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Stone Tepee Pale Ale - Tyranena Brewing Company

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Stone Tepee Pale AleStone Tepee Pale Ale

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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 7
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 04-02-2002)
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Reviews by rlee1390:
Photo of rlee1390
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Cloudy, carbonated, bright orange, two finger fluffy white head.

S-Malt, some grass, tad but of citrus, hops do not balance with the malt.

T-Malt forward. Very malty, Some hops, tad but og citrus. Not much bitterness.

M-Medium bodied with slight carbonation.

O-Wayy to malty for an APA. Needs a lot less malt and more hops.

rlee1390, Dec 16, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light orange and copper pour, a little bit hazy, this is a 100% certainty that it isn't filtered. Standard aroma, a little bit of hops, malt, breadiness.

Good floral hop balance, ample bitterness, but nothing over 60ibu I'd say, just right. Along the lines of the classic American pale. Hoppy, refreshing, even a little sticky resiny. Not watered down or thin, yet plenty refreshing and sessionable. Balanced, slightly leaning hoppy, which is how most of us like it. Hops lean grapefruit.

Beerandraiderfan, Jul 28, 2011
Photo of ADR
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy sub amber gold appearance, generous 1/2 inch head on a hard pour. Simple but ample lace patterns. Aroma is slightly fruity, with some sense of pizza dough. Very well-balanced for an American Pale, especially as it leans toward Pacific Northwest citrus hopping rather than herbal bittering. Lighter bodied, moderate carbonation, sweet bready malt, and just a light pink grapefruit hoppiness hit a note that's just dang drinkable. Rounds out with just the slightest pear sweetness at the finish. I tend to like 'em just a bit bigger, but this is a well-crafted beer.

ADR, Nov 21, 2003
Photo of guntherhophead
3.15/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A. golden. Light head good retention.

S. Lightly fruity with the right amount of hops.

T. The Stone Tepee Pale Ale has a light hoppy taste as well as a slight spiciness to it. Slight maltiness detected as well.

M. Nice mouth feel with the right amount of carbonation. Smooth.
D. Easy to drink. Perhaps light citrus (orange peel?) might make this one pop a bit. Overall, a decent beer worth trying. Tasted good with camembert and walnuts.

guntherhophead, Aug 04, 2008
Photo of richkrull
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried this one at the Tyranena tasting room over the weekend.

Poured a nice hazy orange/copper color with some thick white head on it and good lacing on the glass. Smell is nice and hoppy with some citrus notes and light caramel malt coming through. Taste is very good - very balanced beer with some citrus notes to add to the great hop flavor. Light-medium feel, went down very smooth. I really enjoyed this beer overall. It's not over-the-top, but it's a good quality pale ale. I wouldn't mind getting a case of this to have on hand.

richkrull, Apr 19, 2011
Photo of pwoods
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. stubby brown bottle poured into an imperial pint. Notes.

A: Pours an average amber with decent visibility. About a finger worth of white head with decent retention and some lacing.

S: a bit of citrus hops with more leaning to the floral and grassy side. Plenty of malts to balance.

T/M: Light bitterness. Plenty of malts to balance out as it should. Hops have a bit more citrus than the nose but still plenty of earthy and grassy notes. Malts are lightly sweet with some toasted biscuit character. Body is about medium with moderate carbonation.

D: Decent ABV and drinkable. Pretty average, though.

pwoods, Oct 30, 2009
Photo of cokes
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Not the wildest american pale ale out there, but its beautiy lies in its restraint.
Stone Tepee throws a semi-hazy golden body with a lasting creamy head. It hits the nose with some metallic hop notes.
The hop taste shows up and bring with it some pleasing juicy floral and citrus flavors. This is laid down on top of the lovely biscuity malts. There is a subtle sweetness that makes this beer stand out. This is about as well balanced as an APA gets.
Stone Tepee screams "session". Glad to have it widely available here in the Madison area. Definately one of my fall-backs....but a treat in it's own right.

But as a word of warning to the hopheads out there...this is NOT a super-charged hopped up beer (compared to other APA's). The hops are certainly featured, but are not as aggressive as in many beers of this style. But I would recommend it to anyone looking for a great, well-balanced brew.

cokes, Apr 02, 2002
Photo of Sammy
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks jpm30. Mild copper colour, bit of white head, and lace remaining in glass. Some grapefruit aroma arising above a lagerish smell. Light mouthfeel with strong carbonation and carbonation bubbles that satisfy palate but are a tad aggressive on the tongue. Dry bitter aftertaste.A better than average beer.

