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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
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2007 04:55:10 | More by Sammy
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rusty tangerine loaded with either yeast or hop leaf flecks. I'm betting that it's the former, but I'm hoping that it's the latter. The head is pale orange creamsicle in color and isn't as tight-bubbled or as sticky as I'd like. That makes me think that there aren't a ton of hop resins present. Naw, that couldn't be it. There's an acceptable amount of lace, though not the usual crusty blanket that most ridiculously-hopped beer lays down.

The aroma is good, not great. It certainly isn't as explosive as expected. An 'extra' IPA, whatever that is, should have a nose that jumps out of the glass and stuffs two hop cones up your nose whenever you get it within reach. BWFH doesn't do that. It's hard to go wrong with Amarillo and Simcoe, but I can't help feel that this was an opportunity lost. High expectations are a bitch sometimes.

Yeah, it's hoppy. Yeah, it's bitter. It certainly isn't scathingly or abusively bitter though. As I continue to drink, I might have to rethink that. I'm beginning to feel a little abused... and I like it. Before I go any further, let me point out the obvious. If you don't consider yourself to be a hophead, don't bother drinking this beer because you'll hate it. For that matter, if you don't like Amarillo hops... same thing.

While there isn't a ton of malt in the house, what's here is too caramel-like for me. The result is that any blindingly bright, explosively citric hoppy top notes that might have been present have been dimmed to too great an extent. My fervent hopes that the bitter woman from the underworld would be a better, hoppier version of the pre-damnation bitter woman haven't been realized. Could a change in hops have made that much difference?

The standard IPA uses Amarillo and Cascade while this 'extra' version uses Amarillo and Simcoe. Great hops all, but I have to believe that something didn't go entirely according to plan. If it all went off without a hitch, then it's time for a change of plans. Again, I'm being picky as hell because I'm a huge fan of Bitter Woman and consider it to be one of the top-5 Midwestern IPAs. I like BWFH, I just don't flat-out love it.

The usual flavors are present and accounted for. Brown sugar and caramel covered white grapefruit sections (with the pith intact) seep over the tastebuds and dig in with something less than total commitment. The usual tropical fruitiness of the Amarillo isn't as obvious as it could be. In terms of palate wreckage, my tongue isn't totaled as I reach the final few ounces, but it isn't drivable either.

When compared to others of the style, the body is mid-range, perhaps a wee bit to the lighter side. It isn't 'extra' full as might be expected, but it's resiny and sticky enough to get the job done. I'm not sure that a heavier body would work well at all. In the end, the mouthfeel is in keeping with the rest of the beer's attributes and, therefore, deserves a similar score.

I made my recent trip up to Madison for the express purpose of assuring myself that I'd be able to acquire as much Bitter Woman From Hell as I wanted. Something kept me from buying more than a single 4-pack though. After drinking this bottle, I can't say that I'm sorry. I like the *idea* of this beer, it's just that the execution, at least relative to my expectations, leaves a little something to be desired.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2006 23:23:16 | More by BuckeyeNation
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another Wisconsin goodie I was able to try recently. I could not believe I had never had this one, so I needed to open it quickly to redeem myself. Served chilled and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 12/12/2008.

Very nice medium amber colored pour with a decent amount of cloudiness to it. A nice head of white reached up through the haze to a height of an inch and a half which hung around for a little while before settling back down into a small thin crown.

Nice rounded hop aroma here with nothing really crazy going on. Hints of pineapple and grapefruit, touch of sweet malts lying underneath. The flavor was more of the same, very sessionable, very nicely done IPA. Rich notes of hots coming through in the first sips, very fresh and bright with the grapefruit leading the way, this mellow to a light bready flavor and a hint of grain before diving right back in and bittering out on the final sips, drying the palate for what was to come. Obviously smooth and incredibly drinkable, this was definetely one of my favorite little IPA's I have had recently.

