Singel Hop Saison - Simcoe | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by BARFLYB on 08-18-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.52/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another 64 oz. growler from Josh. Poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - More life than the Mysterious Mood. Yellow hazy body with a smallish white head.

Smell - A ton of simcoe. A hint of sweetness and not a whole lot else.

Taste - Strong simcoe flavor. Like a pale ale. A touch of bready malt and just enough yeastiness to justify the saison name.

Mouthfeel - Light with medium carbonation. Bitter finish, but nothing offensive or terribly off-style.

Overall - The saison is lost in the hops. Barely a saison and much more of a pale ale.

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4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Tired Hands. Served glasses into stemware. Pours a slightly-hazy blonde-straw color with a fluffy white head and really nice retention. Good lacing and a cap throughout. The nose carries the unmistakable whiff of Simcoe hops with some nice pine alongside backing citrus. Light yeasty pepper and faint herbal character in the background. Flavor is similar, with the Simcoe out in front and the saison doing background work with a really excellent body. Dry and crisp. Excellent.

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4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes, this is a decent beer for sure. Beer is yellow and hazy with a soft white head of small and tiny bubbles, lacing, moderate to low carbonaiton.

Aroma is yesaty and sweet but not as hoppy as I was hoping.

Beer is floral and hoppy, grassy, with a mildly bitter finish, not a lot of hop bittering a decent beer though. I enjoyed it and would have it again.

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3.82/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Tired Hands. Pours a hazy straw color with a few fingers of white foam that settles slowly and good lacing clinging to the glass in sheets. Very aromatic, with bright simcoe hops jumping from the glass, imparting pine, herbal, and fruity citrus notes. Lesser hits of the saison yeast and attendant spiciness emerge underneath.

I found the flavor to be a good deal blander than the aroma. The bright hoppiness of the nose seems a bit dulled in the taste, and while there are still aspects of pine, herbs, grass, and citrus, they aren’t nearly as vivid as expected. They are also off set by a mild peppery yeastiness and a bit of pale, biscuity malt. The finish is dry and the aftertaste has a light bitterness that doesn’t hang around very long.

Medium light in body, with crisp but smooth carbonation. In general all the Tired Hands beers have a lovely feel fresh from the taps. This was an easy drinking saison that didn’t stand out among the wide array of iterations of the style these guys have been brewing. Lovely aromatics but the flavor didn’t deliver on the promise of the aroma for me.

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4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler shared by Mr. PA himself, Dr. Moll. The beer is hazy and straw yellow with an inch of white head. The aroma offers dank hops, floral notes, tart citrus. Lemons and hops at the forefront, with nice grass and floral flavors. Pretty light bodied with moderate carbonation. A very tasty brew. I would definitely have this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at the brewery

Pours a clouded pale golden yellow with a thick, bubbling white head. Retains well with some patchy lacing strewn about the glass.

Whoa - an avalanche of pungent simcoe hops erupt from the glass, delivering a mix of hop bitterness and funky saison-like yeast. Grassy with citrus notes and some grainy malts.

Nice punch of simcoe hops on the tongue with citrus and grassy bitterness. The saison takes over swiftly, adding yeasty funk and spice. Biscuit and grain backbone lurk underneath the featured hop. Finishes a little bitter with lingering dryness.

Medium body, higher carbonation, dry and bubbly on the tongue. The nose on this brew was especially spectacular, making the overall experience even more memorable. I hope to see more of these single hop beers in the near future.

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4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From growler into Tired Hands stemmed glass version 1.0.

Beer is similar in appearance to FarmHands. Very light, hazy, pale yellow...almost like lemonade when held up to the light. Aroma is super dank, Simcoe citrusy/slight woodiness over bed of faintly underlying funk. Taste is almost identical, but lemon rind and hop bitterness out weigh the aroma characteristics a tad. Mouthfeel is superb, a common trait of Tired Hands product. Overall, this is easily one of the best from Tired Hands to date. It drinks like a slightly more complex Belgian version of all the current big hop, low abv pale ales. If the same base beer is used to showcase numerous hop variations, I think this is going to be a highly sought after beer with each version.

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4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at their brewpub

Small pour yielded a slightly hazy, banana yellow liquid, with a small cap of fluffy white head that retained well and left some soapy lacing on the glass. Aroma is clearly hop-dominant, fresh and amazingly lemony, grassy, with slight notes of tropical fruit. Gotta love fresh Simcoe hops. More of the same in the taste, Simcoe is highlighted on the palate, fresh and citrusy (mostly lemon), grassy, fruity, lighter notes of peppery spice and earthy must. Fresh and extremely crisp. Light-medium body and pleasantly drinkable.

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Singel Hop Saison - Simcoe from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 28 ratings