Hail Santa
Tired Hands Brewing Company

Hail SantaHail Santa
Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats: | Print Shelf Talker
Style:
Rye Beer
Ranked #16
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
90
Ranked #6,113
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 7.3%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
73
From:
Tired Hands Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  4
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Hail SantaHail Santa
Notes: Rye IPA brewed with rye (SURPRISE!). Hopped intensely with Cascade, Citra, Centennial, and Simcoe. Bright and citrusy! Quaff a few in anticipation of Santa’s big visit!
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 73 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of WanderingUlysses
WanderingUlysses from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look:
Pours the typical Tired Hands haze. Closer to a bright sand than Treehouse orange in color.

Smell:
Tropical, slight bitterness -- seems a tad out of place for winter.

Taste:
Juicy, slight hops on the back.

Feel:
Thick, oaty.

Overall:
Solid beer, but oddly placed as a Holiday Season beer.

Apr 28, 2020
Photo of Vetbidder
Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice hazy orange juice look with a fading white head that lingers in a thin layer. Wonderful fruity tropical nose on this baby. Tired Hands is Good. Sweet fruity with a touch of dankness and low bitterness. Slightly on the thinner side of medium with a bit less carbonation. Low bitterness sits on the palate a bit. Really good beer. Not sure how much rye I taste. Great beer.

Dec 18, 2019
Photo of strohme2
strohme2 from Michigan

4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 ounce can, dated 12/20/18. Poured into tulip. Thanks to canconphilly.
Pours a medium straw colored, hazy, soapy off white head. Great lacing.
Nose of Oj, mango, papaya, sweet floral perfume. Taste follows-orange zest, citrus peels, grapefruit pith, crusty French bread, just a hint of rye spice at the finish, pepper.
Softer, slick mouthfeel with a prickly finish.
Good beer, nice addition with the rye.

Jan 13, 2019
Photo of mdfb79
mdfb79 from New York

4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pale yellow color with an inch of white head. Citrus hops, tropical notes, fruity malts, light rye, and resin. No bitterness and medium body. A good beer, more like an IPA.

Jan 01, 2019
Photo of larryi86
larryi86 from Delaware

4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thank you CanConPhilly for this
16 oz can, dated 12/13/17, poured into a teku

A- A hazy oranger with a two finger white head.

S- Citrus, citrus zest, piney, some resin, a nice touch of rye, hints of melons.

T- Bright citrus/citrus zest, some rind, piney, nice amount of rye spice.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- Not your standard hazy juice bomb, this is bitter and has a great rye character.

Jan 21, 2018
Photo of HopBomb515
HopBomb515 from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bright opaque orange with a small white head and great lacing. Notes of bright citrus, orange, light spice, and vibrant dank hops. Smooth, nice pop of carbonation, with a nicely dry finish. Really nice IPA that I could drink waiting for Santa all day.

Jan 03, 2016
Photo of Rifugium
Rifugium from North Dakota

4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First had: on tap at TH

Light golden-orange pour, slightly hazy, with a nice cap of foamy white head; moderate retention and lacing. Nice hoppy aroma could be detected from a significant distance, notes of citrus pith and rind, pine, stone fruits. The flavor was a bit more aggressive than your typical TH IPA, in that the hop bitterness seemed more assertive. Lots of hops, citrus pith, grapefruit, lime, pine resin, kiwi, peach, bitter and dry, with a grainy rye finish. Nice. Mouthfeel, again, quite drying, crisp, medium in body, easily drinkable, a hop-head's delight.

Not really sure what exactly made this a "Christmas" brew...unless they secretly added pine branches and inverted crosses to the mash.

Dec 07, 2013
Hail Santa from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 73 ratings