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HopHands | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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4.12/5
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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:
#1,891
Reviews:
138
Ratings:
867
pDev:
8.5%
Bros Score:
2.74
 
 
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81
Gots:
130
Trade:
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 867 |  Reviews: 138
Photo of Coorsy
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wonothesane42
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of montman
3.02/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sabtos
3.02/5  rDev -26.7%
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 Curmunchkin
3.62/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DraughtJunkie82
3.37/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Johnct
4.85/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TomMorris
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of WestmontDon
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Furley80
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cosmicevan
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned about a week ago on 6/16, this is a really nice pale ale. it has a soft hop that evens out the malt backbone bit not aggressive where I would confuse this for an IPA. tasty pale.

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Photo of knicks19947
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It pours super hazy and with an enormous head. The smell is dank and tropical. Full mouthfeel thanks to the oats. A very tasty Pale Ale, full of flavor but also easy to drink.

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Photo of tappangordo
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a shaker pint, the beer is a cloudy, opaque, pale yellow coloring with a clingy, filmy, low profile, white head that coats every inch of the glass as you drink. Aromas of herbal and grassy notes forward, tart lemon and lime, subtle tropical notes, and a toasted grain backbone. There's a solid funk in the nose, too. Flavors are tart and sweet forward, loaded on the key lime, lemon, melon, and pineapple. There's a solid toasty backbone, and highlights throughout of herbal characteristics, including pepper, basil, and oregano. Smooth, low carbonation body, with a citrus and tropical aftertaste. The finish is smooth, dry, and with a solid bitter hops and pepper linger. Interesting take on the APA, and it is damn tasty.

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

Photo of TheWolf
4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good feel.
Not as pungent on aroma or taste as I had expected.
I've had many of their iPas and they have all exceeded my expectations.
However this might be the first that fell short. Maybe I expected more considering it's their flagship beer.
An enjoyable beer nonetheless.

Edit - 9/16/16 - I've grown to really admire this beer over time. The smell is in fact fantastic. If I had the ability to drink this beer everyday I think I would. It's has unprecedented drinkability. Not too sweet. Good hop flavor aroma snd the mouthfeel is wonderful. A little inconstant from batch to batch but on point more times than not and the last few have been stellar. I upgraded aroma, taste and overall a quarter point from by initial review. Not the best beer I've ever had but it might be my favorite now.

I don't understand anyone who rates this lower than a 3. ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️

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Photo of AAG
3.52/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CBrodbeck
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

HopHands from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 867 ratings
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