High Road
Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #456
ABV:
8%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,946
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 7.06%
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
149
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Tired Hands Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
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Notes: Double IPA brewed with spelt and hopped intensely with Mosaic, Citra, Simcoe, and Centennial.
Reviews: 26 | Ratings: 149 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of woemad
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can received courtesy of CanConPhilly. According to the stamp on the can, this was canned on February 22, 2019.

Poured into a 20oz can glass, this was an opaque, orange-tangerine color, with a big, creamy eggshell-white head. Lotsa lace.

Pithy fruit hop aromas. As it warms, some tropical fruit aromas come out to play as well.

Tropical fruit flavor up front, with a pithy, grapefruity flavor kicking in around halfway through. Finish is dry and citrusy.

Medium bodied, with a creamy and slightly oily mouthfeel.

Kinda think 5-6 weeks from canning might've been too long for this one. While it was quite tasty, it's also more restrained than I think it's supposed to be. Would love a shot at this one on-tap! Thanks, CanConPhilly!

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Photo of Kadonny
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a week old can into my TH nonic pint glass.

L: A medium cloudy hazy orange color with a two finger white head. Nice full glass lacing.

S: Super citrusy, fruity, a bit tropical, some dankness and malt sweetness.

T: Loads of citrus with grapefruit, tangerine and some lemon even. I get a bunch other fruit such as peach and some pineapple. A bit of dank comes in with some slight weed/pine as the malt sweetness turns on a bit. Finish is creamy but with little bitterness and thus the sweetness lingers. It's not super sweet on the finish, but it does eventually dry out.

F: Super creamy, alcohol is really well hidden, nice carbonation, really good.

O: A top notch Tired Hands double this is oh so drinkable it's scary. Great beer, it will be on my "favorites" list from them for sure.

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Photo of dafla67
4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Color is a cloudy orange. Incredibly complex smell of tropical fruits (grapefruit, melon, lemon, orange), hops and even malt. Taste is amazing with all those fruits and a bit earthy. Mild hop bitterness. Great balance. One of my favorite TH. Anytime this is on tap, I make it there.

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Photo of CHickman
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy orange gold color with a 3 finger foamy white head that was full of small bubbles, dissipating extremely slowly and leaving excellent foamy lacing and then a huge foam mountain as it dropped. Outstanding looking DIPA.

Smells of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, honeydew melon, pineapple, fresh citrus hops, light piney notes, biscuit, hints of roasted grains, faint garlic, mild spices like coriander and tea leaf, and then more citrus like tangerine. Citrus dominant, but there's enough malt backbone to support the nice variety of citrus aromas.

Tastes like it smells with the citrus dominating, but the flavor is a lot sweeter with more malt present like graham cracker, buttered wheat bread toast, caramel and then other fruits like pear, guava and apricot. The citrus hop lineup again includes the grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, honeydew melon, pineapple, fresh citrus hops and that nice light piney hop accent. Very mild bitterness, the flavor is more sweet than bitter.

Super smooth, it hides the ABV perfectly and the only thing that I would change is to increase the bitterness a bit to tame the sweetness for more balance and an even better brew. Overall a great beer.

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Photo of JzBeerlover913
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tired Hands starting to become one of my favorite breweries. This hazy DIPA is extremely aromatic. Pours a hazy golden yellow hue. Citrusy, great malt flavor from the malt-bill that includes spelt. Hopped intensely with Mosaic, Citra, Simcoe, and Centennial.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 6/25/17, poured into Teku glass.

L: 3F head with good retention, leaving lots of sticky lacing and a cap and ring. Beer is a hazy bronze.

S: Very classic Western-style IPA nose. Orange, grapefruit, and pineapple, with earthiness and pineyness on the back end.

T: Citrus and pineapple punch with light cracker malts and a long finish of earth and pine, but finish is not overly bitter.

F: Medium body, fairly aggressively carbonated. Very solid construction and balance.

O: And this, the hazy New England style meets the classic West Coast style. And it is good.

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Photo of HopBomb515
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden, medium head and nice lacing. Medium body, drinks light, soft and dry. Fruity dank hops all over the profile. Notes of pineapple, mango, and basement with herbs growing in it. Maybe their best non milkshake DIPA.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to thebeers for this brew.

