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The Light That Spills Out Of The Hole In Your Head - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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165 Ratings
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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 7.26%
Wants: 126
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Very hoppy pale ale/IPA brewed with 70lbs of clementine zest and juice.

(Beer added by: regspeir on 01-12-2013)
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chippo33

Vermont

2.25/5  rDev -49%

02-28-2014 07:41:20 | More by chippo33
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev -17%

Thanks to BA Slatetank for the hookup on this 1-liter growler. Poured into a matching large TH wine glass the brew appears a clouded golden yellow with a white cap that fades back to a sudsy topping composed of large bubbles. Some patchy webs of lace cling to the glass.

The aroma is like pulpy breakfast juice...Orange Juice (OK - Clementines technically) quite fruity and zesty with an herbal hop addition to break the citrus zest up. It is somewhat dusty with hops (kinda like the last pour from a firkin that has a lot of pelletized hop debris in it) along with citrus fruits, pulp, rind, herbal elements that are slightly dank and catty.

The taste is herbal, catty, zesty, pulpy and fruity from the adjunct addition moreso than from the addition of hops (or so it seems.) Somewhat dank and juicy like fresh pressed OJ that had pellet hop dust tossed into it. Very rindy with juicy citrus fruits and hops but seemingly without much bitterness.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. More fruity like pressed/zested citrus than hops. A little watery and very easy drinking but this hardly feels like a beer. I dont know if thats a good or bad thing but honestly I am overall underwhelmed. I went into this with real high expectations and while it is good, I think you could get nearly the same product by zesting 100 pounds of fruit in any marginal pale ale. Nice to say I tried it but not something I would go out of my way to have again.

12-03-2013 15:01:20 | More by stakem
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Franch

New York

3.75/5  rDev -15%

01-15-2013 04:22:19 | More by Franch
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Keyportnick

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -15%

04-14-2013 20:33:19 | More by Keyportnick
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.8/5  rDev -13.8%

32 oz. growler poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Light yellow orange. Not much of a head on it. A few surface bubbles. Slightly hazy.

Smell - Citrus hoppiness. Orange. A little peppery, which is interesting.

Taste - Similar to the smell. Oranges are distinct. Citrus hops. Bitter very quickly, but not a strong bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Very light. Slightly bitter. Very low carbonation.

Overall - Very drinkable and balanced. A subtle pale ale, I guess I'd dub it.

08-09-2014 18:08:32 | More by Alieniloquium
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.84/5  rDev -12.9%

Pours a pale golden color, much lighter than anticipated. Smell is strong citrus with a bit of the pale malt poking through.

Taste - I get some nice citrus fruits and crackery malt with almost a wheaty charactersitic to it. If I did not know that there was clementine juice and zest in this, I certainly would never have guessed it. I have had plenty of other APAs that have more citrus characterstic than this brew.

Overall, delicate is the word that comes to mind. This is not a beer to drink with heavy food, as the balanced characeristic would easily be overpowered by whatever you were eating.

In the end, a bit underwhelming. Perhaps my expectations were a tad high, or perhaps I just prefer brews with more intense flavors. If this were available in a reasonably priced six pack I would have an interest in picking it up again, but I would certainly never pay $25 for a growler again ($20 for the beer, $5 for the growler).

04-14-2013 15:46:48 | More by thebigredone
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -9.3%

04-07-2013 20:40:34 | More by acurtis
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Photekut

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -9.3%

05-19-2013 01:52:10 | More by Photekut
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.3%

01-19-2013 18:33:14 | More by mdillon86
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TheFightfan1

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.3%

07-25-2013 18:33:45 | More by TheFightfan1
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.3%

01-13-2013 21:22:08 | More by brez8791
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TheEvilGenius

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.3%

04-08-2013 00:33:16 | More by TheEvilGenius
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Dolfan907

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -9.3%

03-02-2014 18:04:38 | More by Dolfan907
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Kevin_Young

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.3%

03-03-2014 15:47:07 | More by Kevin_Young
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vonnegut21

New York

4/5  rDev -9.3%

06-04-2013 17:06:58 | More by vonnegut21
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kscaldef

Oregon

4/5  rDev -9.3%

05-04-2013 22:58:51 | More by kscaldef
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -9.3%

04-10-2013 00:55:38 | More by djrn2
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.3%

02-24-2014 12:50:04 | More by touchmeimsac
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.3%

05-06-2013 13:20:23 | More by Jason1337
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Dag48

Florida

4/5  rDev -9.3%

03-04-2014 23:02:54 | More by Dag48
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eagles22

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.3%

01-14-2013 02:29:42 | More by eagles22
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mltobin

Connecticut

4.06/5  rDev -7.9%

This was served on-tap at their establishment in Ardmore.

Appearance is light gold, just about a finger of a white head. With that time, all that is left atop is a small amount of lace. TLTS has a nose with lemon rind, hops, some faint pepper and those clementimes really come through as well. It has a taste filled with citrus; the nelson sauvin hops assert themselves and a some spices are on the palate too. Mouthfeel is incredibly soft, finishes very clean. This is very sessionable, although the ABV may be slightly higher than some folks definition of that term. Nonetheless, this is a very good beer & I am jealous of those who live closer to TH.

01-20-2013 16:49:22 | More by mltobin
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Gosox8787

New Hampshire

4.18/5  rDev -5.2%

Presentation: 1L swingtop growler chilled and poured into my Hill Farmstead stemware. Huge thanks to Centennial for this great surprise.

Appearance: Medium orange to dark yellow in color. A bit cloudy throughout. Pours a one finger white fizzy head that doesn't hold for long.

Aroma: Mango, tropical fruits and a nice burst of orange zest and juice. Really nice balance of fresh citrus, fruity hops, and some mild bitterness.

Taste: Orange juice and orange zest tones upfront cut through the big fruity hops. The hops are not overly strong at this point but that allows the citrus to really stand out. A slightly bitter aftertaste and light, dry finish. Really tasty.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a burst of carbonation upfront. The acid from the citrus really seems to reduce the carbonation level in this hoppy citrus brews.

Overall, another great offering from Tired Hands. The citrus is really bright and complemented by the hop character. Really well done and nicely balanced. A really refreshing beer.

04-18-2013 00:35:46 | More by Gosox8787
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev -4.5%

The pour is slightly a hazed pale yellow and has a tight white head. The nose is a huge grapefruit explosion, light grain, clean. Taste has light doughy grain with huge grapefruit and a light musky yeast underneath. Carb is gentle on a medium creamy body.

07-11-2013 16:00:11 | More by cpetrone84
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.21/5  rDev -4.5%

4oz taster pour
1/24/13 at brewpub in Ardmore, PA

A: On the pour, it's a hazy light yellow. Really pale. Fluffy bright white head. Light lacing is left on the glass after swirling it around. Good looking brew.

S: On the nose, getting some nice citrus notes from the clementine additions. Also, I'd assume from the hop varietals used. Low malt bill I'd assume.

T: Nice up front bitterness. Nice fruity hop character and from the additions. Thin body on this one, which is nice. It's all hops and flavor. Finish is crisp and refreshing.

M: Light to medium bodied. I'd say more light.

01-28-2013 18:41:24 | More by inlimbo77
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The Light That Spills Out Of The Hole In Your Head from Tired Hands Brewing Company
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