American Youth
Tired Hands Brewing Company

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From:
Tired Hands Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
American Pale Ale
ABV:
6.1%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 9.51%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
117
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jul 05, 2019
Added:
May 21, 2014
Wants:
  7
Gots:
  8
A literal splicing of Daisy Cutter from @halfacrebeer and our precious HopHands! Bright papaya, citrus, grass, and guava. Come by and crush some.
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Reviewed by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Picked this up a while ago, as it took a few years for me to get around to. While I never had a chance to review the Daisy Cutter on here, this was similar enough to the HopHands that it was a virtual cousin to it. If you like your American Pale Ales to be dank, juicy, and pretty tropical, then this would certainly be the beer for you!

Not a bad pour to this as the liquid was a dark apricot with a turbid look to it but not a lot of visible haze to be seen within the liquid. Plenty of head topped this off as the lacing left behind was quite voluminous even though rings weren't readily apparent in it. Deep swamp grass, mild bubble gum, underlying dankness, and stickiness from the stone fruit were found in the nose as all of those came through in the taste as well. Grapefruit dankness and nectar stickiness came through in the taste but the overall impression of this beer was that of something heavy-handed for an American Pale Ale without the overt booze or excessive stickiness that one would expect from an IPA of this sort.

It was hard to believe that this only had an ABV of 6.10% as it increasingly felt like swamp water as it warmed up. While not among the best or worst from Tired Hands, I was hoping that this would be an American a beer that I'd have given that the 4th of July was quite imminent. Canned on 9/20/17, this held up well but even if I had it fresh, this left quite a bit to be desired. Worth a go once if you like your APA's to be true to form...
Jul 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by wvsabbath from West Virginia

Aug 10, 2018
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy dark yellow, with fine, soapy foam.

Smell is wonderful, tropical and juicy with tons of mango and pineapple and a hint of vanilla.

Taste is refreshing and as tropical as the nose. Pineapple and mango and a bit of minerals are joined by a balanced hop bite. Terrific.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, another stellar pale ale by Tired Hands (and Half Acre).
Jan 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania

Dec 18, 2017
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Reviewed by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.64/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
16 oz. can dated 9/20/17

Pours cloudy hazy gold with a creamy white foam head. Smells like mixed berries, papaya, candied guava, orange citrus, grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, coconut, cotton candy, sweet bready toffee caramelized malt, with dank floral resinous earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes real piney, resinous and citrusy with some notes of mixed berries, papaya, guava, orange citrus, grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, coconut, cotton candy, sweet bready toffee caramelized malts, with dank bitter floral resinous earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, chewy and creamy with smooth moderate carbonation. Overall a really nice pale ale.
Nov 03, 2017
 
Rated: 4.02 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Oct 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.23 by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

Oct 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.78 by StoutSnob40 from California

Oct 07, 2017
 
Rated: 4.1 by vabeerguy from Virginia

Oct 07, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by rossracing from Illinois

Oct 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.08 by RobertColianni from Pennsylvania

Sep 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by Furley80 from Pennsylvania

Sep 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by ArtZan from New Jersey

Oct 28, 2016
 
Rated: 4.04 by McGee666 from Massachusetts

Sep 02, 2016
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Reviewed by stakem from Pennsylvania

3.62/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Thank you mymrnngjckt for surprising me with a can of this in our last exchange. Pounder can poured into a tulip pint appears a hazy pale yellow color with a soapy white head that fades leaving spotty lace.

The aroma is herbal and minty with citrus hoppiness. As it breathes, it displays a green yeastiness that im not crazy about.

The taste is a little grassy with hops and has a mild green yeasty bite. Some straw-like grain is present along with a mile touch of alcohol. As it gets warm, the green yeasty note becomes increasingly noticeable and im not crazy about it but its not distracting.

This is light in body with modest carbonation. A very easy drinking brew with nice hop character without getting all that bitter. I could drink a few of these but my experience here is quite polar of what the brewer claims the characteristics are.
Aug 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by djgustafson from North Carolina

Jul 31, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by chivermac from New York

Jul 28, 2016
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Reviewed by gcamparone from Rhode Island

3.54/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 16oz can into a pint glass. Acquired as an extra in a trade. Canned 6/10.

Pours a nice golden hazy body with a decent sized fluffy head that reduces to leave a little lacing and a layer of retention.

Aromas are extremely muted. Malt and light hops come through. Citrus maybe? On the tongue are almost muted hops, biscuity malt, with a light bitterness on the finish. Medium body with medium high carbonation.

This was a miss. Mediocre IPA at best. Whers the flavor bro.
Jul 16, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Dominic_Decoco from New Jersey

Jul 07, 2016
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Reviewed by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
16 oz can. Hazy opaque orange color, thick foamy head fades slowly, little lacing. Mild citrus peel, earthy notes, touch of yeast in the aroma. Sweet light malt flavor is overtaken by a ton of grassy earthy hops. There's some tropical fruit under the earthiness, some peppery spice in the finish. Thin but soft feel with crisp spicy dry finish. Solid earthy pale ale.
Jul 05, 2016
American Youth from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 117 ratings