Refreshing Double IPA
Tired Hands Brewing Company

Refreshing Double IPARefreshing Double IPA
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #336
ABV:
8%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,492
Avg:
4.31 | pDev: 6.03%
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
133
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Tired Hands Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
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95
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Refreshing Double IPARefreshing Double IPA
Notes: Refreshing is our late summer months, forget-about-the-impending-cold, always refreshing Thirst Quencher Double IPA! Brewed with heaps of malted oats and intensely refreshingly hopped and dry hopped with Galaxy, Citra, and Lemondrop! Lots of key lime, drippy sweet mango, and kalamansi gumballs in this batch. It’s just real pungent, drippy sappy juicy, and well... Refreshing!
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beerdedking from Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Addicting DIPA, which in my estimation, melds WC and NEIPA sensibilities perfectly. Tongue coating resin, and medium drying bitterness bring home the pineapple, tangerine, lemon, orange, and piney red grapefruit. THEE hazy double for WC hop heads without question

Mar 13, 2021
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, cream-hued light orange with a finger of dense, off-white foam head. Good retention and thick lacing.

Citrus (clementine, lime, tangerine) and melon dominate the nose at first, soon joined by some cream and cut grass.

Interesting mix of flavors: cream, citrus, grass, herbs and a hint of mineral water.

Thick, creamy feel with some tight, prickly carbonation.

Tasty, refreshing beverage with nice grassy elements and a remarkable mouthfeel.

Jun 19, 2020
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours almost a milkshake thick straw color with a dense white head, there are huge mango and lime aromas, that are drippingly dank in tropical manner.

The mango and lime dominate the taste, they are truly dankoricious, and as the name suggests, this is truly refreshing. A magnificent example of the style, IMHO.

Jun 19, 2020
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Roguer from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Lemon yellow but completely opaque hazy body. Head production, retention, and lacing are simply outstanding. If you can get behind the look of a hazy IPA, it's hard to find any fault with this one.

Bright, fresh hop aroma, with citrus peel, lemongrass, green leaf, Italian herbs, mild pungent dankness, and minor notes of tropical fruit. Both caramel and pale malt grains provide a solid backbone.

Flavor follows, with a heavy malt backbone providing a thick sweet base for the hops. Mandarin orange, mango, and papaya are up front, followed by candied lemon, basil, mint, cream, pepper, and green leaf. Very low dankness, which could be a function of age.

Creamy and smooth, yet with a nice lively bite.

Nov 24, 2019
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EMV from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
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. Cool green reptilian artwork.

L: Hazed light golden juicebomb pour. Massive fluffy white head. Great lacing.

S: Strong citrus on the nose. Grapefruit and tangerine with lighter tropical notes.

T.F: Follows the nose. Semi-sweet grapefruit up front... citrus rind and pineapple. Lime, mango, and papaya. Creamy mouthfeel... sticky/oily on the tongue, with modest bitterness at the finish.

O: An elite NEIPA. Absolutely fantastic.

Jul 16, 2019
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was yet another beer that I traded for a while ago that I took a while to get around to. Liked the name and label as I hoped that this was truly refreshing and indeed, it was! While not the best brew that I've had from Tired Hands or even among the best of this style, I enjoyed even though it was quite sweet and chock full of lime. If you like your New England IPA's to be more than one-dimensional, then you have a match right here!

The pour to this was nice as the liquid was a turbid apricot with some light seeping in around the edges. More than enough head topped this of fand the lacing was prevalent with the rings being somewhat thin and seeping down to the next one at the same time. Tons of lime, chalk, cotton candy, and dank galaxy in the nose as the taste was even better. Garlic, gumball and gumdrop sweetness, tropical fruits, and yeast came into the mix as this was oddly and wonderfully complex once this fully warmed up. Sweet, dank and full of fruit reminiscent of kiwi, the lime really brought this beer out as the citrus, tang, and hops all shone through and made this...refreshing in a different sense!

Not a lot of booze here but a hint of warming emerged as this fully warmed up while I finished this off. Dated 9/21/17 with "AHHHH" written underneath it, this was one of the juicier beers that I had from Tired Hands as it wasn't anything like their typical IPA's or Milkshake offerings. The tropical undertone and cracker-like malt took this to another level as this left me wanting for me. Fun stuff that I'd easily reach for again!

Jul 08, 2019
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SierraNevallagash from Maine

4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big thaks to Jeremy for this can.

Pint can dated 8/30/18 - poured into a tulip at 44F.

Pours a murky, milky, opaque pale orange/yellow. Fluffy two-finger head rests atop, with great staying power, and some good lacing.

Nose is hard to tell on this one. The can is a little old, and it has that stale yeast aroma going on in the background. I get sweaty socks (the yeast), slight fishy (yeast), some dank, some stale mango and pineapple, and a green, herbaceous note.

