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HopHands | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding
98 Reviews
THE BROS
64
poor
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

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
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
698
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
22.98%
 
 
Wants:
79
Gots:
91
For Trade:
8
User Reviews
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Reviews: 98 | Ratings: 698
Reviews by Treyliff:
Photo of Treyliff
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Tired Hands

A- pours a hazy golden-.yellow color with a small creamy white head that reduces, leaving good lace behind.

S- nice mix of fruity hop aromas; pineapple, mango, guava, grapefruit and fresh cut grass

T- sweet and fruity hops give flavors of pineapple and mango with a hint of orange. Toasted malt kicks in to add good balance and drinkability. Slightly sweet on the finish with an emphasis on sweet guava fruit

M- medium body with moderate prickly carbonation produces a creamy mouthfeel and a smooth finish, very drinkable

O - super drinkable pale ale , with nice fruity hop notes

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More User Reviews:
Photo of GregA135
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The Bros may want to reconsider changing their rating, because this APA was great! Then again to each their own right?
Had this brew at their Fermentaria. Poured a hazy orange/lemon color with a white head. Smell and taste basically followed each other - citrus, fruit notes, a bit of pine. A nice juicy APA with medium carbonation and very refreshing too. Ended up taking a growler of this home. Can't wait to come back to Tired Hands!
Cheers!

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Photo of Jason
2.74/5  rDev -33%
look: 1 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Not feeling it with this brew, extremely cloudy and a mess to say the least. Staff at the pub should not be pouring it. Milkshake beers are not a trend or acceptable with traditional or even modern styles... No excuses. Carbonation seemed off, a muddled mess.

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Photo of justintcoons
4.66/5  rDev +13.9%

32 oz growler poured into a pub-style pint glass.

Appearance
Extra cloudy straw-yellow with a 1/2 finger of loose white head that dissipates quickly.

Nose
Grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, candy sugar, and dank pine.

Taste
Grapefruit juice, sugar-coated tangerine, and pineapple juice. Bready backbone with nuances of candy sugar. Finishes with pine sap and dank greenery.

Mouthfeel
Medium-light bodied, silky, smooth, and juicy.

Overall
Juicy as all Hell with a very low bitterness. I could drink these all day long. Superb Pale Ale.

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Photo of Jusskahbox
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer scratches every itch the creamy IPA lover is looking for. It is as hazy as fresh squeezed lemonade with a delicate head (about a quarter inch). Glows a beautiful dandelion gold. The nose is floral and hoppy but delicate. Flavor profile followed suit. Citrus, floral, simple. It did't punch me in the pallet with flavor but was certainly present and juicy. The mouthfeel is really the most satisfying component of this brew. As one would expect with a brew so hazy, it really followed through with a clean, creamy mouthfeel. Next to no alcohol burn, understandably so considering the ABV. Overall, a very sessionable brew.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can purchased at Tired Hands in Ardmore, PA.

This one pours a pale hazy yellow, with a one inch head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells like pine, peach, grass, nectarine and honey like malt.

This is pretty tasty and crushable. There's a nice soft fruit flavor, nectarine and grapefruit mostly, with some herb like grassiness and pine. There's a bit of honey like flavor, but not much in the way of malt.

This is light bodied, with a crisp level of carbonation and mouthfeel.

Another great hoppy beer from Tired Hands.

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Photo of MNishCT77
4.56/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

8 oz. pour on tap at the brewery poured into their flute-like glass, unknown brewing/release date, drank over 30 minutes

A: 2/3 - golden-off yellow coloration; low clarity (cannot read through) with intense hop haze; tight white bubbles pouring off the bottom of the glass; initial frothy white head settles into a 1 finger head that persists throughout the drinking

S: 10/12 - moderate citrus and floral hop character - grapefruit, mango, lemograss and dandelions - with some biscuity bready malts and oats; no detectable alcohols; no flaws

T: 18/20 - taste profile immediately follows the nose but is subtle and gentle - this is a citrus delight with some mild pine; in the middle of the mouth, the citrus hop complexity continues with Centennial and Amarillo notes (less so Simcoe) and gentle oats, malts and alcohol; finishes dry and inviting

M: 5/5 - moderate-to-high carbonation; moderate hop oils that coat the tongue and instill a creaminess not typically found in this style; moderate alcohol presence

O: 9/10 - wow, this is a beautiful hop symphony that is one of the most balanced and inviting aromatic pale ales on the market; I could session this all night and still be a delight the following morning; highly recommended for all hop hands on deck! On my visit to the brewery on Sun., 3/23/14, the only beer that I had that I thought was better was the First Level NS IPA, but these beers are very different and this one is more balanced and delicate!

TOTAL - 44/50

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Photo of SportsandJorts
4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: straw yellow in color, a finger plus of a white foamy head with good retention and leaves behind strong legs and a lacing along the sides. Slightly hazy but still able to see through it.

Smell: hop varieties. ranges from citrus to pine and floral, spicy notes as well. Pretty juicy. malts are slightly sweet, mostly bread-like. some mineral content too.

Taste: opens with citrusy and floral hops. as the hops evolve more juice like and some spicy flavors come out. the taste is very juicy and low on resin. back end has a mix between pale malts, mineral water and some yeast character.

