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Hop Whore - Tyranena Brewing Company

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Ratings: 534
Reviews: 348
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 82
Gots: 25 | FT: 1
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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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madtowndmb1

Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden straw color

S: Hop acid, pine, citrus! Just wonderful!

T: This was a citrus hop-bomb, much like HopSlam to me. I loved it, lot of hops with just enough malt to balance i out!

M: Smooth, not as harsh as it could've been after smelling it.

D: I really like this beer, I'll be buying this again for sure. Though the price is a little high at $9 a 4-pack. Still worth it though.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2008 14:55:39 | More by madtowndmb1
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jjanega08

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A= a very dark amber color that's still able to be seen through golding a decent head as well as some respectable lacing
S= very floral and citrusy is most prominent. Very deep inside you find some pine hops.
T= hoppy but not as much as I expected. It has a bread dough sort of thing going on with the yeast coming through and a citrus bite. The most suprising was the sweet candy taste toward the back. Excellent. Like a hoppy rouge dead guy ale.
M= chewy and smooth. Well carbonated and medium bodied
D= high! This one is a great little hoppy brew without the hops being over powerful. A pleasant beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-06-2008 18:51:44 | More by jjanega08
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CHSLBrew

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an imperial pint glass.

A-Dark amber-orange beer, pretty clear, though it appears almost hazed with viscosity as the bubbles slowly rise through it. Topped with a small, off-white head which dispersed quickly.

S-Rediculously strong citrus hop aromas instantly! As I further investigate, there are thick smells of resinous and piney hop.

T-Oh boy, bitter! Really, the first thing that I notice. As I sipped again, I found a depth of hop flavors, resinous and piney, flowery and bright, with citrus in the back seat. There are hints of fruitiness, possibly part of a sweet flavor from the malts. Finishes dry with a strong bitterness.

M-Borderline grainy with bitter hoppiness. Medium-full body, this beer seems to move around my mouth with a degree of friction, yet remains very smooth. Carbonation is appropriate to style.

D-This one is drinkable (maybe more than drinkable... desirable) and very tasty. Liberally hopped and with bitterness to spare, this one is an impressive brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2008 18:34:08 | More by CHSLBrew
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AKBelgianBeast

Alaska

4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to a very patient deliriumfest for sending this one my way with the boatload of surly.

Appearance is very intrigueing. a totally clear bright ruby red color with a nice white head that retains pretty well with a vigorous pour and leaves some good lacing.

Nose is weaker than i would like, but stonger than most. A good hop profile, smells like this is gonna be a spicier hop profile than it is bitter. Alot of flower and perfume in the nose, some slight bitterness, but alot of grassiness, and a bit of bready malt in there too.

Wow. This is a very nice DIPA. If you want a balls out bitter grapefruit west coast IPA, this is not for you. But if you want a very well balanced, more east coast style, spicy, grassy, flavorful IPA, this one is for you. One can learn to appreciate East Coast IPAs you know. They aren't all pussies! (Sam C. reference, no offense intended) A very interesting flavor hop profile, and there is more bitterness in here than the nose indicated. This is a very balanced IPA. I like the malt profile, its right where it should be. Some good bready and doughy malt, but not too strong as to upset the EC hop profile. A good dry finish, and lingering flavor and bitterness on the palate throughout the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is nice, but is just a touch water for me. Could use a tiny tiny touch more carbonation. barely any. A bit slick. Very nice dryness.

Drinkability is simply great here. Im assuming this is on the lower end of the abv scale for a DIPA, because it drinks like an IPA. I would guess this is in the 8% range and not much higher. I could defenitely pound a few of these ones.

Overall a very good DIPA, but you have to take it for what it is. If the only DIPAs you like are balls out bitter WC action, then this one might not suit your fancy, but when you learn to appreciate various hop profiles, and not just absurd grapefruit (which is still my favorite too, lets not kid ourselves) you will like this one alot. This is alot like a Double Flower Power would be. A good and enjoyable beer. My third from Tyranena, and i have yet to be dissapointed in these brewers gone wild. Great brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2008 06:32:44 | More by AKBelgianBeast
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle of the re-released version provided by the generous Coobydank. Thanks for making my Thanksgiving a little dirty, Bill! Bottled on 15th Sept 2008

