Alien Church | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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:
#697
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
618
pDev:
6.91%
 
 
Wants:
127
Gots:
104
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 618 |  Reviews: 108
Photo of Trossi1980
4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours hazy yellowish orange with huge soapy white head and tons of lacing around the glass.

Aroma - Ripe citrus, pine, touch of oats nice balance of sweet and piney.

Taste - Nice grains, bitter citrus peel, tangerine sweetness is very light, great hop bite.

Feel - Medium bodied creamy really smooth with a great transition to a dry finish.

Overall - A very well executed IPA, very mild but flavorful no sign of alcohol and a wonderful mouthfeel.

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Photo of drds89
4.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

could drink all day, see why they sell through so quickly

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Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to CanConPhilly for this one.
Pours a hazy bright yellow orange with two fingers of white head.
Smells of pithy citrus, resinous pine lingers as well.
Taste is orange, a bit of pithy bitterness, dank motes lingering.
Light to medium bodied with good carb levels.
Overall an excellent IPA.

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Photo of beertunes
3.03/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Thanks to thebeers for this one from a ninja box during NBS BIF #8. 16oz can poured into 14oz teku. Poured a murky pale orange color with about an inch of white head that decent retention and light lacing.

The aroma was all fruity hops, no malt, grain, yeast or bitterness. Same on the tongue, but the carbonation did leave a slight tingle of bitterness at the back end.

The body was light, smooth, and had a nicely dry finish. Drinkabilty was fine, no issues, but no thrills either. Overall, a fairly typical example of the style. If you dig turbidity, this is for you.

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Photo of Dark_Scarecrow
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MajorRags
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A gift from a friend.

Poured cloudy, a new experience for me, used to more main stream IPAs. Two fingers of head, dissipated quickly. Pleasant aroma, extremely hoppy.
The mouth feel was medium light, fairly typical IPA.

The taste was surprisingly light of hop, not at all like the scent. Very smooth, not overly bitey like many IPAs.

Very delicious, one of my favorite IPAs. Worth looking to get again.

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Photo of sjones5045
4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mig100
3.98/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LloydDobler
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jmtbuckeye
4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of joemochas
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of McCoid
4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Knickfan3
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TeachChefs
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MikeWard
3.93/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

on tap at Sabatinni's, Exter PA Saturday morning.

cloudy pale orange juice like body. Good persistent white leaving excellent lacing.

not much on the nose. A faint citrus and a little hoppy

Hoppines comes through fine. Citrus a little less so. Solid IPA taste

Mouth between medium and full, finish is a faintly sour bitterness.

Overall, I hoped for more considering previous reviews, but this fell short to this particular palate.

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Photo of cjohns73
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Reef
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Al's/PizzaBoy.

Murky juice like appearance. Nice two fingers of head disappearing quickly. Sparse lacing.
Strong grapefruit and yeasty aroma. Some peach and lemon as well.
Grapefruit, melon, pepper, faint piney flavors.
Smoothly integrated hops and malt. Bitterness at midpoint of the swallow. Dry finish.
Excellent IPA.

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Photo of jebeerinphilly
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Branlott42
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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Alien Church from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 618 ratings