Tired Hands Pina Colada Milkshake

Posted: November 19, 2016 in American IPA, Reviews, Tired Hands Brewing Company

I love podcasts. I tend to listen either when I’m driving or at work. The new one that I’m listening to is about historical crimes. Since I’m a history buff, this is right in my wheelhouse, much like this beer…

pinacoladamilkshake

ABV: 7.2%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Brewed with oats, lactose sugar, and wheat flour. Hopped intensely with Mosaic and Citra. Conditioned atop Madagascar vanilla beans toasted coconut flakes and generous amount of delicious pineapple purée. Dreamt up in tandem with our main dudes at Omnipollo. Notes of sweet coconut milk, citrus hops, whipped cream, pineapple, and mallomars”

Random: Whoever came up with the recipe for this beer is a genius.

This beer poured with a one finger, thick and fluffy, pure white head. It dissipated quickly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was extremely cloudy. I see why they gave it the name “milkshake.” It was yellow in color with no visible carbonation due to the haziness. The nose was incredibly fragrant. It had pine resin first and then went into tropical hops. Pineapple more than anything stood out. The taste was even better than the nose. The hops came through first with grapefruit and then went into pineapple, honeydew melon and coconut. It had a cream characteristic to it as well. This was really juice and the flavors jumped out of the glass. It had a thick body with moderate carbonation and no hint of alcohol was detectable. The finish was lengthy with coconut and pineapple. A glass of this beer set me back $7 ($.70 per ounce), which was expensive, given the small pour, but it was one of the most unusual IPAs that I’ve ever had. Even Val liked it, and that’s saying something.

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0

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