Sammy, Jul 14, 2006
Photo of dancinwillie
4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours light amber with a thick white head which hangs out for a bit, then drops, leaving some nice lacing. Floral, citrus hops dominate the aroma, trailed by sweet bready malt. First sip reveals a tasty hop flavor, floral, orange and grapefruit, sweet bready malt backbone really pronounced as well. But the hops shine here. Style lines are blurred as it is, but this walks the fine line between APA, and IPA. I believe it IS an APA, but hopped just a bit more, and IPA would fit the bill. Again, the hops aren't too much though, and you can taste that delicious malt through each and every drink. Good creamy mouthfeel, enough carbonation to let you experience the hops, and not a dry finish, the opposite. I don't know what thats called, so I'll call it a wet finish I guess. Still, a very refreshing, thirst quenching APA, and hoppy enough to please the hopheads too. One of my new favorite session beers, that I will be enjoying year round here in beautiful Lake Mills.

Cheers!

dancinwillie, Aug 17, 2008
Photo of Golden2wenty1
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a Tyranena "Legendary" sampler 12-pack for the 4th. Good way to try a few of their brews I've yet to try and enjoy the ones I know I love.

Pours a dark golden yellow, crystal clear with a good couple of fingers of white head that fade rather quickly without a trace. Nose is predominantly fruity/floral hops with an impression of caramel backing malts in the finish. Flavor profile is simple and to the point with bittering hops, some sweet fruit notes, a solid caramel malt backbone and a bit of a metallic twinge in the finish. Mouthfeel is light, smooth and crisp on the tongue. This is drinkable as all get out, a little Sierra Nevada here in Wisconsin. I've sucked down this bottle almost faster than I could write this review. Nothing spectacular, and can't quite stand up to their Bitter Woman, but sessionable for sure. Nothing but solid coming out of Lake Mills.

Golden2wenty1, Jul 06, 2006
Photo of secondtooth
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear gold, with lots of sediment, oddly. Solid foamy head, and no lace.

Nose is subtle. A little citrus hops, and a little yeasty.

Taste is bright citrus hops -- tangy and almost sour. And despite the lackluster appearance, this one's a delightful pale ale, balanced with the sweet malts and astringent hops. Rich, full-bodied, and full-on session-worthy.

secondtooth, May 02, 2011
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tyranena's Stone Tepee is a solid, basic American pale ale; and one of their year-round beers. It pours a slightly hazy amber body with golden highlights beneath a creamy head of white that holds well and leaves some nice, spotty lacing behind. The nose expresses toasted malts with some floral hops and a bit of citrus rind, but the flavor is much more citrusy and caramelish than that. It's well-balanced, and fairly dry from start to finish as it's backed by a solid bitterness. It finishes with a swirl of spiciness, some mild floral character, and some lingering, chalky-dry citrus rind. Enjoyable!

NeroFiddled, May 26, 2007
Photo of scott
3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

unknown vintage

Well carbonated, this pours a murky a bronze with a light head. Aromatics are extememly pleasant, with high citric notes readying my tastebuds. Sharp and palate cleansing, this also has a fair amount of bittering. Easy to drink, but not very expressive and yields a thin complexity.

scott, Nov 30, 2007
Photo of RickS95
4.34/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A bit more pale than some of the newer pale ales out there that tend to be darker. This is a hazy peach color, just opaque enough that you can see silhouettes through the bottle, but little else. The head is a finger thick, bright white, and retains pretty well. The head is fluffy and inconsistent, with peaks like an IPA. A nice lace is left behind.

I'd like a bit more flowery and fruity scents from an APA. The citrus is present, but very subdued, with malts filling the olfactories.

Fortunately, the flowers and fruit simply explode in the mouth. Very floral with a good balance of citrus.

It's complex, yet still simple. There's a burst of sweetness, followed by a splash of citrusy acid before finishing with a gentle but lingering bitterness. The finish is both crisp and sloppy wet. Light-medium to medium-bodied and relatively low in ABV.

Another stellar beer from Tyranena, still haven't had a bad one. This is an easy beer to drink because all the flavors and feelings work well together. The ABV isn't too high, and while it's not exactly a sessionable beer, it's one you can take to a picnic and knock back quite a few.

RickS95, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of russpowell
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this one from czoch75, ( I think, might've got from Sebtije too my cellar is in disarray) cheers Clint or Seb!

Pours amber with a finger of sand colored head. Very good head retention & above average lacing

S: Biscuitty malt & slight citric hops

T: Grapefruit hops, pine needles & honey malt up front. Dryness & grapefruit dominate as this warms, some breadyness sneaks in too. Finishes with grapefruit & grainyness

MF: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, pretty good balance, skews hoppy

Easy drinker, could easily tear through a sixer of this during a party or football marathon, decent take on the style

russpowell, Jan 01, 2009
Photo of Kegatron
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazed gold in the glass, topped with 1 ½ fingers of foamy bright-white head. This retains with a thin creamy layer of froth that skims the surface, staying rich, and leaving back a heavy cascade of lacing. The aroma smells grassy and citric, maybe even a touch peppery, which is balanced out in the back of the nose by sweet notes of toasted biscuits.

