Hop Whore - Tyranena Brewing Company
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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
4.28/5 rDev +7%
Appearance is amber in color and poured a frothy two finger head.
Immediate bombardment of hops, slight citrus, but mostly hops.
Juicy, citrusy, bitter hops!
Mouthfeel is all hops, bitter and well carbonated.
Overall, this sure lives up to its name.
05-16-2014 23:47:32 | More by larryarms847
Hop Whore from Tyranena Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 557 ratings.