HopHands | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.12/5
866 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:
#1,890
Reviews:
138
Ratings:
866
pDev:
8.5%
Bros Score:
2.74
 
 
Wants:
81
Gots:
129
Trade:
6
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 866 |  Reviews: 138
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.17/5  rDev -23.1%
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 mmoriarty
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of plaid75
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ptat
3.69/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aquabears
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy and straw-colored with a fluffy head. Smell is piney, fruity, and floral. Taste is citrus! Nice bitterness and some pineapple and fruits. Light body, creamy and smooth. Very refreshing. Tasty stuff.

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Photo of BubbleBobble
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmorris15
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Hazed bright golden yellow colour, ring of white head and some lace. Smell is fruity and citrusy, tropical fruit with orange, mango and pineapple at the forefront. Taste is fruity with big bitter hops, pineapple and orange, fruity, moderate bitterness throughout, finishes fruity and quite dry. Medium carbonation and medium body. Very nice pale ale, flavourful and bitter, something I would drink lots of if available locally.

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Photo of THANAT0PSIS
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tired Hands Hop Hands

A: The flagship pale ale of the progenitors of the "milkshake" branch of NE IPAs pours a very pale yellow with just tinges of orange. True to substyle, it is cloudy, but not ridiculous, "milkshake" levels. The two fingers of snow white, meringue-like head linger seemingly forever, and lacing is excellent. 4.75/5

A: Grapefruit, peach, and lemongrass are the most prominent aromas, but there are also backing scents of grass, light pine, and herbs, plus maybe a little juicy orange and some citrus pith. Doughy yeast and crackery malt play entirely supporting roles. This is a nice-smelling pale ale with not too much going on, but positively it avoids the pitfall of being simply a low ABV IPA by not being overly intensely hopped. 4/5

T: Again, props must be given for Tired Hands crafting a true pale ale, and a very tasty one at that. The hoppiness is prominent with mainly grapefruit, some lemongrass, herbaceousness, lemon candy, some pine, and just a little peach. There is a mild, pithy bitterness that never becomes overbearing and serves as brilliant balance. The malts remain crackery and dry, and the yeast contributes a doughiness that may be divisive. The balance here is excellent, and this drinks like a very nice take on the somewhat lost pale ale style. Some of it does come across a little muted, unfortunately. 4.25/5

M: Here is where the true genius of this beer shines. The body is creamy and full on account of the oats, yet the finish is pleasantly dry and fully attenuated. Carbonation is soft and perfect. Flavor-wise it does drink fairly close to its 4.8%, but the mouthfeel is of that a beer double its strength, yet somehow it still remains amazingly drinkable as well. 5/5

O: This is a beer that is greater than the sum of its parts. Despite the very different styles of brewing, this actually drinks a lot like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, but much fuller and a tad more complex. That is a complement of the highest order, especially since this is a lower ABV than that legendary, archetypal beer. It is a very complete, well-crafted product from start to finish, and some may even interpret the muted aromas and flavors as "subtle" rather than "weak." It is nice to still see genuine pale ales of this caliber being made. Pair with Bad Rabbits acoustic EP "Dusted." 4.5/5

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Photo of Barleycorn
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pritchyk
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leitmotif
3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really bright, hazy yellow color with white head. Aroma has citrusy, floral hops and dough. Taste starts citrusy and bright, a bit yeasty, not very bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Quite good but a bit too yeasty.

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Photo of SveNss0N
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of amturnm7
3.76/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Futbolmanby
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevehagy
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of luke12345
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rvt5007
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VABA
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Poured into a pint glass a light yellow color with a little haze. The smell and taste pretty much followed the same, grapefruit and citrus, but not bitter at all like an IPA. It was a nice easy drinking beer. Can't wait to crack open another.

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Photo of Duncian
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

HopHands from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 866 ratings
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