HopHands - Tired Hands Brewing Company
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Ratings: 213 | Reviews: 28 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by cfrances33:
4.43/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at the brewpub on 7/25/12 served in an 8oz tulip.
Pour: a great hazy golden yellow with a finger of white fluffy head.
Smell: Wonder juicy grapefruit, with some lemon zest and pne.
Taste: Follows the nose with juicy grapefruit and lemon citrus. Bready malt balances. Finishes with a clean pine bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Crisp and refreshing. Carbonation gives it an almost velvety mouthfeel.
Overall: Wow, what a start to my Tired Hands experience. This pale ale tussles with the giants, and is up there with Edward in my opinion. Definitely get this if you can!
Serving type: on-tap
07-26-2012 02:46:03 | More by cfrances33
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4.23/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
8 oz. poured on tap into a pokal/pilsner sort of type glass of sorts at the bar.
Another one to one and a half finger creamy egg white whipped head presented, sitting on a body of lemon opaque yellow, with some faint orange tinge edges. Looks almost like apricot in a glass and ring laces tremendously down the sides of the glass while drinking.
Nose seems to have a light floral sense and lots of citrus juicy quality. The hops are aromatic and take over the malt presence it seems by design but it's not like I care at this point since the aroma is so pleasant and inviting. Some hints of sugar cane perhaps in there.
Once again with these beers it's the mouthfeel that always strikes me first. Lush and fully coating and incredibly hop juicy. Good tropical mango, and a faint dry pine bitterness on the swallow. Aftertaste and aroma has incredible large growing pith citrus bite and huge amounts of lemon and orange peel bitterness that explodes. I can nearly chomp into it long after the beer is finished.
Powerful, but it also makes me forget about the base malt which I would like for balance and to remind me that this is a pale ale after all, but it's a hop lovers dream and full of wonderful hop pleasantries that any beer lover who enjoys that sort of thing can get down with.
Serving type: on-tap
01-26-2014 00:59:03 | More by smakawhat
HopHands from Tired Hands Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.