Waiting For The Bloom
Tired Hands Brewing Company

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American IPA
4.13 | pDev: 7.99%
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Waiting For The BloomWaiting For The Bloom
Notes: IPA brewed with oats and hopped in the kettle with Simcoe and the almighty Cascade. Heavily dry hopped with Nelson Sauvin. Immensely grassy and sticky.
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 48 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Shafaegalo
4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Popping the top on this can the smell blew me away! Grapefruit all day long. Beautiful hazy look in the glass with a great 2 finger head. Great orange/grapefruit flavor. Nice and smooth. Great brew!!

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Photo of mothman
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

White head with lace. Golden yellow color. Some haze.

Earthy, grassy, herbal, and some fruits. Grapefruit and mango.

Nice bitterness. Medium bodied.

Easy drinking. Nice beer worth a try.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can: Poured a pale cloudy yellow color ale with a medium size pure white foamy head with good retention. Aroma of green grassy hops notes with some floral undertones and juicy hops notes is quite sublime. Taste is a mix of smooth malt notes with green grassy hops notes with light tropical fruits and some residual sugar notes. Body is full with good carbonation. I really enjoyed this beer with great notes of Nelson Sauvin and some oat malt which really smoothed the taste.

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Photo of John_M
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty typical NE style IPA here. So as you would expect, the beer pours a cloudy golden amber color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is great, with considerable citrus, mango, peach and other tropical fruit. It's the best aspect of this beer. On the palate, I get more of the same, though I was a bit surprised by the drop off on the finish. Also, as someone else mentioned, there's some sort of unusual, almost metallic flavor on the finish. I didn't find it off putting, but it was a bit unusual. Otherwise, there's decent bitterness in the finish, and alcohol is barely noticeable.

Shrug. This is an enjoyable, easy to appreciate, NE style IPA. It's a bit one dimensional (IMHO), but other than that, its a pretty solid, very drinkable IPA.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.56/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I had three of their beers tonight D2H3, Hop Hands, and this one. By far thiscwas the best one.

16 oz can poured into Spiegelau glass no date on can.

A: Turbid hazy body that is a milkshake orange color but a little lighter in color. Head was not substantial.

S: tons of soft fruits a little grape, peaches, mango, and a little cantaloupe with an underlying grain oat smell.

T: pure fruit juice the taste follows rge nose closely with a very satisying oaty fnish

M: creamy great body on these pale ales and IPAs almost chewy.

O: I love nelson sauvin hops and this beer showcases them so well. This beer is an absolute pleasure to drink. This is a beg borrow or steal beer.

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Photo of mschantz
3.54/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled pour from a 16 oz can. Pours an extremely pale but very hazy straw yellow. A pencil of head that actually dissipates surprisingly quickly. Nose is floral and grassy with an almost candy sweetness. Taste profile highlights tropical fruit and hay with a somewhat strange vegetal note. Really didn't quite come together for me.

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Photo of HopBomb515
4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden yellow with orange highlights, small white head but great lacing. Notes of tangerine, orange, melon, grass and light herbal hoppiness. Soft feel, lower carbonation and dry. Signature Tired Hands mouthfeel with a restrained bitterness. Overall a very nice IPA which I've come to expect from this brewery.

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Photo of stakem
3.14/5  rDev -24%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Big thanks to Rifugium for hooking me up with a pounder can of this. Poured into a snifter, this is one turbid as fuck looking brew. A creamsicle smoothy in appearance with white cap that fades quick.

This smells grassy with hints of citrus and nondescript fruity juiciness. Lacking in the typical nelson vinous aromatics but it does display a hearty simcoe presence.

This just tastes grassy with simcoe bitterness and pulp with lingering grass-like hoppiness. I was hoping to get some flavorful nelson and simcoe/cascade out of this but instead its just neutral yeastiness and lingering grass flavors.

Light in body with ample carbonation. I appreciate the chance to try this and im equally glad I was only sent a single can because id be pissed if I purchased multiples of this. I dont need to drink this again.

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Photo of jakemn91
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from can into Teku. Pours a cloudy straw yellow with a hint of gold. Has a rocky white head that fades quickly. Pretty looking beer

Aroma is tangerines, grass, and grape must.

Taste follows the nose. Tangerine becomes more of mandarin orange as it hits the back of the mouth. Grassiness mixes with a slightly herbal note. Rather pungent hop characteristic reminiscent of a fresh hop beer in the fall. Mildly sweet with a lasting bitterness.

Medium body, smooth drinking IPA

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Photo of potion
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - cloudy, straw almost pink hue. frothy head with large bubbles and creamy lacing

s - clean and crisp, woody smell. creamy citrus, leafy, berries, some alcohol heat hitting the nose

t - grassy, orange, cream, blueberries, calcium

m - smooth, a little sticky, slight bitterness, a bit dry

o - a decent IPA, but considering their recent luscious hop bomb canned offerings it fell a bit flat. it reminds me a lot of Tree House's Eureka. might've been reviewing more favorably if I went into it expecting a hoppy blond like Eureka rather than an IPA. not even quite up to par with hop hands but still solid and very drinkable

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Waiting For The Bloom from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 48 ratings