Extra Knuckle
Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #382
ABV:
6.3%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,908
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 5.12%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
98
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Tired Hands Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on January 7, 2019. Brewed with oats and hopped with Mosaic, Simcoe and Centennial. Notes of sweetened berries and stone fruit.

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Photo of mkh012
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned 10 days ago.

Pours opaque yellow with sticky lacing.

The nose is rich and sweet. Peach, raspberry, vanilla, and doughy malt.

The taste is a soft blend of strawberry, raspberry, passion fruit, orange...suffice it to say, it's a typical Tired Hands IPA in terms of the juicy/candied flavors at play here. And because it's Mosaic-hopped, I personally have a soft spot for this one. The mouthfeel is medium for the ABV. It manages to avoid any hop burn or noticeable alcohol.

Overall, awesome. I love Extra Extra Knuckle, and this Single IPA version is almost as good.

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Photo of colts9016
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass at 40 degrees. A frothy, creamy, and billowy white head with good retention. The head tatted lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is SRM 5 a pale gold with orange hues. The clarity of the beer is hazy.

The initial aroma of the beer showcases the hops tangerines, tropical, floral, and grassy notes. Additional aromas of the beer are lightly toasted malt, crackers, and a touch of earth.

A bright hop profile of tangerines, tropical, floral, and grassy notes. Additional flavors are crackers, lightly toasted malt, and a touch of earth.

The mouthfeel of the beer is crisp, dry, and fresh. The body of the beer is medium, medium plus carbonation, and a medium plus finish.

I love mosaic hops in an IPA. The hop profile is on display in this beer. A wonderful IPA with mosaic hops.

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Photo of Billolick
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tall can, I can find no canning date info

Pours heavily hazed, typical NE IPA look, but not overly turbid..frothy cap, lasting and then leaves nice looking sheets of scattered fine lacing.

Ripe pineapple and fruity goodness on the nose. Mosaic hops in da house. Tropical in place, grapefruit, melon, lime, oranges...grainy/resiny hop presence in the finish...minty and refreshing as well...complimented some spicy cheese and salad quite nicely....quite worthy, go trade for some


This is truly delicious...fresh and flavorful, tropical,

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a slightly hazy yellow with a huge head. The aroma is slightly dank and fruity. The taste is well balanced and with a prolonged bitterness. Fruity and with a nice dank aftertaste. Medium body.

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Photo of Zythophile
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
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!

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Photo of Cfred371
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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Photo of HopBomb515
4.62/5  rDev +7.4%
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!

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Photo of Smakawhat
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
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

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Photo of yourefragile
4.52/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Extra Knuckle from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 98 ratings