Milkshake IPA - Strawberry
Tired Hands Brewing Company

Milkshake IPA - StrawberryMilkshake IPA - Strawberry
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Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
Milkshake IPA
Ranked #16
Ranked #1,483
4.3 | pDev: 7.91%
Feb 03, 2023
Mar 24, 2015
Milkshake IPA - StrawberryMilkshake IPA - Strawberry
Notes: Also known as Milkshake IPA

IPA brewed with oats and lactose sugar. Fermented atop strawberries (a high pectin fruit) and vanilla beans. Hopped intensely with Mosaic and Citra. We also added wheat flour and 50 lbs of local apples (a high pectin fruit) to the boil. Brewed in collaboration with Omnipollo.
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Reviewed by DIM from Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
Canned 1/11/23

Having a hard time understanding the appeal of this one. The hops aromas are enticing as I pour, lots of mango, pineapple, and other tropical fruits. Strawberries are faint and a bit of a place. On the palate, the strawberries are slightly more noticeable but even more out of place. They come across as a weird distraction. This just isn't for me.
Feb 03, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by Justinprintz from New Jersey

Oct 26, 2022
Rated: 3.42 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Oct 17, 2022
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Reviewed by Antg8989 from New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Honestly was underwhelmed with this one having seen the 95 score. I think it's a pretty standard milkshake ipa in which the taste falls short of the aroma.
Sep 22, 2022
Rated: 4.43 by saymike32 from New Jersey

Jul 09, 2022
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A - Opaque light golden tan color with thin, dense white lacing and no carbonation.

S - Strawberry, vanilla, and light citrus.

T - Strawberry, vanilla, citrus and some lactose. Ends on the sweeter side with subtle citrus bitterness.

M - Pillowy soft and a little bit chewy.

O - Yep, tastes like a strawberry milkshake alright!
Jun 19, 2022
Rated: 4.38 by Shantzak from Pennsylvania

Mar 11, 2021
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Rated by NEBeerGoddess from Connecticut

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Strawberry is often a difficult flavor to translate into beer, but this nails it. Delicious, creamy, and fruity.
Mar 06, 2021
Rated: 4 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania

Feb 26, 2021
Rated: 4.54 by moldiver from Virginia

Jan 24, 2021
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 16 oz can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Hazed golden pink pour with big fluffy white head. Great lacing.

S: Strawberries, citrus, and vanilla.

T.F: Semi-sweet and fruity up front. Definite strawberry... tangerine/citrus, mango, apple peel, grass, lactose, and vanilla. It has a bit of tang as well. Medium bodied and smooth. Strawberry jam and citrus to finish.

O: A world-class milkshake IPA and one of Tired Hands originals. One to seek out.
Nov 19, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Nov 15, 2020
Rated: 4.33 by mdfb79 from New York

Jul 30, 2020
Rated: 4.05 by curlybird from Pennsylvania

May 05, 2020
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Reviewed by JRed from New Jersey

4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Thick, deep orange in body with white head that fades. Aroma of citrus, papaya, light strawberry, grass, pine. Tastes of strawberry, citrus with rind, mango, papaya, milk, grass, pine. Medium hop bitterness. Thick in body with medium carbonation.
Mar 22, 2020
Rated: 4.03 by allenson21 from New York

Mar 16, 2020
Rated: 4 by smcel371 from New York

Mar 14, 2020
Rated: 4.39 by odenbr12 from New Jersey

Jan 11, 2020
Rated: 4.34 by BeerRay from Rhode Island

Dec 19, 2019
Rated: 4.09 by GregSemenza from Connecticut

Oct 18, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Canned 7/15/16; drank 9/29/16 @ the Palace.

Opaque dull orange/yellow appearance.

Nice off-white head; minimal lace.

Strawberry, honey, apple & orange citrus notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Strawberry, honey & apple flavors up front; mango notes on the finish.

This is a straight-up fruitgasm; delicious!
Oct 13, 2019
Rated: 4.35 by Yeroc from Pennsylvania

Aug 21, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Aug 02, 2019
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

3.94/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I am not a fan of oddball IPA beers. This a milkshake IPA beer. The last concoction IPA beer I had was not that good. The beer is 38 degrees and served in a pint glass. The head produced from the pour was dismal. A half on finger white head that is airy. The color of the beer is SRM 3 a pale straw with golden hues. The clarity of the beer is hazy. The beer is just over two months old. Overall the appearance of the beer is okay.

