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HopHands - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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286 Ratings
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Ratings: 286
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 7.97%
Wants: 25
Gots: 14 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Exceedingly Aromatic Pale Ale. Brewed with oats and hopped with a blend of Amarillo, Simcoe, and Centennial.

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 05-11-2012)
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Hoppy aroma. Grapefruit coloured and lacey. A little yeast, surprisingly. A big smooth mouthfeel. Citrus,fruity, complex and subtle tastes, a good pale. I would like to have a six pack in my fridge. Perhaps the best on tap tonight.

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2012 00:39:12 | More by Sammy
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

02-18-2013 00:16:39 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Tired Hands. Pours a light yellow-straw color with a good head. Nice lacing. The nose is exceedingly complex and strong for a beer of this size with fantastic citrus rind, light pine, and hints of tropical fruit. Flavor has a malty dryness to accompany the hop bitterness. Flavor packs in fresh citrus peel along with a light dosing on pine needles and a faint earthy dankness, which must be the Columbus speaking. Body is light and crisp. Uber drinkable. I see many growlers of this in my future.

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2012 13:06:07 | More by Thorpe429
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives with a pale lemon color capped by a dense head of foam that leaves excellent lace patterns

Smell: CItrus and tropical fruit aromatics

Taste: The hops dominate the flavor profile from start to finish here, with the malt basically providing the backbone and nothing else; citrus and tropical fruit flavors build, though they never verge into overwhelming bitterness

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Really enjoyed the well-attenuated character of this beer; the hop profile was just how I like it and stepped up to the border of IPA territory but never crossed the line

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2013 03:24:19 | More by brentk56
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

02-18-2013 01:14:07 | More by acurtis
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

10-25-2013 21:29:57 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

10-22-2013 23:45:18 | More by Texasfan549
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%

03-15-2014 17:32:45 | More by spycow
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a clear looking yellow color with a white head on top. The retention and lacing were minimal. The smell of the beer was really good in my opinion, the blend of Simcoe, Amarillo, and Centennial hops were awesome. The taste of the beer was pretty good, it had a moderate bitterness to it but not strong enough to make it an IPA. The mouthfeel of the beer was light bodied, very drinkable, refreshing as well. Overall this beer was possible one of the best I had all day. It really is a good brew. My only complaint is that it felt a little watery to me. Other than that it's worth trying.

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2012 02:48:22 | More by Knapp85
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler shared my Moll, thanks. Beer is yellow and clear with a thin white head of small bubbles, some lacing, moderate retention, some carbonation, looks good.

Aroma is hoppy and mild with a nice little sweetness / yeast character.

As far as an APA goes, this is a little nice one. It is moderately bitter, has a nice floral hop presence and a good finish. The overall beer is nicely balanced and finishes not too dry with a little IBUs from the hops on the end. The hops are a little citrus and a little piny, I enjoyed it and would have it again.

Serving type: growler

06-12-2012 01:57:43 | More by drabmuh
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at Teresa's, Wayne, PA
Review updated: 12/2013

First time having this at Teresa's, I thought, "Interesting look for an APA; did I get the saison by accident?" But now, after drinking this beer since opening day, I know that Tired Hands has pretty much broken all stereotypes and they are in effect capable of redefining even the simplest of beer styles. Pale, straw-yellow color, slightly hazy, with a thin layer of foamy bubbles for a head. Aroma is hop-forward, notes of citrus, pine, and grass. Crisp taste is hop-forward as well, quite lemony, with some grassy funk--again, somewhat reminiscent of a saison, or even a Belgian IPA--pine needles, bready malts in the background. I wasn't too sold on this one at first...I suppose just because it didn't seem quite conventional as an APA. But now I respect it much more, and recognize its diverse nature (see: cask varieties). Light-bodied and easily drinkable. A good selection to have year-round.

Serving type: on-tap

05-11-2012 12:13:01 | More by Rifugium
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oline73

Maryland

4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served in a 4 oz glass at the brewery.

The beer is cloudy with a good amount of off white carbonation. As the head fades it leaves some lacing on the glass. The smell is light and hoppy with a citrus peel note balanced by the grain. The taste follows from the smell, this is a great session pale ale. The hops star and the light malt balances things out. Easy to drink with a light body, I really enjoyed this.

