Stickin' It To The Man - Tyranena Brewing Company
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Reviews by kmpitz2:
4.1/5 rDev +3%
12 oz stubbie. The brew is solid amber in color with a 2-finger off-white head that sits solidly over the brew. Clarity is moderate and there are a few small bubbles that climb the side of the glass. I like the color on this one. The aroma is deep with both earthy pine and sweet citrusy hop. I'm getting some toasty and bready characters alongside the solid caramel sweetness in the malt, and those blend well into the earthyness of the pine hop character. The flavor is slanted towards the earthy character, but age may be the factor affecting this. The toast and very solid earthy hop are there, and the nice sweet caramel and citrus hop rear their head after taking a swallow. There is a nice moderate bitterness that comes strong on the finish. There is nice balance between very solid toasty and caramel malt and excellent pine and citrus hop. Mouthfeel is moderate to thick with a very light carbonation. I would like to see a bit more carbonation to help break it up a little more. Overall, I am happy with this one. Even though some of the hop has lost the brilliance of being new, it is still very nice. I have come to appreciate the earthy quality of slightly aged big hoppy beers, so this one works well. Its no fresh Hop Whore, but I'll take it. Cheers to Tyranana for this one!
10-05-2007 01:55:56 | More by kmpitz2
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4.13/5 rDev +3.8%
Note: This is slightly mislisted as a DIPA. It isnt meant to be thought of that way as it doesnt have the booze or hops to make it one. Its an Extra IPA.
Appearance: Really top notch. The first sample I had was in a plastic cup at nine in the morning before a Brewer Game yet it still boasted and maintained a massive khaki head. Follow ups in actual glassware were equally impressive also showing a shiny copper body.
Aroma is intensely sprucy, a quality that I really enjoy in an IPA with mild metallic notes and a base of sweet caramel malt. Some citrus too.
Taste presents a strong malt base of strawberry jam and caramel. Grapefruit and juniper follow.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and though bitter, a sweetness in malt is present and lends some balance, at least in the front. The finish is quite bitter and leaves a powerful lingering burn on the tongue.
Drinkability is exceptional. I like IPAs and IIPAs but I am not an extreme hop head. I find this more drinkable then Hop Whore or BWFH. I really enjoy the feel and dont feel overwhelmed by hops even after 3 or so.
09-20-2007 16:30:23 | More by DaPeculierDane
4.45/5 rDev +11.8%
The latest in the Brewers Gone Wild series, I picked this up in Milwaukee when I was up for the Brewer's game with Tyranena. Pours into my glass a amber and red color with a nice half inch of head that sticks to the side of the glass. Tad bit hazy. Aromas of bountiful hop cones rush into my nose right off the bat. Tropical citrus and grapefruit aromas, really green and resinous. Sweet caramel in the background. Candy coated hop cones. Wonderful!
First sip brings a blast of lush, fresh hop flavors. Grapefruit, tropical fruits and some pine as well. Green hop cone resin gets dipped in sweet caramel as it flows down. The sweetness is there in the start but it doesn't have a chance against the bold bitterness that hits on the way down and lingers a bit after each sip. Finishes a bit dry. A damn fine, hoppy brew that doesn't hold back. Yum.
Mouthfeel is smooth with a nice creaminess brought on by the carbonation. Not too heavy, this one is just right in my opinion. A tasty, big hoppy brew that I could see myself drinking a couple of no problem. I got one four pack and now I need more! Holds its own against some 10 year old cheddar I picked up on my way home as well! Cheers to Tyranena for this one.
07-01-2007 08:00:00 | More by orbitalr0x
4.47/5 rDev +12.3%
Thanks to czoch for another fine brew received in a trade. Pours with a thin head and an amber color. Big smell of piney hops. Tastes like it smells: extreme pine hops flavor similar to a West Coast hop bomb like the Elder. Mouthfeel is smooth & drinkable for a big DIPA. Highly recommended for a hophead.
07-10-2007 20:49:06 | More by SkinnyElvis
4.35/5 rDev +9.3%
(Served in an American pint glass)
A- This beer has a slightly dense but crystal clear deep apricot body with a sea of sluggish carbonation of tiny bubbles and a lumpy thin head of light tan that last for much of the beer.
S- The perfumed note of apricots gives way to a green hop nose with a slight spicy quality to it. There is a support of caramel malt and honey that works with the green finishing notes of hops.
T- This beer has a light fruity taste that is enveloped in a big green hop flavor with a nice spicy note that fades to a softer bitterness lingering after the sip. As the beer warms there are some slightly sweet malt notes in the initial fruity taste but the hops continue to grow in flavor.
