Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Herb and Spice Beer
Ranked #14
Ranked #15,342
3.95 | pDev: 8.86%
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
Very Good
Notes: Culinary IPA. Brewed with flaked maize and tortilla shells. Spiced with lime zest & juice, coriander, cumin, sea salt, black pepper, cilantro, and pasilla chiles. Hopped intensely with Citra and Motueka. Brewed in collaboration with our pals at Cellarmaker Brewing Company in San Francisco.
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a lovely light yellowish orange, very cloudy, with two-and-a-half fingers of airy near-white head. Solid lacing.

Lime, peach, very light cilantro and pepper in the nose. It smells like HopHands with a nice twist of lime and a hint of something extra.

The taste is where this shoots off into zany beer territory -- and it's exactly as advertised. Tastes like a freaking taco. Corn tortilla, coriander, cilantro, lime, and an understated, very lightly smokey pepper that almost gives the impression of Hamburger Helper-style taco meat. Pretty clean on the finish.

Soft, creamy feel with just enough carbonation.

Nothing here is too in-your-face. It's a quality NEIPA with a perfectly-executed taco addition. This is not something I'd ever want on the regular, but it's a fun summer beer.

May 05, 2018
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StoutSnob40 from California

4.34/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's only fitting to have beer #3,000 during my first visit to one of my favorite breweries in the world. As with all of their IPAs with crazy ingredients, this beer was a testament to how much restraint they show when they brew. None of these ingredients overpower, or try to make it something it's not. They just add some interesting enhancements to make it incredibly unique.

May 10, 2017
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victory4me from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

May 19, 2014
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 28, 2018
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yourefragile from District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

May 10, 2014
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oglmcdgl from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

May 10, 2014
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tykechandler from Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

Jun 19, 2014
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sendsilk from Florida

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

May 16, 2014
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322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 03, 2018
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GreenMind from Pennsylvania

3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 11, 2015
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BARFLYB from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

May 08, 2014
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curlybird from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 07, 2016
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chcfan from California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

Nov 21, 2014
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wethorseblanket from California

3.9/5  rDev -1.3%

Reviewed from notes. Growler shared by someone in the crew - thanks.

A: Pours a hazy yellow under a 1/4-inch thick white head with fades quickly to the rim and leaves spotty lace.

N: Mango sherbet, spices, citrus fruit (lemon/lime, grapefruit), floral, herbal overtones.

T: Complex and nice blend of citrus, peppery spices, herbal, fruity, mild sweetish malts, grainy.

M: Moderate body and medium (growler) carbonation. Finishes with a lingering citrus and peppery spice.

O: Unique and very creative, nicely done.

Aug 26, 2014
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DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

May 29, 2018
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Rifugium from North Dakota

4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at TH.

Hazy yellow-orange pour, with a solid half inch of frothy white head; good retention and lacing. In the aroma, toasted corn, lime, black pepper. Lots of sweet lime in the taste, actually quite a bit more than I'd have expected, zest, underlying cilantro and pepper spice, with no real heat going on, a crackery, fresh grain finish. They must have used a good quantity of lime in this, because it actually reminded me a bit of a less sweet / more spicy version of Communication Is the Key Lime Pie--one of my favorites from the brewery. Medium body, smooth and complex mouthfeel. Probably not for everyone, but definitely an interesting brew.

May 08, 2014
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jwhancher from Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Filled up a 32-oz growler from Tired Hands on 5/6/16 at the brew cafe. Drank with some tacos on a Friday night.

The beer pours a hazy opaque bright yellow - looks like grapefruit juice. Smells of lime pulp & zest upfront with citrus hops & notes of light tropical fruit. Some of the spice peak through such as the chiles and cumin. Perhaps a dashed coriander.

Tastes dry with citrus hop sweetness and lime juice. Chiles are very evident as the beer warms. Spices are more subdued.

Very unique & refreshing beer. Alcohol well in check.

May 14, 2016
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IronLover from Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark lemon yellow in color with a hazy, alightly milky, unfiltered appearance. Kind of light a lemon creamsicle if there were such a thing. Poured with a moderate, soapy, bright white foam with moderate retention. Sweet and citrussy aromas, lemon heads candy and orange zest. Very fresh. Medium malt aroma. Medium bodied with soft, medium carbonation. Light smoothness peaks through the carbonation followes by pleasant warmth toward the end. Medium malt flavors with cittussy hop flavors on the edges. Lemon and orange zest followed by medium peppery hop bitterness through the middle. Citrus orange and sweet malt from the middle to the end. Finishes semi-dryly with brief bitter lemon hop and orange zest notes. Appearance was unique. Medium carbonation was very pleasant. Flavors were very fresh and had a lot of character. Bitterness was subdued making this very quaffable.

May 25, 2018
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IdrinkGas from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

May 06, 2019
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oline73 from Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 16, 2018
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noslenwerd from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

May 09, 2014
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nathanmiller from New York

3.02/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Feb 20, 2015
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 29, 2018
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mdfb79 from New York

4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

No taco flavors at all but I’m ok with that; just a good IPA. Would like to get it again.

May 12, 2018
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larryi86 from Delaware

4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thank you thebeers for this
16 oz can, dated 5/3/18, poured into a teku

A- A hazy/murky dirty straw color with a two finger white head.

S- Citrus, lime zest, touch of cilantro and some spices.

T- Citrus, limes, some hint of corn tortillas, some taco seasoning, touch of peppers.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A really fun food inspired IPA, I really enjoy it. Love the limes in this.

May 25, 2018
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