HopHands | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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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:
828
Reviews:
127
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
8.54%
 
 
Wants:
79
Gots:
120
For Trade:
6
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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

Photo of cjgiant
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at brewery:
A yellow-white cloud of a body atop which sits a more normal fluffy white cloud. This cloud still is tothe sides all the way down the glass.

Nose is bitter rind, flaky malt notes, and a hint of citrus.

Taste is mainly pine wood bitterness winning over the cereal malts. There are spots where I pick up some lightly tropical notes through this flavor cloud that blocks these much like the look blocks the light. Same could be said of some grapefruit rind near the end.

Pretty straightforward and a bit one-dimensional, but it tastes pretty good.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
3.2/5  rDev -22%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mnj21655
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale straw in color with a finger of sticky white head. Aroma is a bit muted but it's lightly grainy, tropical, and a touch piney. Taste mirrors the aroma, the tropical fruits are quite smooth and the piney notes are more subdued than in the aroma. Finish is relatively balanced and leans lightly bitter. Light-medium bodied with low-moderate carbonation. Overall this is a pretty solid NE-ish IPA. It's flavors are a bit more muted than I'd expect for the style.

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Photo of Cwood52
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Reef
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Alla Spina, Philadelphia PA.

Hazy straw, one finger of head. Spotty lacing.
Grapefruit, light tropical scent.
Citrus, biscuit, light mangoes.
Medium mouthfeel, satisfying.
Good stuff.

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Photo of untitledeuphoria
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cmurphy7
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mashak87
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tarheel219
4.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hoppyhoppy
3.18/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LAp
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can into a tulip. Pours a far more hazy lemon-yellow than I would have expected. Nose is savory hop, citrus, and tropical, but more toned down than many TH beers. The palate has a great, subtle savory hop character accented with a small backend bitter bite. There's a certain prominent grassy note to the palate too that works well. A hint of lagery malt on the backend however detracts somewhat from what is otherwise an exceptional pale ale. Mouthfeel is medium/medium light.
It's an exceptional beer, and one that compares favorably to most pale ales, but not to the many tremendous IPAs and DIPAs that TH puts out.

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Photo of aaronyoung01
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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HopHands from Tired Hands Brewing Company
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