Palate: luckily, the effects of age are mostly limited to the nose. I can tell by the taste that it's not fresh, but it's much better than the nose led me to believe. Mango, papaya, pineapple, pine resin, berries, some citrus - leaning slightly orange over grapefruit. Pomelo, if we're splitting hairs. Maybe some lemon-lime too. Sweet crackery malt foundation, juicy, fruity, and slightly dank/earthy hops, sigmature TH ultra expressive yeast (a bit past its prime), with a kiss of bitterness at the end to dry it up a little.

Mouthfeel on this is medium to medium/full bodied, with a nice creaminess about it. Fine and qdequate carbonation is also very Tired Hands. Blindfolded, between the flavor and feel, I would know this is a Tired Hands beer.

Overall, ignoring that this can is a little bit past its prime, this is really good stuff. I don't know if I would call a double IPA "refreshing", but man, for an 8% DIPA, this goes down so well. As refreshing as you could possibly get for this kind of beer. Scary drinkable.

Nov 17, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

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

this is wonderful beer, i dont totally get the name, i rarely consider a double ipa to be refreshing in the traditional sense in any context, but they are at least onto something that this has a hop profile like yellow gatorade and that its dry, even light for the style, but still i think refreshing is a stretch. stoked to have these guys in town for shelton fest, i had this one and three others at asbury provisions, a little philly love going on there and we are all the winners. this is cool beer, really pale in color, obviously oaty looking, a little pale orange color to it, a frothy creamy white inch of head, looks understated and attractive in the glass. it smells like melons and guava, quite tropical but with some more familiar citrus to it as well, tangerine zest or something, but a nice fleshy fruity vibe, really ripe and juicy, but not overdosed like so many of these are trending, its not vegetal or green or full of bite when i taste it, despite it having a little bitterness. i seriously get electric yellow original gatorade in the hops, some lime too, but a general softness from the oats and wheat in the mash that really smooth this out and rather than beefing up its body, they seem to round it out and make it more rather than less drinkable. creamy feeling but drier than a lot of these are, no trace of its alcohol, and mighty unique overall on the hop profile for being comprised of largely familiar varietals from what i gather. very well done, this is what these guys are known for and i can see why! really stoked they came to town!

Oct 20, 2018
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The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours yellow and hazy with a frothy head that lasts for a few seconds. The aroma is piney and with some resin-like qualities. The taste is well balanced but more malty than hoppy and with a sweetness that coats your mouth. The mouthfeel is silky and very satisfying as the carbonation is not perceivable. A great DIPA and one that can be drank easily and paired with certain foods.

May 06, 2018
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EMH73 from New York

4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque milky yellow color with a well retained half inch white head that left nice lacing. Aromas of citrus and tropical fruits. Tastes of pink grapefruit, lemon, slightly under ripe pineapple, light grass flavors and some herbal notes. Medium bodied and carbonation, moderately dry and bitter finish.

May 01, 2018
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beergoot from Colorado

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

Hazy yellow body; pulpy pineapple and white grapefruit; thick, sticky, white head; sheets of foam clinging to the glass. Big citrus aroma; pineapple and lemon. Bitter and citric flavors; citrus fruit rind. Heavy body; dense and creamy; tart with an overall dryness; a bit of alcohol burn.

Yes, indeedy, a powerful and alluring DIPA encompassing the NEIPA stylings.

Apr 29, 2018
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mkh012 from Colorado

4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Green melon, kiwi, lemon peel, and lime. Lingering notes of herbaceous green. Refreshing indeed, especially for a beer of its ABV. Very hoppy but bright and drinkable. Can distinctly taste each type of hop, in the form of lemon, citrus, and kiwi. 9/10

Dec 30, 2017
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jngrizzaffi from Texas

4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy yellow color with a 1/2 finger width foamy head, Retention is good as is lacing.
Big citrus aroma with pineapple and strong piney bitterness. Big pineapple taste with some grapefruit. Mild bitterness. Medium bodied with mild carbonation.

Dec 10, 2017
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LAp from Ohio

4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

How an NEIPA should be. Tree House thick. Hazy and almost opaque. Lots of bitterness, but with inescapable fruit on the front end. Absolutely outstanding - thanks Eli!

Oct 11, 2017
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322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 16oz can purchased at the TH release. Pours an amber yellow and, like most TH IPAs, it is cloudy. "Pungent, drippy sappy juicy, and well... Refreshing!" to quote the Instagram post. Very smooth with maybe a touch of sweetness which hides the 8% abv. Delicious and refreshing for sure.

Aug 14, 2017
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cosmicevan from New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

thank you to Daniel from instagram for this. enjoyed on national ipa day. canned on the 14th...about 2 to 3 weeks ago.

gorgeous juicy murk...massive chunky lacing. nose screams of citrus and a hint of booziness. taste is solid, but on the boozy side. thick and chewy. nice body. all in all a solid beverage.

