Aloysious | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by yourefragile on 06-01-2012

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 36
Photo of stephenjmoore
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A light-medium murky brown body with a thick, frothy tan head that leaves a sticky mess of lacing. Aroma includes dank earthy hops, nutty toast and hints of cocoa. Flavor is much of the same with big dank hops balanced out by lots of earthy and nutty malts. The feel is medium bodied with medium carbonation, somewhat creamy. This one reminds me of one of TH's better black IPAs with the roastiness replaced by toastiness. A good take on a "brown IPA" or a hoppy brown.

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Photo of markgugs
3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not my favorite. Looks like dirty water, the kind of mud that's stirred up when you walk barefoot through a lake. Nose is alright, hints of caramel and roasted beans. Taste begins with a pleasant caramel sweetness but is quickly replaced by a boozy presence that's totally out of place. Feel is just right and it is drinkable but not one I'll order again.

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Photo of BARFLYB
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On Tap at Tired Hands

Aloysious pours out the standard brown color, it's a touch darker than that with a shoeshine brown look with a light tan head up top leaving no stick on the glass. Smell is pretty hoppy, and nice bright earthy hop scent, with a faint roasty background. It's a standard style, yet I get sniffs of caramel mixed in with some rye malt. Tasting this, i get most of the above mentioned scents in the taste including some pine mixed in with citrus backed by rye and caramel. Well balanced beer that deserves a look into, but not a growler purchase. Feel is less than medium with light carb and a mild bitterness.

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Photo of tobelerone
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A fresh tasting and very hop forward brown ale. Reminded me a bit of the Stone/Bear Republic/Fatheads collaboration TBA. Light brown body with an awesome cream colored head that has excellent retention. Tons of lace. Big hoppy nose full of simcoe; pine resins and mango; bittersweet chocolate and cocoa powder. Flavor balances these elements beautifully; the hops jump out in vivid detail, again with mango, pine, resinous notes; the chocolate malt emerges smoothly underneath, creating a nice contrast and adding a bit of mild sweetness.

Very smooth and creamy feel, medium body and moderate carbonation. Extremely pleasing to drink; flavorful and interesting in the way it combines the chocolate notes with the fruity hops.

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Photo of rfgetz
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a reddish tinted brown, clean with a moderate cap of khaki head. Scent brings solid piney hop presence before crusty and bready malts, light caramel take over, light notes of chocolate. Solid multi-dimensional brown ale with good, solid hop charachter and complex malt backbone. Medium bodied, smooth and slightly creamy/ Enjoyable from start to finish.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at their brewpub

Poured a clearish medium brown color with a small off-white head that receded to a ringlet. Subdued aroma of caramel malts, toasted bread, indistinct hops. Taste was surprisingly hoppy and citrusy up front, a quality that's not usually so distinct in a brown ale. Not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing, but it didn't seem so bad to me, and as someone who doesn't care much for brown ales, it was a welcome change of pace. Otherwise, toasted bread, slightly nutty and a tolerable twinge of wet cardboard. Light-medium body and quite sessionable.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Tired Hands. Pours a medium brown color with a nice off-white head and some spotty lacing. The nose carries some nice earthy undertones along with some mild chocolate and toasted bread. Over the top of that is a nice bit of pine resin and citrus hops. Flavor adds in a nice bitter edge to go with a nice bit of hop flavor overlaying the malt base. Medium body and a fairly-dry finish. Quite nice.

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Photo of yourefragile
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Tired Hands.

A brown ale is a brown ale is a brown ale, or so I usually think. That said, this delivers on what I look for in a brown, much like HF George, but a little less hoppy. Pouts a cloudy dark brown with a retentive khaki head. Nutty and chocolately nose, very nice rich malt blend with a slightly sweet tropical hop sweetness. Flavor follows with a strong malt body and nutty finish with tropical hop bitterness. Full body, creamy, high carbonation. It's a good brown ale, what else to say.

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Aloysious from Tired Hands Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 36 ratings.
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