Hop Whore - Tyranena Brewing Company
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4.75/5 rDev +18.8%
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
3.35/5 rDev -16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottled on 7/31/13.
Appearance: Dark caramel and translucent except for the unholy amount of sediment. Poured a one finger off-white head which has quickly dissipated leaving lacing.
Aroma: Dank hops sit below a somewhat sweet and fruity character.
Taste: Starts with a dank hop character (similar to the kind that accompanies an old IPA but with a little more life to it) that evolves into a light earthy flavor that has a bit of orange to it. The bitterness isn't all that harsh here which suits the beers overall flavor well because it balances nicely with the malt. There is a slight candy sweetness on the back end that is an interesting pairing to the nice heat from the moderate 7.5% ABV. It's usually a beers finish and aftertaste that keeps you wanting another sip but in the case of Hop Whore the best part of the flavor is the initial hop dankness.
Mouthfeel: Between medium and full in body with smooth but lively carbonation and average drinkability.
Final Thoughts: Tyranena's Brewers Gone Wild! series is always worth a try and in the case of Hop Whore the results were a bit below my expectations. The general flavor makes me think they were going for something similar to Sculpin or one of the other dank IPAs that are all the rage right now. Unfortunately, it only partially worked out. The first half is great very good and then the finish and aftertaste are like a totally different brew. I'd imagine this would have been great ultra-fresh. Would I drink it again? Sure.
Serving type: bottle
09-15-2013 05:27:43 | More by JamesMN
4.05/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
poured 12oz bottle into Tyranena snifter. Bottled 2-3 weeks ago.
A - Dark rust/copper colored with a 2 finger white head. Maintains a nice thin cap and there are fat rings of lacing.
S - Big juicy dank hops dominate the smell. There is some musty grapefruit and heavy pine sap. The sweet malts come in with caramel and almost a dark brown sugar.
T - Dank, musty grapefruit and hops! Pine sap and some earthy hops are mixed in as well. The balance of sweet malts keeps the bitter from over powering this beer. I get some caramel, dark brown sugar, and dark honey. Finish is all bitter. This is well balanced and not high in alcohol.
M - Medium body with some stickiness and abrasiveness. Carbonation is spot on for the style. Bitterness lingers for awhile.
O - Make no mistake, this one is best drank within 2 months of bottling. Any reviews on here after October would be good reason for scores below 4. It is really a dank, juicy IIPA with a good malt backbone.
Serving type: bottle
08-22-2013 01:06:00 | More by Ri0
Hop Whore from Tyranena Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 535 ratings.