Overall I would love to have this one again. Went perfect with pizza tonight and not too heavy. A very solid beer here.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2008 02:33:29 | More by mikesgroove
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oberon

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2006 23:05:46 | More by oberon
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.6/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a growler shared between myself and the 2 Jeffs, Boo and tavern, through Mr. Boo's magnificent benificence. Normally, I need a full serving when I review, but we got 1 and 1/3 a pint apiece, so that's plenty.
Pours a bright red, close to pale bronze, with a full, fresh, blooming foam above.
Aroma: FRESH! This paricular bottling was done from the tap merely days before our sampling, and it shows, brother, it shows. Big and fat and flowing with citric, piney, hoppiness!
Mouthfeel is persistence personified, thick and clingy, rewarding, long-residing.
Taste is juicy, yummy...
I stopped scribbling notes, but I didn't stop admiring this beer. It seemed to be kicked up several notches from the regular version, not more hoppy, nor more bitter, but more flavorful, all around. Reminded me a bit of Sierra Nevada Celebration, but more than anything, reminded me of all my favorite IPAs all rolled into one. It delights the senses over and over again.
I still need me one of these growlers all to myself, to stew myself into a hop-infused stupor.

Serving type: growler

11-02-2003 11:06:46 | More by feloniousmonk
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a frothy, initially three finger thick, light tan colored head, which even leaves a light layered lace pattern on the sides of the glass. The beer is a lightly hazy, amber tan color, through which bubbles, from a medium carbonation, slowly waft up from the bottom of my tulip glass. The aroma is purely hop driven; Notes of zesty orange, definite grapefruit, lychee, and even sweet tangerine form the citrus component, while a backdrop of herbaceous pine. The sticky hop notes are accentuated by the barely noticeable malt character, which leans towards caramelized notes and perhaps a touch of biscuit character. The malt helps to accentuate the hop aromatics, but is really only barely noticeable as a separate entity.

Quite a bit smoother up front than I was expecting, but the biting hops start to take hold by the middle and have a fairly solid grip by the finish. Not overly harsh, but this definitely has a hop astringency that is almost green. In combination with the bitterness, this forms a nice foil for the sweeter hop character notes. Citrus flavors abound, and are accentuated by a sweet (albeit a touch muddy, or is that green hop components) malt character that again plays a supporting role. Flavors of ruby-red grapefruit, lychee, and orange blossoms strike the tongue first before a solid hit of raw, green, grassy, herbaceous hop notes come through. Interestingly enough, despite the latter, the former linger on quite well into the long finish as well. As the beer warms it becomes a bit softer, the malt, while still completely subservient, helps to soften out the aggressive hop character. This is definitely a joyous celebration of hops, and I am certainly satisfying the hop-head side of my psyche right now.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2006 16:22:35 | More by Gueuzedude
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2006 01:11:23 | More by woodychandler
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12 oz bottle from a trade with thefatkid13.

A: The ale is a brilliant amber color, pale enough that it could be easily mistaken for orange. The ale had a large head, near two fingers, and laces nicely throughout the glass.

S: The nose is incredibly enticing, full of grapefruit and pine notes. They are thick and resiny, full of wet bitterness.

T: The IPA is nicely balanced between hops and malts. The caramel malts create a sweet character that provides a nice base on which to build the hops. Those hops are grapefruity, full of citrus notes that include some tangerine and orange rind. The flavors are vibrant without numbing the tastebuds. The finish of the ale, especially as it warms, is a strong citrus.

M: The hops are bold but not too bold, creating an even IPA that is solid from start to finish.

D: Another excellent showing from the Brewers Gone Wild! series. A good IPA that won't let you down.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2007 02:24:02 | More by akorsak
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a warm light antique bronze body that is clear with a strong carbonation of tiny bubbles. There is an antique white head that is thick and last and last.

S- This beer has a big bitter green pungent hop flavor that has a hint of cat pee (in a good way) and notes of cat nip in the background. It smells very fresh and has some nice depth even though I can't really describe the flavors.

T- The pungent hop flavor really kicks you in the teeth with a faint pale malt flavor buried in the background. There is a soft bitter green hop flavor in the finish but after the finish the hop bitterness increases like some spicy hot peppers.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with no alcohol heat or astringency in the finish.

D- This beer has great big hops that have nice original flavors and good complexity. I have tasted many AIPAs and this has some very nice originality and big flavors.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2006 03:15:39 | More by rhoadsrage
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Wasatch

Utah

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to BuckEyeNation for this brew.

