Flavor Aroma | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BARFLYB on 11-14-2012

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

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4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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