Kadonny
4.62/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from tap at the Pottstown Brew Festival on Oct. 4, 2015 into the tasting glass.

A: Super hazy light straw color with a nice one finger white head. Some glass lacing.

S: Wow, super juicy and fruity nose with some grassy tones. Slight candy malt sweetness. Great, great smelling beer.

T: Heavy citrus hops with tons of grapefruit, lemon, pineapple and some mango. I get some grassy flavors as well that mix with the almost candy like sweetness. The sweetness never gets a chance to really take over as the citrus hops come back to dry the finish out nicely, but it does give the beer terrific depth and body. This is so juicy it's insane, but it's more than just hop juice and that's what makes it terrific.

M: Medium mouthfeel with nice body. Not really a bitter beer, but it's nice and dry on the finish. No alcohol and super drinkable!

O: I really, really loved this beer. Yes, it is super cloudy but I'm not sure why that would detract from the beer itself, I guess I don't understand. I go mostly on taste, and this beer tasted fantastic For me, this was the best beer at the beerfest, and that's saying something as there were a ton of great beers there. I will seek this one out for sure, loved it.

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Photo of tmbgnicu
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Excellent pale, love the look- cloudy and hazy. Smell is excellent, with grapefruit and pineapple being the most dominant to me. Wonderful juicy taste. Wait until they start canning this and it explodes. It is a dream to be able to crack a can of this open in the near future and enjoy it wherever the hell I want. I would implore the Bros to revisit this one, never saw a bigger disparity in reviews....

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Photo of PicoPapa
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the Fermentaria. Pours a hazy pale yellow with 2 inches of fluffy white head. Some lacing. The aroma is very fruity (I'm noticing a trend here). Kiwi, grapefruit and tangerines with some melon and pine. The taste is grapefruit, melon and some kiwi notes. Pine and honey as well as a nice malt backbone. Melon and kiwi finish. Medium bodied with a lot of carbonation. Good amount of bitterness for a Pale Ale. Overall, worth having again.

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Photo of scottbrew4u
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap pours a slightly hazy golden, color with a frothy white head sturdy on top. Aroma is juicy hops, dank, citric, floral and slightly grassy. Light malt roast and smooth light-medium body makes this beer goes down so easy and yet the hops really shine in flavor of pine, tangerine, honeysuckle, grassy and fresh. Would easily have this beer again.

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Photo of Tucquan
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2015-08-30 in Lancaster, PA at The Fridge on tap.

A - Hazy straw-yellow with a 1-finger white head and great lace.

S - Grapefruit flesh, cracker, pine, floral. Very inviting.

T - Follows the smell closely and finishes with a touch of malt and fruit sweetness to balance the moderate lingering bitterness.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbination. Dry and refreshing.

O - So simply satisfying you could have it for breakfast in lieu of a glass of grapefruit juice.

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ Local 44 in Philly

Nice hazy lemony color. The nose is a straight citrus bomb. The taste follows....tons of citrus, grapefruit, lemon peel, and some dankness. A touch of bitterness. Super crushable! Not sure what's up with the 64 rating but this is a damn good pale ale. One of the better ones I've tasted actually. Cheers.

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Photo of citizencane
3.69/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Lemon citrus and grain taste. Appears an opaque yellow with minimal head. Mouthfeel is okay. An all around average session IPA with a perhaps a little more smoothness than average. Nothing remarkable here, but nothing bad.

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Photo of MadCat
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours a pale cloudy yellow color with a good white head that leaves tons of lacing

Smell: Lots of citrus juiciness

Taste: Grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, light bitterness and maltiness, you primarily get a bouquet of citrus hops

Feel: Light body, good carb

Overall: This pale ale is a big wow for me. Been a while since I've gotten that from a Pale Ale. I love the cloudiness, who needs clear beer? I don't feel like filtering brings anything to the table anyways as long as you don't get chunky stuff.

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Photo of larryi86
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

32 oz growler, filled 6/5, poured into a pint glass

A- A hazy pale yellow with a two finger white head.

S- Melons, slightly dank/piney, hint of citrus, slightly grainy.

T- Piney, slightly dank, hints of melons/tropical fruits, hints of peppercorns and pale malts.

M- Smooth, crisp, light to medium body.

O- A nicely done take on a Pale Ale, pretty hoppy but not to a point were it feel like an IPA. I have made a lot of trips to Tired Hands and finally getting around to trying their house pale ale, I think I will be picking this up more often.

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HopHands from Tired Hands Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.