Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
American Pale Ale
Ranked #98
Ranked #5,047
4.13 | pDev: 8.23%
May 28, 2023
May 11, 2012
Notes: Our exceedingly aromatic pale ale that is brewed with oats and hopped with a blend of Amarillo, Simcoe, and Centennial.
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Reviewed by Braunmeister_1943 from Pennsylvania

4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
4 pack purchased from Spaz Beverage in West Chester, PA on 5/27/23. Can date: 5/3/23.

L- Hazy pale amber.

S- Ripe juicy fruit.

T- Juicy tart citrus.

F- Lush silky smooth with a dry finish.

O- An incredible Pale Ale!
May 28, 2023
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Rated: 4.08 by Manthon from Pennsylvania

Apr 02, 2023
Rated: 4.13 by caffeinelogic from New York

Mar 19, 2023
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

4.61/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Hazy yellow green with 3 fingers of milkshake like white head.

Smells of juiced pine needles and Sichuan peppers, followed by orange juice.

The taste is of fresh Cashmere, dank and delicious hop pellets in the glass. Hints of orange and lemon zest.

Medium body with juicy feel, moderate cabonation.

I got this at the Liquor Barn in Redding, CA, drinking it in Redding Feb 16, 2023.
Feb 17, 2023
Rated: 4.16 by Rhettroactive from Virginia

Jan 14, 2023
Rated: 4.29 by Taenim from New Jersey

Dec 19, 2022
Rated: 4.15 by Mack2012 from New Jersey

Nov 26, 2022
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Reviewed by NiceTaps from New Jersey

4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
16 ounce can in a tulip IPA glass. Four weeks fresh.

Pale egg washed yellow color, clouded by oats. 2F dense white cap that drops and leaves sticky lacing.

Unique aroma; floral perfume, mint, pine, lemon, and citrus peel.

Dank-ish oats, lemon and grapefruit flavors.

The oats help bring the mouthfeel to a medium level. The hop feel is a bit harsh, medicinal like.

Flavorful and balanced. The abv is right. Lacks smoothness yet still pretty good.
Sep 18, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Justinprintz from New Jersey

Sep 15, 2022
Rated: 5 by Shan-man from New Jersey

Aug 31, 2022
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Reviewed by dank203 from New Jersey

3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked up at a NJ wegman's. Canned 8/8, reviewed 8/26, exactly 2 weeks after canning. Pours a hazy straw yellow with a finger of sudsy head. Aroma of tangerine, pineapple, mango. juicy yet crisp on the palate, bitter finish.
Aug 26, 2022
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Reviewed by Antg8989 from New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
These are the types of pale Ales I like. Happier than most, almost like an IPA, but not completely overshadowing the light malt bill. Grapefruit, citrus, pine and even a spicy kick - all of the classics. Nice white bready malt/white bread crust malt underneath.
Aug 18, 2022
Rated: 4.12 by saymike32 from New Jersey

Jul 08, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by David19457 from New Jersey

Jun 06, 2022
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
From a tap at the brew house in Ardmore this came in a clear pint glass. The beer itself is nothing close to clear. It seems quite like pineapple juice, with just a little tint of amber. The modest head is stark white and enduring. An aroma of hop blends is to be had, somewhat citrusy and maybe it's the color, but pineapple, too. The taste is more citrusy and less tropical than expected. Without much malt sweetness, now it seems almost lemony. There is enough malt that the mouthfeel doesn't suffer much, but there's no counterbalance to the bittering hops. That, with a hint of pinelike inclusion, makes this drink like a West Coast IPA, just less biting. Some mediocre glass lacing completes the visual. Overall, it's a decent APA, but a little less malty and complex to be a great one.
May 19, 2022
Rated: 4.02 by Holderness from Massachusetts

May 15, 2022
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Reviewed by JJKBeerLvr from Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 16oz can into pint glass in February 2022. There was a canned date of 01/13/2022.

Appearance: Light gold color with 2-finger white head. It is a bright and has a very hazy complexion, like other American Pale Ales. Can barely see anything through hazy PA. Head is very thick, and it lasts a minute time, leaving a small covering. There is a medium amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: The aroma filled the room while the beer was being poured. Strong aroma of citrus like grapefruit, pine, and hops, as well as some sweetness like pineapple. Also, a little earthy or straw aroma. Overall, the citrus aroma dominates the other aromas.

Taste: Sweet and moderately hoppy taste. There is also a little malt sweetness as well. There is a typical hops and citrus flavor, but with some sweetness as well. This is bitter like most other pale ales, but it is very well-balanced and not too bitter. Has a very nice after-taste that lasts a long time. Overall a nice balance and very drinkable.

Mouthfeel: Thick feel with a medium-strong body, which makes this very drinkable. Medium alcohol, which matches the 5.5% listed.

This is a very good and interesting IPA. It has a nice mix of citrus, grapefruit, hops, malt, and other flavors, which makes it enjoyable. I like the overall balance, and that the citrus flavors are pronounced but do not dominate the flavor. It is smoother and better balanced than most other pale ales. A very good daily drinker. I will buy this again.
Feb 05, 2022
Rated: 4.58 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Jan 23, 2022
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can into a pint glass. Canned 12/10/21, so not even 3 weeks old.

