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:
#476
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
574
pDev:
6.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of pejohnson46
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
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 +14.9%
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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Photo of NEGGWA
3.47/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

As I started writing a negative review, the after taste got to me. It felt way too fruity sweet at first. But I must say, as it sits longer in the chops the hops come through...that friendly, lingering in the back of the mouth, hoppy flavor I love so much. I wouldn't buy it often, but maybe on a warm day it would be a good go to fruity flavored IPA -- it's dirty but light!

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Photo of GregSemenza
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stevedore
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can, served in a snifter glass. Pours a cloudy and hazy lighter straw yellow body. One finger thick white head, great retention, lots of lacing. Smell is tropical fruit, peach, grapefruit, a bit of resinous pine and grass, light caramel. Nice mix of hops going on here. For the most part, this translates onto the palate- there is a bit more grapefruit zestiness and a bit less tropical and stonefruit, and a good bit of resin, pine and herbal bitterness, though that is relative as this isn't a particularly bitter beer in the traditional IBU sense. Nice grainy sweetness, a bit of caramel to round off the edges. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, creamy and appropriately carbonated, refreshing and so citrusy. An outstanding IPA which checks off all of the boxes as far as I'm concerned, although I guess if there were a checkbox for it being local to me, that would be the only missing one...

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Photo of 7irondave
4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ccmaxwell
4.56/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wshinevar
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wizzle32
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wheels2532
4.09/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FFFjunkie
4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beer provided by @thebeers. Many thanks!

Look is hazy grapefruit juice and poured with a finger of off white head.

Aroma is mainly tropical and citrus fruits with a hint of pine.

Taste follows nose. Nice mix of tropical fruit with maybe grapefruit or even lemon and some pine coming in at the end.

Feel is soft and supple. Carb is moderate. Medium to full.

Overall a fantastic ipa and I assume their flagship. Nice mix of fruit and a hint of pine with low bitterness. Loving this one!

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Photo of SawDog505
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured this canned on 3/14/18 into my Tired Hands Teku glass. Pours like a glass of pineapple juice, with a big 2 plus finger head that leaves fantastic gobs of lace behind, with excellent retention.

Smell is guava, papaya, passionfruit, pineapple, and some grapefruit rind.

Taste follows tropical front to back ripe guava, papaya, pineapple, passionfruit, and just a slight tickle of grapefruit in the very balanced finish.

Mouthfeel is bigger than medium, soft but not too soft carbonation, not dry but a little sticky fresh the insane amount of fresh hops, and this is as drinkable as any beer I have ever had.

Overall this thing is perfect, I wouldn’t change anything, I have had so many great NEIPA/DIPA and none have been better. Thanks THEIPAHunter for this incredible beer.

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Photo of Billolick
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tall can w/o dating info

Hazed pour, leaves delicate off white fluff behind.

Sweet n fruity sniff

Loaded with pineapple, lemon/lime, assorted soft and ripe tropicals. Delicious stuff...well crafted and well worth a try

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Photo of foundersasap
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brendanjames
4.7/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kmkapalka
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MeLoynes
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zbelair
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WesMantooth
3.81/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CanConPhilly
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Alien Church - Tired Hands
IPA - 7% abv
Canned 2/27/18 (11 days ago)

L - 2-finger fluffy white head atop a pale, opaque yellow body.

S - citrus, honey sweetness, pine.

T - follows the nose. Lovely citrus at first, then biscuity malt. Piney middle. Somewhat sweet throughout. Low bitterness, not boozy.

F - Medium body with perfect carb.

O - There is a reason that this has become Tired Hands’ flagship. Hard to find fault with it.

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Photo of beer456
4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of seansween
3.99/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheGent
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Act25
4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Why we go to Threes in Park Slope and places like it. To discover beers like this.
a) Pours a super-hazed, cloudy straw surmounted by pillowy white cap that lasts and laces.
s) Fruit bomb. It's mango, papaya and passion fruit astride dank sunshine, wet beach.
t) Bright, fruit bomb. Follows smell but explodes with a fruit salad that's tempered just right by dank and balancing hops.
Strangely blueberry and orchard fruit too.
f) Medium, but the fruit feel persists, nectar like, clean finish.
o) Original, fresh, refreshing, dank, fruity.

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Alien Church from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 574 ratings