Pours a slightly cloudy dark golden almost amber color, nice carbonation, tiny head, nice lacing though. The nose is of hops, malts, citrus, and slight caramel. The taste is hoppy, sweet, slightly malty, and a nice bitterness in the finish. Medium body, well rounded brew. Very drinkable, this is a pretty tasty brewery, glad to have a chance to try them out.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2006 01:54:05 | More by Wasatch
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2006 23:09:10 | More by ppoitras
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Hogtownharry for this sample, bitter women from hell sounds familiar, I hope this is as good as the high Class broad though, I prefer those to the former...
Head would rise and mount, white in colour over a vlear golden body. Semi-clouded. Yum! A toasted malty aroma! Notes of citruis fruit (orange and the likes) but also hefty malt. Great smelling that's for sure! The flavour is awesome! Great texture/carbonation. A dryness that hooks the tongue in then offers up no shortage of long, lasting hops on the finish. Perfect level of roast to the malts, perfect blend to the hops. Simply great. Tyranena is fantastic. Hands down.
Bitter Women From Hell is welcome in my house. Anytime. Damn that's nice.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2007 02:25:07 | More by biegaman
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.53/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear, deep copper. Thin off white head. Moderate amounts of lacing are noted. This is the kind of IPA aroma I just love. Juicy grapefruit pulp mixed with smokey, resinous canabis and lesser of the pine attributes. And there's some nice caramel based maltiness underneath as well. Bitterness is kind of sharp, but not catty and not all that long lasting. To me anyway. There is a noticeable amount of malt backing. This is NOT a totally one sided hop bomb. I love the hop attributes of bong resin and pink grapefruit and lemon rind pungency, but the malts are there as well...caramelly and a bit toffeeish in nature. This is more balanced than you'd think coming in. And very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2006 03:56:06 | More by Bighuge
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Copper-bronze, off-white head, very little retention, some lacing.

S: Pine, tangerine, toffee, grass & hints of biscuity malt.

T: Definitely more Pacific Northwest than midwest. Plenty of pine, grapefruit rind, amarillo-aspirin and a touch of tangerine. Plenty of hop flavour, with the malt to back it up (toffee & biscuity malt flavours). Assertive bitterness; alcohol is very subtle.

M: Slightly heavier than moderate body, moderate carbonation, well-attenuated with a dry finish, plenty of hop acidity.

D: It's big & bold, but it's good.

Personally, I prefer the cascade flavour in their regular bitter woman... but this is a really well-crafted brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2007 01:22:31 | More by Derek
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dirtylou

Washington

4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, bought a 4pack at Riley's for 7.99 (later saw it for 6.99 at woodmans fyi)

appearance: poured into a chalice to get the full effect...pours a vibrant and full amber, very light beige head and only slight lacing left behind around the rim...a rather nice looking ipa

smell: very pungent hop aroma, juicy grapefruit-citrus, light apricot, pine resin, sweet caramel...not really as overpowering as expected but very well hopped

taste: flavours surely indicate a hop monster...very pungent and juicy, sugar covered ruby red grapefruit, citrus hops, a touch of fresh apricot...very strong hop bitterness, but not too much for my tongue...pungent pine presence, sweet caramel backbone...Another solid installment in the "Brewers Gone Wild" series...can't wait for the barleywine later this summer

mouthfeel: tongue numbing hop bite, stong bitterness

drinkability: enjoyable but the bitterness factor puts the limit at about 2 of these suckers

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2006 01:08:17 | More by dirtylou
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tavernjef

Minnesota

4.7/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

"jeffboo the magnificent" brings a clear growler into his basement filled with a clearish ambery brown liquid, bestowed upon myself and the Monk while engaging in bottling some homebrew, looks good thus far, a solid color for any IPA, but the pour is what sets this apart from others as the head grows and gains a substantial girth every so quickly building to a towering head of whiteness and fluffy foam. Once the top is there, it stays there, hardly moving for a long while before it finally fades down to a large, thick fluffy coating on top always present and leaves thick patchy and stringy lace.

Aroma is heavenly perfumed with a super nice floral pine, budding spring needles of spruce and cedar. Amarillo hops in a lovely sweet tone within, super fresh, crispened, and clean. A terrific load of hops, floral and lightly resin filled with a bit of dried smokeyness of burnt leaves. An enticing hop nose that you can lose yourself in, wonderful!

Taste is wildly smooth with a clean, crisp bitterness in the amarillo profile of hops with a very nice mellowing grab of floral pine and lovely high sweetness and citrusy resin. Malts in the background with lightly toasted caramel-like biscuity malts helping add profound layers to the hop levels and keeping a good balance. Complexingly simple in its feel, very smooth and quite full building ever so gradually in bittering sweetness leading to complexing dried variants of wood, smoke and leaves, bouncing around with floral and lightly herbal notes. Finish lingers both on the palate and the lips with a piney resin sweetness and sourness. It is the morning after and I still have the lingering tastes on my lips and throat. Whether thats a good thing or not...well its not in the fashion of regurgitation so I guess thats a good thing.
"A long, hot shower does little to erase her from your mind." I can see how the shower thing comes into play cuz it didn't help get rid of any afterthoughts/tastes.

Alot more nose then the regular Bitter Woman, but nearly the same in every aspect in its mellowing character. More of a hop complexity in flavor, length, and feel. Goes down just as smooth if not better, a fine-dandy IPA and I thank jeffboo greatly for the opportunity to drink it down. Yum!

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2003 16:19:47 | More by tavernjef
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ZAP

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep copper color....the aroma is about 50% bong resin and 50% piney notes...

Body is medium to full....carbonation about right..

Taste is big on the pine elements...also a mild caramel backbone...hops are way in front though...finishes with a nice lingering bitterness..I'm curious what the IBU's and hops used were but their website gives very little info on their Brewers Gone Wild Series except for the sexual laden innuendos...nothing wrong with that in my book but how about some real info too??

I'm slightly let down by this because I reallly enjoy Bitter Woman...In fact Bitter Woman is one of the best IPA's made in my opinion...this is more middle of the road for a DIPA...nothing terribly wrong with it and it is hopped up nicely...still it is a long way from the elite DIPA's..It's listed as an IPA on this site and maybe that is what it is...as an IPA it is bigger than regular BW but not as good overall..

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2006 04:45:47 | More by ZAP
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cokes

Wisconsin

4.97/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

(Original, draught-only release...the BGW bottled version is different, and not quite as good.)

This is the leather-clad, whip-yielding roommate of the regular Bitter Woman. Not altogether different, but certainly more aggressive. If the Bitter Woman is one that you'd date on a frequent or daily basis. This is the lusty fling you try to hide.

She throws the door open. Tanned bronze. Heavily bleached blonde hair. With a slow rising exuberance expressed in sluggish bubbles.
She tosses you upon the floor and blows a pungent, resiny pot smoke Amarillo and Magnum cloud in your face.

It's time to begin.

She allows you to taste her now.
Her hop-augmented assets are bursting through the tight malt corset. Tattered toasted cloth does little to hide what's underneath. Strategically placed dry toffee and caramel biscuit are quickly torn aside. Same goes for the apricot g-string. It's all business now. This is what you paid for.
This is a dirty, bitter girl. Earthy in her hoppy come-ons. Sweet-talking piney with alluring smoky, resin filled eyes. She's hard-edged though. She's been burned, and she doesn't fool around. Her metallic razor blades chop lines of white powdered alum and roll herb into fat cigarettes. She is here to party. Her gin and tonic laced breath falls across your lips. The muscular, stream-lined body is yours for the moment. Curvy and full, yet slender, and probably more that you can handle, but you do all you can to satisfy. You are just lucky enough to be along for the ride. Your eyes roll back and you explode. This is too much...

It's morning now, and she is gone. You expected this, and it is for the best. Just a tingling body and a numbed mouth, and an empty growler trophy on the bed stand to show for the ordeal.
A long, hot shower does little to erase her from your mind.

Desire begins to seep in. You need more of this. And you need it now.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2003 05:24:51 | More by cokes
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blackie

California

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: The pour gives a low, light tan colored head that soon recedes. The beer itself is a slightly aged copper in color.

smell: Huge, green hop aromas upfront with notes of fresh, bursting hop cones and steeped hop matter. A moderate caramel note from the malt gives a light sweetness. Smells great.

mouthfeel: The carbonation is a lighter medium, and the body medium.

taste: The hops dominate this one...big, juicy flavors of boiled PacNW hop pulp with a considerably evergreen character. Hop tea with some malt sweetness, if you will. There's just a touch of caramelly malt sweetness to counteract the hops. After the swallow, the flavor soon becomes that of only hops with a considerable bitterness then taking over, lingering until it is the only thing left standing. No balance here, and I like it.

drinkability: quite easy, I must say, though slightly limited by the huge bitterness. A little more malt, and some 5's would come into play.

one of two bottles given to me by dirtylou, smuggled back from Wisconsin

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2006 02:04:50 | More by blackie
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mynie

Indiana

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2006 17:17:09 | More by mynie
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GCBrewingCo

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured into the glass chunky and hazy amber golden with an off-white, almost yellow, low persistent head which lasted enough to lace at the glass.

The aroma was citrusy, piney, grassy and resinous with hop presence and character. Behind that was a nice malt presence of caramel. The aroma was nicely fruity and interesting.

The flavor was bitter, yep, bitter, maybe not from hell, but you never know. Some diacetyl slickness was notable in the midst of all the hops invading the palate. The hop flavors were piney, grassy and cirtrusy. The citrus was grapefruit and even a bit of lemon. The malt just could not stand up to the hops, but was there trying to make it's presence known with some caramel flavor.

The finish was dry and bitter with most of the lasting portion into the aftertaste being comprised of hops and just a smidge of malt traveling along for the ride. The body was just above medium with a fairly low level of carbonation. A nice IPA with a strong bittering.

12 ounce bottle. Thanks afatty!

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2006 23:51:26 | More by GCBrewingCo
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kmpitz2

Tennessee

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2006 03:48:40 | More by kmpitz2
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mcallister

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A rich dark golden/copper elixr very dense when held up to the light. What looks like minute yeast particles float through-out the beer as well as tiny carbonation bubbles. A half inch off white head sits atop, leaving behind thick sticky lacing.

One word comes to mind when describing the smell...excellent. Big and piney hop hop hoppy with a malt aroma to balance it. Also grapefruit and other citrusy aromas abound. Smells great.

Well after all the excitement of the appearance and smell the taste is somewhat of a letdown. Not nearly as complex as the aroma. Somewhat thin watery mouthfeel, piney hops, without the citrus or grapefruit that's in the nose. The malt does balance well but not as hoppy as I'd like or the nose would indicate. Not bad by any means but like I said missing that bite that is in the nose and appearance.

Not sure of the alcohol on this one but either way it is an IPA worth drinking. How much I'm not sure.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2006 20:34:17 | More by mcallister
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ClockworkOrange

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12 ounce bottle poured into my nonic Imperial pint glass. Appears a hazed golden apricot color with about an inch of fluffy, lingering off white foam. Aroma and flavor are of pineapple, grapefruit pith, tangerines, sweet malt, and lightly toasted bread. At the very least this IPA is a notch better than medium bodied and amply carbonated. Glad I had the chance to try this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2009 05:33:25 | More by ClockworkOrange
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TastyTaste

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Crystal clear medium colroed boy, head puffs wuick, fades fast and fairly steady. Lace left is coarse and sticky.

Smell: Strong sweet carmel maltiness and alcohol vapors are the first thing you get. The hops are cotton candy-like, but also fruity and potent. The rumored dry hopping pays off quite nicely here.

Taste: There first thing that sticks out is malt. Different for the style, carmel malts are huge and rich, the sweetness wears down right before a blast of hops. Harsh and savagely bitter to a very smooth and fruity aftertaste. I enjoyed this beer, even more than the Bitter Woman from Lake Mills.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2006 04:19:18 | More by TastyTaste
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Bitter Woman From Hell Extra IPA from Tyranena Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.