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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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by Thorpe429:
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4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
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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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of oline73
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
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 rfgetz
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
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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3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
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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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev +1.3%
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 AlexFields
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
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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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.03/5  rDev +2%
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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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Singel Hop Saison - Amarillo from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 37 ratings