Looks good in the glass. Very hazy pineapple juice colored body. Decent bright white head shrinks to a fat collar and covering, nice lacing early on.

Good hoppy aroma, mors citrus than pine.

On tasting, pretty aggressive. Grapefruit wins out over pine notes. Malt may be there but I can't find it.

Mouth above medium, finish an odd mix of softness and bitterness.

Overall, I certainly like the beer. It's very "big" for a pale ale. Abv very sessionable though given the brash hop assault, I doubt I'd want a 4 pack at a time
Dec 27, 2021
Rated: 4.07 by Bunuelian from Minnesota

Sep 29, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania

May 03, 2021
Rated: 4.2 by BombayDingleMonkey from Pennsylvania

Apr 09, 2021
Rated: 4 by BarrelAgedG from California

Apr 08, 2021
Rated: 4.08 by bret27 from California

Apr 03, 2021
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Reviewed by RyanK252 from California

4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Can poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewery pint glass

A: Pours hazy golden yellow with a frothy off white head that settles to a firm layer and laces very nicely.

S: Lively zesty citrus dominates, a bit of pine, grassy, tropical fruit, slowly comes out of hiding, biscuity malt, and a touch of sweetness.

T: Resinous pine, citrus zest, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, and lime, subtle underlying fruity notes, passion fruit, peach, and apricot, a bit floral, biscuity malt, and just a touch of sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, a little softness on the palate.

O: My first taste of Tired Hands. Really solid pale ale.
Apr 02, 2021
Rated: 4.43 by Lord_of_the_Rinks from Pennsylvania

Mar 11, 2021
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Reviewed by farrago from New Jersey

4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Loosely knit head, about a finger’s worth, bright white, average retention, solid lacing. Light yellow color, however, manages to achieve opacity, a few tiny if active bubbles visible. Tightly would nose, kicks like a mule with pulped, dried lemons, iodine/salt, peppercorns, tar, cut grass to hay, almost smoky, fruit not the star here, mainly passion fruit, pineapple, apricot, got more of a marijuana scent as it warmed. Light-bodied, very crisp and dry. Carbonation seems rightsized and does not distract nor wimp out. Plenty of cracker, bread crust, unprocessed grains too. Citrus shades more to grapefruit. Elevation in the pine, the florality inconsistent. Seems minty now and then. Apricot to peach flavors as strong as any pineapple, papaya, likely due to the overall dryness. Really crushable. (Canned 12/31/20)
Feb 15, 2021
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Reviewed by ericmurray93 from Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Another staple in my fridge whenever I want something on the lighter side, but has a ton of great hope flavor and somewhat juicy. Mouthfeel is not overly thick and very crushable
Feb 14, 2021
Rated: 3.93 by hoponit from New York

Dec 15, 2020
Rated: 4.19 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Nov 15, 2020
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Reviewed by Sachin-Tendulkar from New York

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Canned 10/16/20

Pours a cloudy orange with a half finger of head. On the nose I’m getting a nice malty and citrusy blend. Taste follows the nose nicely although it’s a bit more malty than citrusy. Mouthfeel is light bodied and crisp. Overall, a very enjoyable and crushable beer and one I would love to have again.
Nov 07, 2020
Rated: 4 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Oct 25, 2020
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: The beer is very hazy and a bit pale yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that left lots of lacing down the sides of the glass and a short head covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of orange citrus are present in the nose along with hints of pine.
T: The taste follows the smell and is mostly dominated by flavors of orange citrus with hints of pine towards the finish. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and very crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This pale ale is quite flavorful and exceptionally easy to drink.

Serving type: can
Sep 29, 2020
Rated: 4.17 by EMH73 from New York

Sep 20, 2020
Rated: 3 by kcc from Pennsylvania

Aug 13, 2020
Rated: 4.46 by Justincredble from Pennsylvania

Jul 31, 2020
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Single bought at Al's of Hamden. Nice hoppy, fruity smell. Taste matches the smell well. Very much grapefruit. Nice and bright, overall! Color is a very light straw. The weekend of Andy and Joy's wedding!
Jul 26, 2020
Rated: 4.09 by MjamesL from Pennsylvania

Jul 13, 2020
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Reviewed by kevanb from Illinois

4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
16oz can, dated 06.11.2020, poured into a stemless wine glass.

The beer pours a very hazy and cloudy pale golden color, straw hues with a frothy white head that has good retention, stands about two fingers tall and leaves nice swatches of soapy lacing. The aroma is very pleasant, soft earthy hops, modest pine, a little herbal with some lemongrass, grapefruit peel, wildflower and lots of hearty cereal grains. The flavors are good, more bitter and grassy than the nose, which is more delicate and softer, assertive biscuit and cereal grains up front with grapefruit peel, pine, dank weediness with some light and bright fruitiness with a more herbal finish. The mouthfeel is great, coating, creamy but with just enough liveliness and a crisp and dry finish.

Verdict: A very nice pale ale from Tired Hands. Despite appearances, this couldn't be further from the sweet hazy trend beers that are available left and right these days. It's bright but really well balanced with assertive bitterness and explores the earthier side of the hop spectrum.
Jul 08, 2020
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