I always enjoy getting a chance to try beer from a brewery outside the areas I typically travel. This can from Tired Hands Brewing Company in Ardmore, PA came to me via friends visiting from New Jersey last weekend.
Beer Name: St. Oner 1st Anniversary Citrus IPA
Brewer: Tired Hands Brewing Company
Description: Per the label and description on the website, this was brewed with rye, wildflower honey, and the juices and zest from lime, lemon, grapefruit, and blood oranges. For the hops they used Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe. Per my usual, I poured from the cold 16 oz. can into my snifter glass.
Appearance: The body was opaque and had a hazy pale straw color. A thin, fizzy white head formed during the pour but quickly dissipated.
Smell: A variety of sweet citrus fruits atop a mostly piney bitterness.
Taste: Juicy! Sweet mango/tangerine/orange tastes up front. The sweeter fruits transitioned to a more bitter and zesty lime and grapefruit finish accompanied by a light piney bitterness. When left to sit a few minutes, the honey and rye became a bit more noticeable and blended in with the initial sweetness. Very flavorful.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body with a juice-like consistency. Moderate carbonation came in just after the initial sip. Really easy to drink.
Hype Factor: I was excited to finally get an opportunity to try something from this brewery. I have seen them pop up many times in my Untappd feed and have heard plenty of good things about them.
Overall: An excellent beer, roughly on par with what I might expect to pick up from Trillium (though without as much bitterness). Tired Hands impressed me with this one and I would definitely welcome any chance to try them out again in the future.