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 6/21/17

Poured into a Tired Hands glass a very nice cloudy pale yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy two-finger white head, which also leaves some very nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, slight malt note, very citrusy (some pineapple, peach, mangoes, apricots), with some nice diesel/dank. The taste is very nice hoppy, slight malt, very nice citrus complex (apricots, peach, mangoes, some pineapple), some nice diesel. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, with a very nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. Addictive! For a 8% brew, it goes down pretty easy. Thanks Arthur for the chance!

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Photo of thebeers
3.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy, muddy apricot-juice color with two fingers of off-white head. Sloppy lacing.

Sticky, ripe mango, apricot, peach and pineapple in the nose. A touch of jungle weed behind that.

Crazy juicy, largely following the nose, with a distinct sugary sweetness that's cut by a metallic twinge and some herbal bitterness in the background.

Very creamy mouthfeel with a mercurial, oily slickness to it. A nice kiss of carbonation as well.

They crank the juice here up to eleven. I would have liked a bit more bitterness to balance that out. Looking forward to seeing how this changes over the next couple weeks. Canned on 6/21/17.

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Photo of Gumbo_gravy
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz can into a Parish Brewing teku. Canned on 11-16-16.

Appear: beautiful hazy grapefruit orange juice. Had abt a cm of nice white lacy foam.

Smell: awesome cirus and tropical fruits. Mangoes subtle pineapple and then there's the dankness that rounds out the aroma.

Taste: follows the nose. Great well balanced. All the notes playing off each other nicely. Great taste. The citrus plays nicely with the tropical fruits. It's almost like the mango OJ you can get at the grocery. No hint of 8.0% ABV. Very crushable.

Mouth:medium body nice.

Over: for me it's a nice NE style IPA but it's not the best I've had from tired hands. But it's solid. Depending on the price point tho could be a really good session beer. I'm happy I got it as a bonus on a recent trade.

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Photo of Furlinator
3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can dates 11/15/16.

Pours murky dark honey gold with a half-inch khaki head that remains as wisps on top and leaves spots of lace. The smell is of biscuit bread, honey and tropical fruit. The taste follows with buttered biscuit with honey, cantaloupe, papaya and faint pineapple. Medium texture with medium carbonation.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.65/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Really hazy peach color with creamy off-white head. Aroma is dank and chivey, really modern hop profile. Taste starts really juicy, fruity, dank... everything you want to get from hops. Low bitterness, really easy to drink, no way this tastes like a DIPA. Medium body, really smooth. This is the best hoppy beer I had from Tired Hands so far.

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Photo of LAp
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can poured into a teku glass. Another smoothie-pour! Nose is a varied blend of fleshy tropical fruits, from mango to papaya, with a distinct through subtle green-tea element. The palate mirrors the nose precisely, and the green tea is really what sets this beer apart from its smoothie bretheren (analogous to Copy & Paste in this regard). Another medium-thick mouthfeel. Overall, exceptional.

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Photo of Ri0
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured 16oz can into snifter. It is a cloudy light golden orange color with a 2 finger foamy eggshell white head. Fades into a ring with an abundance of lacing on the glass. The scent is lovely citrus and passion fruit, peaches, pineapples and mangoes. The hop combination gives an incredible juicy fruitiness to it. Absolutely fantastic topical fruits in the taste is more of the same citrus and passion fruit, peaches, pineapples and mangoes. A hint of earthiness, pine bitter, and malt in the finish. Excellent carbonation with oily hop residue and dry finish. A rather outstanding IIPA.

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Photo of larryi86
4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can, dated 9/14/16, poured into a teku

A- A cloudy copper/orange with a three finger white head.

S- Mangos, tropical fruits, melons, some pineapple and citrus, hint of earthy hops.

T- Nice pineapple/melon combo going on, some citrus, hints of mangos and apricots, light malt sweetness, just enough of a piney/resin bitterness in the finish to remind you that it is an IPA.

M- Smooth, slightly creamy, medium body.

O- A well done DIPA, alcohol is hinden. This is not a can I will pass on again, worth seeking out.

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can into a stemless wine glass

Cloudy, but not turbid/east coast murky by any means. Deep, brownish gold with a moderate amount of dirty white foam. Decent lacing.

Smells very fruity, with a touch of booze. Going to go with mango, cantelope, pineapple. Pretty musty. Maybe guava.

Tastes pretty much the same, other than I dont get much alcohol like I would have guessed. Strong, but not overpowering, guava/papaya. Very earthy and pithy. Lots of the other fruits jumping out too though. Mango, melon/cantelope, pineapple, candied orange and apricot. A little bit of everything here. Very little bitterness, but it is a bit piney in the end. Nice lingering malt flavor.

