Flavor Aroma
Tired Hands Brewing Company

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From:
Tired Hands Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
93
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 5.87%
Ratings:
38
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Nov 21, 2014
Added:
Nov 14, 2012
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  0
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Notes: None
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Ratings by xnicknj:
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4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by xnicknj from Pennsylvania

on tap at the brewery

Pours a hazy golden orange color with a two-finger high crop of white head resting on top. Nice foamy retention, leaving copious amounts of lacing all around the glass.

Grapefruit and citrus explosion! Super fragrant hops punctuated by dashes of honey sweetness and soft caramel malts. Hints of pineapple, sticky resin and dankness with a soft alcohol note.

The aforementioned citrus beat down comes blazing right through up front, dropping a bomb of grapefruit, orange and pineapple on the tastebuds. Dank and hoppy with some sticky resiny notes. Slightly understated but solid malt backbone with caramel and honey, delivering a soft note of sweetness. Finishes with lingering bitter, juicy hops and a brush of alcohol warmth.

Medium body, well carbonated, creamy and full on the tongue. I'm really enjoying the rotating selection of hop-forward American beers coming out of this brewery, and Flavor Aroma lived up to its branding.

Nov 27, 2012
More User Ratings:
 
4 by chcfan from California on Nov 21, 2014
 
4.5 by Snowshoes from Pennsylvania on Oct 04, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by blackie from Oregon

draft at the brewpub

In the glass, the beer is a hazy, bright copper with a creamy, lasting white head and layered lace. Big on fruity tropical character and citrus - mango, orange, pineapple, and young pine. Clean, pale bready malts provide structure. Floral on the nose. Very fruity palate with bitter rind and a full resinous hop bitterness to finish. Juicy. Medium bodied with a creamy, lower carbonation.

Sep 04, 2013
 
4.25 by InspectorBob from New Jersey on Jul 03, 2013
 
4.25 by Greenplastic615 from Pennsylvania on Jun 05, 2013
 
4.25 by rondufresne from Pennsylvania on Apr 14, 2013
 
4.5 by oglmcdgl from Pennsylvania on Mar 22, 2013
 
4.5 by macrosmatic from Florida on Mar 18, 2013
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3.77/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

Shared by Lunch. Thanks Paul.

The beer is light golden with a small white head of broken bubbles. The aroma offers light pine, earth tones, hops, a hint of spice. The beer is light and easy drinking. Hop forward with light spice and a bit of a biscuit character. Tangy feel with a hint of grapefruit. Pretty good.

Mar 08, 2013
 
4 by aasher from Indiana on Mar 04, 2013
 
4.25 by claaark13 from Indiana on Mar 03, 2013
 
4.5 by victory4me from Pennsylvania on Feb 06, 2013
 
4 by callmemickey from Pennsylvania on Jan 31, 2013
 
4.25 by Retail1LO from Pennsylvania on Jan 29, 2013
 
4.25 by Blanco from Pennsylvania on Jan 19, 2013
 
4.25 by DaveHack from Pennsylvania on Jan 18, 2013
 
4.5 by yourefragile from District of Columbia on Jan 13, 2013
 
4 by THECPJ from Delaware on Jan 10, 2013
 
4.5 by Auror from Massachusetts on Jan 09, 2013
 
4.25 by tobelerone from New Jersey on Jan 08, 2013
 
4.25 by SPRichard from New Jersey on Jan 07, 2013
 
4.5 by phishphorce from Pennsylvania on Dec 29, 2012
 
3.75 by JAHMUR from Connecticut on Dec 06, 2012
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4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by MusicaleMike from Pennsylvania

Growler from the brewery. Poured into Tired Hands stemmed glass.

From the website: "A VERY flavorful and aromatic IPA. Brewed with wheat and a touch of caramel malt. Hopped with Motueka, Nelson, Zythos, Cascade, and Simcoe. Notes of sticky pine, orange grove, apricot marmalade and grass."

Very attractive clear golden body with a copper tint and some slight chill haze, topped by a finger worth of white, frothy foam. Head dissipates after a few minutes and laces minimally.

The aroma is where this beer shines! Big, bold notes of Juicy Fruit gum, papaya, clementines, apricot and subtle herbal aromas. Complex, succulent and very inviting. Great mix of hops created this diverse and potent aroma. For an IPA, this is among the best.

The bitterness is very restrained and to me comes off as a Pale Ale level of bitterness. Flavor is mostly hoppy, with notes of wintermint, orange rind, and a subtle, biscuity/caramel malt backbone. Leaves the palate with a fresh citrus taste.

The mouthfeel is so soft. Carbonation level is modest (keeping in mind that this is a growler pour) and makes this beer feel all the more sessionable.

Tired Hands keeps making some great beers and this is no exception. With their focus on developing their Saisons and hoppy American style Pale Ales, IPAs and DIPA's, they have a considerable amount of variation to play with even if they are narrowly focused. They're brewing what they like to drink, and that's great for me, because I like drinking those things too. They explore different hop varieties in their ales and sometimes they put something out like FlavorAroma that strikes a chord with their drinking audience. Happy that I picked up a growler of this while it lasted.

