Singel Hop Saison (Amarillo) | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Knapp85 on 01-21-2013

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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 37
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft from the source and a growler to take home.

The beer is mildly hazy and light yellow with a big, fluffy white head. The aroma offers grass, floral notes, citrus, oranges, funk. Smells like a delicious, fresh, funky saison. The flavor is light and refreshing. Funky and earthy with a pleasant hop bitterness in the finish. Light spice with a bit of barnyard character. I really enjoyed this beer. Tired Hands is churning out some good brews lately.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Yellow straw in color, moderate cap of froth. Musty grain, light earthiness, mild grapefruit and pine on the nose, faint grassiness. Taste ramps the hop notes up slightly, but fails to showcase as much as "single hop" beers tend to do. Medium bodied, bubbly. Decent, lightly hoppy saison.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewpub

A pale yellow in color, hazy, with a thick, creamy white cap. The head was about one finger and had excellent retention.

The base saison is a great blanket to showcase these hops. Light biscuit and white pepper with a touch of earth. A layer of Amarillo over top lending a subtle nose of orange peel, apricot, with a touch of a floral character.

Follows the nose for the most part. Soft citrus up front before a wave of wheat and biscuits through the middle. Some white pepper and grassy earth poke through before a mild bitterness of orange, apricot, and touch of flowers.

Light bodied. A touch on the juicy side.

I really thought Amarillo was a little more bold than this. This was a delicate saison with soft, subtle notes from the hops. Well-crafted and very tasty.

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Photo of xnicknj
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

on tap at the brewpub

Hazy golden yellow pour, thick white head rests on top and fades out into a collar of retention while tracking some spots of lacing on the glass.

Smacks of bitter amarillo hops in the nose with funky yeast and peppered spice. Grassy with biscuit malt.

Decent hop presence with touches of citrus peel and cut grass. Saison-like yeastiness, cracked pepper and spice. Medium backbone with soft sweetness, followed by lemon/orange peel. Finishes a touch bitter and dry.

Medium body, decent carbonation, dry and bubbly on the tongue. Pretty tasty, although this wasn't one of my favorites from the Singel hop series.

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Photo of oline73
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a tasting glass.

Pours a cloudy golden color with a small layer of head. Reminds me of a wit. Smell is interesting with a strong yeast spice and a fruity note. The taste follows but the hops are more prevalent. The yeast spice is there as well with a clean grain backbone. Light, dry, and bitter in the finish. Easy to drink.

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Photo of AlexFields
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours thick yellow color. For some reason this is the color of Amarillo in my mind--maybe because Amarillo is a near rhyme with yellow? Haha.

Smells great, burst of pure Amarillo. I have a hard time identifying the specific citrus in Amarillo--a little lemon and like maybe, not quite orange.

Taste is simar but somewhat muted. Been a while since I had a single hop beer, I like how focused the flavor is. Would like a little more of it maybe, but this is a very nice beer!

Carb is slightly low, I assume because it's a three or four day old growler and not because of a flaw in the beer itself. This is very drinkable though.

Single hop experiment works really well with saison base I think. A very nice beer overall though not revelatory. I look forward to trying more beers from this series! Wish I could've had the Nelson Sauvin one.


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Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at the brewpub. Reviewed from notes.

A - Pours golden yellow with a half finger tall white head leaving nice little rings of lace down most of the glass.

S - Smells like your typical saison but with some pungent grassy hops backing up all that grain. A bit of light fruitiness develops as it sits in the glass, possibly from the yeast?

T - Much like the nose. Starts off with some mild breadiness and the typical saison funk quickly giving way to some nice grassy hops. Finish is kinda chewy with some hop bitterness, leaving the palate dried for quite awhile.

M - Medium-Light body with moderate carbonation. Smooth feel that just makes is so easy to consume.

O - A nice single hop saison but nothing ground breaking here. Another worthy addition to the series.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at Tired Hands

The fourth in the single hop series.

Hazy golden-yellow pour, attractive, topped with a finger or so of fluffy white head that receded to a thick ring, leaving nice layers of lacing on the glass. Fresh citrus and pine notes with underlying floral notes, light grassy and yeasty saison characteristics. The flavor was good, but a little bit thin, which was disappointing, as I am a big fan of Amarillo hops. Orange and grapefruit zest, hints of pine needles and orange blossom, pale malts, slightly funky yeast. Everything was there, just seemed a bit muted overall. Body was on the lighter side of medium, though thin, it was still fresh and crisp. It just didn't really hit me as much as the others in the series. I think the Nelson Sauvin is still my favorite of the bunch.

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Photo of inlimbo77
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4oz taster pour
1/24/13 at the Ardmore, PA brew pub

A: Cloudy hazy light yellow. Full finger creamy white head that stuck around a while. Lacing bits left on the sides of the glass.

S: Lots of Amarillo on the notes. Pine and citrus abound notes abound. Also get some of that Saison yeast spice character behind it all. But mostly it's the Amarillo.

T: Little thin. Good flavor. Some spice yeast. Some pine and light citrus. it's just not as much as I was hoping for with how nice it smelled.

M: Light to medium.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Tired Hands and subsequently from a growler at home. Served in Tired Hands stemware.

Pours a hazy light golden color with a nice fluffy white head. Pretty good retention and plenty of lacing on the way down. Thin collar throughout.

The nose carries a hefty dose of fresh Amarillo along with accompanying citrus and floral aspects. Some saison yeast in the background, as well as a touch of light grain. The flavor is a bit grainy with a good bitterness to back it up. Amarillo hops aplenty alongside a light touch of saison yeast.

Body is light-medium with moderate carbonation. Really easy to drink with a semi-dry finish after a moderate bitterness level.

Another nice addition to the series.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.27/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

This poured out as a nice hazy yellow coloe with a foamy white head on top. The retention and lacing were both pretty good. The smell of the beer gave off lots of banana-like aromas with some subtle earthy spice but wasn't able to pick up much of the Amarillo which bums me out. The taste has some earthy grain with more banana in the mix, kind of reminds me more of a Hefeweizen than a Saison. The mouthfeel is smooth, light bodied and has a decent soft dry finish. Overall it's a decent brew.

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Singel Hop Saison (Amarillo) from Tired Hands Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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