A: Poured into my Duvel tulip, this beer has a deep amber/crimson color with a thin off white head that recedes to a disk and then a ring rather soon. What's with the rather poor head retention, guys? Lacing is decent, though

S: On the nose, this beer has a lot of fruity pineapple with the characteristic pine bitterness and a rich sweetness with some plums. Decent

T: Solid fruity pine bitterness up front with some balancing caramel sweetness that's almost fruity in character. In some ways, this tastes like what I'd want fermented pineapple juice to taste like - some pleasing bitterness with some residual sweetness. While I prefer the drier DIPAs, I'm really digging the juicy pine character in this brew. On the finish, there's a little sweetness, some hop bitterness and a little dryness too.

M: While light, there's a definite sweetness to this brew that adds a little body to the feel. Carbonation is soft with a lot of tiny bubbles and the finish is solid as well

D: While not the kind of DIPA i typically go for, this one is solid and I DO like it.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2008 18:00:55 | More by DefenCorps
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mynie

Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Now if you're gonna name a beer you should take some advice from Tyranena and NAME your damn beer.

Pours graet, huge head, great IPA haze, wonderful glowing neon shades of amber and yellow.

Smells wonderful! Potpourri hop profile with huge nodes of flowers and citrus and pine that starts smelling more and more like grapefruit as it warms. Big, mildly bitter malt profile does a very good job of balancing things out.

Tastes very much like it smells. The malt is syrupy and heavy, none of the good breadiness yeastiness I really like in double IPAs, but the excellent, wonderfully adventurous hop profile more than makes up for it.

Yet another brilliant beer in the Brewers Gone Wild! series.

Serving type: on-tap

11-22-2008 18:46:47 | More by mynie
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katan

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, not dated

A - Dark amber in color. Lots of haze in it, looks like yeast. Is this one bottle conditioned? The head is straight white in color, and is retained very well. Carbonation appears light.

S - A muted hop nose - but what I can detect is piney and fruity in flavor. There are some roasted malt undertones here.

T - Starts off with an overall bitter beatdown. Not flavorful, just bitter. Midstream flips to some malty notes. Finishes with a balanced combination of roasted malts and floral hops. Aftertaste is dominated with oily bitterness.

M - Not very thick, but there is body here. The alpha acids really coat the mouth here. Is hanging around on my pallette quite a bit.

D - As most of the smells and flavors are very muted, I wouldn't call this beer overwhelming in any one category. I'm guessing this is approximately a 6% ABV beer, which isn't too trying.

Overall I'm disappointed. Perhaps I had set my expectations up too high here, but it seems this beer is more of a regular IPA than a DIPA. I'd say its more akin to O'Fallon 5Day or DFH 60 minute, than something much more potent.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2008 04:50:12 | More by katan
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beachbum1975

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this freebie from pwoods for letting him borrow my suitcase and camera for Darkness Day - now that's a deal! Thanks, Patrick...

The label states "Overpowering perfume. Dripping with luscious hop flavor. And, oh what a body. You're in for one helluva experience." Ok, Hop Whore, you've gotten my attention. No freshness date seen on the brown 12 oz bottle or label.

A: Served at around 45 degrees into my Samuel Adams perfect pint glass. Pours a lightly hazy, light amber with an average off-white ¼ head after an aggressive pour. Light lacing seen, as well.

S: Light nose with some grapefruity/citrus hops and sweet hints of malts. I was expecting more on the nose being it's a double IPA.

T/M: Medium bodied with medium to full flavor. Bitter citrus hops are in the front with lightly sweetened malts trailing behind. Hops are definitely the predominant flavor all around, as is to be expected. Clean, dry finish with more, almost stinging bitterness throughout.

D: This is a nice example of a double IPA. If it was available here locally, I'd be a regular subscriber to this beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2008 01:43:13 | More by beachbum1975
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hwwty4

Missouri

4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to jtrockchalk for this one.

Poured a 12oz bottle into my Chimay chalice. This beer pours a hazy, brownish amber with just a slight head that left just a little bit of lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma is great. Up front it's big on the hops with citrus and pine balancing together to create something better then the individuals. A nice malty sweetness also meets the nose, with hints of barley also coming through. The taste is hoppy with west coast hops pushing forward but malt really coming out. This beer tastes like a really hoppy barleywine. I know the two styles can be used interchangeably but the malt backbone reminded me a super hoppy barleywine more then an overpoweringly hoppy DIPA. The mouthfeel is pretty full and leaves a nice hoppy coating on the roof of my mouth. This is a great beer. I love the balance in my DIPAs.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2008 04:28:17 | More by hwwty4
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Erdinger2003 for this extra.