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2013 16:31:21 | More by oline73
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mdfb79

New York

4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

From 03/24/13 notes. Had this on tap at the brewpub in Ardmore, PA.

a - Pours a clear medium golden color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks pretty nice.

s - Smells or grains, citrus hops, wheat, light pine hops, yeast, floral hops, and light fruity malts. Pretty nice; hops are up front, though not super strong. Nice, plesant nose.

t - Tastes of grains,wheat, yeast, spice, citrus hops, floral hops, tropical fruits, and fruity malts. Little less hops here than the nose but still quite nice.

m - Light to medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Body is super smooth and creamy, and extremely easy to drink.

o - Overall a really nice low ABV pale ale with an amazing mouthfeel; you could definitely drink a few of these and would want to. I enjoyed a few other beers on tap that night more, but this is a great staple beer and would love to have it again. A nice light hoppy pale ale.

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2013 15:54:44 | More by mdfb79
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.4%

08-04-2013 11:29:53 | More by mendvicdog
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Teresa's. Served in a Victory pint.

Brewer's description: "Our exceedingly aromatic American Pale Ale. Hopped with Amarillo, Centennial, and Columbus. Nuances of tangelo, under-ripe kiwi, and pine needles. 5.2% abv."

Appearance is pale cloudy golden with light orange hue. Large frothy off white head slowly fades to a thin collar and thin webs of lace. Aroma of resin, floral, grass, earthy hops; mild unripe fruit. Crisp body, medium full, fluffy carbonation, light crisp finish. Slightly peppery and spicy from the start with a light fruit sweetness through the body and an excessively bitter and dry finish. Not much subtlety here for a sub 5% ABV APA, but enjoyable for a hop fix.

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2012 19:20:16 | More by yourefragile
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.4%

03-24-2014 00:13:14 | More by oriolesfan4
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at the brewery.

A - Pours pale golden yellow with a nice one finger tall white head leaving spotty streaks of lace down parts of the glass.

S - Smells of plenty of grassy hops, pine resin, citric rind and just the faintest hint of sweetness. Nothing too over the top here, pretty solid.

T - Starts off with plenty of grassy hops and slightly dulled citric rind giving way to hints of pine resin, pale malt and just the faintest bit of sweetness. Finish has plenty of hop bitterness, leaving the palate dried long after the finish.

M - Nice light feel with a crisp body and moderate carbonation. Bitter but not overpowering, this is very easy going down.

O - All things considered a really nice APA. I personally prefer Leaflet to this one but I wouldn't turn this down in the future.

Serving type: on-tap

07-02-2012 19:44:10 | More by orangesol
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Draft offering at Tired Hands. The brew appears a pale light copper color with a white sudsy head. The capnretains very well and as it fades, leaves a full wall of lace sticking all over the glassware.

The aroma is quite pleasing with a bright hip character smelling fruity, floral and citrusy. There is a faint malt backing to this but the hops are rich and inviting without getting excessive. Nicely done.

The taste is hoppy but its a hoppiness that is full of flavor without getting excessively bitter. Fruit, floral and citris hop notes run the whole gauntlet across your tongue. It displays a dry finish thats crisp with hints of earth and almost something along the lines of peppers goes into the aftertaste.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Crisp as stated previously thats easy drinking with a low alcohol impact. The faint peppery quality was strange but overall this was a clean and well executed brew.

Serving type: on-tap

09-10-2012 13:49:50 | More by stakem
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-19-2013 15:19:53 | More by InspectorBob
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-10-2014 03:45:44 | More by DrunkinYogi
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4/5  rDev -3.4%

03-17-2014 21:32:19 | More by mothman
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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-10-2013 03:44:46 | More by duceswild
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

After 10 years of chasing down everything, I am embracing the pale movement and now to have fresh pale brewed in smaller batches, I could not be merrier. I'll admit after a decade of beer guzzling, nit picking, trading, analyzing, and salivating, I just want a beer to drink that wont kill me, the lighter the better i say.

HopHands is a step in that direction, served to me in a 16oz portion the liquid was a bright gold color with some bright white foam up top, it managed a cap and stuck around, no lace on this one. Smell is bright with semi citrus and forward florals with a backing of pale malt and pine. The taste is light and comes and goes in an instant. The bitterness is not all that big, I get pine with some pale malt and some mango and orange flavor. IT's light bodied beer and something you will want to drink a ton of in late August. All hail the light.

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2012 00:41:36 | More by BARFLYB
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
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
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-02-2013 19:20:57 | More by mdaschaf
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HopHands from Tired Hands Brewing Company
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