M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with no alcohol heat noticed.
D- This is another well-built delicious IPA. The hops had an interesting depth with the spice tasting like the heat of raw cinnamon without the flavor but there were also some nice Belgian yeast notes that were floral aswell.
06-11-2008 17:50:05 | More by rhoadsrage
4.1/5 rDev +3%
This isn't a DIPA and will not be reviewed as such. The "extra" in the name, the special release, and the elevated price tag would point in that direction, but this is "just" a regular IPA, if not an American Amber.
I love semantics and nerdery.
A burnished deep copper body rests under a tight spume of bleached beige.
A strong iron-rich blood aroma is augmented with further metallics of rust and tin, as well as more organic notions of spruce and sticky Jamaican Red Hair.
Malt settles in up front on the tongue. Sweet breads, burnt sugar, and apple pie. Simple and efficient. Hop sidle in, but not with the force or the luminance one might expect (especially with that "extra" preceding the "IPA".) The hops here are not muted by any means, but earthier and more metallic than most, ringing with that same coppery blood notion that the nose exhibited, along with the rusted out El Camino sense of decay and metal, and requisite potent, sticky, lingering, pipe-smoked ganja vapors. It careens down the throat with its streamlined, faintly gaseous, and thickened texture.
This does what it does extremely well, full of filthy, dirty, nasty hops. If Bitter Woman, From Hell, and Hop Whore are the bright kids, attorneys, bankers, valedictorians, and what not; this is the black sheep, loan shark that will have you coming back just so he can beat the shit out of you. And you won't see it coming.
07-11-2007 07:52:58 | More by cokes
4.15/5 rDev +4.3%
ah yes, another IPA varietal from Tyranena. Outside of the normal bitter woman IPA, this has to be the 3rd released seasonal IPA in the last year. As IPA is one of my favourite styles, i am in no position to complain about this, especially since they have all been good. If they keep releasing brewers gone wild stuff at this pace, a handful of IPA's cant hurt
appearance: pours into a new glarus pint glass (bad karma?)....body is a strong amber tone with a healthy beige/tan froth that retains itself quite nicely....body issomewhat cloudy yet glowing
smell: pungent sticky hops...grapefruit, bubblegum, pine. I guess its about what you would expect if you've been following this series. no complaints
taste: i'm not sure what the abv is but it feels like it is in the 7% range, which is to say its like an American 1.5 IPA. This allows it to be a bit more drinkable, yet still different. The flavour profile is dominated by hops but that isnt to say that there isnt a grainy malt taste buried down in there. This is a fairly bitter brew with pine and grapefruit dominating the hop profile. Also to be found is some light bubblegum, herbal leafy hop, and other citrus flavours
mouthfeel: medium botter, bitter, coating
drinkability: pretty good
07-24-2007 00:13:34 | More by dirtylou
4.13/5 rDev +3.8%
Medium brown color and a little hazy. Nice big tan head. Retention OK. Lots of sediment suspended and no bubbles evident. Citrus smell, otherwise nothing. Malty taste at first with some bitterness on the finish. Actually a nice balance. Gotta rate the taste high. Medium body with medium/high carbonation - works well. Overall, a good beer that I like. I'd buy more.
12-29-2007 07:15:04 | More by BeerCheese
3.93/5 rDev -1.3%
Poured from a 12 Oz Bottle. Aroma comes across as tropical fruit and resin in the nose, bold with guava and passionfruit seeds. Bronze amber pour with gold edge and rim of soapy white. Bubbly, sweet and heavy on the lime dryness. Moves into some spritzy Meyer lemon zest and a lot of great grass. Alcohol noses the nostrils. Great long floral hop finish. Rich. Fantastic hop utilization and good malt to back it up.
08-07-2008 21:35:23 | More by CharlesDarwin
4.35/5 rDev +9.3%
A stubby 12 oz bottle courtesy of JAYW, one of my top traders.
A: The ale is not quite as extra pale as the label advertises; instead it looks quite amber with brighter orange colors at the base of the mug and darker brown colors at the mouth of the glass. A white band of lace coats the inside of the glass, a pleasing remnant of the big head.
S: Even when the ale is cold, an undeniable aroma of hops, citrus and pine, peeks out of the beer. As it warms, thick resins, full of floral bite jump out, revealing a deep body with a strong alcohol content.
T: The ale just rolls of the tongue, biting hops create a delicious flavor that is paired with a strong malty body. The front of a sip is grainy, caramel and biscuit, with a touch of bitterness. Mid-sip transitions in the hops, citrusy with lots of bark and bite. Grapefruit and orange rind create a zesty taste that is accentuated by some more caramel. Vibrant hops see the ale away, allowing a pleasing bitterness to linger for a long time.