A-Clear, bright copper with a medium light tan head that reduced to a thin layer leaving decent lacing.

S-Bright, pungent citrus hops with a touch of pine spiciness and a bitofmalty sweetness.

T-Strong citrus hop smack up front then the caramel malt balances things out. Ends rather dry with a spicy bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, crisp with lingering bitterness.

D-Name says it all, you best love the hops to enjoy this one. Straight up in your face citrus hops. Not overpowering but prominent for sure. Tyranena has been doing a really nice job establishing themselves as a proficient hop bomb brewery.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2008 23:42:39 | More by Deuane
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treyrab

California

4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes to scoobydank for this one! My second brewer's gone wild IPA poured into a pint glass...

A: Extremely nice crystal clear dark copper with a small, measly head. The clarity of this beer is phenomenal. This beer laces adequately, but not as sticky as I would have thought.

S: Wow the smell is just ridiculous. Tons and tons of orange, grapefruit, and pineapple with a touch of peach. The alcohol comes through also, but in a good way.

T: Extremely flavorful with tons of citrus hops. This one is not a grassy, pine hop DIPA if that is what you're looking for. It's straight citrus and very similar to Scurvy. It is remarkable in flavor and a nice hint of alcohol on the end.

Overall, this beer is just a great example of a DIPA. It is way on the citrus side, but that is a good thing in this case. An excellent DIPA that deserves to be searched for.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2008 04:13:40 | More by treyrab
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antilogic

California

3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this in a trade from Andrew! Pours light amber with an orange tint and a frothy head and light carbonation viable in my snifter.

Aroma screams floral hops, malt and maybe some fruits. It smells delicious. After one whiff, I had high expectations for my palate. It's smooth with a slightly bitter after taste that leaves my mouth dry. I primarily get a the malts, in a medium body and I can really taste the sweetness and some fruit -- way more than I expected. Nor my favorite imperial IPA. Drinkable yes, but slightly disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2008 07:20:38 | More by antilogic
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gford217

Georgia

4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of Elric73 poured into a tulip.

Pours a dark, murky amber with a short-lived head that lingers as a collar for a while with decent lacing.

I was taken aback by the aroma on this as it was much, much sweeter than I had expected. Caramel malts and brown sugar are just as prevalent, if not more so, than the earthy hops that complement the nose. Hints of pine as well.

The taste follows the nose closely with a bit more hops. There is a definite floral hop presence up front but it gives way quickly to the caramel malts and molasses. I'm getting a little toffee as well and the finish has only the slightest hop bite.

The mouthfeel is heavier than most DIPA and almost chewy with the huge sugary malt backbone.

I really enjoyed this brew from Tyranena and I personally think it leans toward the American barleywine (could be crazy) end of things. It's no hop bomb but it's damn tasty.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2008 01:52:25 | More by gford217
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ejquin

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Copper with very small head that fades quickly and leaves a liitle lacing

S: Lots of carmel malt, brown sugar and molasses with a grassy note and bready yeast. Some nice hop spice thrown in

T/M: Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, little carbonation. Taste is heavy on carmel and brown sugar notes balanced with a nice hop bitterness and spice on the finish. Hop not e is citrusy with touch of pineapple, lots of grapefruit

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2008 22:57:56 | More by ejquin
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paco1029384756

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a great ruby color with an orange tint, very little head, but nice lacing.

Scent of piny hops, caramel malts, sugars, fruits and a hint of earthy malts.

Taste of piny hops, earthy malts and slight alcohol start off, sugars and fruits come in shortly after finishing with a little more fruitiness and some grain.

Mouthfeel is clean and fairly biting, hardly what I would expect form a hop whore.

I am disappointed with this one, it is not very hoppy and has characteristics that would make it a better Barley Wine than an Imperial IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2008 01:09:21 | More by paco1029384756
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Pauly2X

Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Solid amber color, one finger head.

S- Herbal/grassy hop aroma coupled with an underlying light malt sweetness which then helps to bring out more of the citrusy hop notes.

