Milkshake IPA - Strawberry
Tired Hands Brewing Company

Milkshake IPA - StrawberryMilkshake IPA - Strawberry
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Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
IPA - New England
Ranked #376
Ranked #1,357
4.31 | pDev: 7.66%
Mar 11, 2021
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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4.38 by Shantzak from Pennsylvania on Mar 11, 2021
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4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by NEBeerGoddess from Connecticut

Strawberry is often a difficult flavor to translate into beer, but this nails it. Delicious, creamy, and fruity.

Mar 06, 2021
4 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania on Feb 26, 2021
4.54 by moldiver from Virginia on Jan 24, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by EMV from Pennsylvania

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
4.25 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania on Nov 15, 2020
4.33 by mdfb79 from New York on Jul 30, 2020
4.05 by curlybird from Pennsylvania on May 05, 2020
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4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by JRed from New Jersey

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
4.03 by allenson21 from New York on Mar 16, 2020
4 by smcel371 from New York on Mar 14, 2020
4.39 by odenbr12 from New Jersey on Jan 11, 2020
4.34 by BeerRay from Rhode Island on Dec 19, 2019
4.09 by GregSemenza from Connecticut on Oct 18, 2019
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

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
4.35 by Yeroc from Pennsylvania on Aug 21, 2019
4.5 by BEER88 from Washington on Aug 02, 2019
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3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by colts9016 from Idaho

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
4.31 by MTKATL from Georgia on Jul 15, 2019
4.5 by srw from Virginia on Jul 11, 2019
4.02 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania on Jul 06, 2019
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4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by GreesyFizeek from New York

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
4 by caahare from West Virginia on Jun 30, 2019
4.25 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Jun 24, 2019
4.25 by paulish from New York on Jun 23, 2019
4.27 by Gkruszewski from New York on Jun 22, 2019
4.25 by stephenjmoore from Maryland on Jun 21, 2019
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4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

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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4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by AyatollahGold from Indiana

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
4.25 by myonlylemonade from Pennsylvania on May 26, 2019
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3.92/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by thebeers from Pennsylvania

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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4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by mkh012 from Colorado

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
4.35 by Csolsen from Pennsylvania on May 24, 2019
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3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by JA_26 from Pennsylvania

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
4.38 by zbelair from Pennsylvania on Mar 07, 2019
4.14 by mig100 from Texas on Dec 08, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by hopley from Massachusetts

Canned 4/2/18, drank 7/18/18 - bad on me. Seemed like it would have been great if I drank it fresh as all the other attributes were right-on, but could only get a whiff of strawberry and the hop haze had already started settling. Lesson learned. Look forward to trying one fresh. Tried to rate it around average anyway.

Jul 19, 2018
4.41 by Jesch from North Carolina on Jun 27, 2018
3.75 by oline73 from Maryland on May 19, 2018
4.68 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on May 18, 2018
Milkshake IPA - Strawberry from Tired Hands Brewing Company
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