Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
American Pale Ale
3.91 | pDev: 7.67%
Oct 04, 2014
Nov 22, 2013
Very Good
Notes: Heirloom Cider/Pale Ale. Hopped intensely & exclusively with Simcoe. 49% of the fermentable sugars came from Tom Culton’s estate cider comprised of Heirloom apples, pears, and quinces.
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Rated: 3.75 by Snowshoes from Pennsylvania

Oct 04, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by GeorgeCarroll from Pennsylvania

Aug 27, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by hollywood_15063 from Pennsylvania

Jan 30, 2014
Rated: 4 by tenderbranson69 from Pennsylvania

Dec 29, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by yourefragile from District of Columbia

Dec 29, 2013
Rated: 4 by iatethecloudsfor from Vermont

Dec 17, 2013
Rated: 4 by GeoffreyM from Pennsylvania

Dec 16, 2013
Rated: 4 by drebrew from New York

Dec 15, 2013
Rated: 4 by Sekliw from New Jersey

Dec 15, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by baybum from Pennsylvania

Dec 13, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by oglmcdgl from Pennsylvania

Dec 12, 2013
Rated: 4 by mikeburd1128 from New Jersey

Dec 09, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by mythaeus from Pennsylvania

Dec 08, 2013
Rated: 4 by nmann08 from Virginia

Dec 08, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by Sarge3130 from Pennsylvania

Dec 07, 2013
Rated: 4 by sirsteve42 from New York

Dec 07, 2013
Rated: 4 by DrinkSlurm from New York

Dec 06, 2013
Rated: 4 by egrace84 from Illinois

Dec 06, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by RuckusDu from Colorado

Dec 04, 2013
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Reviewed by stakem from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Thanks to Slatetank for sharing this one with me. Growler poured into a wine glass the brew appears a clear golden yellow color with a sudsy white finger that fades down leaving patchy lace on the glass.

The aroma is big and grassy with hops. Somewhat herbal and rindy with a zesty and pithy quality of pulp and fruity aspects. It is slightly dank and even possibly catty. Overall quite good smelling.

The flavor is fruity with a dusty grain/hop aspect somewhat fruity like pear/apple skins but hopped enough that its grassy, herbal, dank and catty too. Planty of hop flavoring but honestly not that bitter.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. A real treat to try side by side with the sour version. Having had them both, i think the sour version was overall leaps and bounds better in the way everything worked. For being a hoppy brew the hops covered up the apple and made it feel watery and lacking at times.
Dec 03, 2013
Rated: 4 by ryser2k from Pennsylvania

Dec 02, 2013
Rated: 5 by cestlavie from New York

Dec 02, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by cp45 from New Jersey

Dec 02, 2013
Rated: 4 by koopa from New Jersey

Dec 01, 2013
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Reviewed by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I had this on tap at the cafe served chilled in a half pint.

The color is golden hazed appearance with small head with ring of beads after settling. The smell is of hops -like simcoe with an earthy grassy odor mixed with cider's apple aroma and slight sweet yeast ester. The feel is very good with tangy mild fruitiness with medium bitterness and lasting cider-like tanginess with mild carbonation throughout and slight bitter dry finish.

The taste has a prominent simcoe flavor not really catty but coarse in bittterness which is matched with subtle apple skin taste and light grapefruit from the hops and it has more hops than cider in general. Overall this very unique beer/graff/cider hybrid whatever you call it it is drinkable and interesting but not something I would order everytime if it was readily available it is very good considering it is kind of a frankenstein of sorts
Dec 01, 2013
Rated: 4 by orangesol from Pennsylvania

Nov 30, 2013
Rated: 4 by acurtis from New Jersey

Nov 30, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Nov 30, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Nov 28, 2013
Rated: 4 by rumorsofsurf from Pennsylvania

Nov 28, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by rydev24 from Pennsylvania

Nov 28, 2013
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Reviewed by Rifugium from North Dakota

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
First had: on tap at TH

Moderately cloudy, pale yellow pour, with a slight greenish tint to it. A fluffy white head dwindled to a wispy layer, but retained, leaving soapy lacing on the glass. Grassy aroma, laced with freshly zested grapefruit, pear and apple scents come through, as does a slight crackery malt sensation. I was expecting a lot more cider in the taste, but I'm actually pretty glad that it was more on the subdued side, though definitely present. The taste reflected the aroma, grassy and grapefruity notes, lusciously Simcoe-ish, but still nice and soft, pale malt sweetness, light apple and pear juices kick in mid-palate, with a subtle souring effect, and the hops come back for a slightly bitter finish. Good balance, light-medium body, soft and pleasant mouthfeel.

Definitely the better of the two Culton-beers, in my opinion. It was what it was supposed to be: a Tired Hands simcoe pale ale, spiked with cider.
Nov 24, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by InspectorBob from New Jersey

Nov 24, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by BARFLYB from Pennsylvania

Nov 24, 2013
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