Milkshake IPA - Lychee
Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
IPA - New England
Ranked #829
Ranked #3,228
4.23 | pDev: 10.64%
Mar 19, 2022
Sep 02, 2015
Notes: Brewed with oats, lactose sugar, and wheat flour. Conditioned atop Madagascar vanilla beans and a copious amount of luscious lychee purée. Hopped intensely with Mosaic and Citra. Dreamt up with the sweethearts at @omnipolloshatt.
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by CHickman from New York

Canned 03/01/2022, it pours very cloudy yellow gold color with 2 finger thick off white colored head that faded slowly and left good foamy lacing coating the glass. It smells like lemon, yuzu, grapes, fresh cut flowers, zest of grapefruit, vanilla, Razzles candy and malty notes like biscuit and/or dry yeast.

Tastes of lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, grapes, tropical fruits, fresh cut flowers, vanilla, lime, Razzles candy, biscuit, dry yeast, hints of caramel and lactose. It’s very fruity and I’ve never had lychee, but the hop flavors and addition of lychee makes this very complex, tropical tasting and zesty. The mouthfeel is very smooth, creamy even, with an average level of bitterness.

Mar 19, 2022
4.24 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania on Mar 02, 2021
3.7 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Feb 10, 2021
4.19 by informaticsDoc from Pennsylvania on Feb 07, 2021
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4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by EMV from Pennsylvania

Poured from a 16 oz pounder an into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Hazed light golden pour with big fluffy white head. Great retention and lacing.

S: Grape and lychee mixed with citrus and vanilla.

T.F: Semi-sweet up front. Vanilla and fruit... white grape, lychee, and tangerine. Mild citrus and some vague tropical character. Creamy mouthfeel and medium bodied. More lychee and vanilla to finish.

O: An excellent milkshake IPA... right up Tired Hands alley. Fun that they found a way to toss some lychee in the mix.

Feb 02, 2021
4 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Jan 22, 2021
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3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Griffin2 from Virginia

Poured from a 16 oz can dated 1/15/2021 into a Willi Becher pint glass.
L - Pours a hazy orange color with a white head that dissipates quickly leaving tons of lacing on the glass.
S - Smells of lychee.
T - Tastes of vanilla and lychee, with a nice bitterness on the finish.
F - Medium body and carbonation.
O - Very interesting milkshake IPA.

Jan 21, 2021
4.56 by DraughtJunkie82 from Missouri on Jul 07, 2016
4.54 by Lurkerson from Pennsylvania on Jun 20, 2016
4.4 by 1levelabove247 from New Jersey on Jun 03, 2016
4.21 by jhavs from New York on Jun 02, 2016
4.08 by N1Nkasi from Connecticut on May 30, 2016
2.75 by Desp59 from Pennsylvania on May 17, 2016
4.25 by pkalix from California on May 15, 2016
3.23 by LoveStout from New York on May 07, 2016
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3.83/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by MikeM417 from Connecticut

Has a strong strawberry milkshake taste and mouthfeel to it.

May 04, 2016
3.47 by acurtis from New Jersey on May 01, 2016
4.44 by dheldman from Minnesota on Apr 26, 2016
4.33 by alucard from New York on Apr 26, 2016
4.66 by thatoneguymike from Georgia on Apr 24, 2016
4.19 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Apr 16, 2016
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4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by potion from Pennsylvania

a - vigorous pour (only way to get a good head with these milkshakes) resulting in a great fluffy head that dissipated after a minute or two. hazy beer, golden hay, moderate lacing.

s - vanilla and melon on the nose, another fruit I can't quite pick out but it's not lychee. some subtle mint.

t - vanilla in the front... and the back. works really well with the light piney hops. faint lychee that I couldn't pick out otherwise, melon, strawberry, mint, orange, mango.

m - creamy, sweet, low bitterness, full-bodied, good carbonation for the style, a little slick.

o - didn't get much lychee here and overall it actually tastes more like a mangosteen. it's great and dependable but there isn't much of a detectable difference between this and the strawberry milkshake.

Apr 14, 2016
3.69 by bobv from Vermont on Apr 14, 2016
4 by mklisz from New Hampshire on Apr 13, 2016
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3.22/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

Looks great, with a unique milky-hazy appearance. But other than that... overtly sweet, cloying. I don't get much milkshake flavor. I shared it with friends and none of us wanted to finish it. The passionfruit version was a lot better.

Apr 12, 2016
4.5 by ericdavidmorris from California on Apr 11, 2016
4.13 by erjaq from California on Apr 10, 2016
4.25 by krome from Illinois on Apr 09, 2016
4.19 by EJJ1848 from Minnesota on Apr 08, 2016
4.53 by Sweffin from Wisconsin on Apr 07, 2016
4.5 by Dominic_Decoco from New Jersey on Apr 07, 2016
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4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mothman from Minnesota

White head. Hazy golden yellow.

Very similar to the passion fruit. Pretty much the same beer but hoppier and less fruity. The lychee and vanilla come through more.

Very nice IPA. Enjoyable.

Apr 07, 2016
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4.53/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by jason3125 from Vermont

Super cloudy light yellow color. Beautiful lychee, vanilla, and citrus juicyness to the nose. The flavor follows the nose with a fruit nectar flavor and feel. A very unique and delicious beer.

Apr 07, 2016
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2.75/5  rDev -35%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75
by Alieniloquium from Florida

16 oz. can. Very hazy pale yellow. Smells of diacetyl immediately. A little lychee and tropical fruit. Taste is again really strong on the diacetyl. Lychee and tropical fruit up front. Then a ton of milky lactose sweetness. Very creamy. Medium heavy. Well, I don't really like lactose, but the lactose actually works well. The diacetyl is the killer.

Apr 05, 2016
4.34 by BMart from Pennsylvania on Apr 04, 2016
4.22 by Kurmaraja from California on Apr 03, 2016
4 by Sk8sean86 from Massachusetts on Apr 02, 2016
4.75 by jgunther71 from Illinois on Apr 02, 2016
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4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Rizzy17 from Pennsylvania

Poured from a can into a Tired Hands teku glass.

A: A deep, thick yellow with a white head that dissipates quickly.
S: Sweet, but not overwhelming. Some lactose coming through.
T: Fruity candy. No bitterness at all. Very good.
F: Thick mouthfeel and just a little bubbly.
O: Another awesome milkshake. These are so good, and this is no different.

Apr 01, 2016
4.5 by Jcorn from Massachusetts on Mar 31, 2016
Milkshake IPA - Lychee from Tired Hands Brewing Company
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