St.Oner - Tired Hands Brewing Company
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Ratings: 73 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
4.6/5 rDev +3.4%
First had: on tap at TH
Tired Hands 1st anniversary IPA, brewed with "rye, PA wildflower honey, and lime / meyer lemon / grapefruit / clementine juice & zest. Hopped with Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe."
Cloudy golden color with a finger of foamy white head that retained forever, and left sheets of lacing on the glass. Blast of citrus and citrusy hops in the nose, lemon, lime, orange (or clementine if you want to get technical), grapefruit, stone fruit, pine needles. More of the same in the taste, a citrusy hop sensation, all citrus fruits, zest, pulp, pith, all intact and bursting forth with goodness; lesser notes of pine needles, stone fruit, tropical fruit, distant pale malt sweetness. Light-medium body, soft mouthfeel, goes down incredibly smoothly, with a crisp drying bitterness. One of the best--THE best?--I've had from Tired Hands.
06-02-2013 20:22:01 | More by Rifugium
District of Columbia
4.61/5 rDev +3.6%
On tap at First Anniversary party.
Pours a milky, hazed lemon gold with a fluffy white head. Pleasant nose that balances sweet fruit and honey, citrus (lime and grapefruit peel) bitterness, and light spice. Flavor reminds me of Delicado and Life Without Principle 2, but with a bigger body and a drier finish with more lime, citrus peel and a light graininess. Medium full body, well carbonated, very refreshing and easily drinkable for the slightly higher ABV than expected. Lovely.
06-06-2013 22:16:22 | More by yourefragile
4.03/5 rDev -9.4%
2-liter growler I picked up on Sunday and consumed within a couple of hours. Poured into a matching Tired Hands oversized wine glass the brew appears a clouded golden color with a frothy white topping. Some spotty strings of lace stick to the glass and the brew overall shows decent retaining powers.
The brew smells quite nice with citrus zest, pith, rind and an herbal to grassy hop component. It has a really nice fruity to floral feel with a trace amount of alcohol poking through as it warms up. The integration of hops and the fruit zest works nicely together.
The flavor is dry with a tropical fruit and citrus/rindy punch. A bit herbal and grassy with a faint grainy backdrop thrown in as well. The alcohol really only shows itself as it warms up. Overall the flavors blend together nicely and at no point really was I able to discern the hop character from the zest additions.
This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. Overall a nice offering that is easy to drink. So easy to drink that I ended up finishing off the full 2-liters myself without issue. Admittedly, the purist side of me wanted to hate on this beer for using the zest of different citrus aspects as a crutch for the hop character. However, I liked this brew quite a bit despite the citrus augmentation.
06-11-2013 18:07:33 | More by stakem
4.76/5 rDev +7%
Graciously shared by Derek (Rifugium) and his wife last night.
The beer pours a hazy golden amber color with great head retention and considerable lacing. On the nose, this is just IPA heaven. There is an incredible aroma of peach, mango, apricot, light citrus and pine. I could go on smelling this all day (except the beer tastes nearly as good as it smells, so why deprive oneself), it's that exotic and attractive. The beer is nearly as good on the palate, with tons of tropical fruit, and with a soft mouthfeel that is just amazing. Despite all the exotic tropical fruit in this beer, the IPA is quite dry, with a long, soft, lightly bitter finish. This beer is incredibly well balanced, with the alcohol perfectly integrated into the flavor profile. There was no heat or heaviness on the palate (the beer actually comes across as quite light on the palate), and so drinkability is just exceptional.
I'd already had more than my share of beer after the Founders event at World Cafe Live, but I still asked Derek for a second pour after the first (I couldn't help myself). One of the best IPA's I have had in a VERY long time. This is just exceptional stuff. Very, very impressive!
As I left Derek's house, his wife (MsRif) was berating him for only getting a single growler, as we all but polished off the growler while I was there. I can't say I blame her one bit (shame on YOU Derek!). Fortunately, my understanding is that it should still be on tap today, so hopefully he was able to make it down for a refill (assuming he didn't stop by again last night). Yes, this IPA really is THAT good!
06-03-2013 14:41:47 | More by John_M
4.26/5 rDev -4.3%
32 oz. growler poured into a Hill Farmstead wine glass.
Appearance - Very pale and hazy body. Nice white head. Great lacing and the surface maintains a thin layer of foam.
Smell - Bright and citrusy when cold. More depth as it warms. The simcoe becomes more prominent. Never seemed malty at all when cold, but I get some of the sweetness now.
Taste - Again, very bright citrus up front. Slight hint of honey. Grainy malt. No real sweetness. The finish has a light bitterness and I think I might even detect a trace of rye after all the other flavors recede.
Mouthfeel - Very light when cold. Maltier as it warms. Medium carbonation.
Overall - This has just enough flavor behind it to be really enjoyable. Tired Hands IPAs always seem very delicate in their flavor. This one is just comes in over the line and turns out to be very good and complex if you can let it warm a bit.
06-18-2013 00:14:44 | More by Alieniloquium
4.29/5 rDev -3.6%
I glanced at the label maybe 75 times before I realized it was a play on “Stoner,” because I am an idiot. It's also their one-year anniversary beer, and the description made it sound like it was if Bell's Wedding Ale was an IPA:
Anyhow, it’s a high-alpha IPA that’s heavily spiced and otherwise fucked with. This was the hoppier of the two, so of course it’s the one BA likes most, but I think Tortoise beats it out. Still, it’s really good. The addition of honey, lime, and actual grapefruit grind productively against the hoppy facsimiles of those flavors. Imagine putting both an actual cherry and a cherry Jolly Rancher in your mouth at the same time. Now imagine that somehow not being disgusting. That’s what this beer is like.
06-15-2013 04:06:46 | More by mynie
St.Oner from Tired Hands Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.