Delicado | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Collaboration beer brewed with Shaun Hill from Hill Farmstead Brewing at Tired Hands Brewing Co.

Added by yourefragile on 06-30-2012

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Photo of HopBomb515
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy pale yellow with a touch of orange highlight, small head but good lacing. Notes of lemon, lemon rind, citrus fruits, lightly tropical, and slight pine. Flavors and aromas are subtle, soft but prominent at the same time. Mouthfeel is light but body is good, soft on the palate, highly drinkable and a touch dry. Very nice IPA!

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Photo of Slatetank
4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I tried this on tap at Tired Hands Fermentaria served chilled in a glass.

The color is golden with thick haze and thick white head that clings as lace. The smell has a slight herbal quality with citrus and mild lemony odor with yeast driven profile and slight dank hop with herbaceous and light rosemary-esque nose. The feel has faint spiciness with tangy citrus with medium carbonation and semi-dry finish with almost no alcohol detectable.

There is lots of zest in the lemony/herbal fragrant and lucscious hop flavor -very green with subtle pine accent and mild malt with yeast adding a slight creaminess to the subtle juicy orange/lemon taste with a nice leafy hop taste with lightly earthy herbal and rosemary flavor in the finish. Overall this is a great lemony IPA which is so easy to quaff one of the best citrus infused IPA's I have tried -very complex

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.74/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Big thanks to yourefragile. Served in Tired Hands stemware. Hazy light yellow. Short head. Nose is insane with dank hops and lemon rind. Citrus. Flavor is over the top. Great lemon. Bitter. Dry. Hands down one of the best hoppy beers I've ever had. No surprise given the brewers involved.

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Photo of tobelerone
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler filled at the brewery. One of the bartenders filled for me and he wasn’t quite as fastidious as Jean; consequently the beer was not in as pristine a shape as it was when the boss purged with CO2 and left absolutely no air in the growler during a previous visit.

I’m splitting hairs here; the beer was still quite good, but not as outstanding as it was on tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy, pale gold with a small, quickly diminishing head and minimal, spotty lacing. Citrusy, fruity aroma with a vague oniony undercurrent, that Amarillo thing. Vividly hoppy without much of a malt aroma at all.

The taste follows the nose, but is perhaps a little lighter in the assertiveness of the hops than in the aroma. The malt is still well-hidden overall and the citrus, pineapple, grapefruit, resin, onion-garlic hop notes are front and center, but there’s a certain gentleness about it and it doesn’t overwhelm the palate with bitterness at all. Complex, intricate, and dry.

Smooth carbonation; just a little lower than it should have been, medium-light bodied; very easy to drink.

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Photo of MusicaleMike
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Collaboration beer with Shaun Hill from Hill Farmstead Brewing.

Last pour from the growler, day after opening the growler.

No carbonation to speak of. Yesterday when I first opened it up, there was some off-white head that would build with the typical reverse cascade look going on. Now, nothing. The color is a hazy peach. I am trying to be forgiving for this score, because it is off the last pour and it is from a growler.

The aroma is very powerful and aromatic, not to mention quite attractive. Perfumy...some floral notes, like notes of lilac. Some citrus fruit, or tart fruit in general showing up. Notes of kiwi and pineapple.

Light in body, with a low to medium bitterness. Really wuite fruity and citrusy. No carbonation. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Very mild. This is an IPA that pretty much anyone could get behind. BIG, Juicy and appetizing aromas and flavors that are not a part of anything "imperial" or experimental.

It is straightforward and one of the best American IPA's (though I think it would be smarter to list it as a Pale Ale) that I have had.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at the Hill Farmstead release today. Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass.

The beer is golden and fairly hazy with a thick, white head that leaves ample lacing on the glass.

The nose carries scents of lemon, lemon peel, citrus, hops.

Beautiful flavor with a touch of lemon juice noticeable throughout. Fresh hops, lightly floral, a touch of spice.

Light to medium in body. Pleasant bitterness in the finish.

Overall, this was delicious and easy to drink. I definitely recommend this beer.

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Photo of rudzud
3.98/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the hill farmstead for the civil disobedience 43 and jimmy release. Poured into my hill farmstead tulip.

A -- poured a hazy golden hue with a nice one finger white head that fades to leave a thin soapy white blanket with light lacing.

S - Aromas of nice solid citrus peel nicely dank with some light tropic notes. Very bright.

T - Taste is slightly less tropical with more grapefruit peel than anything. Its lightly malt sweet with some nice dankness.

M - Mouthfeel is nice lightly carbonated with more of the mustiness.

O - Overall this is an alright ipa collaboration with these guys and hill farmstead. This is pretty solid.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.64/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Growler shared by "Michael and Michael have issues". Beer is yellow and hazy with a slight darkness to it, a wispy white head of small bubbles, no lacing, moderate to low carbonation, looks fine.

Aroma is hops, lemon, peel, smells amazing.

Beer is light, airy, nice bitter finish, citrus and awesomeness on the palate, this has to be a year round beer, it has to be, please make it a year round beer. A top 10 IPA for sure. Amazing beer.

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Photo of orangesol
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at the Brewery and later from a growler. This is a combination of the two.

A - Pours hazy golden orange with a small one finger head leaving small trails of lace down parts of the glass. The growler seems to have lost some carb but it still has just enough.

S - Smells of pungent citric hops, fresh lemon zest and pine resins. The growler had a bit more malt to it but it was close to a week old. Either way it has a great nose.

T - Starts off with plenty of citric hop bitterness that never really fades away. Once the initial hit dies down the lemon and pine come roaring through. As with the nose, the growler version has a bit more malt than the on-tap but that isn't the beers fault. Finish is bitter, leaving the palate dried long after consumption.

