Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
American IPA
4.29 | pDev: 6.53%
Jun 23, 2015
Sep 30, 2014
Notes: Collaboration with Hunter from Champion Brewery. IPA brewed with wheat. Hopped intensely with Nelson Sauvin and Cascade. Fermented atop Cabernet Franc grapes from Hunter's family winery in Virginia. A real seasonal treat!
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Ratings by Rifugium:
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Rated by Rifugium from North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Sep 30, 2014
More User Ratings:
Rated: 4.4 by kevb08 from Pennsylvania

Jun 23, 2015
Rated: 4.28 by Yellolab2010 from Pennsylvania

Mar 28, 2015
Rated: 4.4 by EuphonicHops from Virginia

Nov 13, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by mythaeus from Pennsylvania

Nov 03, 2014
Rated: 4 by ElGordito from Virginia

Oct 31, 2014
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Reviewed by SportsandJorts from Virginia

4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: pours a dark apricot colored orange. a half finger or so of a white bubbly head with good retention and leaves behind some serious lacings. super hazy, yeasty and opaque

Smell: lots of hoppy tropical fruits and fruity juiciness. citrus (ranging from a light orange to lime), papaya, more tropical fruit, white grape and vinous whiffs.

Taste: opens up with a strong burst of hops. some orange starts it off but quickly becomes more lime like. papaya and other tropical fruits come through in waves. the flavors are juicy throughout. the maltiness is very subtle but offers a slight sweetness. white grape comes in towards the end and gives off a sweet vinous taste. yeast is present with some peppery to mineral aspects.

Mouthfeel: very juicy, refreshing, strong bitterness. slightly like a white wine at times though. good medium to strong dryness.

Overall: glad we finally got to try some of this down at Champion, and glad I got to try it. Its right along the lines that I'd expect from tired hands, which means its quite tasty and very well done. glad the grapes did not over power and turn this beer into something else. great balance. I also really like their yeasty esters that come through as a peppery mineral water, that works so well with farmhouse and hoppy beers.
Oct 30, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by atrocity from Virginia

Oct 28, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by HookemHoos from Virginia

Oct 28, 2014
Rated: 4.3 by jaymo18 from Virginia

Oct 27, 2014
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Reviewed by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I appreciate tenderbranson69 for sharing this 1 liter with me, enjoyed chilled in a teku, review from notes.

The color is a golden apricot shade with thick hazed appearance and cream head with ultra fine bead and lace collects in a film. The smell has tons of nelson aroma with subtle dank herb and gooseberry-like vinous odors. The feel is very tangy and juicy with light grape tannic body with mild juiciness in the hops with low sweetness and light alcohol with yeasty creaminess and dry finish.

The taste starts juicy with light grape-like aroma that converts to tase in a jazzy nelson acidity in hop flavor with slight herbal almost grassy and slightly peppery flavor with a mild melon enhanced taste with low malt toastiness as it finishes dry. This is a very good Nelson IPA- the grape is mild in the taste but it works well in a cohesive and highly drinkable unit
Oct 16, 2014
Rated: 4.3 by WVUbrew from North Carolina

Oct 14, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by grimey68 from Pennsylvania

Oct 10, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by ironchefmiyagi13 from Tennessee

Oct 09, 2014
Rated: 3.96 by orangesol from Pennsylvania

Oct 09, 2014
Rated: 4.04 by gafferjohn from Pennsylvania

Oct 07, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by xJMFCx from West Virginia

Oct 07, 2014
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Reviewed by mdfb79 from New York

4.07/5  rDev -5.1%
From 10/04/14 notes, on tap at the brewpub.

Pours a murky orange color with one inch of off white head and low to moderate carbonation evident. Citrus hops, grapes, earthy malts, oranges, nectarines, floral hops, and dank pine hops. Medium body and low carbonation, with some light bitterness.

Overall pretty good, not as wine-y as I was expecting. Some grape must, worth checking out.
Oct 07, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by masterofsparks from Ohio

Oct 07, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by BARFLYB from Pennsylvania

Oct 07, 2014
Rated: 4 by GeorgeCarroll from Pennsylvania

Oct 06, 2014
Rated: 4 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania

Oct 05, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by williamjbauer from Colorado

Oct 05, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by beermattyj from Delaware

Oct 05, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by thampel09 from New Jersey

Oct 05, 2014
Rated: 4.35 by potion from Pennsylvania

Oct 05, 2014
Rated: 4.52 by baetix from Pennsylvania

Oct 04, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Snowshoes from Pennsylvania

Oct 04, 2014
Rated: 4 by JMFP from Delaware

Oct 03, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Evahflow from Pennsylvania

Oct 02, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Oct 02, 2014
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