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

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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.24%
Wants: 127
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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Photo of cpetrone84
4.21/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

cpetrone84, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of LoveStout
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

LoveStout, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of StaEva
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

StaEva, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of dcolatriano
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

dcolatriano, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of Travcofarms
5/5  rDev +13.1%

Travcofarms, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of vonnegut21
4/5  rDev -9.5%

vonnegut21, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of kdmcguire10
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

kdmcguire10, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of Callmecoon
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Callmecoon, May 23, 2013
Photo of pwoody11
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

pwoody11, May 19, 2013
Photo of Photekut
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Photekut, May 19, 2013
Photo of KWMiles
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

KWMiles, May 09, 2013
Photo of Jason1337
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Jason1337, May 06, 2013
Photo of kscaldef
4/5  rDev -9.5%

kscaldef, May 04, 2013
Photo of caguiar
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

caguiar, May 04, 2013
Photo of IPAyForHops
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

IPAyForHops, May 03, 2013
Photo of hooliganlife
4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

served in stemmed tired hands glass for full on rep

pours a pale hazy golden yellow. light to little head.

very citrus forward. heavy orange and tangerine. tropical love in a glass.

taste is 100% different. bitter through out. pine and resin. some zest is mos def apparent. very faint malt. finish has a slight grapefruit thing going on. loving.

thin and light, a bit dry and oily.

overall, this is really good and so light and easy. well done.

hooliganlife, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of Schlais
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Schlais, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of SourinQns
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

SourinQns, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of Nachos4two
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Nachos4two, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of Gosox8787
4.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Gosox8787, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Gonzoillini, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of GregoryMo
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

GregoryMo, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of cfrances33
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

cfrances33, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of Keyportnick
3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

Keyportnick, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of thebigredone
3.84/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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).

thebigredone, Apr 14, 2013
The Light That Spills Out Of The Hole In Your Head from Tired Hands Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.