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The Light That Spills Out Of The Hole In Your Head | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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270 Ratings
The Light That Spills Out Of The Hole In Your HeadThe Light That Spills Out Of The Hole In Your Head
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
tiredhands.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Very hoppy pale ale/IPA brewed with 70lbs of clementine zest and juice.

Added by regspeir on 01-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#602
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
270
pDev:
7.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
159
Gots:
8
Trade:
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4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewpub

The body sits a cloudy pale yellow in color with a creamy bone white cap. Excellent retention with tons of spider web lacing coating the glass.

Huge citrus nose. The clementines give this an added burst on top of an aggressive hop aroma of white grapefruit, oranges, and tropical fruit. Clean malt bill underneath.

Citrus all day. Clementines attack the palate up front with clean malt through the middle. Grapefruit, oranges, and tropical fruit blend with the clementines for a burst of citrus bitterness ending a dry finish.

Medium body with tremendous feel. Smooth all the way through to a dry, bitter finish.

I am amazed at the amount of flavor and the balance achieved. Don't get me wrong, this is a hoppy number, but it is a well balanced hop assault.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.77/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On-tap at Tired Hands Brew Cafe 4/12/13.

A: Cloudy pale yellow color. Almost green like hues. Thin white head and a good amount of lacing throughout. Another nice looking beer from TH.

S: Like Mago Tago the aroma is a thing of beauty. Can sit there and sniff on this all day long. Tons of citrus aroma in this one between the hops and the clementines. Also getting grapefruit, oranges, a bit of lemon.

T: Same as aroma but I'm getting a ton of orange peel in this batch vs. the first batch that TH did. Making this a bit more on the bitter end than I remember the first batch being. With that said this is still the juicy pale ale I remember this beer being the first time around. Definite citrus up front and grassy hop-like dry finish in the end.

M: Mouthful is lightly and perfectly carbonated like most Tired Hands beers are. An easy, delightful drinker

O: Absolutely love this beer. Hope Tired Hands keeps brewing it over and over. Would love to have a growler of this on hand throughout the warmer months. Beautiful citrus aromas, juicy yet bitter citrus flavors on the mouth. More please.

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4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at the brewpub. Review #666...

A - Pours pale yellow with a frothy one finger tall white head leaving small trails of lace down part of the glass.

S - Smells of super fresh clementine pulp and zest, juicy citric hops, grass and some pale malt. The nose is incredible on this one.

T - Starts off with the intense citric hop bitterness quickly giving way to the strong clementine fruitiness, chewy pale malt and some of the fresh cut grass. Finish is a touch chewy with plenty of hop bitterness, not lingering on the palate for very long at all.

M - Medium-Light body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, chewy feel with plenty of bitterness.

O - I have had both batches of this one and both have been excellent. It remains one of my favorite Tired Hands beers to date. One of my favorite APA's to date.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This poures out as a hazy yellow color with a foamy looking white head on top. The retention and lacing were very nice on this beer. The smell of the beer has a very nice bright and fresh hop aroma. The aromas of citrus and wheat blend nicely with a subtle floral note in there as well. The taste of the beer has a very nice hoppy flavor, suble notes of citrus as well as some earth grains in the finish. The mouthfeel is light bodied with a decent amount of carbonation to it. Overall it's good IPA. Very refreshing and not a kick in the teeth hop bomb. It's got a good amount of flavor and aroma for the style while keeping it's drinkablity to a maximum. As cloudy as this beer is I feel it still has a crisp clean flavor to it which is really nice. This beer would be really good in the warmer months.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

First had: on tap at the brewpub

I can't really think of a brewery other than Tired Hands that makes SO MANY distinct IPAs (or in this case APAs, whatever) that are all of such good quality.

Cloudy, pale yellow pour, with a half inch of bright, foamy, white head that retained well and left layers of lacing on the glass. Lots of fresh hops and citrus in the nose. Taste was again loaded with fresh hops and blended seemlessly with a huge citrusy clementine profile, juice, rind, and pith were all present; slight pale malt sweetness in the background, but the hops and fruit were clearly in charge here. Crisp, clean, refreshing, extraordinarily drinkable, light-medium body. I'd keep a sixtel at my house for sure.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of regspeir
4.79/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Pours a light but cloudy lemon juice or grapefruit juice color. Head is a finger that dissipates quickly. The nose is overwhelmingly citrus and especially clementines. Taste is almost sweet with a mildly bitter finish. Again, the clementines dominate, no surprise since the brewer says he used 60 pounds of clementines! This is VERY refreshing and without being cloying or terribly sticky. This brewer and this place are first rate and this beer will convince you if you aren't already. Have t it!

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The Light That Spills Out Of The Hole In Your Head from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 270 ratings
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