M: Excellent blend of citrusy hops and caramel malts. In an oxymoronic way, the flavors are subtly robust.
D: I liken this to Green Flash's West Coast IPA, part of the emerging San Diego or Extra Pale Ale movement. The result is a very drinkable beer with a memorable hop profile.
01-08-2008 03:47:20 | More by akorsak
3.95/5 rDev -0.8%
Looks like this bottle is about a year old now.
Initial pour was a reddish auburn color, darker than many DIPA's. A finger of foam sat on top, while bits of sediment hung in suspension below.
Tea aroma with some caramel and toffee. Bare suggestion of hops left after a year.
Caramel flavor is big, really malty, some hop bitterness is there and increases with bigger swigs. Spicy twang in the finish of herbal hops.
Drinkability is decent, it's still a very smooth DIPA. I'd want to revisit this fresh, but for now it's on the big and malty side.
07-03-2008 01:26:11 | More by emerge077
3.83/5 rDev -3.8%
Bottle courtesy of Monger: Poured a clean brown color ale with a medium foamy head with some good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of citrus hops is dominating with a subtle base of caramel malt. Taste is dominated by some nice citrus and bitter malt with a base of caramel malt that could be more important in order to provide a more balance beer. Body is about average with some adequate carbonation. Overall, I thought his was interesting but fell a bit short of the great staple of the style.
07-13-2007 14:48:36 | More by Phyl21ca
3.35/5 rDev -15.8%
Ok so I was thrilled to get this in a trade and immediatly put it in the fridge to get ready for a good day. Well today was that good day..Poured a nice hazy amber with a good amount of carbonation streaming up from the bottom. A nice three inch head formed on top but then dropped down almost immediatly to nothing and lingered really at just a thin veil of lace covering the tops and the side. A nice aroma of floral hops then presented itself and was mixed with a good amount of malted back. A light sweetness overcame it as time wore on. The flavor was very nice, but the feel lacked a little something. To be honest it felt kinda light and I never really got all that entrenched into it. Nice piney hop profile but it felt watered dow and just did not have the punch that I would have liked to see. Nice bitter dry finish, but again the feel was kinda light. Overall this was decent, a pretty standard IIPA for me. I think they could have put a little bit more into it and it really would have made the difference. Its worth a shot but there are better.
10-21-2007 23:21:57 | More by mikesgroove
4.03/5 rDev +1.3%
Thanks to Joe 1510 for this brew.
Looks gorgeous. A slightly hazy orange-y ruby golden with a couple fingers of head and a thick film that stick around and solid lacing into my Corsendonk tulip.
Smells like attack of the crystal malts meets the fruity, floral sweet American hops. Definitely the right hop profile for me, but the malty, caramel sweetness is really strong. Nice, but not an explosion of hop goodness.
Tastes a helluvalot like it smells. A bit, rich, full bodied, almost grainy malty mid-section that evolves into an oily fruit hop richness. Caramel and orange, passion fruit, almost a watermelon tinge. Only once this really reaches room temp does the sweetness stick around... amazingly clean, with enough crispness to keep this from getting too, too heavy.
I like it. It's fun, a little different, and some really well done big malty middle sweetness that's been dried out enough to let the hops seep in around the edges. I almost wish they would push this a bit more and make it a particularly hoppy American Barleywine...
10-25-2007 02:44:32 | More by errantnight
4.28/5 rDev +7.5%
A-Pours a dark orange /amber color with a 1" head of chunky head that fades to a nice thick lace cover.
S-First smell is all grapefruit and floral hops.After it warms a bit more there is still grapefruit with a sweet caramel bouquet.
T-Taste is very similar to the smell.Huge grapefruit/citrus flavor that is mouthwatering,with a nice hint of malt hiding in the aftertaste.
M-I was expecting a fuller body but it was a good medium bodied brew with good carbonation and a sweet,smooth finish.
D-This is a great IPA,wonderful balance and great hop fix,very easy to drink.A little light for a DIPA but that would not stop me from buying.I would buy a lot more if I could still find it.
11-12-2007 05:18:57 | More by twbrewer
3.98/5 rDev 0%
Rusty-amber color with a small head.
Smells of ruby-red grapefruit, malt, pine.
Quickly taste the fruitiness--mild grapefruit sweetness then powerful bitterness. Nice.
Powerful flavors but not a huge body.
