Green Fuzz
Tired Hands Brewing Company

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American IPA
3.95 | pDev: 10.89%
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Notes: Cucumber Galaxy IPA. Brewed with red Wheat. Hopped intensely with Galaxy and gently with Simcoe. Conditioned on 100lbs of fresh cucumber.
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3.8/5  rDev -3.8%

thanks to tenderbranson69 for sharing this, from the liter growler into a 1/2 pint chilled

The color is hazed golden with thick white head and average bead with lace that sticks. The smell is very vegetal as expected with a cucumber smell that is light with mild hop aroma. The feel is good with medium bitterness and gentle dry earthy feel with moderate carbonation and more bitterness in the finish.

The taste is good, surprising amount of cucumber in the taste even though it was described as a cucumber infused IPA, the hop flavor is subtle in comparison. The flavor is refreshing and the cucumber is fresh in the taste almost sweet with hops coming in at the end flavoring with a dank herbal and dry yeasty finish. Overall I enjoyed this...not something I would want to drink a lot of, but it exceeded my expectations and fits the M.O of Tired hands by presenting a lot of vegetable with supporting hop flavor.

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4.35/5  rDev +10.1%

On tap at TH.

Apparently a very polarizing beer, but I for one thought this was tremendous, and I don't even like cucumber.

Hazy golden-yellow pour, with a foamy white head; good retention and lacing. In the nose, lots of crisp hops up front, and some obvious cucumber "juice" coming in behind it. Now some people complained about this "tasting too much like cucumber," but er, it's a cucumber beer, so what did you expect? Basically, this was a really good Galaxy IPA, with a huge fresh cucumber taste to it. It's how it was advertised, and it's what it delivered. Tons of fresh cucumber, fruity sweetness, melding very well with the ample citrusy/piney hops, which left a good bite of bitterness on the finish. Again, I don't like cucumbers at all, but this was delicious, and actually the best beer I've had from TH in at least a few months. Body was on the lighter side of medium, mouthfeel was crisp and juicy. I would put this right up there with MagoTago, Such Passion, and Jason, in regards to TH's fruit-conditioned beers (not forgetting that cucumber is a fruit, not a veggie).

Got a growler to go, and if it's still on later this week, I'm getting more.

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Green Fuzz from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 42 ratings