Extra Knuckle | Tired Hands Brewing Company

BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Extra KnuckleExtra Knuckle
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
tiredhands.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Rifugium on 12-24-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
73
Avg:
4.38
pDev:
5.71%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 73
Photo of Zythophile
4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Can Date: 2/24/17
Palate Contaminants: none

Appearance is like a thick white grapefruit juice. Not much head or lacing.

Smell up front is malt and pineapple. (I'll go for it: King's Hawaiian rolls.) Puffed sugar sweetness, but it's not overbearing. Slightly lactic, and not bitter at all.

The taste is surprisingly crisp. It's mostly the white grapefruit, and little bitterness does finally show up. I can pick out a few more things (grape leaves and barley), but it's much less complex than the nose suggests. It's fair to say there's some cantaloupe, too.

Not only is the taste crisp, it's pretty smooth, as well. The barley flavor is the taste that hangs around. Not a whole lot of carbonation, but it's well integrated. It's thin for the type, but that doesn't come across as detrimental.

 796 characters

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: It appears bright yellow orange, opaque, with a splotchy and frothy white head. Looks like fresh squeezed orange juice. A ring of foam persists around the glass, and laces like little islands all over.

A: The aroma alone makes me renounce my previous statement of my favorite hops, as this Mosaic smells amazing. So much friggin mango and papaya makes you feel you're breathing in a tropical islands fresh harvest.

T: The flavor follows. Mango and papaya to the core. A hint of perfuminess in the aftertaste. All I can think about is how well this would go with some luau pork tacos! Definitely detected a bit of pineapple shine through as it warms as well as some buttery finish.

F: Smooth, mild carbonation, a bit prickly and frothy on the tongue and throat.

O: This may be my favorite NE juice bomb style IPA's I've had. I can't think of anything to complain about, or much to improve on. Cheers!

 908 characters

Photo of Cfred371
4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours a slightly hazy straw color with a minimal white head appearing and dissipating.

Smell: Dank tank. Tons of earthiness, some weedy elements, papaya, and some berry notes too.

Taste: The blueberry/papaya hits up front with some of that dank flavor hitting, working its way to a grainy malt. Nice stuff.

Feel: slightly juicy, and lacking bitterness, the feel on this beer is decent, but also a bit thin for the east coast IPA style.

Overall: The aroma and taste on this is exceptional, but the thin body leaves more to be desired. The finish on the flavor also is a bit malty. Overall, a solid beer, and papaya bomb.

 633 characters

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can courtesy of Zac. Thanks man!

Hazy yellow body with a quarter inch of white head. Lovely aroma of citrus and melon. Juicy, hop forward. Easy drinking. Light to medium bodied. Delicious.

 189 characters

Photo of HopBomb515
4.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful golden orange color, rocky white head, big lacing. Orange pith, mango, peach, blueberry and pine in the nose. Taste carries all those flavors from the aroma with a sweet clean malt profile, fruity and confection sugar soft, with a piney hoppy finish. Light to medium body, creamy mouthfeel that stays soft throughout and a clean finish. Amazing IPA with big fruity qualities. Loved it!

 395 characters

Photo of smakawhat
4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

8 oz poured into a pokal/pilsner/flute like glass at the bar.

Another creamy egg white whipped up one to one and a half finger head presented. Lots of staying power and much like it's SaisonHands, a lemon and apricot opaque and still yellow with some glowing character.

Ripping tropical juice on the nose, and very varied. Tropical mango, some mushy papaya notes and a soft powdered sugar sensation that isn't overly sweet or syrupy. Winning combination of aromatics, just great.

Palate follows the nose for more win. All the flavors hinted hit large and wonderfully with virtually no harsh bitterness. Juicy mango, even a good bread bakery punch of white bread on the end to spread papaya hop jelly on it. Cake like angel food sweetness, light, dessert sensing white grape wine, peaches and hints of vanilla. Once again even that full lush creamy mouthfeel that seems so characteristic with all the beers, it's all the same so far to me and great.

This one is a real winner, if I didn't have to drive 131 miles away to have one I would be pounding the crap out of this beer.

 1,079 characters

Photo of ppoitras
4.05/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Screw-top growler received via Growling at the Moon. Thanks for the brew, Dain!

First stein pours with a 1/4" off-white head over the totally cloudy golden amber brew. Head is skim promptly, withslow-falling leggy lace. Aroma is citrus and pine hops.

Taste is citrus and pine, from back to front, with some sweetness holding it up in the middle, and moderate bitterness coming on through the close. Mouthfeel is slickery smooth, with nice drinkability. A bit rough around the edges, but definitely a good IPA

 512 characters

Photo of yourefragile
4.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at TH and a growler a few days later.

Pours a cloudy, hazed golden melon color with thick creamy head. Good retention, thick sheets of lace and thick collar with a splotchy film. Dank, tropical nose of mango and pineapple and light pine in the finish. Smooth, thicker body with light carbonation and a chewy texture. A little more pine bitterness than nose resulting in more balance between the tropical fruitiness and earthy bitterness. One of my favorite non-adjunct heavy TH IPAs.

 491 characters

Photo of Rifugium
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First had: on tap at TH

Hazy golden-yellow pour, with a creamy white head; nice retention and lacing. Nice blast of citrus in the aroma before I even picked the glass up from the bar, dank, notes of pine. More hoppy goodness in the taste, citrus and tropical fruits, dank, overripe rinds, pine, crackery malts in the background. Medium body, soft carbonation, great drinkability. Really nothing new here, but does there have to be? It's a great IPA all around. Cask-condition it, imperialize it, whatever you want...the original was my favorite.

 546 characters

Extra Knuckle from Tired Hands Brewing Company
4.38 out of 5 based on 73 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe