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Bitter Woman From Hell Extra IPA - Tyranena Brewing Company

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Bitter Woman From Hell Extra IPABitter Woman From Hell Extra IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 6
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TastyTaste on 08-28-2003)
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Photo of Buebie
2.58/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Update: 1/12/09 - Its been brought to my attention that this was brewed about two years prior to my consuming. So my review is biased based on this beers expiration.

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Appearance:
Golden brown with a head that quickly vanished.
Little to no laceing.

Smell:
Huge hoppy aroma, wiffs of Chinook and pungent centennial
Some sweet malty aroma as well, just a faint cry from the grain.
The smeel in this one is one of its only positive's.

Drinkability:
Almost non-existant. Its bitter, but I usually like bitter. This is more of a sour, rotten cheese bitter, with chalky overtones.

Mouthfeel:
club soda. Overlly carbonated

Taste:
I loove IPA, and worship Furious. But this beer is awful. The wiff of malty sweetness I had early is non-existant in the taste. The mouthfeel is so overlly carbonated that it overlaps into the taste, along the lines of club soda meets pellett hops.
There is no balance, only overcarbonation, chalk, and hops.

I would not buy this one again. I bought it as a mix your own six pack with Tyranena's other brews, havnt tried them yet, but lets hope they are not this bad.

Buebie, Mar 27, 2008
Photo of shbobdb
2.75/5  rDev -30%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was very excited to try this brew. I mean, I've heard people rant and rave about it.

What a neutral beer! I was expecting the hop-bomb to end all hop-bombs and this ain't it. My major problem with this beer, I suppose, is the lack of end-boil hops. I mean, take a whiff . . . you got nothin'. Taste it. Sure, it is bitter enough, but it lacks finishing hops to make me think: WOW this is HOPPY.

Instead I just think, "Eh, bitter."

A major letdown. And I paid what? I coulda gotten 1.5 NG Unplugged for that. I guess this just re-affirms Tyranena's place as a second-rate Wisco brewery.

shbobdb, Jul 26, 2006
Photo of FtownThrowDown
2.78/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured golden brown with a slight half inch head that quickly disappeared.
Smell is piney hops. Not a whole lot going on in the nose.
Some light lacing going on around the entire glass.
Just like the Hop Whore that I drank last night, I was expecting a whole lot more beer/hops from these two. I love what Tyranena did with the Who's Your Daddy, but both of these being as old as they are the hop profile has diminished.
The taste is somewhat hoppy and astringent. Wish I had the chance to drink these fresh.
Still waiting for another batch of the Who's Your Daddy!

FtownThrowDown, Feb 23, 2007
Photo of woodychandler
2.8/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This poured with a big, off-white/light-tan head that reduced pretty quickly to a thin film across the top of the beer. The color was an orangish-amber and there were a lot of floaters in the beer. I looked on the label to see if it was dated, but to no avail. The nose was slightly hoppy, but underlain with an unexpected sweetness, like coconut (?!?). Bizarre. The mouthfeel was medium and I got a blast of hops up front, accompanied by a smokiness, like that of a dry stout. The finish still evidenced hops, but I continued to experience other flavors that seemed out of place. Interesting, but not worthy of another.

woodychandler, Sep 14, 2006
Photo of granger10
2.9/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This Tyranena offering pours a beautiful semi hazed flourescent copper color with a medium to large sized foamy slight tan head. Head recedes with sheets of lacing forming around the glass. Looks awesome. Quite a hoppy, resiny smell. A touch of caramel and lots of pine and straight forward hop bitterness. A bit of spice in the as well. Taste just didn't live up. I get almost no malt flavor and hardly any backing. Hops just come out strong, but not from hell. Very bitter, slightly resiny, not the most flavorful really. A bit floral and herbal but then it's just bitterness. A sheet of malt lays across my tongue only to combat the hops, no real flavor. This needs more body, more alcohol, better malt bill, better finish, etc.

granger10, Aug 15, 2006
Photo of Jerktookmyname
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Jerktookmyname, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of maundythirsty
3.15/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Dark amber beer fluffs a tall, dry, off-white head with pretty impressive retention.

The smell is all sappy and resinous pine hops.

The taste is an overpowering and sweet version of same, plus a little peppery finish. All pine needles, and they just get stronger.

It's bubbly in the mouth, and light.

