Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

SUNBATHER | Tired Hands Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
BA SCORE
4.21/5
Exceptional
28 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Rifugium on 07-07-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
28
pDev:
6.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
0
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of Snowshoes
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of mfunk9786
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of nesarebad
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of dfhhead25
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of baybum
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of tmhoye
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of tenderbranson69
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of MusicaleMike
4.76/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from a growler into at Tired Hands stemmed glass.

This beer astounds me! It is a beautiful beer, and very unique looking at that. The egg-shell white head, foamy in nature, sits firmly (especially for a growler pour) on top of a brilliant, ruby red body with amazing clarity. The head doesn't last forever, and leaves a touch of residue on the sides on the glass, but the body of the beer is just incredible. Very eye-catching, and looks like no other beer I've seen.

Then you get to the aroma...simply amazing! I'm not trying to be a homer about this, but I am really blown away by this beer, and I don't care where it comes from. The nose is filled with hints of a million different things: Juicy Fruit gum, peaches, bright citrus, and many other things that I can't quite decipher. I'd characterize the aroma as soft, complex, and deeply beautiful. As it warms up a bit, there are smells of candied lemon, sangria, and tropical fruits.

Drinking Sunbather is like eating wild raspberries: there is a sweet berry-like flavor, with a tartness that balances it all out. Up front is an acidic orange, taste followe by a gentle sweetness. It is lemony, and lightly bitter in the finish, with a lasting familiar aftertaste. The taste is not as amazing (complex, fruity) as the aroma, but I still find it to be an unbelievable beer.

The beer was from a growler, so the carbonation was on the softer side. The beer had a medium body, and it was perfectly balanced in the finish.

Just so amazing. To quote the douchiest thing that I've ever read on BA (about another Tired Hands beer): "Probably one of the most important beers Tired Hands has released." Haha, so pathetic...but this is most definitely my favorite beer that I can remember from Tired Hands. The appearance and the aroma alone could win it for me every time. Really solid, and I hope it gets a re-brew.

 1,875 characters

Photo of CelticAleMan
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of cofeeguru
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of yourefragile
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of theGlasstronaut
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of josephwa
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Retail1LO
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of oglmcdgl
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Greenplastic615
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Phillyz
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of BARFLYB
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of fdig23
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of jklecko2
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of mendvicdog
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of JMUbrewz
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful pinkish red color (from the hibiscus). This is the reddest IPA I've seen. Grapefruit, lemons, flowers, and honey come through on the nose. The hibiscus gives the flavor a nice floral characteristic as well, which combines nicely with the juicy citrus flavors. A touch of sweetness comes through in the finish, I assume from the honey. This is such a juicy beer and unlike any IPA I've ever had. The mouth feel was nice and crisp, perfectly complimenting the flavors. Any reservations I had about hibiscus in beer has been alleviated. My girlfriend and I both absolutely loved this beer. Hopefully this isn't just a one off, but this is the first IPA I've had from Tired Hands, so I look forward to trying more of their hoppy offerings.

 753 characters

Photo of GeoffreyM
4/5  rDev -5%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
SUNBATHER from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 28 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.