GT2 (8163) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Tired Hands. Big pour. Full haze, glowing, neon yellow. Thick, meringue head. Major lacing. Smells awesome- super dank melon and citrus hops: flowers, lychee, funky durian /jackfruit pithy melon, fresh papaya / mango, fresh grapefruit rind. Taste is ultra fluffy, yes weightless is correct. Sweet cream butter, Meringue, key lime, mango, lychee. What the hell this is so good. Best IPA I’ve had since FFF Powder Burns. Palate is Buoyant, cloud like, super fluffy. Ultra sessionable, quenching, refreshing. The way IPAs were meant to be. This is my favorite from TH so far because they’ve perfected the aroma hops, the fluffy palate, the no specialty malts, and the light bitterness. Actually reminds me of a Brodies Citra IPA, super sessionable and light.
decaturstevo (4869) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazed yellow pour with white head and lace. Aroma of lemon, hay, grass, and citrus. Flat wheaty flavor with earthy hops. An almost sour bitter. Light bodied and fizzy.
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared by GT2 at Kickbacks. Cheers, GT! Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is some caramel, big tropical fruit, some lemon, and some citrus. Flavor follows with a nice burst of lemon, citrus, citrus pith, sweet caramel, and tropical fruit. Light in body, sessionable, and enjoyable as hell.
TURDFERGUSON (3930) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared by GT2 at kickbacks welcome dinner for RBWG Jax. I love Tired Hands and Hill Farmstead because they make kick ass ipa’s and funky saisons, my two favorite styles at the moment. This one was no different and I LOVE LOVE that it’s only 5.5%. Sickly good beer here, like pretty much everything I’ve had from Jean and co.
auerbrau (3146) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Weakly citrus aroma. This fell through for me. It starts light, fluffy, airy with hopeful notes of lemon, but then evaporates into thinness. There’s a slight citric acidity that is most of the body, making it feel like fermented out lemonade. The hops never punch through and there’s not much of a malt body to hold up the hop structure. Drinkable, but thin, and little light on flavor, I think.
birdmachine (165) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a Russian River snifter from a 64 oz Growler - Thanks TheEpeeist for a great trade! Growler filled to the brim and poured extremely pale and light golden colors with huge creamy white head. The head dissipates leaving lacing on the side of the glass. Huge nose of grain, straw, wheat, oats, earthy hops. Big honey aroma and orange marmalade hiding in there. First sips taste of lemon zest, grain, really soft carbonation, somewhat creamy mouth feel. Finishes with a little grass, hay flavor and light floral hops. The honey and grain flavor linger on the back of the throat. Really light and unique.
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
growler at that place that kicks people .. . a nice hoppy beer, good bitterness .. . light resin, hay, and grass tips .. . a good brew from tired hands .. . . chicken dippaaaaa!!!
pantanap (3350) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 liter growler thanks to Sean for sharing... Pours a pale semi-transparent hue and topped with a soapy white head... Aroma of Belgian saison yeast with a lighter citrus and subdued dank hoppy notes but not a totally assertive hop profile considering the hop bill. Light and clean with a bit of earthy lemony essence... Flavors are more of the same with more lemongrass lightly spiced feel with more of a Belgian yeast feel to it. Lean lighter bodied and once again quaffable. Wish the hops came more into play with the profile that was used.
Naka (703) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy straw yellow with fizzy white head. Floral hop aroma with a lemon citrus aroma with a hint of spice. Flavor is clean sweet dank hops with honey with a bit of citrus zing. Light and refreshing. Another great offering.
Sledutah (4276) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared at the RBWG welcome dinner
Appearance: Hazy straw yellow with a medium sized white head and good lacing
Aroma and flavors or tropical fruit, grassy and yeasty
Nice, easy drinking
TheEpeeist (3272) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Tired Hands. Hazy milky yellow with white foam. Nose is lemon zest, orange peel and quinine. Crisp and creamy with soft carb. Taste is bready with grass and citrus peel. Clean finish with lemon-lime.