Alien Church | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
IPA Brewed with oats. Hopped with Mosaic, Citra, Chinook, Centennial and Columbus. An otherworldly IPA. Bow down before the ALien Church! Notes of blueberries, fresh orange slices, dank, deep pine, honeydew melons.

(The first 2 batches were hopped with Mosaic, Citra, and Chinook)

Added by Rifugium on 02-16-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#520
Reviews:
102
Ratings:
597
pDev:
6.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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126
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Ratings: 597 |  Reviews: 102
Photo of jvillefan
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4.06/5: More savory than the typical hazy IPA, but that is NOT a bad thing at all given the balance and easygoing nature

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Photo of Thomash-houston
4.12/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jlabs
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass via draft @ Rattle N Hum East (NYC)

Bright yellow in Color..one of the few beers I knew I'd enjoy just by looking at it

smell is Orange peel, honeydew melon..dank & pungent

Taste is more Lemon Citrus than orange, but very refreshing, slightly grassy and bitter
medium carbination and nice full body

Haven't been a fan of many Tired Hand beers, but this one is easily among the tops from what i've tried..great stuff!

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Photo of abrahamvonduzen
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of geryeb624
4.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of stevoj
4.11/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can from brewery. Another big fruity IPA in the NE style. Milky yellow pour, nice fluffy head. Tons of citrus, mildly tart. Somewhat dry.. nice, smooth, refreshing.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - pours a pale yellow straw milky haze. Pineapple juice. Fragile-looking head.

S - lemon and papaya. Maybe some apricot. Boatloads of oatloads.

T - crisp and refreshing. Light wheat, dank pine, dry hoppiness. Pink grapefruit, yellow cake, and sweet buttery resin. Passion fruit. Berries. Dry finish, herbal.

F - light and summery. Medium zest in this one.

O - tbh I was expecting Tired Hands's flagship to be more juicy and crazy, but I'm not disappointed by this. Drinkable with bright, savory flavors.

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3.85/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArtAttackEd
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2018, Yellow Session. Really pale hazy look. Aroma is zesty, citrusy with dank hop notes. Taste is fresh, hoppy, dank, balanced overall with light bitterness.

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Photo of wedge
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can stamped 05/09/2018

Attractively cloudy yellow hue with a soapy white head that sticks nicely. Aroma is mixed berries, mango, pineapple, orange creamsicle, and sugar cookie dough. Creamy juicy hop flavors...pulpy orange juice, peach rings, passion fruit, and melon with some biscuity malts and a refreshing mineral sort of quality in the finish. Slick, creamy, easy-drinking feel. Very nice - there's something about these Tired Hands hoppy beers that I love.

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Photo of dafla67
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy yellow. Aroma is pleasing -- citrus and lemony. The taste is outstanding -- bitter hops and tartness. Great balance. Incredible IPA.

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4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craftaholic
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Grass, honeydew, and melons

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4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMH73
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque milky light yellow with a one inch white head that left a lot of lacing. Smells of citrus fruits with a little malt in the background. Intense citrus flavor with predominant notes of lemon and grapefruit, a hint of rind and a lingering sticky hop bitterness. Medium bodied and carbonated with a quite dry finish.

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Photo of beergoot
4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Murky, pale yellow body; frothy, sticky, white head. Lemon-like aroma; a bit a light cereal grain sneaking through; lemon bread. Grapefruit and lemon tartness and flavor; intense bitterness. Medium-heavy body; piercing tartness with a sharp dryness.

This is a killer beer, replete with palate ripping bitterness offset with just the right amount of citric tang. Crazy-good...

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4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Original_Gravity
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pejohnson46
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not quite an IPA, not quite a DIPA, something sessionable but with something extra - great mouthfeel, aroma and sweetness mixed with tropical hops goodness.

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Photo of NyciLa
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Can this please become available in the general store? Best beer ever.

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Alien Church from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 597 ratings