T- Hop flavor and light bitterness nip at you from the get go. The hoppiness, while staying dominate does not overpower, it gets balanced out by a pleasing almost biscuity maltyness. A lingering hop bitterness carries through the finish.

M- Medium bodied and fairly smooth, good carbonation.

D- Good balance = good drinkability.

Not quite the "hop bomb" I was expecting. It still scratched my hop itch nevertheless. If you want a good IPA that has a little more balance this is a good pick.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2008 22:56:38 | More by Pauly2X
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CrellMoset

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of objectivemonkey - thanks!!! Poured into an Allagash flute, which I think is now officially my favorite glass for non-22 oz. beers.

Appearance: Great striated-lacing effect - that sort of thing where a ring of lace is left after each sip, very cool - left after a small, tan, creamy, one-finger head with average retention fades quietly.

Aroma: A solventy leafy note, coarse, almost nose-hair burning, with lots of roasted doughyness, citric notes ... you can almost smell the bitterness! Hop Whore indeed.

Taste: A huge, rough bitterness is the most noticeable thing about the flavor profile on this one, kicking in pretty early and hanging around well past the end of the sip. Sticking its head through are all sorts of tasty notes, though - grass, grapefruit, pineapple, basil, mint, and various and sundry other vegetal, leafy notes. There's a malt backbone here, but it's tame, meek - the caramel and breadyness are crushed into submission by the huge alpha acid content of this brew.

Mouthfeel: Prickly, but because of the bitterness or the carbonation? I think it's the former, because the rest of this beer is very creamy, smooth, and balanced. It's a little thick, though not syrupy or cloying.

Drinkability: Whew, that one was one hell of a bitter beer. I'm a huge fan of Tyranena (the Devil Over a Barrel is unbelievable), particularly the BGW series, and this is a fine addition to it. Who knows how high the alcohol is, but I'd guess it's about 9% - certainly not outlandish for a DIPA. This one's intense, flavorful, creamy, and definitely one to give a try to, even if I don't see it as a "go to" DIPA. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2008 19:20:24 | More by CrellMoset
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pwoods

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. stubby brown bottle with a twist off cap, purchased from either Zipp's or one of the many Minneapolis beer stores we hit, poured into a snifter.

A: Pours an semi opaque burgundy, ruby tinted color. Short head on a semi rough pour. Little retention but decent lacing.

S: Some citrus and resinous hops, not really piny. Sweet, thick malt dominates most of the hops. Pretty strong fusel alcohol.

T/M: Decent bitterness level for a DIPA. Pungently acidic citrus pricks hard at the tongue. Still a bit resinous and still lacking some of that piny-ness. Malts are still big time and at least balance the hops out for most of a drink before a long bitter finish. Alcohol is still pretty damn high. Body is medium full and a bit sticky.

D: Alcohol has to be very high, or it's not hidden very well. Interesting DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2008 03:41:30 | More by pwoods
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schellsbeer

Minnesota

3.2/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Good IPA. The best from Tyranena Brewers Gone Wild Series....No way.

I was very impressed with the appearance of this beer. Beautiful dark amber color. Exceptional. However, the appearance is a not high on my list for why I love a good beer.

Smell was good. Your run of the mill hops smell. We all know what it smells like and this beer being an Imperial IPA, you would expect a strong hops smell.

As far as the taste, not as complex as many IPAs. The bite of bitterness was present but mostly this beer was only singled layered. Never changed as I progressed through it.

Mouthfeel was the least impressive characteristics. It was VERY thick. I felt like I had cotton mouth while drinking it. At times, it felt like a thick cough syrup.

Would I seek this beer out again? Probably not. But for $1.70 for a single bottle, worth trying. Love the rest of the Brewers Gone Wild line. Just need to wait this one out.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2008 03:33:28 | More by schellsbeer
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this brew in a trade with eyncognito, Thanks Ian!

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - clear orange/copper color with a small beige head that fell to a light layer leaving tiny bubble lacing.

S - nice citrus hop aroma.

T - well balanced brew, starts out with a strong citrusy taste and then the sweeter malt taste balances things out before finishing dry and bitter.

F - medium bodied with a clean feel.

D - easy to drink and quite tasty.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2008 18:46:54 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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Fatduck

Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had a few of these last night and got pretty drunk, so you know its strong, though it hides it well.

