Double Dry Hopped Is This the Real Life? also, KCBC/Finback: Yeah Buddy, Collective Arts: Radio the Mothership, Tired Hands: Am I Okay?

Double Dry Hopped Is This the Real Life? and more.

l to r Finback Yeah Buddy, Collective Arts Radio the Mothership, Single Cut Double Dry Hopped Is this the Real Life? Tired Hands Am I okay?

(C) 2017 popsonhops

Finback & KCBC Kings County Brewers Collective, Yeah Buddy!
Tasting: November 17, 2017
Style: Double IPA
ABV: 8.6%
Beer #: 1,112

Took me a while to figure out the the Kings County Brewers Collective was a brewery, not just a trade association. Quick first impression, Froot Loops! Well not over the top but really well-balanced. Dangerously drinkable at the 8.6%. Was a little understated but I still liked it enough for 92 points.

Visit Kings County Brewers Collective website

Collective Arts Radio the Mothership!
Tasting: November 18, 2017
Style:
ABV: 8.5%
Beer #: 1,113

Lots of lime and tangerine. A bit too boozy and sharply bitter on the finish. I probably would have like this more about 5 years ago before New England IPA. Still 89 points.

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Singlecut Beersmiths Double Dry Hopped Is This the Real Life?
Tasting: November 12, 2017
Style: Double Dry-Hopped American-style IPA
ABV: 7.2%
Beer #: 1,114

Juicy orange flesh and slightly bitter zest. Some pineapple and black tea. Double Dry Hopped Is This the Real Life? is the real deal. 94 points.
Read my thoughts on Is This the Real Life? as well as my story on rat hair in candy bars.

Tired Hands Am I Okay?
Tasting: November 11, 2017
Style: IPA
ABV: 6.6%
Beer #: 1,115

Label on this 16 ounce can says, “Single Oated, Single Lactosed, Single Fruited, Single Dry-Hopped.” The oats and lactose should help deliver a nice mouthfeel. They do. Very mellow flavor of citrus, lemon in particular and some stone fruit. Nice mouthfeel. I can see this as an excellent summer beer. Really enjoyed 93 points.

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D2H3 Galaxy Double Dry Hopped Hop Hands American Pale Ale brewed by Tired Hands

D2H3 Galaxy Double Dry Hopped Hop Hands American Pale Ale by Tired Hands Brewing Company

(C) 2017 popsonhops

D2H3 Galaxy

Tasting: October 8, 2017
Style: American Pale Ale
ABV: 4.8%
Beer #: 1,101

Advertised as Tired Hands’ exceedingly aromatic pale ale made with oats and hopped with a blend of Amarillo, Simcoe, and Centennial. The base beer is Hop Hands 89 points that has been double dry-hopped.

Galaxy hops provide such a nice orange citrus and mellow zest flavor. Remarkably drinkable and flavorful for only 4.8% ABV. I’ll put D2H3 Galaxy a couple of ticks ahead of Hop Hands at 91 points.

The brewery’s total operation is across three different locations. Each with their own purpose:
The Brew Cafe is the brewery’s original location at 16 Ardmore Avenue in Ardmore. Currently serves food and beer.
The Fermentaria is the brewery and tasting room located at 35 Cricket Terrace in Ardmore. They also serve an extensive menu of food.
The General Store is located at 20 Ardmore Avenue and they sell cans to go and merchandise.

Or just visit the brewery website for all the details

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Hop Hands & Grey Oblivion by Tired Hands Brewing

Tired Hands Hop Hands & Grey Oblivion

(C) 2016 popsonhops

I love traveling friends that like beer as much as I do. My friend Dan spent his spring break mostly in South Carolina and he and his family meandered their way back north. His wife is a Villanova alum and they made the campus one of their stops. I don’t think Dan minded the stop as he knew that Tired Hands Brewing Company was located just a few miles from the university. He stopped by my house with a couple of growlers in tow and we exchanged stories of our spring vacations over a couple of glasses of beer.

Hop Hands
Tasting: April 11, 2016
Style: American Pale Ale
ABV: 4.8%
Beer #:919

Description from the Brewery:
Our Exceedingly Aromatic Pale Ale. Brewed with oats and hopped with a blend of Amarillo, Simcoe, and Centennial.

Pale straw in color, cloudy for sure. I get white wine grapes and mellow bitterness of tangerine. Smooth mouthfeel. This is certainly an easy drinking well-balanced beer. It might lack the juiciness of other northeast pale ales but I’ll put Hop Hands at a respectable 89 points.

Grey Oblivion
Tasting: April 10, 2016
Style: Imperial IPA
ABV: 9.0%
Beer #: 920

Again from the brewery:
Double IPA brewed with a touch of high dried malt. Hopped aggressively with Motueka, Nelson Sauvin, and Simcoe. Conditioned on heaps of black berry purée and cracked black peppercorn. Deep and soul crushing.

If you didn’t tell me about the black berry puree I wouldn’t have noticed. Zeroing in you can pick it up. The spicy peppercorn mixes well with a earthy hop. All in all a nice Imperial IPA – 89 points.

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