Brain Pleaser | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
tiredhands.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brain Pleaser is a logical extension of Brain Teaser, our Double Dry Hopped Blonde Ale. Pleaser is a Double Dry Hopped EXTRA Blonde Ale. Brewed with wheat. Spiced with turmeric. Conditioned atop fresh lemon purée, tamirand purée, and Tahitian vanilla beans. Intensely hopped and Dry Hopped with Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe, and Cascade.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 01-24-2018

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Ranking:
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Reviews:
3
Ratings:
16
pDev:
9.27%
 
 
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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of dafla67
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CharlesK
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenMind
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.26/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Semi-hazy straw yellow-gold, tons of alien lace splays on the glass above a white blanket.

Smell is Trix, lemon-lime and strawberry mint.

Taste adds semi-bitter pine to the above stated aromas, but then a toothpaste-like flavor ruins the party.

A soft medium-light body has a mild froth with a semi-dry to dry chew.

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Photo of Cjday429
5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Khaack
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rifugium
4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 16oz can purchased at the TH release on Jan 24. Pours a hazy amber orange-gold with a nice head. Unusual nose and palate..orange, spice, hoppy bitterness and a little dank. From the release post: "Far out notes of orange blossom, luscious whipped topping, Indian hard spice, mango meringue, and lemon grass." Different and tasty.

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Photo of CHickman
3.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy gold color with a 2 finger bright white colored head that was packed with bubbles and faded slowly, leaving really good foamy rings as it went down. Good looking for an IPA, better looking for an American Blonde Ale.

Smells of wheat, lemon zest, ginger, hay, cracked wheat, lead pencil shavings, orange peel, coriander and spices. For a wheat beer or American Blonde Ale, this smells alright. For an IPA it's smells pretty poor. Either way, not my thing with too many spices but I respect that it represents all the ingredients.

Tastes just like it smells with the same lineup of lemon zest, ginger, hay, cracked wheat, lead pencil shavings, orange peel, coriander and spices, plus the additions of peppery spices, potpourri, chalky yeast, toasted grains and minerals. Too spicy for me and it would be decent for a wheat beer, but I just don't dig heavily spiced beers.

The can states "Strange Spiced Double Dry Hopped Extra Blonde Ale" so I'm not sure why it's listed as an American IPA style as it should be a blonde ale, witbier or wheat beer. The TH website says it's "7.2% Brewed with a touch of Vienna malt and hopped in the kettle with Motueka and Centennial. Spiced with tamarind powder and a dash of turmeric to the kettle. Conditioned on heaps of lemon & tamarind puree, and Tahitian vanilla, and dry hopped with Simcoe, Citra, Crystal, & Cascade." I had to do research on turmeric, which is part of the ginger family so that made sense. Unfortunately this combo of flavors and aromas didn't make sense to me, but at least it hid the ABV well.

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Photo of grahuba
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eagle109
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rdoggg
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmg480
3.62/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rizzy17
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brain Pleaser from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 16 ratings