St.Oner | 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): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our one year anniversary IPA! Brewed with rye, PA wildflower honey, and lime / meyer lemon / grapefruit / clementine juice & zest. Hopped with Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe.

Added by Rifugium on 06-02-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
118
Reviews:
15
Avg:
4.5
pDev:
7.56%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
7
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0
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4.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

First had: on tap at TH

Wow?

Tired Hands 1st anniversary IPA, brewed with "rye, PA wildflower honey, and lime / meyer lemon / grapefruit / clementine juice & zest. Hopped with Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe."

Cloudy golden color with a finger of foamy white head that retained forever, and left sheets of lacing on the glass. Blast of citrus and citrusy hops in the nose, lemon, lime, orange (or clementine if you want to get technical), grapefruit, stone fruit, pine needles. More of the same in the taste, a citrusy hop sensation, all citrus fruits, zest, pulp, pith, all intact and bursting forth with goodness; lesser notes of pine needles, stone fruit, tropical fruit, distant pale malt sweetness. Light-medium body, soft mouthfeel, goes down incredibly smoothly, with a crisp drying bitterness. One of the best--THE best?--I've had from Tired Hands.

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.41/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

some how my previous review from the first release was gone, so I will post my notes from the recent in its place.

The color is the usual smoothie golden with thick haze and medium band of white foam with fine bead. The smell is really vibrant -lots of grapefruit and lemon with a dominance of key lime type zest with slight herbal and citrus hop backing the juicy FIVE Alive citrus blend. the feel is very good lots of juicy mix of citrus bitterness and sweet with a light yeast astringency and lingering acidity of citrus with long finish and balanced hops bitterness with moderate carbonation.

The taste is very good lots of juicy citrus and tropical fruit flavors with a more lime/grapefruit than anything yet there is blood orange from what I am told and meyer lemony sweet tangy in the taste too. The malt and yeast are just a backdrop for the hops and zested citrus - it comes off like a juice blend/mimosa at times. This is a fine light and refreshing beer in the IPA base style but zest and juicy overtake the base which is not a bad thing in this case.

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.27/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

32 oz. growler poured into a Hill Farmstead wine glass.

Appearance - Very pale and hazy body. Nice white head. Great lacing and the surface maintains a thin layer of foam.

Smell - Bright and citrusy when cold. More depth as it warms. The simcoe becomes more prominent. Never seemed malty at all when cold, but I get some of the sweetness now.

Taste - Again, very bright citrus up front. Slight hint of honey. Grainy malt. No real sweetness. The finish has a light bitterness and I think I might even detect a trace of rye after all the other flavors recede.

Mouthfeel - Very light when cold. Maltier as it warms. Medium carbonation.

Overall - This has just enough flavor behind it to be really enjoyable. Tired Hands IPAs always seem very delicate in their flavor. This one is just comes in over the line and turns out to be very good and complex if you can let it warm a bit.

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4.03/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2-liter growler I picked up on Sunday and consumed within a couple of hours. Poured into a matching Tired Hands oversized wine glass the brew appears a clouded golden color with a frothy white topping. Some spotty strings of lace stick to the glass and the brew overall shows decent retaining powers.

The brew smells quite nice with citrus zest, pith, rind and an herbal to grassy hop component. It has a really nice fruity to floral feel with a trace amount of alcohol poking through as it warms up. The integration of hops and the fruit zest works nicely together.

The flavor is dry with a tropical fruit and citrus/rindy punch. A bit herbal and grassy with a faint grainy backdrop thrown in as well. The alcohol really only shows itself as it warms up. Overall the flavors blend together nicely and at no point really was I able to discern the hop character from the zest additions.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. Overall a nice offering that is easy to drink. So easy to drink that I ended up finishing off the full 2-liters myself without issue. Admittedly, the purist side of me wanted to hate on this beer for using the zest of different citrus aspects as a crutch for the hop character. However, I liked this brew quite a bit despite the citrus augmentation.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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St.Oner from Tired Hands Brewing Company
4.5 out of 5 based on 118 ratings.
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