Five Leaves Left (ii)
Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,304
ABV:
8%
Score:
91
Ranked #8,734
Avg:
4.2 | pDev: 5.71%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
23
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Tired Hands Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
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Notes: Five Leaves Left (ii) is the second in a five beer series exploring the interplay of a single hop and a single additional sugar source in an oat-based Double IPA. (ii) was brewed with honey from our friends at Fruitwood Orchards. Hopped and dry hopped intensely and singularly with the mysterious Idaho 7. This iteration of Five Leaves Left is pleasant with drippy and comforting notes of late harvest peaches, pineapple, and candied strawberries. Gonna see the river man, gonna tell him all I can.
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Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can't remember where or when I obtained this as the can didn't have anything stamped on the bottom of it. While this wasn't the best brew that I had from Tired Hands, it was arguably the most full-bodied beer that I've had from them as the oats were present enough to balance out the Idaho 7 from the get-go. The end result was a beer that was odd but at the same time oddly familiar until my last sip.

Not a bad pour to this as the liquid was a turbid and dark peach and pineapple with quite a bit of hue gradient from the edges to the darker middle. There wasn't a lot of head to this and most of the lacing was in a thick and spotted ring near the top of my pint glass. Peach, pineapple, fruit cocktail, honey, and nectar were in the muted nose as the taste was just as dark, dank, and sweet as the aroma indicated. Lots of bread gave this body as there was a fruit patch undertone, although I really couldn't discern any strawberry in this. Quite grassy, somewhat herbal, and a bit slick, this could have used a bit more carbonation to keep it lively.

The amount of booze was spot-on as it complemented everything else in this without ever being at the forefront. There was a bit of fine sediment at the bottom of the liquid but otherwise, this held up well over time. Would be great to have the other iterations in this series, just to see if they were on par or better than this. This undated can was god for a go-around once as it was certainly not the smoothest of sippers!

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Photo of Billolick
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Couple of months by now in the can....check those dates people, when you make trades in a chilly parking lot....

Nice looking pour, cloudy under a frothy head and leaving ample sheeting on the glass.

Faint floral and citric nose.

Dull ripe pineapple notes, some equally dull oranges, and a malty maple note in the finish....pretty tasty....gonna give it the benefit of the doubt

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

its honey, sweet bready malts, citric orange and grapefruit, dankness, herbaceous and a mellow hit of pine. comes together really nicely, absolutely delicious!

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.87/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

16 oz. can dated 10/09/17

Pours cloudy hazy opaque orange amber with a dense creamy white foam head. Smells like watermelon, papaya, passionfruit, peppery spice, black tea, guava, dark berries, mango, peach, apricot, pineapple, apple, pear, beautiful orchard fruit, wildflower honey, caramelized bready crackery malt, with dank resinous floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like immense black tea, watermelon, papaya, passionfruit, peppery spice, guava, dark berries, mango, peach, apricot, pineapple, apple, pear, beautiful orchard fruit, wildflower honey, caramelized bready crackery malt, with dank resinous floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium-full bodied, creamy and slick with moderate smooth carbonation. Overall a real great DIPA with Idaho 7 hops and wildflower honey.

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Photo of CanConPhilly
3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Five Leaves Left (ii) - Tired Hands
Idaho 7 & Wildflower Honey IPA
Canned 10/9/17 (27 days ago)

L - Gentle pour still results in a massive 3-finger head, almost overflowing the glass. Liquid is a very dark turbid yellow/brown color.

S - Very sweet. Honey, not much else going on here.

T - Bubble gum, honey. Very sweet front. Earthy middle. Low bitterness.

F - Very high carb for an ipa. Medium-light body.

O - This reminds me of the Pineal batches that used too much honey. It's way too sweet. And the hop used really doesn't complement the honey at all.

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Photo of Masonz223
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Smell: Candied Apricot, pineapple juice, over ripe peaches. Definitely getting a sweetness from the honey. Honeydew, papaya. Some floral notes as well. This beer is really tropical fruit forward.

Taste: Upfront you get really light notes of fresh apricot and pineapple juice.
Mid plate you get this smooth honey sweetness that adds to the beer in a good way. light notes of a fresh tropical fruit salad. pineapple, peach, papaya, honeydew. Think of having all these fruits in a bowl and drizzling honey on top, that's what this taste like. The beer finishes with a nice sweetness that is taken over by this black tea flavor and resinious pine that adds some bitterness to the back end of this beer. The black tea bitterness, resinous pine and fresh tropical fruit stick on this sides of your tongue in the aftertaste.

Feel: Medium Body. Really soft and creamy. You can't tell this is 8% at all, it's incredible easy drinking.

Overall: A really tasty beer. It's my first beer from these guys and I'm impressed. The beer is really tropical fruit forward, but not in your face explosive. It's my only critique I wish this was more explosive. Saying that this is a really well made beer.

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Photo of larryi86
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can, dated 10/9/17, poured into a tulip

A- A hazy golden orange with a two finger white head.

S- Dank, peach skins, citrus, some honey, some citrus rind.

T- Dank, citrus, mild tropical/pineapple notes, honey, peach skins, citrus zest, slightly piney.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- This is a lot less sweet than some of the other DIPAs I’ve had from Tired Hands in the last few months, very enjoyable.

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Five Leaves Left (ii) from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 23 ratings