Entropic | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The first in our Darwin Solera series. All Cascade pale ale fermented with two strains of Brettanomyces from Chad Yakobson at Crooked Stave.

Added by lovindahops on 02-17-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: 64 oz. growler poured into a pint glass. Filled on 3/3/2013 and chilled since then. Big thanks to Centennial on getting me this gem.

Appearance: Clear light yellow in color. Not that cloudy at all. Pours a really nice light fluffy white head with good retention. Leaves a great lacing throughout.

Aroma: A pretty big fresh burst of brett upfront with some lemon zest and tart green apple. Really musty and with some great complex yeast tones.

Taste: Crisp lemon character upfront with a really aggressive and nice formed brett character. Lots of musty, barnyard tones. A touch of floral hop character as well. Really drinkable and crisp throughout. Not overly tart, but there certainly is a touch of sour in there.

Mouthfeel: Really crisp and sharply carbonated. Light bodied and refreshing.

Overall, a really tasty, drinkable funky pale ale. Almost fits more into the saison category than the pale ale category. The wild yeast is really well done and complex. Another impressive and unique beer from Tired Hands.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Tired Hands last weekend. Served in a wine glass. Pours a very hazy blonde straw color with a thick white head and good lacing. The nose carries nice lemon and straw plus mild funk. A bit of citrus rind. Flavor is nicely hoppy and a bit bitter. Some orange peel and lemon. Fruity and a bit of Brett in the background. Just a touch of funk. Light-medium body and good carbonation. Dry and quite drinkable. An excellent start to the series.

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4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jean's new Darwin solera series made an appearance today. A Brett pale ale brewed with wheat and cascade hops

A- as hazy and light as it can be, entropic glows within the glass. Great foam slowly recides leaving lacing all around the edges. Completely stunning with the bright color that embodies the glass. Juicy and inviting

S- a citric lemon burst is completely present from the initial scent. The presence of Brett is definitely there with a good wheat scent. So refreshing and crisp with the flavor combination. One of the more lemon forward profiles I've found that only gets better with the Brett near the backend

T- delicious tropical flavors overscore a tasty musty grape scent. The Brett comes in a produces a funky taste combination of flavor. Simply tropical and funky at the same time. This is completely showcased as a lemon juice emphasis as well. What a juicy brew!

M- flavorful sting on the palate with great feel. Kind of takes a bite of your taste buds

O- excellent pale ale and Brett partnership thar is seldom pursued. Completely drinkable with excellent flavors present. Way to kick off this series with a juicy lemon bomb!

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4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Straight pour from a 1L flip-top growler (howler?) to, of course, a brand-new Tired Hands stempiece, courtesy of lovindahops (thanks again, man—unreal). Filled on Saturday, today is Monday.

Appearance (3.75): A very cloudy, pale, straw-yellow body the color of lemon juice is capped by just half a finger of bone-white head that doesn’t stick around, but leaves little patches of lace and suds all over the glass, almost like particulate matter is sticking to the glass.

Smell (4.5): Brett, light and funky, with a slightly musty and spicy character leads the way—smells like dried hay and lemon juice with some white pepper and water crackers underneath. Awesome, just crisp and fragrant and beautiful.

Taste (4.25): Again, the brett is most noticeable here but it’s just light and crisp and peppery with a moderate funk—but not dirty in any way. Just tart and pretty, with that chewy, rustic backbone that brett shows. The lemony character comes through again with a tart, citrus rind bitterness on the back end, which washes away most everything else and lingers for a long while. The malt base is so pale and dry, it’s like liquid common crackers mixed with lemon juice and that light, bright funk.

Mouthfeel (4.25): Crushable, if that’s a thing. Modestly carbonated (feels more like a cask beer), with a slightly starchy, lighter-weight body marked by a soft tingle here and there. The finish is fantastic, though—a crisp bitterness dries it out well, but not so much that it feels tacky or parched. Would be perfect if the carbonation was more like a good saison.

Overall (4.25): This is a sweet little number, that’s for sure. This is the kind of beer that you could (and I would) drink by the liter on a hot summer day. It’s so pale and lemony, with that nice “off” kind of funk that it’s hard not to guzzle. Really fun to drink, and very pleasing. Looking forward to more Tired Hands in my future!

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4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft at Tired Hands.

The beer is lightly hazy and straw colored with a bit of white head. The aroma carries citrus, hay, grass, light funk, orange zest, lemon rind, hops. Smells nice. The flavor is light and smooth sailing. The brett character is there but adds a touch of funk, not dominating the other aspects of the beer. Refreshing citrus, lightly tart. Lemons and oranges with a bit of floral hops. A tasty brew for sure.

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4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

on tap at the brewpub

Completely clouded pale yellow color with a bone white head resting on top. Retains pretty well, eventually leaving some spotty lacing on the glass with a collar of film.

Bright, inviting citrusy scents with lemon peel and juice. Bretty funk and a tart snap with straw, toasted wheat malts and soft sweetness.

Expressive hoppiness up front with plenty of juicy lemon and citrus. Bretty funk and tartness really kicks it up a notch, integrating pretty nicely into the profile. Mild backbone, toasted bread and fresh cut grass with continuing tartness and hops on the back end.

Lighter medium body, decent carbonation, dry and lively on the tongue. Tasty, hoppy and tart flavors really got the job done for me on this one - I'm curious to see what's next in this series.

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4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into TH stem glass. Rich three fingers of bubbly white head, tight bubbles, nice lacing on glass. Body is hazy, but a bright straw yellow color. Overall, good appearance.

The aroma is soft, but what is there is amazing. Mouthwatering juicy aromas of pears, peaches and cream, subtle hints of yogurt, vanilla, and more prominently, unripe mango. Fantastic.

The taste strikes a noticeably different chord, producing a dry, champagne-like fruitiness that carries through a grassy, Saison profile. I'm surprised this would be listed as an APA. Not quite to that style, and tastes more like their saisons might. Light flavors, not sweet at all, though has some "green" fruit characteristics.

Body is light, carbonation is mild and the finish is dry. Quite a smooth drinking experience, though probably more to do with the fact that its served from a growler.

Very happy to have a growler of this. Was a really good beer that I would drink a lot of. I polished off a growler solo, and I'm still coherent enough to write this review. I don't think they're making this again, but seriously worth it to try this.

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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4oz taster pour
Enjoyed 2/28/13

A: Hazy pale yellow, straw-like color. Full finger fluffy bright white head. Leaves some nice sticky lacing. Pretty looking beer.

S: Nice hint of Brett when you get in there. Some bright citrus: lemons and light orange. Nice floral notes from the hops as well. Some graininess. It's really pleasant.

T: Getting that nice Brett funk. Some citrus like hop bitterness on the palate. Taste follows the nose, as I like the lemony flavors that I am getting on this. Malt bill is really light, and grainy. Crisp clean finish.

M: Light leading to medium.

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