Sea Of Green | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Retail1LO on 09-03-2012

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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 83
Photo of bmrattay
3.03/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured at the Fermentaria
This is the first Tired Hands beer I've tried that I simply did not care for at all. I see a lot of positive reviews so maybe this was just a recent batch issue.

Look: Hazy hay. It looks as good in a glass as any of the turbid Tired Hands beers.

Smell: Not getting much from the nose. Some tropical fruit, piney hops, and grass. But this isn't a stink bomb.

Taste: This is where the beer went south for me. I got butter, some grass, citrus hop notes, and something that lingered on my tongue that made me immediately give my 4 oz. pour to someone else at the table.

Feel: Greasy. That's the first word that comes to mind.

Overall: Maybe this just isn't my cup of tea. Different strokes for different folks, I guess. I just can't find anything redeeming in the taste profile, and actually was pretty put off with just two sips.

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Photo of aglose45
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tired Hands Sea of Green

Growler from a friend. Filled 6/2, drank 6/13. Still insanely fresh.

A: Hazy, big frothy head, moderate lacing, and (although, maybe it's the name) a faint green tint to the beer. 4.25/5

S: Big nose, pungent, super hoppy. Notes of pineapple, orange, and a faint tart lime smell. 4.5/5

T: Much sweeter fruit notes when compared to the nose. Just as hoppy. Similar notes to the nose, plus a little sweet alcohol. Not much malt to report. 4.25/5

M: Medium bodied, dank and sticky, moderate carbonation, finishes dry. 4/5

O: Very solid DIPA. Crushable for 8% ABV. I will definitely seek this out as its a rotating DIPA for them. 4.25/5

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Photo of Griffin2
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a taster at the Fermentaria.
L - Poured a lemon yellow with a frothy head.
S - Very fruity
T - Tastes of pineapple with a little booze.
F - Medium carbonation with a very soft mouthfeel.
O - Very nice double IPA.

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Photo of Tommo
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On draft this was wonderful. Standard tired hands ipa, bursting with fruity floral dry hop aroma, extremely cloudy, great body. Somewhat sweet on the back; though that is the style these days. Overall excellent

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Photo of thebeers
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy yellow-orange with a finger of dense white head. Aroma of pineapple, sweet malt and a little alcohol. This carries over to the taste. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. Excellent.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opened 4.26.14
Filled 4.20.14

A - POurs a hazy pale, light orange with a fluffy white head that just sits there.

S - Dark, grassy, herbal, melons.

T - Similar to the nose, more and more orange citrus comes out.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Fruit-melon forward with a nice grass-herbal backbone.

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Photo of d5001986
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

32oz growler poured into Spiegelau tulip.

A: Pours an attractive, very cloudy yellowish-orange with about 2 fingers of off-white head.

S: Very sweet and pungent - Mango, tangerine, peach, pineapple, and oddly enough - a hint of cinnamon.

T: Flavor seems muted after such intensity from the nose. Bitter and pungent up front - Tangerine, peach, apricot, and slightly piney. A mild malty finish with a trace of alcohol. A bit dry.

M: Creamy medium body with relatively strong carbonation.

O: The taste is somewhat of a disappointment after providing such a wonderful aroma. The flavors seem a to lack that certain intensity I look for in a DIPA. All in all still a good DIPA, but far from the top of my list.

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Photo of jbwimer
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm thankful for parents who take trips to Philly and bring back growlers from Tired Hands. One of Station, and one of this beer that was freshly tapped. Have to review it. Poured from a growler into a Tired Hands flute-esque glass (also brought back by the 'rents).

A- Aggressive pour yielded a finger and a half of a white head with loose carbonation. Faded within a couple minutes. Leaves a substantial amount of lacing. This beer looks like orange juice with a splash of pineapple juice. Quite murky and just looks juicy.

S- Lord have mercy... TONS of tropical fruit. Mango, pineapple, orange zest. Pine and grass abound, as well. There is also a hint of pepperiness to this beer, which adds to the delightful melange. This is one of the best bouquets I've yet had the pleasure of smelling.

T- Not as robust as I was expecting given what the nose offered. However, there are great waves of bitterness combined with subdued tropical fruits. The pine and grass certainly make their presence known. No influence from the alcohol at all. This one sneaks up on you. Great flavors.

M- What a remarkably smooth beer. Medium carbonation with a medium mouthfeel. Lingering bitterness. Dangerously quaffable. I finished this off in one night (with one pour given to a dear friend). Nailed it.

O- Honestly, this beer reminds me a great deal of Heady. Not as juicy on the flavor. Also, doesn't have the same level of bitterness. But this is an amazing beer, and is unquestionably one of the best DIPAs I've ever had. MUST find a way to get this next time it's on tap (read: phone sister). Do yourself a favor and get this beer should the opportunity present itself.

