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Hop Whore - Tyranena Brewing Company

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89
very good

535 Ratings
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Ratings: 535
Reviews: 348
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11%
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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nhindian

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Bottle provided by MilwaukeeCrusher, thanks!

A - Pours on the darker side of the IPA spectrum, definitely more on the brown/red side than orange and draws some comparisons to Troegs' Nugget Nectar. An ivory, 2-fingered head billows to the top of the beer, fanning out at the top of the tulip and has pretty good retention. Lacing leaves behind thick, bubbly clumps of foam that cling to the steep edges of the glass.

S - Smell starts off slightly sweet from the malts and has a bit of caramel to it, but then from there it's all hops. Juicy, piney hops lead the way and has a strong sap and resin aroma. Behind the dominant pine hops are fresh grapefruit and citrus, especially oranges.

T - The taste brings a great balance between the malts and hops. It's not a hop bomb, but only because the hops are mitigated slightly by the dry breadiness of the malts. They also bring a sweetness that lasts throughout the beer. The hops are just as sticky as in the nose and the pine once again takes center stage. Slight grapefruit bitterness arises in the finish. Finish is long and bitter.

M - Mouthfeel is moderately heavy-bodied with good carbonation. Certainly a heavy, full-bodied beer, especially for an IPA. Pretty smooth, however, and the hops do a number on the palate as well as make it quite a bit heavier due to the dripping, resinous hops.

D/O - Drinkability is high. Honestly, I love the piney IPAs moreso than the citrus IPAs, and this one is a fine example of the former. Great taste as well. A succinct way of putting this would be a more malt-balanced Pliny the Elder I believe, as the aroma certainly gives Russian River a run for its money.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2011 06:37:17 | More by nhindian
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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.

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Hop Whore from Tyranena Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 535 ratings.