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Hop Whore - Tyranena Brewing Company

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89
very good

536 Ratings
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Ratings: 536
Reviews: 348
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 82
Gots: 25 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: murrayswine on 09-15-2006)
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Reviews by AmitC:
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AmitC

New York

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle may be somewhat on the older side of things.

Color is nice deep amber with a good about two fingers thick off white head with good retention. Clear and excellent lacing. Not much suspensions. Some bubbles. Translucent.

Aroma is of earthy and spicy hops. Grapefruit. Strength is good but not that is very out of this world. Raw mango.

Taste is of moderate bitterness for an imperial. Upfront earthy and slightly citrus hops. Good malt backbone. Supports the whole beer really well. A hint of caramel or bready flavor. Finish is dry and bitter.

Mouth feel is slightly oily or resiny. Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. No astringency as such.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 05:29:06 | More by AmitC
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1.78/5  rDev -55.5%
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I am rating this beer in comparison to other Imperial IPAs, which I would have to say this is not. I think this beer has more in common with a barleywine style like Lagunita's Brown Shugga, as opposed to an Imperial IPA. The name is misleading; it has almost no hoppyness to it whatsoever.

Being in California, we do not get Tyranena out here, and I ordered it from a company in Illinois. I am used to West Coast styles of IPA such as Stone Enjoy By, Russian River's Pliny the Elder and Firestone's Union/Double Jack. Those beers are more traditional IPA with a strong hoppy flavor, bite, and substance. Those beers pour with an orangish hue and have a impressive and powerful aroma.

Imperial IPAs kick it up a notch and typically pour browner than regular IPA. They keep the hop flavoring, but lose some of the aroma.

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Overall, this sure lives up to its name.

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Hop Whore from Tyranena Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 536 ratings.