That grassy feel carries over to the taste, along with a moderately bitter citrus rind character. Some fruitier citrus flavors emerge as well, which works with that flat toasted graininess of the malts. That pithy citrus peel really lingers strong in the finish with a moderate amount of dryness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a crisp feel on top of a much more creamy and easy carbonation underneath. Just a touch of light warmth is present in the body.

This was a decent Pale with an easygoing feel and approachable well balanced flavors. I'm going to have to grab a pint of this next time I'm at the brewery, as I'll bet this pops a bit more on draft.

Kegatron, Mar 29, 2011
Photo of bashiba
2.05/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured a hazy yellow with a thin layer of white head.

The smell is odd, not hoppy, almost soapy with a bit of astringency.

The flavor is a bit on the bland side with a light toasted malty base which isn't to bad, but the hops are on the flat side with just long light piney bitterness and no real depth to them. Also a touch of copper, maybe a bit of oxidization, I can't find a discernible bottle date to tell if its old or not.

The mouthfeel is light and a bit chalky.

Overall a pretty poor beer, I'm hoping maybe its just old, but I have a hard time thinking a fresh version would taste great either.

bashiba, May 19, 2011
Photo of MMAJYK
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Bright golden honey. I got a little bit of yeast in from the bottom of the bottle making some little floaties; that is my fault. Other than that, it is a nice looker. 1/2" of head that stays around and also leaves nice patchwork on the glass.

S- Caramel scents at first, then a butterscotch aroma. The hops are noticable, but not overwhelming.

T- Light and refreshing grainy tastes with a very nice bittering hop thrown in to the mix. Still the same lighly malted background, just nice and bitter, and finishing very dry.

M- Thin to medium with perfect carbonation.

D- Very drinkable. Light enough on the body, but still carries a nice hop punch in the middle.

MMAJYK, Aug 03, 2008
Photo of morimech
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden color with a one fingered head that quickly fades to a barely noticeable cap. It does leave some nice lacing though.

The aroma is of biscuit/doughy malt. I expected a little hop aroma so I was a bit dissapointed.

I taste the malt first and foremost. It is like bread with a little yeast. Only till later are the hops noticable. If you let it lay on your tongue then the hops are more pronounced.

Finishes clean and dry. Light to medium body. Light carbonation. Very drinkable and could become a standard in my fridge when it becomes more readily available.

morimech, Oct 05, 2007
Photo of alleykatking
3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle.

A- Pours a light hazed orange gold color. Half finger white head dies almost instantly which surprised me. Lacing or what there was of it slid back into the beer as I drank.

S- There is a light caramel malt to this and some citrus hops that are faint. This is a fresher bottle so it seems like there isn't much in the aroma department.

T- Malty at first. Kind of a caramel bready flavor in the front. Lemon citrus and orange zest brings out more depth toward the middle of the beer. A citrusy hops in the backend finish up the beer. Nothing over the top or fancy in those regards flavor wise.

M- Light medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Light caramel malts left on the palate with a citrus hopping on the aftertaste. Flavors were in the distance but balanced well I suppose.

D- This beer was a drinkable one. The flavor and aroma kind of put me off at first since there was hardly any. This would be a good drinker during the summertime for sure.

alleykatking, Aug 16, 2010
Photo of Kunstman
4/5  rDev +7%

Kunstman, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of deanis30
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

deanis30, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of akorsak
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A 12 oz bottle courtesy of sholland119.

A: The pale ale is an burnt amber color, more orange than brown with a brilliance that is most evident at the edges of the glass. A 2 plus finger head was fast to dissapate but did leave some patches around the glass.

S: The nose is grainy, biscuit malts, with a citrus hop presence. The hops are stronger than I expected (I don't know how old the bottle is, but based on the hops it is pretty young).

T: Again, a strong hop profile greeted me. The citrus fruits from the nose continues, as does a grassy herbal flavor. The malt backbone is stronger than in the nose. More caramel greeted me, bready enough to stand up to the hops. Grassy bitterness is the finish.

M: The pale ale is definitely full of flavor, not content to be too malty. I like the hoppiness that refuses to leave the aftertaste.

D: I'd be content to make my way through a six pack. A pale ale with more hop strength than I would have expected.

akorsak, Nov 09, 2008
Photo of Hendrick24
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Hendrick24, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of LJWalker
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

LJWalker, May 05, 2012
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Stone Tepee Pale Ale from Tyranena Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.