Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #352
Ranked #1,367
4.32 | pDev: 6.48%
May 27, 2022
Oct 17, 2014
Notes: 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: 4.43 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 +0.7%
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 -2.8%
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 -1.6%
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 -0.5%
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 +0.2%
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
Rated: 4.35 by trancecylist from Pennsylvania

Feb 22, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Jan 23, 2020
Rated: 4.6 by jhlosito75 from Pennsylvania

Dec 24, 2019
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Reviewed by Jlabs from New York

4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a tulip glass via draft

Color is a hazy neon orange

Smell is pineapple, honeydew melon, and a slight trace of honey

Taste follows the nose with a slight punch of hops

Carbonation is medium as is the mouthfeel

Been awhile since i had a tired hands ipa, but after drinking this one I need to revisit them
Jul 13, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by Montanabeerz from Montana

May 21, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by jkrug5 from Maryland

May 20, 2019
Rated: 4.18 by ej391 from Pennsylvania

May 13, 2019
Rated: 4.19 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

May 13, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by Csolsen from Pennsylvania

May 03, 2019
Rated: 4 by dirtyjerk from Pennsylvania

Mar 14, 2019
Rated: 4.55 by zbelair from Pennsylvania

Feb 17, 2019
Rated: 4.33 by alexsergio from New York

Feb 02, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Jan 30, 2019
Rated: 4.49 by CreightonSM from New York

Jan 19, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by yancot from Canada (ON)

Jan 08, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jan 06, 2019
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This one pours a thick looking hazy orange color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like sweet honey, grapefruit, resinous hops, sticky mango jam, and lemon.

This is a prototypical Tired Hands hoppy beer here. It's big and sticky for sure. The mango flavors from the hops and the honey mix well together here, and there's a bit of weedy and resinous bitterness on the finish that helps balance all of it out.

This is super drinkable, with no booziness despite the ABV here. It's creamy and full bodied, for sure.

This is one of the better Tired Hands IPAs that I've had in a bit.
Dec 31, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

Dec 24, 2018
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Reviewed by JBowenGeorgia from Georgia

4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy golden yellow with a finger of white head. 
Smells of citrus, a bit sweet, some oily resinous earthy notes as well.
Taste is all resiny, earthy hops up front. The honey comes through in the middle, sweet but not overly so. Finishes with try citrus and a bit dank. Skip the honey and this would be awesome.
Medium body with good carb level, smooth feel.
Overall another winner from Tired Hands!
Dec 24, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by mkh012 from Colorado

Dec 22, 2018
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Reviewed by CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
L - 1-finger offwhite head atop a murky yellow body.

S - herb, honey, grass, oranges.

T - prominent herb, orange, grassy hops, some honey sweetness. Low bitterness. Moderate sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium body with low carb.

O - too much sweet and dank throws this out of balance.
Dec 15, 2018
Rated: 4.39 by awesomea from Pennsylvania

Dec 14, 2018
Rated: 5 by jwat from Pennsylvania

Dec 12, 2018
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
On tap at Tired Hands Fermentaria.

Pours a hazy yellow with fine, soft foam.

Smell is pretty juicy with notes of oranges, mango and wine spritzer.

Taste follows the nose with some grassy notes added and a nice, soft bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium, soft and well carbonated.

Overalll, a very nice and refreshing DIPA.
Dec 11, 2018
Rated: 4.12 by rab53 from Washington

Dec 07, 2018
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