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 #1,493
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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Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
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SCORE
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!
Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 133 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by buzzy:
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buzzy from Pennsylvania

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

Sep 28, 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
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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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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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seansween from New Jersey

4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 15, 2018
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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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unclekeith from Alaska

3.88/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 31, 2017
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Rizzy17 from Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 06, 2017
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ejane from Connecticut

4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

May 10, 2017
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malfunxion from New York

4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Oct 03, 2017
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jkrug5 from Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

May 07, 2017
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StoutSnob40 from California

3.85/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

May 13, 2017
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mattreitz49 from Florida

4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Feb 28, 2020
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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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Eziel from Ohio

4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 13, 2017
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RollTide7 from New Jersey

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

Sep 09, 2018
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rossracing from Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 27, 2017
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JamesStreet from Louisiana

4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oct 10, 2017
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bl00 from Pennsylvania

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

Jan 21, 2018
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JonB25 from Delaware

4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Sep 24, 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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PSU_Mike from Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 10, 2019
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SimcoeKid from California

4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 13, 2017
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ptat from Delaware

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

Dec 30, 2018
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lanciloti from Illinois

5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Aug 09, 2017
Refreshing Double IPA from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 133 ratings