Herbert West | Tired Hands Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
40 Ratings

Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
An IPA conditioned on five lbs. of Ethopian Worka beans.

Added by justintcoons on 10-12-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of corby112
3.26/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a cloudy dark banana yellow color with a one finger off-white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Decent head retention with spotty lacing left behind.

Musty, resinous aroma with roasted coffee bean, resinous hop oil and slight tropical fruit. Nice balance of pineapple, mango, grass and earthy hops. The coffee presence is a bit strong for my preference but it makes for a unique aroma.

On the fuller end of medium body with a stronger juicy tropical fruit presence than expected. Lots of mango, papaya and pineapple along with saaz-y, grassy hops and resinous oils. Decent amount of bitterness lingering throughout. Dry with prominent roasted coffee flavor that lingers in the finish.

 706 characters

Photo of kdb150
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of dfhhead25
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of JMRSN
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of JeffTheJuice
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of calcnerd
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of billyshears
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of cestlavie
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of TheFightfan1
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Zimm
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ryser2k
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Sarge3130
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of BeerHunter76
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Darklight
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of FatBoyGotSwagger
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of comfortablynirm
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of thegerm87
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at TH

Hazy, golden-straw color with a solid white head that retained well; moderate lacing. Coffee and IPA aren't two things you'd typical think would go together, and quite often they don't, but Tired Hands made a very good version with this beer. Aroma of crisp citrusy hops, vegetal notes, with an obvious dose of fresh coffee beans. It's hard to say which flavor really came out first, so I think it's safe to say the "coffee" and "IPA" characteristics were well-melded. The coffee was not at all intense, it was smooth and roasty, yet there was still no doubt that this was an IPA, with a good citrus/tropical fruit hop profile keeping everything in line. This really worked. Mouthfeel was crisp, body was light-medium, drinkability was high.

 766 characters

Photo of tenderbranson69
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Slatetank
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks Tim (tenderbranson69) for sharing this enjoyed chilled in a tulip

The color is hazed golden with thick white cap with good retention. The smell is very herbal and citrus with a mild tropical tinge with subtle pineapple odor. The feel is very nice with some light herbal texture moderate bitterness with slight nutty and mildly sweet tangy accent. The yeast adds a smooth element with light astringent finish.

The flavor has a lot of grapefruit mixed with tangy pinapple with a mild nutty and citrus coffee flavors with some mild tastes of herbs and lime element with light toastiness and gentle twiggy woody quality in the finish. Overall it is my first coffee IPA that I can recall and it is a combo that works well, more coffee in the first tastes and more hops in the latter...very drinkable and I am liking what I have had from beers with Mosaic in them.

 869 characters

Photo of nrs207
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Herbert West from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 40 ratings