CultonHop
Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Style:
Pale Ale - American
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.9 | pDev: 7.69%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
34
From:
Tired Hands Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
87
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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stakem from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
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
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Slatetank from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
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
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Rifugium from North Dakota

4/5  rDev +2.6%
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
CultonHop from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 34 ratings