That's it. Bitter Woman from Hell has but one gear. In small, scientific sips it is an interesting experiment. As a bottle of beer it doesn't work. I'll move on from here.

maundythirsty, Jul 14, 2006
Photo of mynie
3.18/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a very dark, hazy amber, almost red. There's a respectable, retentive white head.

Very, very strong hops. Wine, pine, flowers, and citrus. Layered and poured on in bucnhes against a great chocolate malt. Oh, I'm in for a treat...

...Or not. Starts with big, but not huge, hops. Mostly dry, a little funky. No citrus or floral complexities. Caramel malt runs in a bit near the middle, but the end--and what serves to balance out the hops--is a not very nice alcohol burn. Uneven.

Wow. The nose was so great. What happened?

In spite of its mediocre flavor and (presumably) high alcohol, it wasn't hard to finish. Still, not all that great.

mynie, Aug 15, 2006
Photo of hopsaplenty
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle, 16May06 inkjetted on the bottle neck.

Cloudy burnished orange. Short, dense head of fine off-white bubbles that slowly settles leaving a couple patches of lace. A lone carbonation stream lazes to the surface. The yeast sediment remains evenly dispersed. The aroma is of pine tar and citrus rind, with perhaps a bit of sawdust, but overall relatively tame. The pine bitterness leads the way, filling the mouth with a grabby bite. Some citrus rind picks up and makes itself known before dropping back behind the pine which dominates through the finish. The finish is short and concise with little lingering resin. Relatively one dimensional. Medium body, but with a thin mouthfeel, the carbonation is fine-bubbled and active. This is one dimensional and on the thin side. Not overly satisfying.

hopsaplenty, Jun 21, 2006
Photo of Imstillthegman
3.3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a clear light copper with a quickly disappearing white head. A ring of bubbles does remain and leaves some light lacing.

Aroma is fairly balanced between the caramel and pine. Not as hoppy as I expected and definitely has more of a malt presence than anticipated.

Taste is somewhat bitter but I have ran into women that were a hell of a lot more bitter than this is. Some pine and citrus with some sweet malts in the middle. Must admit it does get more bitter as it warms...and a bit tastier as well. It still isn't the hop bomb I had hoped for, though.

Medium bodied with the carbonation lacking a bit. Not a bad brew, but I was expecting more. I will finish my four pack and be happy to have tried

Imstillthegman, Aug 22, 2006
Photo of orbitalr0x
3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The Bitter Woman From Hell pours from the stubby 12oz bottle into my glass a deep copper orange with a half inch of small bubbled white head on top. Aromas of earthy, citric hops with some pine in there as well. A lightly bready, caramel malt background is there as well, but overall it's just not that cohesive. Just not drawin me in with the hop aroma unfortunately.

First sip brings a somewhat bready, lightly toasty caramel maltiness that's quickly followed by an earthy, piney, slightly citric hoppiness. The hops are actually more subdued that I would have expected and the mix of hops just doesn't do it for me. Flows down with a pretty brash bitterness that lingers on the back of the throat. Overall, an intersting IPA..but the earthy, dirty hops just fail to keep me interested.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a mellow carbonation. Has a pretty nice mouthfeel overall and goes down easily except for the big bitterness. Overall, I can't say I like this more than the regular Bitter Woman. The hop profile is just not as vibrant as it is in the former. I can't see myself going back for more here...I'll stick to Bitter Woman and Hop Whore!

orbitalr0x, Dec 17, 2006
Photo of LJWalker
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

LJWalker, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of demcorhip
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance
Nice looking IPA, poured a coppery amber. Half finger light beige head that wanted to stick around. Finely carbonated, well laced ale.

Aroma
Light scent of caramel malts covered with a musty grapefruit, orange and pine resinousness.

Taste
Resinous hops. Theres some thin caramel and nutty bready flavours at the start that get blown away by an astringent, almost metallic tinged bitter resinous blast.

Mouthfeel
This one leaves me with a dry, resinous and lasting bitter pucker. Too hops centered to be balanced, the hops just blow away the malt character of this ale.

