jredmond (4595) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2012 Draft at tired hands with pat, Von and Allen. Pours a beautiful hazy lemon orange body with thick one finger creamy head and spotty white lacing. Aroma is fresh citric hops, light funk, lemon, and tangerines. Mouthfeel is soft and delicate with notes of fresh citrus, light grapefruit, tangerines, clementines, and a perfect bitterness that makes this pale ale insanely refreshing and drinkable. +0.2 from original tasting. One of the strongest offerings from TH.
Capa (1935) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JUL 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pale orange witha a white head. Aroma is fresh fruit, light pine, flora, and soft biscuit. Medium bodied. Flavor is citrus, fresh fruits, light floral, a bit of sweet biscuit malts, and light pine. Finish has a nice lingering bitterness. A real winner of a pale.
Tinco (513) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very pale for a pale ale, looks more like a wheat, white small head with tight bubbles. Lots of carbonation. Aroma: WOW! Very fresh hoppy aroma of pine, citrus, grapefruit, orange, just like fresh squeezed hop juice. Taste is very nice, hoppy with pine, fruits, bitterness, grassy, very fresh taste, i get almost no malts. A VERY nice APA and just as I ewant it. This and Mo is my favorites among APAs so far! =)
Marsiblursi (2963) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle) Pours clear pale golden with a creamy off-white head. The aroma holds boatloads of pine, black currant tea, melon bubblegum, kiwi, herbs, grass, litter box and flowers. Undertones of banana candy, Swedish snus and white bready malt. Clean and refreshing on the nose. The flavor is light sweet, medium bitter and tiny acidic with citrus, pine, fruits, grass, flowers, herbs, black currant and white bread. The mouthfeel is clean, soft, light astringent and light tart with a light to medium carbonation. Yummy, green hoppy aftertaste. Light to medium bodied.
TURDFERGUSON (3741) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared by GT2 at rbwg. Another awesome ipa from
Gene. No surprise there. Lot of lighter citrus, soft lemon, orange creamsicle, zesty finish. Want a keg of this for my refrigerator at home.
auerbrau (3079) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Not surprised to see that this gets a 100% for style at the time of rating and before having looked at any Tired Hands ratings, it was easily my favorite of the seven small beers I tried. Aroma beams forth with good tropical hop resins, steady and sturdy. Flavors start with the ethereal light and fresh green hop qualities and then merge beautifully into a n almost nutty malt base. One of the more broadly complex Pale Ales I’ve had in awhile and I give it a lot of credit for being balanced, hop flavor delicious, and with malt nuance. It’s hard to pull that off. Yum.
yourefragile (109) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of resin, floral, grass, earthy hops; mild unripe fruit.cloudy. Appearance is pale cloudy golden with light orange hue. Large frothy off white head slowly fades to a thin collar and thin webs of lace. Crisp body, medium full, fluffy carbonation, light crisp finish. Slightly peppery and spicy from the start with a light fruit sweetness through the body and an excessively bitter and dry finish. Not much subtlety here for a sub 5% ABV APA.
ReggieDunlap (2777) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear bright yellow with a medium white head. Aroma has nice soft stonefruits and light grassy and pine notes. Flavor steps up the pine a bit...some spicy hop notes, soft and faintly bready pils malt backing but solid bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and silky and the finish is piney and dry. Bravo Jean!!
callmemickey (1863) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2013 Bright straw yellow body. Moderate sized white head and solid lacing. Nose is full of restrained pine, resin, grass, oranges, and a bit of lemon. Flavor leans toward the piney-grassy end of things and is complemented by a light grainy undercurrent. Medium bodied, assertive carbonation, dry, mildly bitter finish. Impressive APA.
Rankings for cask versions from Magick Man’s Friday night casks:
1. Simcoe (5/3/13)
2. Mosaic (5/10/13)
egajdzis (5117) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark golden color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, citrus grass, and light malty notes. Taste of citrus, pine, grass,orange, light resin, and a lightly bitter finish.