Tired Hands Fragile Prismatic Existence

Posted: February 5, 2017 in American IPA, Reviews, Tired Hands Brewing Company

Today’s selection is a beer that I tried at the Fermentaria. I love that they give multiple sizes to get their beers in, so you can try a few without getting overwhelmed. Let’s see how this one was.


ABV: 6.6%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Tired Hands Brewing Company was born in the confines of Jean’s parent’s garage over eight years ago. He began brewing beer partly out of intrigue, but entirely out of passion. During his college years, his father had turned him on to the hoppy pale ales and IPAs of the West Coast, which eventually led to many months of beer exploration. During this time, he discovered the beautifully dry and expressive farmhouse ales of France and Belgium. After a few months of homebrewing, Jean entered his beer into a local homebrew competition (now one of the nation’s largest), and took first place in the Belgian category with his Saison. Upon obtaining a degree in Special Education (a skill set that has been instrumental throughout his brewing career!) from West Chester University, Jean set off to pursue his passion for beer professionally.”

Random: We’re watching a documentary about the musical “Hamilton.” I can’t wait to go see it.

This beer poured with half a finger of white head that dissipated slowly. It left some lacing on the glass. The body was lemon yellow color and cloudy. There was no carbonation visible. The nose was filled with lemon flesh, peach and lychee. There wasn’t much in the way of malt on this one. The taste started with the typically grassy notes from a hoppy beer and then went into a lot of tropical fruit. Specifically, I picked up the same notes in the nose of lychee, peach and apricot. It had a surprisingly light body with high carbonation. The finish was quick and tropical. This was a really enjoyable beer and I loved the tropical notes from the hops. If you haven’t had it, give it a shot.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0


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