Tired Hands Zucchini Bread Milkshake IPA

Posted: February 9, 2017 in American IPA, Reviews, Tired Hands Brewing Company

Val and I headed to the brewery to give this beer a shot. While we were there, someone came in to give this beer a shot and their ID was expired. I felt bad, but they weren’t missing much on this one.


ABV: 7.2%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “Zucchini or courgette is a summer squash which can reach nearly a meter in length, but is usually harvested immature at 15–25 cm. In the British Isles, a fully grown zucchini is referred to as a marrow. Along with certain other squashes and pumpkins, it belongs to the species Cucurbita pepo. Zucchini can be dark or light green. A related hybrid, the golden zucchini, is a deep yellow or orange color. In a culinary context, zucchini is treated as a vegetable; it is usually cooked and presented as a savory dish or accompaniment. Botanically, zucchinis are fruits, a type of botanical berry called a ‘pepo’, being the swollen ovary of the zucchini flower. Zucchini, like all squash, has its ancestry in the Americas. However, the varieties of squash typically called ‘zucchini’ were developed in northern Italy in the second half of the 19th century, many generations after the introduction of cucurbits from the Americas in the early 16th century.”

Random: Now I’m craving zucchini bread.

This beer poured with one finger of white head that dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was hazy and reminded me of a glow-in-the-dark yellow color with moderate carbonation visible. It had moderate carbonation. The nose was very herbal with a vegetal note and a touch of spice. The taste was a lot more spice than the nose. It had sweet brown sugar, caramel malt and cinnamon. It had light pine, but it was shockingly sweet. I don’t know what I expected from the beer, but it wasn’t this. The body was light and thin with high carbonation. It had a quick finish with brown sugar. I thought this beer was interesting, but I wouldn’t rush back to have it again.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0


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