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Entropic - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Entropic
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89
very good

57 Ratings
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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:
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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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

02-18-2013 00:15:18 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Tired Hands last weekend. Served in a wine glass. Pours a very hazy blonde straw color with a thick white head and good lacing. The nose carries nice lemon and straw plus mild funk. A bit of citrus rind. Flavor is nicely hoppy and a bit bitter. Some orange peel and lemon. Fruity and a bit of Brett in the background. Just a touch of funk. Light-medium body and good carbonation. Dry and quite drinkable. An excellent start to the series.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2013 17:41:39 | More by Thorpe429
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

02-18-2013 01:13:43 | More by acurtis
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

05-02-2013 02:43:15 | More by spycow
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2013 14:05:19 | More by Knapp85
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2013 22:40:03 | More by Rifugium
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

05-17-2013 08:21:07 | More by beernads
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-17-2013 21:52:57 | More by yourefragile
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

02-24-2013 23:32:38 | More by orangesol
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

02-18-2013 21:27:23 | More by BARFLYB
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft at Tired Hands.

The beer is lightly hazy and straw colored with a bit of white head. The aroma carries citrus, hay, grass, light funk, orange zest, lemon rind, hops. Smells nice. The flavor is light and smooth sailing. The brett character is there but adds a touch of funk, not dominating the other aspects of the beer. Refreshing citrus, lightly tart. Lemons and oranges with a bit of floral hops. A tasty brew for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2013 03:24:00 | More by Huhzubendah
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

03-02-2013 19:21:40 | More by mdaschaf
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

on tap at the brewpub

Completely clouded pale yellow color with a bone white head resting on top. Retains pretty well, eventually leaving some spotty lacing on the glass with a collar of film.

Bright, inviting citrusy scents with lemon peel and juice. Bretty funk and a tart snap with straw, toasted wheat malts and soft sweetness.

Expressive hoppiness up front with plenty of juicy lemon and citrus. Bretty funk and tartness really kicks it up a notch, integrating pretty nicely into the profile. Mild backbone, toasted bread and fresh cut grass with continuing tartness and hops on the back end.

Lighter medium body, decent carbonation, dry and lively on the tongue. Tasty, hoppy and tart flavors really got the job done for me on this one - I'm curious to see what's next in this series.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2013 02:16:38 | More by xnicknj
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

02-24-2013 00:23:40 | More by tobelerone
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

03-01-2013 13:49:59 | More by ShanePB
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Holland

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

04-26-2013 11:23:25 | More by Holland
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

02-18-2013 17:15:42 | More by Jspriest
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

02-17-2013 21:09:45 | More by brez8791
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

03-22-2013 03:41:18 | More by mdillon86
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

02-19-2013 02:07:58 | More by millerbuffoon
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

08-15-2013 01:20:52 | More by DonFrap
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1%

03-11-2013 02:13:51 | More by hoppymcgee
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4oz taster pour
Enjoyed 2/28/13

A: Hazy pale yellow, straw-like color. Full finger fluffy bright white head. Leaves some nice sticky lacing. Pretty looking beer.

S: Nice hint of Brett when you get in there. Some bright citrus: lemons and light orange. Nice floral notes from the hops as well. Some graininess. It's really pleasant.

T: Getting that nice Brett funk. Some citrus like hop bitterness on the palate. Taste follows the nose, as I like the lemony flavors that I am getting on this. Malt bill is really light, and grainy. Crisp clean finish.

M: Light leading to medium.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2013 14:49:31 | More by inlimbo77
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

02-18-2013 12:40:49 | More by DaveHack
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callmemickey

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

03-26-2013 13:51:59 | More by callmemickey
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Entropic from Tired Hands Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.