Are We Okay?
Tired Hands Brewing Company

Are We Okay?Are We Okay?
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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #463
Ranked #3,776
4.33 | pDev: 6.47%
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
Are We Okay?Are We Okay?
Notes: Are We Okay? is our existential crisis triple oated, triple lactosed, triple fruited, and triple dry hopped Triple IPA. Literally brewed with triple the amount of all the aforementioned ingredients. Triple dry hopped with Mosaic, Citra, and Vic Secret. Triple fruited with pungent and expressive passionfruit purée. Explosive notes of lychee, lime and coconut.
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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 10/17/17 with WE ARE written underneath that, this was an old beer that I traded for a while ago and finally got around to tonight. Amazingly, this held up well over the last year and a half as it was easily one of the better brews that I've ever had from Tired Hands. Sweet, full-bodied, and loaded with hops, this was a wonderful brew worthy of it's lofty rating on here!

This had a nice pour to it as the muted orange hue was topped off with plenty of long-lasting head, and left behind a fair amount of lacing once I sipped this. Lovely nose, full of oats, lactose, tangerine, citrus rind, and passion fruit. While not terribly strong, the taste really burst forth with lime, lychee, bright floral notes, and orange juice in the mix as well. Subtle grass and pine forest emerged as this fully warmed up and near the end of my session, as they complemented the oats, malt, and hop profile quite nicely!

To be fair, this had plenty of heft to it but part of this brew's appeal was how well that was hidden. The sweetness and citrus made this feel like a vanilla cream shake but this was certainly not like the Milkshake beers that Tired Hands has become well-known for. Easily one of the smoothest beers I've had this year, this was a hidden gem that deserved to have a label as nondescript as this one. Seek this beer out - you won't be disappointed at all...

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Photo of mdfb79
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks great, bright orange-yellow color. Tons of tropical fruits, little bit of sweet artificial passion fruit in the taste. A good beer and easy to drink.

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Photo of thebeers
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a vibrant, cloudy orange with light effervescence along the edges of the glass and more than two fingers of airy, antique-white head. Spotty lacing.

Floral passionfruit dominates the nose, with mango, vanilla, pepper and lightly toasted herbs behind.

Orange citrus stands out throughout the taste with a nice layer of passionfruit right underneath. Peppery herbs, vanilla, lime and a healthy smack of alcohol make good showings, too.

It’s very full bodied and just shy of creamy feeling with modest carbonation.

A perfectly fine northeast-style triple. Not too sweet. But once again, I’m not sure this much passionfruit is to my personal taste.

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Photo of woemad
4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can courtesy of CanConPhilly. Canned on March 1, 2019, so still rather young.

A.totally opaque yellow-orange juice color, with a good sized, beige colored head, leaving lots of intricate lace. Very striking looking, and obviously a NE hazy approach to a Triple IPA.

This is perhaps as close as I've been to a beer you could call a sour IPA. Orange, melon and lychee flavors smack into.the tastebuds, with a puckering, fruit juice-laden sourness hitting home about midway through. Finish is bone dry. High alcohol content is well hidden.

Medium bodied, and far more of a creamy mouthfeel than I am used to for an IPA.

My first from Tired Hands. Too punishingly sour for session drinking (not to mention way too high in alcohol), this is an extremist's IPA. I'm enjoying it, but am glad it's in as small a serving size as it is - a bomber would be tough going. While I'm happy to have had it, were it available, locally, I'd probably not be a regular consumer of it, saving it for that extreme occasion instead. Thanks, Matt!

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Photo of CanConPhilly
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L - 2.5 finger yellowish head atop an opaque yellow body.

S - passionfruit, vanilla, brown sugar.

T - rather tart passionfruit. Vanilla, grapefruit, biscuit, sour lime, sweet orange. Low bitterness. Moderate sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium-full body with lower carb.

O - borderline sour ipa.

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Photo of larryi86
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can, dated 3/1/19, poured into a teku

A- A hazy orange with a three finger white head.

S- Citrus, passion fruit, melons, some cotton candy, some vanilla, slightly dank, some abrasive hops.

T- Citrus, oranges, passion fruit, melons, vanilla, lemons, abrasive/dank hops, like zest.

M- Smooth, full body, creamy.

O- Surprisingly drinkable and the ABV is very well hidden. It might be slightly green but that works for the beer, very enjoyable.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours out a hazed golden orange juice color with dense bright white head that leaves some patchy lacing. aromas are lychee, peach, sweet bready malts, hint of slightly spicy and piney hops, lemon, green herbaceous quality and a hit of grapefruit and juicy tangerine orange. palate follows bringing soft peach, meyer lemon, juicy orange and pithy grapefuit, some sweet and soft bready malts, melon, lychee, hint of mango, and some green herbaceous pine. a touch of alcohol showing on nose and palate as it warms but pretty minimal and overall this one is quite soft and easy drinking. nice stuff!

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.95/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

16 oz. can dated 10/17/17

Pours opaque gold with a dense creamy white foam head. Smells like fruity juicy passionfruit purée, lychee, lime, coconut, orange citrus, grapefruit peel, vanilla-like creamy lactose, oats, caramelized bready crackery malts, with dank resinous floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like intense fruity juicy passionfruit, lychee, lime, coconut, orange citrus, grapefruit peel, vanilla-like creamy lactose, oats, caramelized bready crackery malt, with dank resinous floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels full-medium bodied, creamy smooth with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really great triple oated, triple lactosed, triple fruited, and triple dry hopped Triple IPA with passionfruit purée.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Super thanks to Ryan for the swap! The only thing murkier than other half is tired hands. Frothy head. Chunky fortunes but books yet balanced. Smooth if that makes sense. Taste is more of the same. The fact that this is 10.7 is insane. Crushable. This in my opinion is worth checking out.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

It pours a hazy yellow with a thick head of great retention despite the very high ABV. The aroma is tropical and fruity and hints of pine. The taste is very mellow and balanced with the bitterness being subtle yet fairly long-lasting. Very chewable.

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Photo of Heat
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

8 oz pour at the Fermentaria

L: Completely opaque. Orange juice. Almost gelatin like when the glass is moved.

S: Ripe melon and oranges.

T: Taste follows much of the nose. Juicy hop flavor counters the lactose sugar perfectly. Sweet but not cloyingly.

F: Thick. Like, a good imperial stout thick. Coats every inch of the mouth.

O: This thing is phenomenal. This would be a permanent beer in my fridge if I had the access to it.

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Are We Okay? from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 37 ratings