A - Very nice, clear with a small, but nice head.

S - Great, but quite common aroma of west coast hops, citrus, pine...

T - Its good, malty, sweet, and very well hopped. Its balanced and crisp, you can feel the alcohol in it, but you cant taste it.

M - Medium fullness, smooth and lightly carbonated.

D - Tasty smooth and no sign of heat from alcohol, its easy to drink, and good enough to make you want more than 2.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2008 02:19:55 | More by Fatduck
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mjryan

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep amber colour with a firm head. Good retention and lots of sticky icky lace. Smells like resinous pinecones and grapefruit with a slight malty sweetness coming through in the end. Flavour is big pine hops and caramel. Has an abundant bitterness that is formidable yet smooth. Finishes slightly sweet with that pine sap character sticking to your mouth. Carbonation was medium and the body is smooth and oily. Overall a highly drinkable, and hoppy IPA from one of the best breweries in existance!

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2008 21:58:24 | More by mjryan
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KeefD

Minnesota

3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber color with no head and no lacing. Doesn't seem to be much carbonation coming out of this one. Should've expected that since there was no fizz when opening the bottle. Nice aroma op hop resin, forest pine and citrus backed up by a bready malt nose. Very flavorful, lots of pine sap and lemon/grapefruit citrus flavors going, and a very nice caramel and biscuity malt backbone. Bitter, but not overly so. Slick oily mouthfeel. Carbonation is far too weak. Alcohol seems high and is noticeable. This beer would have been much better had it been bottle conditioned and would have added a whole other complexity and better mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2008 00:03:11 | More by KeefD
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Floydster

California

3.18/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle given as an extra from lordsloth, thanks for giving me the opportunity to try this DIPA, consumed 10/2/08, reviewed from notes, poured into my Duvel tulip glass

A-Mix between a copper and light brown, 3/4 inch off white creamy head that goes away fast, not much retention, very little lacing
S-Orange peel, biscuit, grapefruit, piney hoppiness, sweetness, tangerine, toasted malts, bitterness, and some booze
T-Most IPAs and DIPAs have a hop welcoming the instant you take your first sip but not this one, instead it was sweet fruit, the middle had some toast and chewiness, then the finish finally had some piney hops but they were very weak and did not stand up to the rest of the flavors, got sweeter as it warmed, needs more dryness for some balance, too much malty reliance, has too strong of a fruit character too
M-Sweet, bitter, and fruity mouthfeel, moderate level of carbonation, medium bodied, wish taste did not last so long
D-Could not drink more than a bottle of this and barely got through this one, ABV seems high even though it is not listed, probably in the ten to eleven percent range, not smooth, too sweet, heavy on the stomach

I expected big things from this beer because the other brews in the series are awesome, I was pretty disappointed and really turned away by the overly sweet malt presence, almost traded for more of this before trying it and now I am glad I did not, would not drink again, still worth trying probably

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2008 16:14:48 | More by Floydster
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emerge077

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a much fresher 4-pack of this, thanks brewcrew76.

Aroma is much fruitier, with the backing hop resin packing an herbal punch. A touch of alcohol is noticeable. Flavor has a distinct tangerine citrus quality, with a strong herbal middle and end. Leafy and resiny. Long trailing earthy bitterness. Hints at sweetness, but the bitterness reigns supreme here. Dry finish. Easy enough to drink, one or two at a time.

Original review:
B / 3.6 look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | drink: 4

Four pack from Riley's in Madison.

Pours a caramelized amber, fluffy bubbles of foam, with alot of hazy, suspended sediment.

Initial whiff of cannabis and resiny hop oils. Second inhale of citrus rind and some musty malt.

Taste has the requisite load of hops and pale malt to back it up. The carbonation is low, giving it a sort of watery feel unfortunately. There is still a long lingering and leafy (!) hop bitterness, which makes me think it can't be *that* old. Still it has many admirable qualities of a DIPA. Webby lacing, thicker body, punchy fruity hop flavor. Somehow this has left me wanting more.

Looking at the first reviews, it seems this bottle may be a year old now. It's a shame I didn't have the chance to try it fresh!

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2008 02:57:29 | More by emerge077
Hop Whore from Tyranena Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 534 ratings.