Punge
Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #202
ABV:
8.3%
Score:
96
Ranked #938
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 6.91%
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
216
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Tired Hands Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
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Gots
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SCORE
96
World-Class
Notes: Our new hyper fresh and pungent Double IPA. Brewed with oats. Heavily hopped with Nelson Sauvin and Motueka. Beautifully bright and juicy for 8.3% abv!
Reviews: 35 | Ratings: 216 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Tonyjenlasc:
Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look - Hazy golden color
Smell - Citrusy, zesty, grapefruity
Taste - Tangerine, orange zest, citrus peel, grapefruit

Overall - Another banger from Tired Hands. Absolutely killing the hoppy beer game.

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Photo of Tommo
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Im confused how this is not tops. For the current north east style, this is absurdly delicious


Pours a hazy yellow beer from the can. Aroma is beyond floral, Taste matches nose with low bittering hop agents. nice body and mouth feel. Hides its abv very well

I can not imagine how this is not more sought. If tree house released this beer people would be trading 1st born sons for it

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Photo of cfalls
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - love the cloudy yellow body, but the head is a little thin

S - big tropical nose, with hints of herbs and pancake batter

T - pineapple up front, somewhat sweet, pear on the dry finish (must be Nelson?)

F - creamy yet light bodied, low to medium carbonation, alcohol hardly noticeable

O - very much in line with the lovely New England style (Grimm, SingleCut, Other Half, Hill Farmstead, etc.)

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Photo of Slatetank
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I tried this at out recent IPA tasting, enjoyed chilled from the growler in a tulip.

The color is a pale golde with moderate trademark Tired hands haze with white head. The smell is fruity -citrus and tropical with light herbal aroma. The feel is light tangy and moderately carbonation with dry texture and light astringent aspect.

The taste is good -lemon/lime with slight mango-like tropical and slight dank herbal flavor from the NZ hops with a low sweetness in taste and very dry finish with a lingering bitter finish. Overall this is very easy to drink for an 8%+ beer-juicy, tasty and hop drenched

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.99/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

on tap at brewery, said they tapped it yesterday.

Very hazy pale yellow, white head, good lacing. Huge aroma of hop flavors - citrus, earthy, grassy. not much malt flavor for a DIPA. thin to medium bodied.

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Photo of MadScientist
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A super hazy and very hoppy double. A moderate malt sweetness provides support for the very strong hop bitterness and flavor. A touch sweet alcohol notes in the aroma and flavor.

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Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Very hazy golden yellow with thick fluffy head
S: Citrus Orange rind
T: Slight bitterness but plenty of fruit citrus (Orange tangerine) and papaya
MF Crisp and clean and juicy. Leaves a little citrus tingle.
O: Excellent DIPA. if you are looking for a juicy hazy bad boy this one is among the elite

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This was drank on tap at Tired Hands Fermentaria in Ardmore, PA.

This one pours a disturbingly turbid orange, with a tight one inch head, and a good amount of lacing.

This is hops in their most organic and natural form. This is so thick and smoothie like, with marijuana, white grape, pineapple, melon and sweet grapefruit. This just tastes...thick.

This has a super thick mouthfeel, with a huge creaminess, and a normal level of carbonation.

A fairly absurd DIPA that straddles the line between liquid and solid.

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Photo of MtnSoup
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to my fiancee's parents for waiting in line for cans of this and then sending out to Colorado. Wow. This beer is wonderful - one word to describe it? DANK. Punge is a great name because the hops are indeed pungent in this one - citrus, some almost orange flavor. Extremely easy to drink. Wonderful. It's funny too as I've been less than impressed with offerings in-person at Tired Hands, but this has me believing in the hype.

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Photo of SinjaminBentek
4.64/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Muddled, hazy yellow.

Smell - Big tropical fruit nose.

Taste - Tropical fruits and citrus. Very good!

Mouthfeel - Creamy, full bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Very nice DIPA. The best that I have had the pleasure of trying from Tired Hands to date.

Grade - (A)

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Photo of Desp59
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vabeerguy
4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duncian
4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Recent batches have not been as exceptional as the OG.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.11/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Traded for this a while ago, as the date on the bottom of the can read 11/8/17 with "PUNGE" written underneath that. Thankfully, all of the sediment stayed in the can as I saw it once I cleaned it out as this beer was not quite what I expected from a New England IPA. Full and balanced, this was quite easy to enjoy given the amount of alcohol in it as the smoothness of it turned out to be this beer's hallmark!

Quite a hazy look to this as it was on par with the higher-rated offerings from Tired Hands. The muted peach appearance let in a bit of light around the edges as it was topped off with a moderately fast-settling head. Most of the lacing the remained as I worked my way through this was on the lower half of my pint glass in the form of thick rings along the back half. Lots of tropical mango and papaya in the nose as the soft hops quietly shone through. Sticky nectar, oats, and booze came through in the taste as this was quite mellow and smooth for having a decent amount of alcohol in it. An earthy dankness bordering on weed emerged as this fully warmed up as this pungent beer lived up to it's moniker!

A decent amount of alcohol was in this and the body was balanced, if not particularly memorable. Some slick resin coated my palate once this went down as I enjoyed how full and subtly slick it felt. Not the best from Tired Hands but it was a different take on the style and sure to please those looking for something not completely unfiltered and typical from a beer brewed in these parts. Worth a go once for the appeal factor!

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Photo of Chris24tian
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nishriver
4.67/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of boogerisu
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Griffin2
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz can dated 1/31/19 into a Willi Becher pint glass.
L - Pours a hazy orange color with a frothy white head.
S - Smells of tropical fruits.
T - Tastes of tropical fruits with a slight hoppy bitterness on the finish.
F - Medium body and carbonation with an pillowy soft mouth feel.
O - Outstanding double IPA

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Photo of pope66682
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of madelf66
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wtc11
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hop_God
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JOSHRINARD
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TimG_0913
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

So smooth and yummy

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Punge from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 216 ratings