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Hop Whore - Tyranena Brewing Company

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90
outstanding

534 Ratings
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Ratings: 534
Reviews: 348
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
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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Michigan

5/5  rDev +24.7%

11-22-2011 00:58:17 | More by Another6Pack
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +24.7%

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Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +24.7%

11-23-2011 17:12:13 | More by wallrock
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Kkottonmouthkngz

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +24.7%

12-11-2011 19:47:16 | More by Kkottonmouthkngz
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SnatchyMcPants

Indiana

5/5  rDev +24.7%

03-19-2012 22:32:00 | More by SnatchyMcPants
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twbeecher

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +24.7%

11-15-2011 18:04:18 | More by twbeecher
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SortaAmbivalent

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +24.7%

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EROCK75

Illinois

5/5  rDev +24.7%

12-10-2011 15:21:10 | More by EROCK75
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captainbearcat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +24.7%

11-20-2011 03:25:05 | More by captainbearcat
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +24.7%

11-21-2011 00:44:52 | More by Rochefort10nh
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decadance

Texas

5/5  rDev +24.7%

11-21-2011 03:25:08 | More by decadance
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hanco005

Minnesota

4.83/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drove to WI just to find this beer. 12 oz bottle, bottled on 07SEP06, poured into a pint glass

A—pours clear copper orange with a 1 inch tan fluffy head that lasts several minutes before collapsing into a cloud like blob, lacing is thick and abundant. A beautiful beer.

S—Hops a plenty. Pine citrus, floral, perfume aromas all mixed together and very strong. Just a hint of sweetness lingers

T—Wonderful. A hop head’s dream, Pine, citrus and floral flavors are dominate with a hint of sweetness, just like the smell. Excellent

M—sharp and maybe a bit raw, medium bodied, perfect carbonation

D—Great. I wish I would have bought more 4 packs of this. I need to make a return trip to WI for sure.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2006 15:37:07 | More by hanco005
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scaliasux

Wisconsin

4.8/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance - Cloudy. Medium reddish-brown. Thin, quickly dissipating off-white head.

Smell - Hops prominent. Faint barleywine-like maltiness present.

Taste - Barleywine-like malt flavor quickly cut by strong hoppy bitterness. Difficult to describe, but tasty to drink.

Mouthfeel - Full.

Drinkability - Very interesting beer and style. Repays the thought one puts into drinking.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2008 05:30:23 | More by scaliasux
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TheBungyo

Washington

4.8/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A big thank you to Nlmartin for this one!

Pour is autumn leaves ablaze in crimson fire. Ok yeah, that was bit much but the orange body is something to lust after in terms of IPA speak.

Initially the nose was dominated by pine and grapefruit but as it warms the malt takes center stage.

Taste is gooey sticky cloying hops. Pine and grapefruit elbow their way forward with caramel and hints of toffee bringing up the rear. Finish is extremely bitter and lemony, like lemon zest. To be 100 percent honest this is one fine beer, much akin to something we on the west coast would be accustomed to.

Mouth is wonderful, absolutely full and rich. Decadent would be the term to sum this up.

I could reach for this almost every time I wanted a double IPA. It's really that good.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2007 07:36:56 | More by TheBungyo
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knepper

Wisconsin

4.78/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Look: Deep copper and brilliantly clear; rays of sunset orange bounce around when held up to the light.

Smell: Fragrant, floral, perfume just as described on the label. Hints of melon and caramelized sugars.

Taste: Jarred, sticky, sweet papaya and fresh pine highlight this one. A nice resinous bite follows through to leave a clean finish. The floral aromas linger, enticing you towards another sip. This is a special beer. Must buy more.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2012 22:47:04 | More by knepper
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Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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Nachos4two

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served a little too cold with a huge, cream-colored, thick, foamy,frothy, billowy head and loads of lace. Color is a clear deep copper amber. Aroma is mild for me, but my snooter doesn't work so well. What I could whiff was hop and malt. Flavor's like nose but with giant hop that has enough malt to compliment and excellent carbonic tang. Even though it's too cold body/carboantion are perfect. Finish is like flavor, taperes slow and is so drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2013 02:29:27 | More by drpimento
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CorneliusBunker

Illinois

4.72/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

im new to reviewing, but ima give it a shot

Hop Whore poured from bottle into an Founders Imperial pint glass. Pours a nice looking copper with a small head. Hops, hops and more hops in the nose, along with some citrus notes as well. The taste is all hops up front. Bitter, but not overly bitter. Finishes really nicely. Easy to drink and enjoyable as well. I really enjoy this beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2011 01:59:08 | More by CorneliusBunker
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.7/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich amber/orange color with about a half inch of head. Great nose, full of hops. Looking forward to this beer. Tastes just like it smells, very hoppy throughout. Good lasting flavor that lasts a long time. Medium body feel. Very drinkable beer. I really enjoyed this one. Wish it was a little cheaper, but I'll definitely be buying it again regardless.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2011 01:17:22 | More by richkrull
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Golden2wenty1

Wisconsin

4.68/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 4-pack at Riley's here in Madison. Excited for the next in the Brewer's Gone Wild Series.