Medium, smooth body. Just heavy enough to let you know its an imperial.

Outstanding beer!

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can. Pours hazy orange, thin white head, little lacing. Big citrusy pineapple and orange citrusy aroma. Juicy flavors, tropical fruit and citrus peel n floral hops, delish. Mouthfeel thin to medium and slick. Drinks light for a DIPA.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.65/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can poured into nonic pint.

A: Very light head sits atop this murky bodied orange and light amber monster. A thin film sits upon the crown of the glass.

S: Pineapple, Mango, cantaloupe, sweet candied hops light grainy finish with some alcohol.

T: Huge Mango, Apricot, and pineapple beer is very juicy. This beer has some sweetness and light malts in the end but the mango and apricot shine.

M: Medium feel for a big beer but not crazy heavy and the alcohol while there is in the background.

O: This beer is a straight up juice bomb and a delicious one as well. Easy drinking and juicy and gripping, this one is worth well...going to the brewery standing in line and purchasing.

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Photo of CNoj012
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a hazy dark golden color with a dense, one finger white head. Retention is very good and there are many webs of lacing. Smell is pineapple, grapefruit, mango, pineapple and citrus pith. Taste is the same, but not as defined as the smell. Starts of fruity, but transitions into a pithy, piney bitterness. Not overly bitter, but when combined with the apparent alcohol taste, it kind of muddles things. Feel is medium and resinous, also slightly creamy. Overall a very good beer, just wish the taste was as nice as the smell.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

canned just under 3 weeks ago. had a previous batcheck but it was amongst too much other beer to recall...this, however, I quitend enjoy. swapped for a mix 4 and overall was unimpressed until this, my final of the 4. nice fruity easy drinking iipa. I would drink this regularly if I could get it fresh. right up my alley.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I tried this can thanks to my brother, enjoyed in a goblet chilled.

The color is deep amber with slight haze and thick white head with fine bead. The smell is fragrant with hop aromas that are pine-like and slightly citrus in character. The feel is very good -lots of hop texture with moderate carbonation mild sweetness and low alcohol in the feel with a dry finish.

The taste is excellent you can tell it has some high alpha hops in the way the flavor although not extremely bitter has a sort of spice-like quality with pine in the hop flavor and mild grapefruit quality with light malt adding a little balance as it finishes on the dry side. This is a high quality Imperial IPA - I like the flavor of the hops and it is pretty easy to drink for such a big beer

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Photo of Dolphinsmarlins1
3.61/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Awesome nose on this one, but it stops there. A bit too boozy for my liking. The alcohol isn't as well masked as I would have liked. Not a bad beer, but just average.

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Photo of jhavs
4.56/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh can poured into snifter. Gotta say, I love the label on the can.

Look: This beer is golden, that appears yellow due to the substantial haze. Thick white head, foamy, settles and creates a ring around the glass and tons of sticky lacing.

Smell: Just what I wanted. Lots of big hop bursting aroma, tropical fruit, citrus zest, some earthy pine and a bit of dankness underneath.

Taste: Follows the aroma, great big hoppy opening, but smooth and not overpowering. Lots of tropical fruit, papaya, mango, followed by bitterness from citrus zest and pine. Enough of a malt backing to bring it all together into great balance.

Feel: Moderate level of carbonation, medium body. Clean, refreshing and for a DIPA.

Overall: Great brew. I like what these guys are doing. Not much negative with this recipe, great overall.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.84/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass not sure when it was canned, but the guy I got it from told me very fresh, probably less than 10 days. Pours a dark yellow with a inch and a half sticky white head that leaves glorious lace.

Smell mango, papaya, tangerine, passion fruit, pine notes, and hints of grapefruit, oh hell yah!

Taste follows huge tropical fruit upfront just absolutely tantalize the tongue making way to a massive wallop of pine and grapefruit and subtly hangs on like a Momma's boy at summer camp and makes you crave another sip, wouldn't change anything!

Mouthfeel is medium, moderate carbonation and it works perfectly, a little on the dry side, and the drinkability is insane.

Overall this is absolutely hard to describe how good this is. A beer I think it would be impossible to get sick of. Thanks @Mcballz13 for this treasure.

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - Hazy golden color
Smell - Dank, citrus, pine, grapefruit, tropical fruits
Taste - Dank, earthy, citrus, grapefruit

Overall - Reminds me of Bright from Treehouse. Although not as "juicy", this is another great offering from Tired Hands!

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High Road from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 149 ratings