The aromas in the beer are oranges, strawberries, milk, toasted malts, a honey-like sweetness, lemons, mandarins, and grapefruit, and a touch of floral.

The flavors in the beer are vanilla, oranges, strawberries, milk, toasted malt, lemons, mandarins, grapefruit, wheat, floral, and a touch of herbs.

The mouthfeel of the beer is astringent and dry.

The body of the beer is medium, medium-high carbonation, and medium finish.

This beer is okay. I do get the strawberries and the milk but the milkshake part of the IPA, I do not care for.
Jul 27, 2019
Rated: 4.31 by MTKATL from Georgia

Jul 15, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by srw from Virginia

Jul 11, 2019
Rated: 4.02 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Jul 06, 2019
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This one pours a lightly hazy golden straw yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells great - fresh strawberry puree, orange, grapefruit, vanilla, and lactose.

I guess this is the original milkshake, and it's still a very tasty beer. The strawberry is done in a judicious way, with a nice jammy sweetness, but nothing overwhelming. The vanilla is also done well - the strawberry creamsicle feel is nailed. It still actually feels like an IPA, as there's a great zesty juiciness and some light grassiness on the back end.

This is creamy, but crisp, with a great level of drinkability. I could drink a lot of these - which is something I cannot usually say for milkshake IPAs.

It's hard to believe that this could be considered an "approachable" milkshake, but it really is.
Jul 03, 2019
Rated: 4 by caahare from West Virginia

Jun 30, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Jun 24, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Jun 23, 2019
Rated: 4.27 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jun 22, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by stephenjmoore from Maryland

Jun 21, 2019
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Reviewed by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance - Pours opaque dull orange with a nice white head that settles to a thick ring. Spotty lacing all around the glass.

Aroma - Lactose, oats, vanilla, strawberry, fresh hops. mosaic coming through nicely.

Taste - Nice vanilla, mosaic again coming out well, less strawberry than the nose but still present.

Feel - Medium bodied good carbonation, drinks more like a good IPA than a milkshake. Not super thick or creamy.

Overall - Well done IPA, hit al the notes of vanilla and strawberry, I like that the hops are not masked.
Jun 08, 2019
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Reviewed by AyatollahGold from Indiana

4.12/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pouring from a 16 oz. can into a snulip glass, this beer pours out a light and cloudy orange. It forms a pinky worth of tingy white bubbles to form a crown.

The nose brings faint strawberries mixing with slight vanilla and a thick sweetness. Almost green hop bite and a little bit of cracker like malt showing.

The taste brings in a faint strawberry/vanilla yogurt sweetness but is more dominant with a big time peppery presence. Some green hop notes and a dried out cracker background. Almost like the yogurt previously mentioned with some orange juice splashed in.

Not hugely thick or full for a milkshake, and only slightly creamy. But it is smooth.

Overall, it’s really not what I expected from my first Tired Hands Milkshake after all I’ve heard. It’s much more subdued on the Milkshake aspects than expected and heavier on the ipa aspects than expected, maybe that’s why it appeals to a greater audience? The balance is respectable, I just wanted a little more.
Jun 05, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by myonlylemonade from Pennsylvania

May 26, 2019
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Reviewed by thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Cloudy pale orange with two fingers of antique white head. Spotty, soapy lacing.

Strawberries, cream and a little grass in the nose.

Less strawberry in the taste, although it’s certainly present. Very peppery. More milky than creamy.

Full bodied with some prickliness to the carbonation.

It’s a good beer, but not as fruity as many of their non-fruited IPAs and I’m not getting the same blast of vanilla I get from many of their shakes. Worth trying, but not my favorite in the series.
May 25, 2019
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Reviewed by mkh012 from Colorado

4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
8 oz. on tap.

Pours hazy pale yellow with white lacing.

The nose is strawberry, orange, and vanilla yogurt.

The taste is similar. Lighter on the palate than expected. Strawberry, mango, and dank Mosaic. Minimal lingering bitterness.

The mouthfeel is medium for a milkshake.

Overall, very good. I've had beers from TH without fruit that are even fruitier, though.
May 24, 2019
Rated: 4.35 by Csolsen from Pennsylvania

May 24, 2019
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Reviewed by JA_26 from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Not bad. All the hallmarks of a Tired Hands milkshake, but not much of the strawberry was coming through for me. Plenty of vanilla, not so much strawberry. Maybe it's just me.
Mar 19, 2019
Milkshake IPA - Strawberry from Tired Hands Brewing Company
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