Aug 03, 2017
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Damian from Massachusetts

4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Drank from a one pint (16oz) can purchased at Tired Hands Brewing Company, Ardmore, PA
7/14/14
Served in a tulip
Big thanks to my friends James and Sarah for giving me this can.

Cloudy, pale orange appearance. The turbid liquid was capped by an inch-tall, tight, frothy, bone white crown that slowly fell to a thick collar. Copious amounts of streaky, drippy lacing cascaded down the glass. By the drink's end, a number of pockmarked patches were still sticking around.

The nose was amazing hoppy and fruity. Super dank and juicy. Big citrus presence. Freshly squeezed orange juice came to mind. Strong tropical fruit notes too. Mango and papaya were apparent. Intense peach and honeydew melon notes as well. There was a white grape-like quality that really intensified as the beer warmed. Hoppy beers often become somewhat less fragrant with time but this one contined to improve.

The flavor was just as impressive as the nose. Juicy citrus notes came through big time. Freshly squeezed orange juice for sure. Some tropical fruit notes appeared in the center. I definitely picked up mango and pineapple. Musty white grapes notes were apparent as well. Touch of orange rind on the back end and in the finish. Just a hint of pithy bitterness.

Nice creamy, frothy mouthfeel. Medium bodied for the style. Perhaps a bit thinner than anticipated. Slick and smooth on the palate.

Tired Hands Refreshing is an outstanding New England-style double IPA that reminded me of some of my favorite Tree House and Trillium releases. The name "Refreshing" had me thinking this would be a lighter bodied, sessionable hoppy beer, but this was surprisingly big and complex.

Aug 01, 2017
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Wasatch from Colorado

4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks goes out to larryi86 for this brew.

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 5/03/17

Poured into a Squatters true pint glass a very nice cloudy yellowish color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy two-finger white head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, with some maltyness, pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, pineapple, lemon), with some diesel like. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, pineapple, with some lemon), nice little diesel like. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a pretty tasty brew, addictive milkshake. Glad to have gotten a chance to try it. Thanks Larry!

Jun 15, 2017
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Ciocanelu from Romania

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From can. Really hazy yellow color with off-white head. Aroma is grassy, slightly minty, herbal with a touch of fennel. Taste is sweet at first with grassy hops but more tropical on the finish. Medium, dry bitterness. Full bodied, smooth carbonation.

May 22, 2017
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HopBomb515 from New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Hazy light golden with a big head and great lacing. Aromas of fruit and dank. Notes of citrus, pineapple, orange marmalade and tropical medley. Soft, light yet substantial, crushable despite the ABV. Be careful with this, great flavor and highly drinkable make for an amazing DIPA.

May 20, 2017
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wedge from North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

@ Fermentaria

Evenly cloudy golden yellow with a sticky, whipped head. Smooth fruity hop aromas: passion fruit, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, and apricot. Flavor is similarly smooth: juicy, oily, fruity hops reminiscent of citrus, apricot, passion fruit, and mango. Fluffy, creamy feel with a dry finish. Refreshing as expected - tasty, fruity hop juice.

May 14, 2017
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bmrattay from New Jersey

4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Can into a tulip.

Look: It pours thick, and looks like a banana melon smoothie. Opaque with almost a creamy look to it. One inch head with lacing clearly marking where the head was like a ghost.

Smell: Blueberries, mango, strawberries, grapefruit, pineapple, basically just tons of hoppy fruit aromas coming off this. This isn't the stink of a big juice bomb - the smells are subtler.

Taste: Pineapple, grapefruit, blueberry on the front end. Nice hop characters. Nothing super bitter. I will say this lacks a malt backbone usually associated with DIPAs. Maybe this is another substyle - the NEDIPA? There is a little pine in the finish, and then most of the flavors fade once the sip is done. Really smooth, especially given the ABV.

Feel: Medium-light body with an oily creaminess from the hops.

Overall: Another good beer from Tired Hands. Some people weren't impressed, but I don't think they're keeping in mind what this beer is supposed to be. It is not meant to leave your tongue on fire. It is meant to be smooth and great tasting. That's exactly what it is.

May 07, 2017
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larryi86 from Delaware

4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can, dated 5/3/17, poured into a teku

A- A hazy bright golden straw with a two finger white head.

S- Citrus, tropical fruits, lemons zest, lemon, some grapefruit, pineapple, lemon grass, something a little leafy.

T- Citrus, lemon zest, tropical fruits, some pineapple, lemon grass, a little dank.

M- Smooth, fairly light body.

O- A good amount of Galaxy hops but not super abrasive. Kind surprised that it is fairly refreshing for a hazy DIPA, does not drink like a DIPA.

May 05, 2017
Refreshing Double IPA from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 133 ratings