High Road
Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #481
ABV:
8%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,969
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
Reviews by Slatetank:
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 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 devilfluff
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of MikeM417
4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duncian
3.96/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eddiehop
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of svensaison
4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StuB617
4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of boogerisu
4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Griffin2
3.84/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 oz can into a pint glass.
L - Pours a dark orange with a whit head that dissipates quickly.
S - Smells of citrus.
T - Taste of cities and pine, but seems a little
malty.
F - Nice mouthfeel with medium carbonation.
O - Pretty good IPA.

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Photo of madelf66
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 Dustin013
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 Boccu
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of captainkrad
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LJTate
4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of erjaq
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brewery_Decimal_System
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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 MeLoynes
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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