Communication Is The Key Lime Pie | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
CitK cask-conditioned on limes, vanilla beans, and graham crackers.

Added by Rifugium on 11-09-2013

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 49
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4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to rudzud for sharing this interesting concoction.

Decent fizzy small head fades pretty quickly very hazy murky banana orange juice colored, little lacing.

Nose is like a dipa with nice key lime pie additions, bright earthy slight spicy hops, mild citrus and tropical fruit, into creamy notes, lime, citrus, mild cracker crust, little herbal tea, big bitter hops and sweet base little oily.

Taste wow creamy vanilla pie, creamy pie like, bready cracker crust, sweet key lime, candy, then hops, nice dipa earthy herbal tea hops, mild to fair bitterness, little citrus, juicy and tasty. Finish is semi bitter, little earthy hops and more creamy key lime pie filling.

Mouth is little sticky flemmy, lighter but decent carb.

Overall really interesting. Great key lime pie characters with a nice DIPA blended in, one of the first of these style beers I actually enjoyed.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.71/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

First had: cask at TH

Rarely do I rate beers higher than 4.5 these days, but sometimes I get one that's just too good. I came back three days in a row to get this one while it was on cask. Call it a novelty if you must, I don't care. This beer was amazing, so shut up and let me drink it.

Hazy golden-yellow pour into an imperial pint glass. A frothy white head sat on top like sea foam, dwindling to a wispy layer but never disappearing; random lacing. The base beer was very good, and I didn't really expect too much from this mutated version. But the was pure key lime pie. It really just stopped me in my tracks. Sweet lime puree, graham cracker crust, vanilla whipped was all there, with the pleasant citrus hop notes ever-present, but taking the back seat for a change. "It couldn't possibly taste as good as it smells," I thought to myself, but it sure did. Now, I had to remind myself that this was, in fact, still a beer. It's not going to taste exactly like a mouthful of key lime pie, because there are other ingredients in there...malts, hops, etc. So, much like the aroma, there were blatant flavors of lime, graham cracker, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, whipped cream, yogurt, overlaid upon a nice zesty pale ale, crisp citrusy hops, biscuity pale malts. There was nothing subtle about this beer. It was a key lime pie in a glass. Medium body, soft carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. More. Need more. Always must to have.

It was recently put on tap (a few weeks after the cask kicked), I guess because it went over so well. I'm definitely going to go back and try it again, with hopes that the regular tap version will retain all the goodness of the cask.

*Edit - Unfortunately, the tap version, was nowhere near as tasty as the cask. Don't get me wrong, it was still a tremendous IPA, but the key lime pie flavors didn't come out nearly as much.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had from a pint glass at the Fermentaria.
L - Poured a hazy medium orange with a frothy white head.
S - Smells of citrus.
T - Very citrusy IPA with a slight key lime pie flavor.
F - Typical Tired Hands soft mouth feel.
O - Very enjoyable IPA.

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