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Photo of kingston2
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Recent addition to Tired Hands lineup. Pours a hazy light golden color with tons of hop aroma jumping out of the glass. Pine sap, mango and some citrus in a huge dank hop nose. Taste follows suit. Big hop punch with enough malt backbone to carry the beer all the way through. Great mouth feel. This is really a great beer and another winner by Tired Hands.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Michael for the growler. Served in Tired Hands stemware. Pours a clear golden color. Nice head and lacing. Heavy resinous hops. Quite dank. Very crisp and quite bitter. Light body. Touch of booze. Light stone and tropical fruit. Actually reminds me quite a bit of Pliny the Elder. The body and bitterness are very nice, but I could use a touch more hop flavor and aroma. Otherwise, quite good.

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Photo of xnicknj
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

on tap at the brewery

Pours a hazy golden color with a frothy crop of white head resting on top. Rings of lacing coat the glass while drinking.

Pungent, dank hops in the nose with a pleasant burst of citrus. Grapefruit and orange peel with some bitter pine. Touches of malt and biscuit with some light sweetness and a soft kiss of alcohol.

Assertive hoppiness up front with grapefruit and orange. Pithy citrus with an underlying piny notion. Biscuit and bread malts with a touch of caramel and faint sweetness. Finishes bitter and dry with some alcohol warmth.

Medium body, decent carbonation, sticky and lingering on the tongue. Another bullseye for Tired Hands - I really hope they make more

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Photo of stakem
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft offering at Tired Hands. Served in a shaped pint glass. The brew appears a polished color of mild copper. A white head appears atop thick and patchy with a finger strength. As the cap slowly fades, it in turn leaves thicks pathes of lacing effect on the glass.

The aroma is bright with hops. A vibrant display of fruit and floral tones that are mildly tropical without any distinct discernible quality but still very appealibg. It is rindy with fresh zest and pulp of something similar to oranges.

The taste is also rindy with some hints of fruit and herbs but with a modest bitter pulp inclusion. Like the nose, this is quite fresh and zesty with and inclusion of earth, grass and herbal to dank appeal.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. There is very minimal alcohol impact and overall this is worth a try. For 8%, the alcohol is integrated nicely, not completely masked but evident and warming just a bit.

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Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at the brewpub

Poured a clearish golden-yellow color with a healthy, foamy, white head; moderate retention and beautiful stratified lacing. Aroma is full of hop goodness, pine, citrus, grass; biscuity pale malts in the background. The taste mirrored the aroma well, the hoppage is crisp and accessible, not at all oily or overpowering, which made it feel more like a single IPA than a double on the palate, fresh and clean, not musty or palate-wrecking, notes of citrus, pine, grass, biscuity malt base. Body is just about medium, smooth and drinkable. Actually, when it comes to DIPAs, I like them potent and intense. This beer is not that, so it's not really exemplary of the style, I felt, but you still get a nice solid IPA here.

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Photo of BARFLYB
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On Tap at the brew cafe in ardmore

Sea of green sports a golden sunshine tan color with some orange highlights, far from green. The foam is bubbly and reaches an inch in the 16oz portion with some spider web lacing. A nice alive looking beer.

Smell is west coast scented with a heaping of Amarillo and some C type hops. A nice amount of tropics with grapefruit, mango and the like. A small floral aspect and a hint of biscuit from the malts. I get a dash of pine and none of the 8%

Taste is off the charts fresh citrus rind mixed in with the smallest serving of pale malt. Chinook, Cascade, Amarillo, Im just guessing here, but at least one of those has to be up in this piece. I missed the 1st DIPA Tired Hands brewed and if it's anything like this, I missed out. Some pine in the finish and again, no alcohol burn.

Mouth feel is at about medium with a nice present carb, the beer is not dead in any way. This drinks real easy, a lot of DIPA's I have to take small sips, this on the other hand is a gulper which could lead to trouble. I have to have another glass of this stuff before it's gone until next time.

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Photo of tobelerone
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another splendid IPA/IIPA from Jean and company. Good clarity, light gold body, big fluffy whipped cream head that has strong retention and leaves plenty of lacing. Fresh, vividly hoppy nose, lots of pine, resin, and grapefruit. Not much in the way of maltiness detected here.

The flavor follows the nose closely and this winds up drinking more like a single rather than a double Ipa. West coast vibe with truly restrained malt presence; there's the merest hint of caramel sweetness but the hops are front and center, showcasing citrus, resin, pine needles, and floral notes. Booze is totally hidden and the creamy and smooth body makes this dangerously drinkable. Excellent overall feel; medium full, present but not prickly carbonation.

Fresh, tasty, and elegant. I know saisons are the TH specialty but I'm beginning to appreciate their hoppy beers just as much, if not more. It's hard to say which one was my favorite, as they've all been pretty special: delicado, long way, hopatact, hellcurse, and now this one. Good stuff guys.

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Photo of Retail1LO
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on draft into a 16 oz glass. Pours a clean golden hue with a thin whispy head. The nose is full of resiny goodness. The hop profile is sublimely dank. The taste closely mirrors the nose with some citrus thrown in the mix. The finish is both bitter and juicy with a lasting presence. Overall a lovely beer. Please make this a staple.

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Sea Of Green from Tired Hands Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 83 ratings.
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