Pineal | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with oats and PA wildflower honey and hopped with Mosaic, Amarillo, and a bit of Simcoe.

Added by inlimbo77 on 05-17-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
356
Reviews:
54
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
6.98%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
52
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 356 |  Reviews: 54
Photo of Strohm
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yoshie
4.14/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.87/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Danstaats
3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

the honey undertones are a little too much and hard to balance out

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Photo of Cjday429
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MFMB
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a turbid hazy straw yellow to orange with a full frothy white head. Nose is of citrus pith and grass. Taste of honeydew melon and cantaloupe with a bit of grapefruit and orange pith/skin added in. A bit of that light grass to taste as well as faint pale malt. Then comes the raw honey. I'm not the biggest fan of honey in beer, I think it puts off a odd flavor for whatever reason and I am picking it up on this one as well but I still like the beer. Mouthfeel is fat, super creamy and thick from all those oats. Love the can art of course also.

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Photo of BSW
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.72/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Most of the beers that I've had from Tired Hands have been outstanding but this one had something missing to it. I couldn't feel the oats and the odd combination of honey and grass didn't quite cut it for me. This was a smooth, slick, and sweet beer that went down *too* easily without leaving a strong impression on me and given who brewed this, I expected just a bit more!

This poured a faded banana with just a bit of light coming through around the edges. The fluffy head lasted for the duration as part of it stuck around in the form of a thin, rocky ring of lacing at the top and the rest of it staying with the beer as I took my sips. The bottom half of this beer had solid lacing along the side of my pint glass as this was a first for me out of all the beers that I've ever had! Grass and honey were in the nose along with Mosaic hops that were stronger in the taste. Lots of melon, honeydew, and stone fruit pith in the taste but the floral mouthfeel didn't quite fit in with those. To be fair, this was an old can (7/26 of last year) but this poured nicely without much of any sediment in it or any skunk or burn in the aftertaste.

Thankfully, the alcohol was light in this as the odd range of flavors were allowed to fully emerge. As this warmed up, I could taste more orchid and hibiscus as the sweet, resin slickness from the honey coated my teeth and mouth. While not a bad beer, this had a lot more potential to it. It's a serviceable IPA but with so many others out there, why reach for this first? It's worth a go once for anyone like me who has a hard time getting their hands on a beer with hands on the label...

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Photo of TomMorris
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zulbok
4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Furley80
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OHbeertraveler
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bugsmcl
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jrodsmrs51
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Quigmann
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eagle109
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of B302
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kylehay2004
4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkrug5
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rbrefbeerman
3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of badmotorgrunge
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice refreshing brew!

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Photo of Zythophile
4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can Date: 2/24/17
Palate Contaminants: other beer

It's super-thick looking. I'm not exactly sure how to concisely describe the color. It's orange and totally opaque, but slightly darker than a pure orange and it can be illuminated. Plenty of head and a fair amount of lacing.

The main scents are pineapple, pine sap, and powdered sugar. As it warms up, there's some sort of sweet dairy cream. It just smells delicious.

The taste does't have a lot of fruit, yet it's still mildly sweet. Does sweet pine bark make sense? It also has a little pine nut flavor. I suppose it does have some white grapefruit, but everything else leads the way. Any bitterness is mild. The longer I swish it around (warming it up), the more the sweet lactic part displays itself. Delicious.

It's pretty smooth. The aftertaste is everything that's on the palette. The weight is slightly heavier than par for the type.

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Photo of GregSemenza
4.01/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Harrison8
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a foggy, murky deep peachy orange with two fingers of buttery-yellow head forming on top. Easily more head to be had if the pour was any more aggressive (started aggressive, but quickly tapered off). Lacing is great. A tasty citrus crew of orange, tangerine, and grapefruit form right at the onset of the aroma, and linger well throughout the aroma. Additional notes of raw grain and biscuit malts round out the smell. Flavor profile is peaches, orange, tangerine, with a little bit of a tart, grapefruit finish. Biscuit malts keep the hops from running amok, although the hops do remain well balanced despite their flamboyant and boisterous display of flavors. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a little bit of a watery, thin edge to it. The fullest peak of this beer has a little bit of a grainy edge, with a pleasant fullness. Overall, a flavorful IPA that drinks smooth and steady with plenty of big notes in the flavor. Hop bitterness is no where to be found.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of smcel371
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Pineal from Tired Hands Brewing Company
4.3 out of 5 based on 356 ratings.
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