Dec 02, 2012
 
4.25 by blibby05 from Pennsylvania on Dec 01, 2012
 
4.25 by orangesol from Pennsylvania on Nov 26, 2012
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4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Rifugium from North Dakota

First had: grenade from the brewpub

Hazy, golden-orange pour, capped with a nice firm white head that sank to a dense collar, leaving layers of lacing on the glass. As promised, the aroma is chock full of hoppy goodness from a diverse array of hop varieties, citrus, pine, tropical fruits. Bready malt and honey sweetness was barely detectable in the taste, but certainly there, overlaid with all the hoppiness of the aroma: orange, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, mostly, with undertones of pine bitterness. Medium body, juicy and crisp. Quite tasty overall, and another nice IPA from TH, though not my favorite.

Nov 24, 2012
 
4.25 by jaasen64 from Massachusetts on Nov 23, 2012
 
4 by rydev24 from Pennsylvania on Nov 23, 2012
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3.87/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by Florida9 from Illinois

A: Mildly hazy apricot color. Forms a moderate sized white head. Some moderate lacing.

S: great aroma: citrus, orange, grapefruit, pine, straw. Mild sweetness.

T: taste is good, but thin. Orange, lemon, grapefruit. Light tropical fruit. Light sweetness.

M: on the lighter side of medium. Thin for the style. Mild bitterness.

O: Not a bad beer. Great aroma, but the flavor falls a bit flat.

Nov 22, 2012
 
4.75 by comfortablynirm from Pennsylvania on Nov 20, 2012
 
4.25 by sideshowe from Pennsylvania on Nov 19, 2012
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3.74/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by maximum12 from Minnesota

Thanks, again, to beerisheaven for this growler, jazzed to try a beer from this brewery. Growler filled 11/11/12 & downed 11/17/12.

Popped open with a notable fizz; good sign. Pour is golden amber, not clear, but with no particulate matter, either. Nose oozes forth nicely, oranges, pine, strong tropical sweetness. I like the direction this is pointed.

Flavor Aroma lives up to its name, in that the aroma is the strongest piece of this pie. After the lovely nose, the taste is a step down. Nice tropical fruits, especially a mango, citrus. Big dose of fresh bread. But the dankness...this isn't my thing & I'm not fond of it in an IPA. Bitterness, but the finish is like the hops were dragged through the mud on the way to the kettle. Really dents the taste. The bitterness sticks around like Elmer's, & I dig that. Very thick, dense, chewy.

Overall this is a good, solid IPA. Without the muddied taste, this would be a clear winner: as is, just good.

Nov 18, 2012
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4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by cfrances33 from Illinois

REVIEW #200!!! Growler filled 11/11/12 and enjoyed 11/14/12, poured into a Tired Hands oversized tulip.

Pour: Completely hazy orange, with two fingers of off white, soapy head. Leaves some really nice lacing, and the head sticks around. I would definitely call the body on this one 'radiant.'

Smell: Wow! Huge burst of pine and grapefruit up from. Really nice pineapple and mango come through, as well as some tangerine. A light honey sweetness follows.

Taste: Amazing dank pine and mango up front. More grapefruit and citrus. Really nice bready sweetness comes in, and gives this fine brew a nice body. Finishes clean and juicy, with a lingering citrus bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Super juicy. Bitterness is nice, but this beer is nearly fruit juice. Not very sweet, and the bready malt profile gives FlavorAroma a nice medium body.

Overall: Amazing beer, and the best I've had from Tired Hands. Definitely look forward to seeing them make more juicy IPAs like this. Thanks a ton Jean, and what a beer for #200!

Nov 14, 2012
 
4.5 by dnb128 from Pennsylvania on Nov 14, 2012
 
4.5 by GeoffreyM from Pennsylvania on Nov 14, 2012
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4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by BARFLYB from Pennsylvania

On Tap at The Brew Cafe in Ardmore. Hopped with Motueka, Nelson, Zythos Cascade, Centennial and Simcoe.

Flavor Aroma is a great looking gold colored brew with some orange and light bronze peeking through. A nice amount of firm white head up top leaving rings around the collar. Good retention and activity rising up. The aroma is citrus forward with a small amount of malt giving off light bread/biscuit. The orange, mango, papaya come off well. No sign of the ABV and no abrasive scorching scent. Flavor is wonderful, an IPA for sure, west coast twinged. The malt is barely present, just a kick in the finish, it is masked by loads of the 5 above mentioned hop varietals. This comes off like juice, a whole lot of citrus, loads of tropical fruit. The carb is not that active where it bites the tounge, leaving this having a juicy feel, body is medium and no alcohol in the mouth, besides some bittering hops. This was all to easy to drink and more juicy than bitter, a well rounded IPA, I will get more.

Nov 14, 2012
Flavor Aroma from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 38 ratings