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Entropic - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

The first in our Darwin Solera series. All Cascade pale ale fermented with two strains of Brettanomyces from Chad Yakobson at Crooked Stave.

(Beer added by: lovindahops on 02-17-2013)
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Photo of Knapp85
2.98/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This didn't really resemble an APA in my opinion at all. I'd say wit h the addition of the Brett that it is more of a Wild Ale. But anyway, this beer poured out as a cloudy milky yellow color with a creamy white head on top. The retention and lacing are both pretty good. The smell of the beer gives off a modest amount of the Brett on the nose, lemon and lime citric adic come to mind. The taste of the beer is slightly tart with the base of the beer kind of lost somewhere in the middle. The mouthfeel was smooth, lightly carbonated and pretty drinkable. Overall it's an average beer at best. Not something I would need to drink again.

Knapp85, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of Greenplastic615
3/5  rDev -25.7%

Greenplastic615, Jul 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

HevvyMetalHippie, Aug 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

DonFrap, Aug 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

callmemickey, Mar 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

beernads, May 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

PaBeerLover, Feb 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

mdillon86, Mar 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

jarrgal, Jun 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

tobelerone, Feb 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

polishkaz, Feb 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

brez8791, Feb 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

orangesol, Feb 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Jspriest, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of TriageStat
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A pale ale brewed with wheat and all Cascade hops. Fermented with two strains of Brett.

Poured from a 1L growler into a snifter.

Poured an opaque, hazy, golden straw color with minimal carbonation. Had a very small amount of head that dissipated rather quickly. Looks rather dull..until you take a whiff. Delicious citrus smell, lemon is most predominant with a definite Brett funk. The smell alone makes you want to drink it. Has a well-balanced taste, with the citrus most notable. As it hits the back of your taste buds, the Brett takes over and is quite a pleasant surprise. It is very thin and smooth with the perfect amount of carbonation for the style. Like the previous reviewer, this is a style that is not brewed often enough. Bravo to Tired Hands for this delicious treat. I will certainly be heading back there to get this growler refilled.

TriageStat, Feb 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

Janeinma, Aug 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

SPRichard, Feb 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

acurtis, Feb 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

hoppymcgee, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at the brewpub

This was interesting, mainly due to the appearance. I don't know if there was something up with the beer or the tap line, but I've never seen a beer that looked like this. It poured a completely opaque, milky-yellow color, like grapefruit juice mixed with milk--not an exaggeration--topped with a thick, creamy white head that made the glass resemble the top two layers of a Jell-O 1-2-3 (remember those?). After I got mine, the beer was pouring as practically unserveable mounds of thick foam, but I'm assuming they corrected the whatever the problem was eventually. Aroma was thick with Brett, grass, lemon zest, mild funk. Fairly zesty up front in the taste, with an obvious Brett character throughout, bready, crackery, grassy... This is labeled an APA here, but I don't really know why. If that's truly what it is, it bares nearly no resemblance whatsoever. Body was light-medium, and despite the awkwardness of the pour, it was still a nice and drinkable brew overall.

Rifugium, Feb 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

phishphorce, Feb 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

DaveHack, Feb 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

spycow, May 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

jwat, Mar 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

Holland, Apr 26, 2013
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Entropic from Tired Hands Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.