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Hop Whore - Tyranena Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
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533 Ratings
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Ratings: 533
Reviews: 348
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 82
Gots: 26 | 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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drunkciclista

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

10-12-2013 22:22:53 | More by drunkciclista
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Mervjahn

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.2%

10-12-2013 14:09:56 | More by Mervjahn
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6%

10-11-2013 03:52:37 | More by martyl1000
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jplopez21

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

09-30-2013 22:04:13 | More by jplopez21
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C_Roetting

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -0.2%

09-30-2013 03:28:44 | More by C_Roetting
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Stoutfan23DJ

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6%

09-30-2013 03:21:19 | More by Stoutfan23DJ
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lucasj82

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

09-29-2013 18:38:41 | More by lucasj82
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MattVidal

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

09-28-2013 19:09:52 | More by MattVidal
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

09-26-2013 19:55:25 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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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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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.35/5  rDev -16.5%
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
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CCutch

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.2%

09-14-2013 02:30:40 | More by CCutch
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Vlaminck

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

09-07-2013 20:54:23 | More by Vlaminck
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EJJ1848

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.2%

09-05-2013 23:31:16 | More by EJJ1848
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nheinzie57

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

09-01-2013 23:12:26 | More by nheinzie57
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Swik

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -19%

08-30-2013 22:20:51 | More by Swik
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vinnyg76

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

08-30-2013 01:34:15 | More by vinnyg76
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Bonna

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.2%

08-29-2013 02:40:48 | More by Bonna
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dedbeer

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

08-25-2013 01:16:04 | More by dedbeer
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

08-24-2013 02:28:10 | More by Gatordaddy
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superfriend

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -19%

08-22-2013 20:11:57 | More by superfriend
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

08-22-2013 11:05:53 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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Ri0

Wisconsin

4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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
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creepinjeeper

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6%

08-21-2013 01:26:40 | More by creepinjeeper
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pk18

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

08-05-2013 11:32:50 | More by pk18
Hop Whore from Tyranena Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 533 ratings.