My first review of a Tired Hands beer, although back in the summer of 2015 I did visit the taproom.
Attractive golden body with a pleasing white head after the aggressive pour.
The nose offers a peach note for me. Quite strong, and unusually if feels like I can identify it (even if it’s not there!)
After that we get into some grapefruit, and a refreshing and bracing acidity. The sour note is quite strong, but very zesty. It offers a bright, fruit note that carries it along. The acidity never gets tiring. A little funk too, remembering that funk =/= acid/sour. Brewed in February 2022, bottled in August 2022 with a lot of oak in the middle. The oak is surprisingly absent for me, with no butter or vanilla to speak of.
Finish offers what I might describe as sherbet acidity which again is really rather zesty – a LOT of “sour patch kid” notes about this beer, which sounds like it would be a complete disaster, but here it offers an incredible fruit element alongside the acidity.
Pretty impressive TBH.