Mouthfeel: light, slight bitterness and very refreshing. a touch on the dry side but that just gets you ready for more.

Overall: a very well done take on the pale ale, exactly what I look for. good hoppy flavor and aroma, malt depth. refreshing qualities and great drinkability.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a growler into a tired hands sampler glass, both of which I purchased a couple hours ago at the brewery!

Pours a very hazy, pineapple yellow body with a big, fluffy white head that reduces slowly to leave a chunky head and lacing.

Hugely aromatic with fresh citrus, tropical fruits and pine.

Not too aggressive on the palate, notes of citrus, pine, pale malt, tropical fruit.. Subtle but nice flavors. Ever so slightly bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is light, slightly watery with medium carbonation.

A solid pale ale, extremely drinkable and aromatic. Sessionable definitely.

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Photo of dar482
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a hazy golden color.

The beer is wonderfully hoppy of juicy citrus and tropical, bounds of grapefruit. The malt backbone is light with some graininess and the oat gives it some roundness. A significant bitterness on the end of green grass, slight pine, and floral.

At under 5%, this beer is absurdly tasty. One of the best of the "best" small brewery pale ales I've had (Trillium and Peekskill).

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Photo of kojevergas
3.17/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Smells like urinal cake in the best possible way. Lime. Neutral pale malts. Exceedingly aromatic, indeed.

The taste follows the aroma, with a soapy bend. It's not my favourite hop profile, and amarillo isn't showcased particularly well. No oniony simcoe. Not particularly intricate.

C+

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Photo of Sad_Larry
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a Tired Hands teku:

Look - Pours a hazy gold color with a 2-finger head that dissipates quickly. Plenty of lacing as you drink, as well.

Smell - Nothing but tropical fruits and citrus.

Taste - Same as the smell with just a touch of hops, and a bready aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Thick, smooth, and creamy. Fantastic!

Overall - I really like what Tired Hands is doing with their beers. HopHands is extremely drinkable, and the fact that they started canning has given their beers a much longer shelf life. If you happen to live near the Ardmore area, and you've yet to try anything by these guys, I have one thing to ask...What are you doing!?

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Photo of jwjon1
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Definitely feeling it. Loving the very acceptable trend of cloudy/hazy brews. Glad New England modernized the style, and excited to see it expand! Keep pouring them Tired Hands!

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Photo of PVMT
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Blind Tiger Ale House on 10/27/15. Hazy yellow pour with a foamy white head. Citrus nose, but flavor is bright pine and biscuity malts, leading to a clean, slightly sweet and bitter finish. Quite good.

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Photo of hoppytobehere
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Tired Hands.

Hops: Simcoe, Centennial, Amarillo
ABV: 5.5%

Cloudy golden haze. Clearly unfiltered. I can smell the beer from a few feet away. Loads of citrus, earth and grass. Hardly any bitterness. This thing is right up my alley. So good I ordered a growler to go. This is a beer I wish I could drink everyday.

Update: I've had this in DC a few times over the past several months, and it's just not the same beer anymore. A damn shame.

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Photo of Kadonny
4.62/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from tap at the Pottstown Brew Festival on Oct. 4, 2015 into the tasting glass.

A: Super hazy light straw color with a nice one finger white head. Some glass lacing.

S: Wow, super juicy and fruity nose with some grassy tones. Slight candy malt sweetness. Great, great smelling beer.

T: Heavy citrus hops with tons of grapefruit, lemon, pineapple and some mango. I get some grassy flavors as well that mix with the almost candy like sweetness. The sweetness never gets a chance to really take over as the citrus hops come back to dry the finish out nicely, but it does give the beer terrific depth and body. This is so juicy it's insane, but it's more than just hop juice and that's what makes it terrific.

M: Medium mouthfeel with nice body. Not really a bitter beer, but it's nice and dry on the finish. No alcohol and super drinkable!

O: I really, really loved this beer. Yes, it is super cloudy but I'm not sure why that would detract from the beer itself, I guess I don't understand. I go mostly on taste, and this beer tasted fantastic For me, this was the best beer at the beerfest, and that's saying something as there were a ton of great beers there. I will seek this one out for sure, loved it.

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Photo of Monktastic7
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Love this "house" pale...possibly one of the best sessions in the country. Super delicate mouthfeel, bursting with juicy hops and then a slightly dry pale finish.

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Photo of Sintech
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy straw hue.

Smell - Tropical and citrus nose.

Taste - Citrus and candied tropical fruits.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation. Full bodied. Pretty thick and chewy.

Overall - I really enjoyed this take on a hazy tropical Pale Ale. Worthy a try.

Grade (A-)

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Photo of HopBomb515
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Gorgeous American pale ale! Deep golden slightly pale yellow hue and slightly cloudy. Big rocky white head and great lacing on the glass. Big fruit notes on the nose, so tropical and juicy. Fantastic nose! Tastes of tangerines, Meyer lemons, pine and mango. Soft, creamy, light to medium body and a crisp drying finish. Loved this one!

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Photo of ShaneHarris
4.85/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bros are idiots for giving this a 64. This is the greatest Pale Ale I've ever tasted.

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Photo of aszatk01
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of SkiBum22
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Afroman
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of codysjb
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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