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Hop Whore - Tyranena Brewing Company

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90
outstanding

533 Ratings
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Ratings: 533
Reviews: 348
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 82
Gots: 26 | 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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whoneeds8

Texas

3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received from winning the Sunday Night Football Squares LIF.

Poured into a tulip glass dark burnt orange with a one finger white head. Good lacing all the way down the glass. The scent has some faint hop notes that are over powered by the carmel malts. The taste is about the same as the nose. There is a strong carmel flavor with not enough hop presence for the style. This is stronger than an IPA but not enough for a IIPA. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with not a noticable alcohol presence. Carbonation is a little low. The lower alcohol makes this fairly drinkable, but it still isn't much of a IIPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2011 00:09:35 | More by whoneeds8
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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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Overall, this sure lives up to its name.

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Hop Whore from Tyranena Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 533 ratings.