Name: Tired Hands Extra Vanilla Milkshake IPA
Style: American IPA
“EXTRA Vanilla Milkshake IPA is our newest over-the-top Culinary IPA. Brewed with a heavy amount of oats and lactose sugar. Hopped intensely with Mosaic and Citra and then conditioned atop almost twice the amount of luscious Madagascar vanilla beans. This batch is straight up vanilla ice cream sundae IPA and would make our sweet pals at @omnipollo proud.”
Part 2 of my Tired Hands Milkshake Series is their Extra Vanilla Milkshake IPA which was the first of the three I acquired over the last week, which included standing in line for about 2 hours after seeing @tiredhandsbrewing post on their Instragram the day before. I also picked up some of their High Road Double IPA as well, but I will save that for another review. As I mentioned in my previous post Tired Hands Milkshakes are some of the most sought after IPAs on the market right now and this one is brewed with a ton of Madagascar vanilla beans. Let’s pour it in the glass and see how it turned out.
The beer is poured from a 16 oz. can into a Teku glass , it pours a cloudy white yellow with about a half inch of white head putting it in line other milkshakes and other Northeast IPAs. The nose gives off tons of vanilla and bubblegum along with big citrus and tropical fruit notes. The nose seems to intensify as it warms and really opens up as you drink it. This Milkshake tastes almost like a creamsicle with hints of pineapple, mango with tons of vanilla that really pops on the finish. It is really like nothing I have ever had before in a beer, but I absolutely love it and it has me coming back for more. The is medium bodied and creamy with the hop oils and vanilla lingering on the tongue with good carbonation on the finish with an extra hit of vanilla. I mean this beer is just great and very drinkable. The lactose sugar and vanilla work magic with the hops creating a juicy, creamy IPA with tons of flavor and very little to no bitterness. It is amazing how consistently the Milkshake IPAs have been from Tired Hands. They are all creamy, drinkable and juicy. I can’t say much more, except do whatever you can and get your hands on some and enjoy it. Cheers!
Editor’s Note: Please excuse any grammar or spelling mistakes as I am a drinking alcohol while writing since this is a beer blog after all.