HopHands | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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91
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842 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Exceedingly Aromatic Pale Ale. Brewed with oats and hopped with a blend of Amarillo, Simcoe, and Centennial.

Added by Rifugium on 05-11-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
842
Reviews:
129
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
8.54%
 
 
Wants:
79
Gots:
122
For Trade:
6
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Photo of vabeerguy
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Samact
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rammed96
3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mkyer
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psychgawsple
4.52/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phineasco
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yoshie
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheNakedStiletto
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ejimhof
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of terrysjag
4.78/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Stockatron
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice hoppy session made a bit more interesting with the oats in there. Lots of flavour bang for your alcohol buck in this one.

Probably worth another taste Jason....

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Photo of Arober22
4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gatornation
3.87/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazed golden color with a white head. Smell is cracker malts with citrus hops. Taste is more citrus/tropical with hops sweet malts an d a pine hop finish. Medium carbonation with hops and slight bitterness. A good PA if i had access to it would not buy it on a regular basis.

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Photo of MTKATL
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Strohm
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TTripp725
3.18/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CHickman
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 6/29/17, it pours cloudy yellow which looks like pineapple juice with a solid 2 finger bright white colored foamy head that dissipated very slowly and had craters form as it dropped, leaving excellent foamy lacing coating the sides. The whole glass was full of foamy rings when I finished.

Smells of lemon zest, faint yuzu, light citrus hops, biscuit, grains (or the oats listed on the can), piney hops, berries and earthy characteristics. Not as hoppy as I thought it would be, yet still a nice aroma that's well balanced.

Tastes sweet as the malt, oats and grains hit me first with that buttery graham cracker flavor starting things off. The malt dominance is short lived as the citrus hops take over with lemon, grapefruit, orange peel, light peppery spices and floral notes, dry yeast, piney hops, tea leaf, bread crust and a hint of dry weed or earthy spices. It's not super hoppy, but just hoppy enough to seem IPA-like but stay malty enough to flow like a nicely balanced APA.

Mouthfeel is incredibly smooth and creamy, due to the oats and unfiltered design. It has little to no carbonation and slides down so easy, even with a slight hop bitterness that gets washed away by the sweet malty notes and overall fruity hop flavors. A low ABV crush-able session beer with oats in the mix to make it go down faster than it should. Two thumbs up here, this was really enjoyable.

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Photo of Cjday429
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of schinebd
4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wasatch
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thanks goes out to thebeers for this brew.

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 6/15/17

Poured into a Tired Hands glass a very nice cloudy pale yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy two-finger plus white head, which also leaves some very nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, slight malt note, very citrusy (oranges, tangerines, mangoes, pineapple, lemon), with some nice diesel/dank. The taste is very nice hoppy, slight malt, very nice citrus complex (oranges, tangerines, mangoes, pineapple, lemon), very nice diesel. Medium body, with a very nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. Addictive! Glad to have gotten a chance. Thanks Arthur!

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Photo of LeftHanded666
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thebeers
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cloudy pale yellow with two-and-a-half fingers of white foam that leave rings sudsy lacing.

Melon, light mango, pineapple and a hint of pepper in the aroma.

Peppery, faintly herbal taste with a watery backbone. Very little of the fruit carries from the nose. There's a light, refined bitterness that mixes with some melon in the aftertaste.

On the lighter side of medium bodied with a pillowy, prickly mouthfeel.

The pepperiness and the mouthfeel are the standouts here. Super refreshing. I tend to prefer their IPAs and DIPAs, but this is a flagship example of the Tired Hands take on the whole East Coast style. 6/15/17 canned on date.

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Photo of Keananmichael5
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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HopHands from Tired Hands Brewing Company
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