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
Ratings:
459
Reviews:
75
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
7.18%
 
 
Wants:
113
Gots:
71
For Trade:
1
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Photo of eagle109
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mashak87
4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of avas
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopley
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jtk21351
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ejane
4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of mmoriarty
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bjlynch83
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Little_Ben
4.62/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hop_junkie
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Benish
3.71/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThickNStout
4.51/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can from LambicPentameter (thanks man!). Canned 2/1/17. Served in a a Wicked Weed snifter.

Pours a hazy, pale straw yellow with about a half finger cap of dense foam. The head slowly dissipates to a modest veneer. The fluffy crown imparts some wide swaths of lace.

Luscious, wondrous citrus and tropical hops immediately greet my nostrils. A faint cakey sweetness wafts in the background but the orangey, melon, mango, passion fruit hops aromas are on full display, to enchanting effect.

There is some utterly delicious tropical juicy hop magic going on in the flavor. Passion fruit, berries, melons, citrus, papaya and a sweet hint of cakey malt. Despite the full pint format the nectar is gone all too soon.

Medium body, slightly resinous but smooth with modest carbonation. The long lasting, only minorly bitter finish bursts with juicy tropical hop notes and a faint malty sweetness.

I've had some tasty hop work from Tired Hands but nothing like this. Alien Church nails the very popular hazy, juicy "northeastern IPA". This was a real treat that I hope to experience again.

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Photo of JamesStreet
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vinylrooster
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TripleSun
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into my TH Goblet

L - Nice juicy yellow/orange going on here with a nice inch of head
S - Juicy various citrus fruits (mango, peach, grapefruit, stonefruit, among others)
T - Nice wheat mouthful with so much going on just like the nose and kind of sticky
F - Medium bodied with good carbonation, very delightful beer from TH

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Photo of kstgeorge
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spacebear09
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Arober22
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mista_Carta
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aquabears
4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy apricot/straw, soapy head. Smells like grapefruit, tropical fruit, mango. Taste is a little dank and a little spicy, definitely fruity, flavor is slightly thin. Lighter body and moderate carbonation, easy drinking.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.88/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks goes out to thebeers via NBS BIF#5 for this brew.

16 oz. Can

Poured into a Tired Hands glass a very nice hazy yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy two-finger, which also leaves some very nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, slight malt note, very citrusy, with some nice diesel/dank. The taste is very nice hoppy, slight malt, citrusy, very nice diesel. Medium body, with a very nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. Addictive. My first Tired Hands! Thanks Arthur!

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Photo of luke12345
4.54/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jay_P22
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip.

Look is an a,aging yellow, hazy with a nice foamy head.

Smell is nice, fruity, hops, and slight spice.

Taste follows the nose. Amazing beer. Stone fruits, mango, pineapple, and hops.

Mouth feel is medium, nice finish, lingers around. Nice juicy after taste.

Overall excellent. Love tired hands beers. The art is amazing, and the beer is definitely worth a trade if you can do it.

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Photo of smcel371
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TravisMason
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Alien Church from Tired Hands Brewing Company
4.32 out of 5 based on 459 ratings.
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