HopHands | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.12/5
865 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
Ranking:
#1,889
Reviews:
138
Ratings:
865
pDev:
8.5%
Bros Score:
2.74
 
 
Wants:
80
Gots:
129
Trade:
6
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 865 |  Reviews: 138
Photo of rodmanfor3
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gopens44
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It's one of them there cloudy as oj looking critters. Head leaves town like a pole cat looking to scram, but not without leaving a perty decent lace mess behind. Too bad for the nose that this thing is muted like a mime. All I get from a good sniffin is a little orange juice, maybe. Taste comes alive like Frampton with a big earthy orange and floral taste. More bitter than most them Yankee NEIPA's so I'm downright thankful for that.

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

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.8/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Roguer
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale lemon yellow brew; shockingly hazy, opaque in all but the thinnest portions of the glass. Strong frothy snow white head with good retention and scattered lacing.

Dank, peppery, resinous aroma with hints of grapefruit and orange. Strongly leaning toward pine and vinous notes.

A true hoppy pale ale from the get go. Grainy, biscuity pale malts, along with a hop profile implying pine, resin, and grassy flavors. Really well balanced, with very restrained bitterness. Tempered sweetness implying honey crackers.

Smooth and lively; quite drinkable. Fits squarely in the APA category. The low ABV (4.8%) is actually a touch surprising, based on the full flavor. Very long oily finish.

Has the American Pale Ale gone the way of the dinosaur? Not if brews like this (or HF Edward) have anything to say about it. This is liquid proof that you can have a wonderfully hop-forward brew that still fits squarely into the APA category. This takes the standard set long ago by SNPA and updates it for the modern era of hops.

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Photo of smcel371
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trygelski1
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aasher
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of atomicnemesis
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of digboy
4.57/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can traded with a friend (thanks!)

Pours a dusty yellow-gold color, very cloudy with a half finger fizzy head that settles to a film. Not much lacing.

Aroma is bright citrus - grapefruit and orange blossoms and lemon. Only moderately present though.

Taste follows the smell with grapefruit, orange peel and lemon. The beer finishes with lemon mostly as the light-moderate bitterness kicks in. Very low but sweet malt present so it is a crisp beer, maybe a little watery. It makes up for that with the wonderful citrus flavor.

Feel is smooth and creamy due to the flaked oats.

This is a just a fantastic, delicate beer that is really well crafted. Smooth and clean flavors with nothing weird going on. The creamy feel works great with the thin malt - almost enhances the flavor. Loving this one. Thanks Tim!!

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Photo of y2kawakami
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brendanjames
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Khaack
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wmcgar01
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mkh012
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The Bros are inherently anti-haze and don't like "juice bomb" beers. This is pretty hazy but the flavor profile is solid. Melon, grass, and kiwi. OJ and leafy green. Mouthfeel is medium+. Low to medium bitterness. Overall, juicy but balanced. 8+/10

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Photo of jooler
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Slight haze
Smell is citrus with slight pine
Taste is just like bitter brothers citra IPA. Citrus but yet piney but not as hoppy.
Overall, this beer feels like a west coast IPA but less flavor.

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Photo of chefduff2
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Pours a hazy yellow orange with a finger of dense head, lots of fine lacing all the way down the glass.
Smells more citrusy than anything, lemon and orange dominate, maybe a little pine in the background.
Taste follows the lemon orange nose, a little bitter bite on the end.
Lighter body with low to medium carbonation.
Overall very tasty APA.

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Photo of frasergrove
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spoda1983
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FFFjunkie
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look is a milky and hazy bright orange. Pours with a finger of white fluffy head.

Aroma is definately citrus forward. Lemon, grapefruit and orange front and center and maybe some tropical fruit lingering in the background. It has a real nice aroma to it.

Taste follows nose. Grapefruit and lemon/orange upfront followed by some mango and other tropical fruit. Finishes with a nice little bitter kick.

Feel is smooth and creamy due to the oats and being unfiltered I would think.

Overall a really nice pale ale. It packs a punch for aroma and the taste isn't to far behind.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours bright hazy orange with fluffy white head. Nice sticky lacing all around the glass.

Aroma - Lots of citrus lemon, pineapple, orange and a hint of hops thrown in. Great aroma.

Taste - Nice oat flavor, tropical flavors same as nose mango, pineapple and some orange. A nice slightly bitter bite at the end.

Feel - Light side of medium well carbonated with just a touch of dryness on the finish.

Overall - A really great tasting beer, light fruit/hop aroma wonderful flavors.

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Photo of vabeerguy
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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HopHands from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 865 ratings
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