Pour: a beautiful auburn-copper with active carbonation streams feading a creamy tan head with thick, soapy lacing. A great looking beer.

Nose: Wow, a real Dreadnaught clone here. Intense grapefruit and dripping resinous pine hops, golden syrup, apricot nectar and caramel malts. Mmm Mmmmm, bitch.

Taste: Woo-iee. A lady of the hops indeed. This is what the Bitter Woman From Hell wishes it was. Much more complexity in both hops and malt profiles. Dripping grapefruit, resinous pine, herbal bitterness, apricot nectar, citrus peel, and sweet vanilla/caramel malts. Hint of booze in the finish.

Feel: light syrup, tickling carbonation. Smooth body.

Drinkability/Overall: There really are some valid comparisons with Dreadnaught in here (which I have had a few bombers of this months and on-tap at the Great Taste). This stuff has loads of complexity and less noticeable booze than the D'naught and at $7 a 4-pack compared to $11 a bomber makes me want to load up on this before it disappears.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2006 03:25:07 | More by Golden2wenty1
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jhp40219

Kentucky

4.6/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A - Amber/copper colored with a nice white head and sticky lacing. Good amount of carbonation bubbles floating up.

S - Fresh hops, pine, tangerine, caramel, strong malts. Beautiful! I wish I could find this smell in a candle, I'd burn it all day!

T - Fresh citrus (grapefruit/tangerine mix) up front with delicious malts. Definitely taste the fresh hops, but they're not overbearing as most Imperial IPA's tend to be. Definitely taste the caramel in the background. Slightly sweet/slightly bitter taste that lingers long after you've taken a drink. Amazing!

M - A heavier medium body with an excellent balance of carbonation. A dry finish, but what a great aftertaste!

O - Excellent drinkability. I'd have to say that this is my favorite Imperial IPA by far. Probably my favorite IPA overall. Perhaps one day Tyranena will make this year round, as it is superior to their Bitter Woman and Scury IPA's. Another winner for the Tyranena Brewers Gone Wild series!

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2011 01:28:57 | More by jhp40219
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SPLITGRIN

Kentucky

4.58/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Properly imperial styled dark amber hazy body. Hosts a solid inch of light tan head with excellent retention. A wall of lace is left as it fades. Nose is very soft but does show a nice balance between sweet syrupy hops and rich malt with a bit of minerals. With first sip the hop presence is initially juicey with a bit of citrus sweetness. With following sips the middle of the palate yeilds more of a piney mineral based bitter feel to the hops. There is a nice but subtle malt balance throughout the palate that helps to make this a very creamy brew. Mouthfeel is on the sweet and creamy side with some attractive bitter feel. Sensationably drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2008 15:26:02 | More by SPLITGRIN
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stumac

Texas

4.58/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank this at Stumelagram IX

this brew pours up a translucent copper color with a quickly fading white head. the nose is grapefruit, honey, floral hops, tree sap, some mint leaves. The taste is amazingly enough the same as the delicious aroma. A smooth, very clean beer, full bodied, low carbo. Damn I love the BGW series!

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2009 03:48:12 | More by stumac
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dhchatfield

Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Fresh out of the case from the two I bought last night at Murray's Wine & Spirits. Thanks Chris.

A- In my Duvel tulip, a golden copper color. Not incredibly dark, almost transparent other than the color.

S- Outstanding. The previous references to Dreadnaught are warranted in this regard. This beer smells every bit as good as any DIPA/IIPA I have ever had.

T- Once again, fantastic. The taste of this beer, which I am NOT basing on the cost is absolutely wonderful. Since there's no category for aftertaste, I'll add that this beer has the most long lasting and pleasant aftertaste of any beer I've ever had.

M- This is probably the weakest point of this beer. A strong fruity resinous blast quickly dissipates into a highly carbonated wash across the palate, and then dissapears, leaving however, the great memory referenced above.

D- F***IN A awesome! The most drinkable DIPA in the world, Tyranena e-mailed the ABV at 7.6, which makes this, for me (at 250+ lbs) a truly sessionable DIPA.

The hype is real! This is the best bang for the buck in the DIPA world! Thanks again to Chris at Murray's for turning me on to this one, and holding a case for me.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2006 00:35:23 | More by dhchatfield
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Hop Whore from Tyranena Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 534 ratings.