HopHands | Tired Hands Brewing Company

BA SCORE
91
outstanding
819 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor
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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:
819
Reviews:
125
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
8.56%
 
 
Wants:
80
Gots:
117
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 819 |  Reviews: 125
Photo of Momack229
2.25/5  rDev -45%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Dinizioj31
2.3/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Awful. Smells like lemonade and taste like lemonade. Not even close to hoppy. I really don't understand anyone who rates this higher than a 3. It's really not good

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Photo of chippo33
2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

Photo of MickeyCass
2.58/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

So I don't understand this beer. Color is a cloudy lemonade... First turn off for me. Not what I would expect from this type of beer. Smell is a decent hoppy-tropical scent. Definitely not bad but pretty run-of-the-mill. Tastes faintly hoppy and tropical fruity, but it's nothing more than a faint undertone. Main taste is nothing. I'll finish the 4-pack I have, but I most definitely won't be seeking this out in the future.

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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 ajm5108
2.9/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

To say this pours cloudy would be an understatement. Looks exactly like store-bought pineapple juice. I'm not exactly an aesthete when it comes to beer, but it certainly isn't an inviting visual. Aroma was fairly muted, mostly just some citrus and floral hops, pretty straightforward. Taste is much the same. I appreciate it not being a hop bomb, but I felt it lacked depth. You get a nice dose of citrus upfront - mostly pineapples, papaya and starfruit - but there isn't much behind it. The base isn't really there. It's thin and a little watery. Not bad, but certainly dissapointing after all the attention Tired Hands gets around here.

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Photo of RichardMNixon
2.91/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Tall white head that fades to a fizz on top, lots of lacing. VERY pale body - looks like a light beer.
Nice clean citrus hop aroma, but fades to be pretty faint given time. Taste is overwhelmed by sharp acidity with some messy hops at the back end, lingering dry and bitter. The acidity is felt more than the carbonation, leaving it somewhat astringent.
Disappointing overall. Tastes and feels like an extra-hopped light beer. I guess at 4.8% it sort of is one, but I still wouldn't choose it over any readily available pale ales.

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Photo of timjim1327
3/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of inspektor
3/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of Justindemino
3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of redliner8
3/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of montman
3.02/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sabtos
3.02/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Pale, cloudy yellow, like lemonade, with a finger of soft white head.

On the nose is melon, peanut, and Colby cheese, with faint notes of lime leaf or cilantro.

HopHands tastes like a Hefe or Witbier. Light wheat, faint orange, lemon, and a little grass. Another person noted that this almost resembled a Gose, without the sour or saltiness. Now that I look back at my aroma notes...it sounds pretty similar to a Gose. How weird.

There are not a lot of distinct, standout attributes here. It is very light and quaffable, and finishes semi-dry, but I have to really ding this one for not being anything like the style it labels itself as.

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Photo of jdaddy
3.05/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Dreynolds1808
3.05/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jvaleo
3.06/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.17/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a muddy orange color with a short lived white crackling head. Aroma is of stewed hops, resin and a bit of grapefruit. The taste was super acidic almost to the point one might think infection. Bright hops with some orange peel to them. Malt is nondescript and the carbonation is at a decent level. Too acidic for the style.

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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+

***
04/17/17:

B- / WORTHY

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Photo of hoppyhoppy
3.18/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RobertColianni
3.19/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Isovaleric acid.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
3.2/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Soloveitchik
3.24/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Phurley2
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jakecattleco
3.29/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Draught pour at the beer cafe. Definitely the most underwhelming of their beers I've had. All the others were good to great, but very surprised by the mediocrity of this Pale Ale. Won't revisit, nor recommend.

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HopHands from Tired Hands Brewing Company
4.09 out of 5 based on 819 ratings.
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