Pineal - Tired Hands Brewing Company
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4.3/5 rDev +0.5%
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.
Serving type: growler
04-02-2014 17:29:38 | More by BEERchitect
4/5 rDev -6.5%
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.
Serving type: growler
03-27-2014 12:27:17 | More by stakem
4.04/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks to tenderbranson for sharing this 2l growler with me, enjoyed chilled in a Tired Hands oversized wine glass.
The color is golden-hued with hazed appearance and thick white creamy head with fine bead and visibly carbonated under the yeasty veil. Lots of citrus and tropical hop aroma wtih mild tangerine and lemony scents with a light grapefruity sweet aroma and slight floral ester. The feel brings the citrus tanginess with juicy body and medium carbonation with semi-dry light astringent feel toward the finish with some dry yeastiness.
The tast has a strong pine resinous quality with tropical hop flavors and light citrus rind with dry malt which is practically non existent. This is intensely hopped with a pine/tropical and strong fruitiness lingers in the finish. Overall this is a good IPA, it seems very dry with lots of hops in the taste-very drinkabl for the abv.
Serving type: growler
03-24-2014 17:01:02 | More by Slatetank
4.19/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Tired Hands
A- pours a hazy pale yellow color with a small foamy white head, decent retention with some lacing.
S- sharp evergreen, citrus and floral hop, underlined by a sweet aroma of pineapple and mango with a trace of mint
T- floral, piney and fruity hops up front with a dominant honey sweetness, smooth oats, lots of sweet bready malt near the finish, with lingers of pineapple and floral honey
M- medium body and carbonation leads to a super creamy mouthfeel and a sticky-yet-smith finish
O- really liked the sweet honey and floral notes on this one, definitely a unique ipa
Serving type: on-tap
03-18-2014 02:05:12 | More by Treyliff
Pineal from Tired Hands Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.