Citra/Citrus
Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Style:
Belgian Saison
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
89
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 8.13%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
39
From:
Tired Hands Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  1
Gots
  2
SCORE
89
Very Good
Notes: Oat Saison well hopped with Citra and then conditioned atop a healthy amount of calamansi purée. Citra/Citrus fermented entirely in stainless steel.
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 39 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by akrz47:
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4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

32 oz growler filled in 2/19, poured on 2/28.

Definitely a unique saison. I actually ordered this for a growler fill accidentally by confusing it with another of their saisons, after trying it and thinking it was just ok. But this is a new experience

Tired Hands does a great job of using the citrus smell and hop flavors to play off of the slightly lemony-pithy tartness from their yeast.

A: Clear golden yellow. Like a pilsner, about. Very small head for a saison. What head was there dissipated quickly. A thin foam film lasted.

S: This is what is unique. At first I wasn't impressed, though just letting it develop in my senses a bit it was very complex. Grapefruit and mango surrounded by leafiness. With some lemon to sharpen it up. A slight hint of resin. I find myself clenching at the smell of it, though it isn't actually that tart. It just gives you that reaction from knowing what grapefruit and lemon tastes like. Pretty cool.

T: Actually, it tastes more watery than it smells as it warms. To be honest, this was the opposite when it was cold. Though it's about equal either way. A nice lemony-orange sweetness followed by slight puckering, though not enough to make you clench. Like a sweet lemonade with a bit of orange and grapefruit. Pretty nice.

M: Well it's smooth and goes down well. Without scrutinizing, it's good. Being picky, it could use more carbonation. Could be due to the growler being in my trunk a few days.

O: I can see why Tired Hands was going for, here. It appeals to hop heads but also has a nice complexity for the um...more acquainted. It's lacking for the intermediaries, though -- which may sound weird, but it strikes a very subtle balance between hops and tart saison that one needs to sit and ponder and know about to appreciate. That being said, it's nice. Would probably choose their standard Saison Hands over this, though both are good beers.

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akrz47 from Massachusetts, Dec 29, 2015
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4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tried a few Tired Hands brews on its recent invasion of Brooklyn, but this was my favorite. As hoppy saisons go, this is one of the best I've tried. The earthy spice pairs perfectly with the juicy hops and there's just enough malt backing to support the big, fruity and floral flavors.

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tempest from New York, Jan 19, 2016
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

brandoman63 from Illinois, Dec 19, 2015
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4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

ColForbinBC from New Jersey, Dec 17, 2015
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4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts, Dec 16, 2015
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4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

GreenMind from Pennsylvania, Dec 13, 2015
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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rifugium from North Dakota, Dec 04, 2015
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3.25/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

oline73 from Maryland, Dec 22, 2015
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4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev 0%
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siege06nd from Virginia, Dec 07, 2015
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3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

acurtis from New Jersey, Dec 05, 2015
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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BMart from Pennsylvania, Feb 05, 2016
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3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

MattXT from Virginia, Feb 05, 2016
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

LoveStout from New York, Dec 05, 2015
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4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

mindfuldave from New Jersey, Jan 20, 2016
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

DaveHack from Pennsylvania, Dec 05, 2015
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4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

polopaul20 from Maryland, Dec 21, 2015
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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

DrBier from Pennsylvania, Jan 05, 2016
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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania, Jan 04, 2016
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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nosavingsaccount from Pennsylvania, Jan 25, 2016
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3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

IPAchris from Pennsylvania, Dec 17, 2015
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4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

rjp217 from Massachusetts, Dec 29, 2015
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4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

jbaker67 from Pennsylvania, Jan 03, 2016
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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

waddellc2 from Pennsylvania, Dec 14, 2015
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Houser from Pennsylvania, Feb 08, 2016
Citra/Citrus from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 39 ratings