American Youth
Tired Hands Brewing Company

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From:
Tired Hands Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Pale Ale - American
ABV:
6.1%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 9.51%
Ratings:
117
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jul 05, 2019
Added:
May 21, 2014
Wants:
  7
Gots:
  8
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Notes: 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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4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

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
 
4.25 by wvsabbath from West Virginia on Aug 10, 2018
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4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by JamFuel from Sweden

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
 
4 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania on Dec 18, 2017
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4.64/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

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
 
4.02 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania on Oct 30, 2017
 
4.23 by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina on Oct 14, 2017
 
3.78 by StoutSnob40 from California on Oct 07, 2017
 
4.1 by vabeerguy from Virginia on Oct 07, 2017
 
4 by rossracing from Illinois on Oct 02, 2017
 
3.08 by RobertColianni from Pennsylvania on Sep 24, 2017
 
4.25 by Furley80 from Pennsylvania on Sep 23, 2017
 
4 by ArtZan from New Jersey on Oct 28, 2016
 
4.04 by McGee666 from Massachusetts on Sep 02, 2016
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3.62/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by stakem from Pennsylvania

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
 
4 by djgustafson from North Carolina on Jul 31, 2016
 
3.25 by chivermac from New York on Jul 28, 2016
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3.54/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by gcamparone from Rhode Island

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
 
4 by Dominic_Decoco from New Jersey on Jul 07, 2016
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4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

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
 
4.65 by JC333 from New York on Jul 04, 2016
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3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by CNoj012 from New York

This beer pours a murky dark orange with a huge, fluffy bright white head that has great retention and leaves many sticky webs of lacing in it's wake. Smell is boring. Floral, grassiness, almost clove like spiciness and slight citrus are apparent but subdued. Taste is the same, meh. Feel is light and over carbonated. Overall this beer is ok. Did not think Daisy Cutter was anything special (although still better than this) so I guess I shouldn't be suprised.

Jun 30, 2016
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4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Zythophile from District of Columbia

Can Date: 6/8/16
Palate Contaminants: none

Appearance is light straw color and plenty hazy. There's hardly any head or lacing, and I didn't give it a gentle pour, either.

The smell starts nutty and a bit metallic. It's got a little honey and is a bit floral, too. Fruits are mostly pear and grapefruit. Sweetness and malt increase as it warms up.

Taste is kinda like a forest: moss, peat, bark. I'll say ash for the wood. The fruit hits second for me, with grape, pear, and sour orange. A swish around the mouth brings the white grapefruit back. Dominant characteristic is bitter, but it's only moderate.

The feel is lightly carbonated, but it's not flat by any means.

Jun 25, 2016
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3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by cosmicevan from New York

as a huge fan of half acre and daisy cutter I was psyched to try this, but found it to be just ok. decent pale ale but nothing really pops about it. daisy cutter seems to pop pale ale to me, this one was fairly forgettable, not bad...just nothing to it to make me interested in drinking it when other stuff is around. shared this with a few ppl at a tasting and the can didn't even get finished.

Jun 24, 2016
 
4.18 by Lurkerson from Pennsylvania on Jun 19, 2016
 
3.8 by zekeman17 from Pennsylvania on Jun 18, 2016
 
3.43 by CTJman from Connecticut on Jun 16, 2016
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

I appreciate my brother for sharing this can with me -enjoyed chilled in a goblet.

The color is a peachy golden shade with slight haze and thick white head with good retention and fine bead. The smell has a somewhat citrus aroma with slight toast in the malt and gentle grapefruit tropical hop odor. The feel is excellent with more balance toward bitterness however a slight malt sweetness with moderate carbonation and semi-dry finish with lasting bitterness.


The taste is a very good mix of the two beers blended with a nice hop flavor which is focused on the citrus fruit and grapefruit with perhaps a light grassy quality with light yeast adding to the fruitiness and malt is mild with a low sweetness in the taste more of a dry grainy flavor with a moderately bitter finish yet the taste is great as it is dry toward the end. Overall this is a top notch example of a pale ale which borders on American IPA as far as bitterness level.

Jun 16, 2016
 
4.59 by wonothesane42 from New Jersey on Jun 14, 2016
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3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Rizzy17 from Pennsylvania

Had on tap at the Fermentaria.

A: A hazy orange hue that is just slightly translucent. Bone white head that lingers.
S: Hints of citrus.
T: Seems like a lot going on with this, but I can't really place exactly what. Some spice on the end.
F: Full bodied with some nice carbonation.
O: This was kind of weird and funky. Not in a bad way, I just couldn't place what was going on in this. Drinkable though and I would gladly revisit.

Jun 13, 2016
 
4.06 by efrankmcguire from Virginia on Jun 12, 2016
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4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Griffin2 from Virginia

Poured from a 32 Ox growler into a snifter.
L - Pours a bright yellow with a frothy white head.
S - Smells of citrus.
T - Tastes of citrus and a little pine on the finish.
F - Really creamy mouthfeel with a little hoppy bite.
O - This is a very tasty APA.

Jun 12, 2016
 
4.23 by NickyDee21 from Pennsylvania on Jun 11, 2016
 
3.75 by MeganandDana from Pennsylvania on Jun 06, 2016
 
4.35 by Kurmaraja from California on Dec 08, 2015
 
4.21 by mdaschaf from Indiana on Dec 01, 2015
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3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Rastacola from Pennsylvania

This beer is a split between Daisy Cutter and Hop Hands, but it tastes like Daisy Cutter took over a little too much. Hop Hands is a remarkable beer, and I really do love Daisy Cutter, I just think Hop Hands is better alone.

Nov 24, 2015
 
4.31 by Fievel from Pennsylvania on Nov 18, 2015
 
4.24 by DLSheidy from Pennsylvania on Nov 18, 2015
 
4.33 by Beastcpa from Pennsylvania on Nov 14, 2015
American Youth from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 117 ratings