Drinkability
Can think of much more sessionable IPAs, although this may be just the hopblast some hop heads crave. Ive had DIPAs that were much more sessionable than this.

demcorhip, Oct 02, 2006
Photo of goodbyeohio
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, my 2nd beer tasted in this new series.

pours a deep orange, almost-reddish color. clear with visual density, looks more like concentrated beer nectar than actual beer. the head starts out fluffy and thick, ends up a hazy spatter with bubble clusters meandering. curvy lines of lacing, nothing to indicate supreme sticketivity.

sweet hop aroma with burnt caramel base. amarillo juiciness. some spiciness, reminiscent of a cinnamon-heavy carrot cake. not huge or overwhelming nasally, and thankfully absolutely no wafts of alcohol coming from this brew. expected something as abrasive as devil dancer, and got something that winks at me coyly.

well, this is undoubtedly a bitter beer. first sip fills my mouth with a waxy, acerbic coating. the bitterness here is equivalent to the even burn of a mild habanero sauce. surprisingly, it disappears almost immediately, after a second or two of gland-exciting hoptasticness. the base flavors are hard to identify due to the jolting nature here, but what i read between the lines tends to reek of everyday west-coast inspired ipa. with the exception of the intentional overkill, the flavors here of citrus, malt, etc. are really run of the mill. nothing deserving of such a crazy, threatening name.

the beer itself could stand to improve from a denser body and a tad more carbonation. perhaps i just want this beer to be bigger, and its not. not a bad thing, and i probably would have raved it a little more in a plainer, more low key 'tyranena ipa' type situation. but no.. bitter. hell.. extra. nope.

worth a try, will revisit if offered, looking forward to the double ipa for the fix of what i expected here.

goodbyeohio, Aug 17, 2006
Photo of kmpitz2
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz stubby. The beer flows into my glass a light copper color, with a finger of just off-white head that settles at a very modest coat over top. The clarity is excellent, and there is a moderate carbonation streaming up in rivets from the bottom of the glass. The aroma is very sweet caramel and lots of piney and earthy hops. It seems to be lacking any sweetness or juicyness from the hop...something I think needs to be there in this brew. Flavor is caramel, moderately bready, strong earthy from the hop, with a strong bitterness that is a little harsh on the aftertaste. The bitterness is not bad, just a little more harsh than I like. Mouthfeel is pretty solid, with a light to moderate carbonation. Overallm this brew is okay. It has some nice strong and bold flavors, but it almost seems a little too much of an in your face assault. It lacks refinement, but with the name of the beer and the name of the series it came from, I'm not all that surprised that it is a more rough beer.

kmpitz2, Aug 08, 2006
Photo of terrabyte
3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very speckled amber brown with a white frothy head.

Smells like a muted Hop Whore from same brewery. A little bit of grapefruits and pine.

Tastes citrusy, with a tart aftertaste of grapefruit and pine. A very muted version of Hop Whore. Which begs the question, why bother?

Body is smooth, well carbonated. A bit oily with nice dry finish. A tart, and VERY bitter after-aftertaste lingers just shy of forever. Brewed from the tears of divorced husbands everywhere? Could be. Depressing. Nice job.

Not my cup of tea, though.

terrabyte, Oct 02, 2006
Photo of oberon
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a light golden with a large 2 finger fluffy white head that left globs of lace as it settled into a soapy-like top.Piney hop dominates the nose buts it not overpowering a noticable sweeter caramel malt base is there with a unique hard water/mineral elemant.The hops are not as big as one might think with namesake of this brew the piney flavors are there but there doesnt seem to be a spine to this beer the malt is to lacking and the hops are not big enough to hold their on in my mind.Some brews can hold up being uneven in the hop dept this one although not bad is not one of them.

oberon, Sep 03, 2006
Photo of trep
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz Bottle Thanks to mr. JeffKrenner

Clear golden honey body typical of IPA's, creamy off-white head. Not much carbonation rising, and no sediment. Head dissipates to leave but a thin ring around the glass. Aroma is a bit funky for an IPA, smells almost musty. However, there are some nice citrusy notes, but hardly any malt aroma.

Very aggressive bitterness, but also alot of citrus hop flavor. Pretty decent malt profile as well. Lots of orange and grapefruit with some peach flavor and caramel malts. Finishes with some fresh grape-like flavor. Reminds me of an incredibly bitter Dreadnaught. Not bad, not great. Just wish it had some more malt to balance it.

Medium bodied with a good bit of carbonation. Not so easy to drink due to the massive bitterness, especially for a regular ole' IPA.

trep, Nov 01, 2006
Photo of ppoitras
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle obtained via trade with kmpitz2. Thanks for the opportunity...

