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Pineal - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 6.56%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: inlimbo77 on 05-17-2013)
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5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer poured a hazy yellow. A nice 3/4 inch head that left great lacing on the glass. The aroma was very intense and had strong notes of pineapple, grapefruit and tangerine. Mouth feels was extremely rounded , which i guess comes from the use of wheat in the mash. The initial flavor is of honey bell orange and pink grapefruit. The finish is long and has notes of pineapple and fresh cut grass. The bitter piney notes are pronounced but smooth. Maybe the best IPA I have had from a PA brewery!

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4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fruit-centered and dry-bodied, the late additions of hops give Pineal a fruit cocktail-type of medley with all its vibrant, ripe and juicy glory but without much of its "Hawaiian Punch" type of sweetness.

Opening with a bright golden, light amber color, strands of peach and orange cast over its hazy gaze. As the glowing ale settles in the glass, it releases a rich lather of foam that hovers over the rim with strong retention and broken collars of lace.

Its aromas are busting with fruited candied scents- honey-dipped grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, apricot, passion fruit, goosenberry and peppery currant reminds the nose of fruit roll-ups, dried and concentrated pulp that's all wrapped in a lightly earthen chive and leaf cocoon.

What starts sweet to taste is laced with light caramel, honey and graham cracker but is quickly dissolved as the hops dominate its middle- All those fruit aromas manifests in a highly citrusy, tropical and orchard fruit character- equipped with tangy acidity, gripping yet smooth bitterness and a dry and fruity finish. Light grasses and herbs decorate the citrus like verbena, mint and sassafras all the while.

Light in body, the beer's tactile impressions are that of standard Pale Ale but without the caramel balance that normally accompanies those ales. In this, the hop drying and fleeting sweetness suits IPA well, even though there's a lightness to its finish that's remarkably refreshing yet lacking at the same time.

Pineal is simply a "show-off" of a beer: "Look what I can do with so much hop character and so little malt," but is a beer worth showing off as this superb balance is rarely seen.

BEERchitect, Apr 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Slatetank for sharing this growler with me. Poured into a matching Tired Hands wine glass, the brew alpears a clouded golden orange with a creamy off-white topping. The cap fades leaving patches and stringy lace.

The aroma is quite hoppy with herbs, rinds and citrus zest. Some tropical aspect blending to grass and a faint floral component. Quite juicy smelling with almost a bundle of pellet hop smell about it.

The taste is herbal and zesty with fruit and pulp flavors that get pithy and a bit piney. Fruity alcohol starts to evolve with lots of hop juiciness. The bitterness is quite modest but fitting of the style.

This is medium bodied feeling almost creamy with a moderate to low level of carbonation. The way this brew started off was kinda boring with the "same old same old" tired hands hoppy beer feel but as my glass emptied, it started to grow on me. I would drink this again, thanks Matt.

stakem, Mar 27, 2014
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Pineal from Tired Hands Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.