M - Here is where the loss of carbonation really hurt it, on-tap the feel was near perfect. It still has a light feel with plenty of flavor, allowing it to stand even without the carb.

O - I was there when this was brewed and again when it came out and I have to say that this is a really awesome beer. The hops and lemons really shine and it is very easy to drink. Glad I got to try this one.

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Photo of raveskdr
4.67/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to yourefragile for muling and Thorpe429 for footing the bill on a bunch of Tired Hands stuff. Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass.

A - Golden hay color with thin lacing.

S - Totally a Hill Farmstead beer. The nose up front is all that moderate citrusy dankness. There is also a good amount of pine as well.

T - Very good citrus and slight dank pine up front. I love the finish. The best way to describe it is lemon bar. Bite into a lemon bar, chew, swallow. The lingering massive lemon/slifght powdered sugar/moderate graham cracker crumble is exactly what the aftertaste on this is. Well, with a bit of hop bitterness there as well. Just...fascinating.

M - Pretty much dead on for a 6% hoppy beer. Light on the tongue but plenty of body to hold up to the hop character.

O - My notes simply say "winner winner chicken dinner" and that seems plenty apt for this beer. Tired Hands is on their way up, and Hill Farmstead remains at the top of the f'n mountain.

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Photo of jaasen64
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler filled less then a week ago, huge thanks to Beerisheaven. Poured into Jackie O's snifter.

A- Pours a hazy slightly translucent lemony golden color. About a half finger of white head that dissipates fairly fast. Decent carbonation. Leaves some spotty lacing.

S- Lemons, grapefruit, hops, spices, about average aroma strength.

T- Mostly lemons, balanced with grapefruit hops and very light spices. The lemons add a very nice slightly sweet and not too bitter nice summer beer taste. Slightly lemon aftertaste that lingers for awhile.

M- Thin, light, refreshing, goes down very easily, goes down almost like hoppy lightly spiced lemonade. ABV very well hidden.

O- I have to say this beer is the perfect summer beer. Nice refreshing lemon taste, balanced with light grapefruit hops, and some light spices. Goes down very easily. I can't say it's my favorite IPA, I like some of Hill Farmstead's IPAs a little bit better but this one was very well done. Actually could have used a little bit more lemons in my opinion. Definitely pick some up if you can.

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Photo of garuda
4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Hazed golden in color, white head has good retention and lacing.

S - Loads of tropical hop goodness with mango, pineapple, grapefruit, rounding out with some resinous pine. Not much in the way of malt aroma going on here, which I like.

T - Follows the nose, with taste turning more towards the resinous pine, but still retains grapefruit flavor well with some lemon as well. Strong hop bitterness in the long finish keeps malt sweetness to a minimum.

M - Thin. Only thing that really takes away from the drink. Light body, and almost a delicate carbonation. I like IPAs to feel a bit more substantial across the palate.

O - Even with the thin mouthfeel, aroma and taste and fabulous. I hope this is brewed again, or at least, a sign of things to come from Tired Hands.

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Photo of rfgetz
4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden amber color, full, dense white head, some sticky lacing. Strong notes of juicy, yet bitter, grapefruit, tangerine and tropical fruit, lightly floral and spicy, crackery malts burried beneath juicyness. Taste brings firmly bitter, lightly sweet and juicy hops, clearn and fresh but delicate, more floral notes, crackery with a spicy kick. Medium bodied, dry. Solid collaboration with fantastic scent, just maybe a touch meek in hop flavor.

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Photo of Fibrillator
3.92/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very nice iteration of American style IPA.

Tasted on tap and afterwards from a growler (yes, needed more to take home).

Lighter in color than most of the modern IPAs out there, slight haze. Head was white, nicely retained, with lacing.

Aroma was light, lemon, no funk. Appealing.

Flavor was a nice lemon/citrus even a little grapefruit. Had a gentle spice with a very refreshing hop. This was perfect for the 90+ degree day on which this was sampled. Finish around 30-40 seconds which was smooth and pleasant.

Overall, a very nice IPA for a hot summer day. Went really well with some spiced up turkey burgers and grilled vegetables.

Grab it while you can. Hopefully, they'll make more. My favorite of those beers yet, but waiting for the T'Gaverhopke collab...

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Photo of BARFLYB
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Collaboration beer brewed with the HIll Farmstead guys. Served in two 8oz portions.

Delicado pours out the spout with a light yellow/orange haze, no gold here or bronze, looks pretty, with a nice bright white head. Some minor stickage from this one. Smell is bright with lemon zest with a backing of tropical fruit. The malt bill is light and hardly noticed. Some florals pop out with warming and at 6%, no alcohol seeps through. Smells purty. Taste is a whomp of citra, amarillo, Motekua leaving a nice melange of flavor. Pineapple, mango, lemon zest, light malt bill and clean taste. Bitterness is present but not at west coast levels, comes and goes with an aftertaste of lemon, that does not singe the senses. Feel is on the light side, semi bitterness, full of flavor and a nice change from the 'normal IPA'. All in all a good experiment.

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Photo of yourefragile
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A collaboration with Shaun and Dan from Hill Farmstead, this is an American IPA brewed with Amarillo, Citra, Motueka, and roughly a case of lemon zest/juice.

Pours a hazed light orange golden color with a large, fluffy retentive white head, leaving behind ample lace. Nose is full of citrus zest and floral and citric hops. Medium full body, mild carbonation, and a well balanced finish of floral and spicy hops and fruit. Lemon juice and zest is present is assertive in flavor but not overpowering and adds a nice refreshing balance to what tastes like most other Hill Farmstead hoppy beers (not a bad thing obviously). Hopefully TH makes another batch or 10 of this.

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Delicado from Tired Hands Brewing Company
4.34 out of 5 based on 72 ratings.
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