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1" beige head over the slightly cloudy orangey amber brew. Head holds on nicely, with plenty of hearty lacing. Aroma is creamy malt with light hops fruitiness. Flavor is kind of balanced for this to be BWFH's big sister, ample grains upfront countered with green hoppiness. Bitterness in the aftertaste does redeem itself slightly. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, especially for the style, and drinkability is good as well. Nice beer, just not the "extra" IPA that the label indicates.

ppoitras, Nov 08, 2006
Photo of Westsidethreat
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Almost the color of a dull orangish rootbeer, the body is hazy and fairly inactive. Head was fizzy and peach tinted.

S: Orange, caramel, butterscotch and some pine.

T: Upfront a lot of caramel mixed with red fruit. Very sweet at the tip of the tongue. Moves towards some peach, apple and more caramel. Lots of fresh, raw dough flavors as well...sort of like a cinnamon roll. Bitterness comes on strong and sharp, like a knife. It doesn't necessarily linger for all that long...it comes and goes quick. Finishes sweet, slightly cloying and slightly bitter.

M: Medium body, syrupy mouthfeel. Not bad.

D: Well, wasn't expecting this. Sort of tastes like it had been aged, I wonder when it was brewed. It certainly didn't taste "fresh".

Westsidethreat, Dec 28, 2006
Photo of Sammy
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank you jpm30 for this tasty treat. Poured mahogoney brown with some head. Hop aroma. Its in the drink, like an ESB well malted, very drinkable smooth and satisfying. Not too American IPA bitter nor grapefruit. More herbal and spicyness, like white pepper. Had again a month laterand really noticed the large head.

Sammy, Feb 21, 2007
Photo of Erdinger2003
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The head poured out a big beautiful head that had a light copper color the same as the color of the beer. I see sediment in the beer floating around. It left a lacing as it fell.

Smell is like a lager yeast strain, but with a great bitter hoppiness.

Taste is slightly flowery before a big hit of bitter hops. It's not complex, but it is very enjoyable and full of flavor.

Mouthfeel is good, smooth, and crisp.

Overall very good, I enjoyed this and would like another.

Erdinger2003, Jul 16, 2006
Photo of carln26
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Realale for bringing this bottle back from Wisconsin. Dark copper color, reasonably clear and topped by a chunky off white head. There is a lot particulate settling in the beer as I take a look. The nose is dominated by citrus. Lots of grapefruit followed by some mandarin orange (simcoe in this beer?). There is just a little bit of light caramel on the finish. The flavor has a real punch in the mouth of citrus, a balance of mandarin and grapefruit. It’s offset well by some light caramel. The bitterness really lingers in this beer. It lasts long after I finish the drink. It finishes almost peppery. The mouth feel is slick, and a little astringent. Decent drinkability.

carln26, Sep 24, 2006
Photo of bjohnson
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear amber color with a wonderful milkshake looking white one finger head. Great retention on this bitter woman. Tons of bubbles rising to the top. A full glass length coating of lace.
S: Pine and grapefruit aromas with a little grassyness in there also.
T/M: At first, theres not much in the taste department, though very, very, very bitter. This bitter woman makes you smack your lips a lot. Slight metallic taste thats not very pleasing. As it warms resiny oily pine and grapefruit hops become more noticeable and rear their ugly heads. Bitter aftertaste with a hint of citrus fruit. Kind of light and fluffy in the mouth with a big dry aftertaste. Abv must be a little higher than the usual as it warms the chest and belly.
D: Drinkable, but I think the orignal bitter woman is a better offering. Though the bitterness is strong, I'm not sure it makes the beer better. I think it takes something away from the taste.

bjohnson, Jul 24, 2006
Photo of CharlesDarwin
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Candy-licious orange syrup, sweet lime mist, and blood orange vinaigrette, with flowery resins and light caramel over wisping alder smoke. Dense. Crystal-clear ruddied orange tan, with golden fringe. Creamy top with sweet lacing. A mildly static first impression, then into sweeping hop symphonies and tart currents of resin and pine. A pungent mist of almond-like caramel toffee rises through the ashes of a thousand hops, oozing their sappy coatings on the tongue. Lots of pale spice in lime zest, coriander husks and light white pepper. A nice blend of differing hop characters. Luscious. Hops edge a little tart and metallic, but remain perfumy in the smack. Nice lemon character. A nice, rich deep-bodied hop blast.

CharlesDarwin, Mar 08, 2007
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Bitter Woman From Hell Extra IPA from Tyranena Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.