Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #409
Ranked #1,463
4.31 | pDev: 6.5%
Dec 22, 2023
Oct 17, 2014
Honey Double IPA brewed with oats. Fermented atop lots of Pennsylvania wildflower honey. Hopped intensely with Citra and Nelson Sauvin.
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Rated: 4.39 by sjones5045 from Pennsylvania

Dec 22, 2023
Rated: 4.3 by smithj4 from New York

Sep 26, 2023
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Reviewed by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
L: Orange juice with a dense 2 finger head.

S: BIG notes of guava, orange, and passion fruit.

T: Sweet orange, mango, and a vegetal note I can’t pin down. Lingering grapefruit pith.

F: Soft and juicy with a dry finish

O: Juicy hop bomb without the hop burn
Sep 06, 2023
Rated: 3.44 by Rhettroactive from Virginia

Jan 16, 2023
Rated: 4.28 by siege06nd from Virginia

Jan 16, 2023
Rated: 4.43 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

May 27, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Holderness from Massachusetts

May 15, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania

Nov 22, 2021
Rated: 4.31 by TedStrosser from Pennsylvania

Nov 24, 2020
Rated: 4.56 by Justincredble from Pennsylvania

Sep 30, 2020
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Rated by Pablo35 from Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A crisp, smooth and very tasty NEIPA. Another great brew from Tired Hands!
Sep 29, 2020
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Reviewed by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Appearance is a hazy yellow with a very robust head that leaves behind plenty of lacing as it dissipates. Smell is all Citra hops and quite appealing. Taste is really interesting. Starts out with the hops, tiny bit of bitterness, then a really nice lingering aftertaste. Feel is soft and full, and the highlight of the beer for me. Overall, this is a smooth, tasty IPA.
Jun 22, 2020
Rated: 4.75 by BIBSHORTS from Virginia

Jun 19, 2020
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - Opaque medium straw gold with dense white lacing and nice legs on the sides of the glass.

S - Juicy tropical fruit rind on the nose.

T - Dank tropical fruit, green and vinous, melon, and spicy fruit rind from start to finish. Finish sweet and juicy.

M - Soft and pillowy, leaves the mouth watering and the back of the tongue bone dry.

O - Not feeding into the Tired Hands hype train, but this is definitely recommended. ;o)
May 27, 2020
Rated: 4.73 by glf60 from Virginia

May 25, 2020
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Reviewed by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Hazy pale yellow pour with a large white head on top. Great sticky lacing also. The smell of the Nelson and Citra blend well together. The taste has a juicy hop flavor to it, subtle tangerine notes in the finish. The feel is pillowy soft and smooth. Overall it's a very nice beer.
May 22, 2020
Rated: 4.13 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Apr 20, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by mtbdonn from Colorado

Apr 15, 2020
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Reviewed by SierraNevallagash from Maine

4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Huge thanks to Ryan for a 4pk of these.

Pint can - dated 01/15/2020 - poured into an ale tulip at 46°F.

Pours an entirely turbid, almost milky pale off-orange hue, topped with a large finger of creamy bone white head that slowly recedes to a thick cap and collar, leaving some spotty lacing behind. Some fine effervescence can be seen if one looks very closely.

Nose: Some pale oaty malt lends a clean, neutral backbone with a touch of perceived sweetness, while equal parts of Citra and Nelson lend pungent aromas of overripe mango, zesty tangerine, white grape, tons of fresh green grassy notes, honeydew melon, guava, starfruit, and a perfumey whiff of passionfruit. There is an underlying sweetness, and perhaps this is placebo, but I feel like I can detect the floral components of Manuka or orange blossom honey. It's a big nose.

Palate: The beer greets the palate with a sweetness, but it isn't nearly as prominent as one might expect. It's a very pale, neutral sweetness, and there's definitely a heavy oat influence, which has definitely come out more as this can has sat. An immediate green Nelson grassiness makes its way to the forefront, bringing a clean, green, vegetal flavour, immediately followed by way overripe mango, white grape, cut melon, white guava, unripe passionfruit, kiwi, tons of citrus peel, and a raw, green hoppiness with a hint of fresh cilantro. The sweetness dies down quickly in the finish, and is overtaken by an almost camphoraceous hop terpene character, with brings a final big hit of pithy citrus, but lacks any substantial bitterness. There's some resinous hoppy dryness, but I'd struggle to call it bitter. As the fruity aspects of the hops fade, the beer finishes with all the underlying green and pithy notes now at the forefront, and a slightly chalky oat note that also wasn't present when this beer was fresh.

Mouthfeel/Body: Very much a big Tired Hands double IPA in this department. The combination of their unique yeast strain, the hopping techniques, a ton of oats, and presumably the addition of honey all work together to lend a huge, soft, fluffy, creamy feel to this beer. The person who gave me this 4pk said it reminded him of their milkshake IPAs, and while I don't care for lactose in beer, this certainly has that full, soft, creamy body, without the weird flavour of lactose. Effervescence is on the lower end, which is natural for a beer like this, but it's enough to cut through the full body a bit. It isn't syrupy, but there is some viscosity which comes to a full, dry close in the finish.

Overall: As far as cutting edge New England-style IPAs, Tired Hands is certainly on the frontline, and as a personal fan of Nelson, I find them to have a particular talent when it comes to utilising this hop. While this isn't quite on the level of Invasive 5 - their Nelson single hop IPA, I certainly think it's the next best thing, and easily one of the best rotating Nelson-based offerings, with Citra being one of the best choices to help balance it out. A very well-done beer, but definitely one to consume as fresh as possible. This was a knockout 3 weeks ago.
Mar 02, 2020
Rated: 4.21 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Feb 22, 2020
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