Hop Whore - Tyranena Brewing Company
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2.8/5 rDev -30%
From notes on 8/2/2014
Had this last year and wasn't impressed. Decided to give it another chance. Slightly better, but still not great. Little more flavor than I remember. Still not sure why it is so highly rated. --- Nice golden brown color with a foamy white head. Little disappointed that the bottle has a screw top. Not much of a smell at all. All I really taste us a light bitter flavor. Definitely had better, but it isn't bad.
08-03-2014 03:25:15 | More by kkleu357
1.78/5 rDev -55.5%
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.
Hop Whore is neither of these descriptions. It pours brown, like a barleywine style. It has a sweet and strong molasses odor, and tastes like sorghum and yeast. I don't get any hoppyness from this at all, which really makes me question the name. If this were described as a barleywine, it would be more appropriate, but lacks the oomph to compete with beers on that level. This beer is really a conundrum to me as I don't know how to classify it, but it is a terrible Imperial IPA.
06-06-2014 14:46:13 | More by cjnuxoll
Hop Whore from Tyranena Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 554 ratings.