Deuce | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by jaasen64 on 08-23-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 6
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Tired Hands. Served in stemware. Pours a moderate brown color with a nice head and pretty god retention. The nose brings some earthy and citrus hop components alongside a bit of bread and just a touch of toast. Flavor is hop-forward with moderate bitterness and a dry finish. Didn’t get much corn taste, though that seems to have come through more in the mouthfeel. Nice and drinkable.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First had: on tap at their brewpub

I'm not big on brown ales, but a "hoppy, corn-based brown" intrigued me. Clearish, light mahogany in color, with an amazingly dense, creamy off-white head that retained until the last drop and left lots of lacing on the glass; a casual swirl caused the head to flesh out when it started to recede, but there was always a layer of white on the top of my glass. "Hoppy" and "brown ale" are two terms I don't usual see jiving, but this was a pleasant surprise. Good aromatic balance of piney / citrusy hops and caramel malts in the nose. Pleasant zesty hoppage in the taste, not overbearing, but slightly edging out the sweet, bready caramel malts, and slight notes of coffee and/or cocoa powder. I like this one a lot. Medium body, smooth but daring, and pleasantly drinkable.

Tired Hands is here. Take note.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Tired Hands.

Nearly clear, light brown/amber colored beer with a small, slowly settling head and nice sheets of creamy lace on the glass. Very hop forward aroma; corn is surprisingly noticeable in the nose as well as the flavor. Lots of pine and floral notes, with just a touch of toasted bread. Malt is there but not nearly as forward as in traditional brown ales; this one comes at you with bright hops first, then some bready malt, and then the somewhat odd, but tasty, flavors of corn. Finishes dry, with a lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Hints of roasted coffee, light caramel sweetness, and citrus harmonizing with the piney hop notes encountered in the nose.

Medium-light bodied and light in spirit for the style. Moderate, smooth and creamy carbonation. Interesting and different to be sure. The more I drank the more it felt like a “brown IPA.”

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap at The Brew Cafe in Ardmore.

Deuce, a brown ale, I think i get it, although rather nasty. The beer is a brown beer with a brown color, a nice amount of dark tan foam that is semi thick and coating. Some notches on the way down.

Smell is pretty bold, a this was just tapped a few days ago. A nice amount of caramel and brown malt, some cocco, and some citrus presence from what I am guessing is from cascade, as that is in most of TH beers.

Taste comes off rather impressive for a simple brown. The cascade citrus with grapefruit and some pine meld nice with the malt base which is larger than most mass produced browns, god I love small batches. It's simple beer with a kick, that's it.

Feel is in between light and medium with no intrusion from the 7.1% which is a bit high for most TH'S beers. Either way this would of been even better if it was brewed a month later when fall starts. An impressive beer from an impressive brewery. I could do a pint of this easy.

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4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at the brewery

Pours a hazed chestnut brown color with a tuft of lightly toasted tan head. Retains well, leaving some cloudy film on top and some spotty lacing on the glass.

Nutty and roasty in the nose with a substantial punch of piny hops. A little bitter with some caramel sweetness and soft warming glow.

Pine hops and stickiness up front cascade down the tongue. Toasted malts, nuttiness and bread crust. Nice malty backbone with some caramel sweetness. Finishes bitter and warm.

Medium body, nicely carbonated, chewy and creamy on the tongue. I really enjoyed this hopped up version of a brown ale - nice job of finding a way to do something different with a style which typically isn't too exciting.

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Photo of jaasen64
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hoppy corn-based brown ale brewed with flaked maize and cascade hops. Thanks to stmgl01for getting this one! Filled four days ago.

A- Pours a reddish slightly golden brown that is translucent but hazy. Decent carbonation, but surprisingly pretty much no head at all (towards end of growler there is a thin layer of slightly brownish/yellowish bready off-white head that quickly dissipates). There is thin whispy slightly spidery/spotty lacing left along the sides of the glass that clings.

S- Hops, maize, grains, light caramel malts, a tiny bit of breadiness followed by some baker's chocolate that is very light. Well balanced aromas- no one aroma dominates over the others. Not too aromatic- I would say average to just below average for a beer.

T- Noticeable cascade hops, slightly citrusy, but not super hoppy, definitely present in a decent amount but not the hoppiest brown ale I've had. Hops are nicely balanced with a slight maize flavor, some bready yeast, very light baker's chocolate mixed with light caramel that is present but fairly well hidden, finishes with a sweet lightly bready citrusy hop taste that lingers for awhile. All the tastes are well balanced- all of them are fairly light without anything dominating too much but provide for a nice overall taste.

M- On the lighter sided, decent carbonation, drinks very light, seems lower then 7.1%.

O- This beer definitely grew on me the more I drank it. At first I wasn't overly impressed- poured pretty much looking like juice and the smell while not bad wasn't as strong as I was hoping for. The taste/mouthfeel though was definitely very enjoyable- nice balance of cascade hops balanced with a variety of other tastes that created a nice citrusy, slightly sweet, very drinkable, and well balanced brown ale.

Overall I'd say I definitely liked this brown ale, it was definitely different then your typical brown ale. I feel like what they were aiming for in terms of taste with the ingredients they were using ws pretty much spot on. This definitely wasn't my favorite beer from Tired Hands, but I'd recommend checking it out especially if the description sounds appealing to you. Thanks again stmgl01 for getting this one, much appreciated!

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Deuce from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 14 ratings