Unique beer with a bitterness that hits the spot. Really enjoy the hop kick from this one.
06-30-2007 01:00:17 | More by revolution
3.65/5 rDev -8.3%
Pours a dark amber in color. There was a nice quarter inch of off white head that formed on the pour, but it is quickly gone and now there's not much to speak of.
Smell is all malt and alcohol. This is obviously an older bottle. For being an older bottle and having had the hops subside the malt/alcohol flavor is very nice. Still has a decent amount of bitterness to it.
There's a nice roasty, malt back bone to this one. If you're in to cellared IPA's this one would be a very good candidate. Would have loved to try this fresh, but it's still a decent beer.
10-02-2009 01:41:58 | More by FtownThrowDown
3.78/5 rDev -5%
bottled May 23rd, 2007. yes, i know ipa's are not suppose to be aged. I found this in the cooler at the local shop. had to at least try it...
a - red-brown color with some floaties.
s - smells like a barleywine without any caramel sweetness.
t - actually quite a bit of hops flavor still there. tastes similar to a hoppy red ale. aftertaste isn't all that good.
m - surprisingly still a decent carbonation.
overall - very fun to try an ipa with 3 years on it.
07-11-2010 20:43:39 | More by levifunk
3.7/5 rDev -7%
12oz bottle obtained via trade with kmpitz2. Thanks for the opportunity...
Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/4" tan head above the slightly cloudy orangey amber brew. Head lasts well, with heavy sticking lace. Aroma is sweet fruity malt with piney hops and alcohol. Taste is grain husks and prominent hops character and bitterness, with some underlying fruitiness. Mouthfeel is alright for the style, it is reasonably drinkable. Overall just not as standout for the DIPA style as its peers.
12-11-2007 02:25:01 | More by ppoitras
4/5 rDev +0.5%
Pours a orange-ish copper color with a light tan head. In the aroma, big grapefruity hops. In the taste, very hoppy with grapefruity hops and a small maltiness to back it up. A small bitter, but mainly smooth mouthfeel and a bitter aftertaste. A nice bitterness and quite easy to drink, however a tad light for a I2PA.
01-03-2008 16:12:56 | More by OWSLEY069
3.9/5 rDev -2%
Pours a deep copper hue with a small off-white head. Plenty of spent yeast still floating in the beer as well. Decent lacing on the walls of the glass and stayed for the entire beer. Good nose full of pine and sweet citrus fruit. Not as bold as many DIPA's, but still very good for this beer. Good balance of hoppy and malty scents as the beer warms. The taste isn't as bold as the nose would lead onto. A big malty base is really my first flavor, but the bitterness of the hops comes in at the back of the palate and leaves a bitter finish. Slight toffee and citrus notes as the beer warmed, but the citrus notes in the nose never really made it to my palate. The beer is medium bodied with very light carbination.
12-12-2007 00:45:05 | More by TheodorHerzl
4.08/5 rDev +2.5%
A good looking coppery amber hued brew. Except for the flotilla of little chunks present. A one finger tight off white head stood atop a finely and mildly carbonated ale. Nice thick sheets of lacing presented themselves as i enjoyed this brew.
Aroma of biscuit and some toast, and a drizzle of caramel actually managed to come through before the hop bitterness, with its notes of white grapefruit, and lesser amounts of papaya and pine.
Tasty malt backbone of lightly toasted biscuit with caramel, the the hops assert themselves with flavours much like their aroma.
Medium bodied, more of a big IPA or perhaps a small IIPA. Solid malt backbone bends under the bitter hops and their mild resinous character. Despite hint of caramel sweetness finished slightly dry and astringent.
Another well made IPA/IIPA from Tyranena. Some alcohol warmth comes through to remind the drinker just where sessioning this brew will take you. A solid brew, hope it returns in the future.
11-26-2007 03:07:31 | More by demcorhip
4.33/5 rDev +8.8%
Thanks to kmpitz2 for this brew! Cheers
Going into this brew I had my hopes up. I was previledged enough to try the Devil Made Me Do It! coffee porter. I loved that beer so going into this I was excited about this brew.
As soon as I opened the top smells of bliss poured out. I loved the smell. Smells of orange, a hint of grapefruit, and even rose filled FILLED my nose.
The taste is fan-freaking-tastic. This beer is well balanced. Full of taste and bitterness. I only have good things to say about this brewery.
Overall, get this beer and then send me a couple!!! If you read this and want to trade let me know!! I would love to have another Devil and another Stickin it to the Man!! Get some of this beer!!!
10-30-2007 01:26:27 | More by iconoklaztor
Stickin' It To The Man from Tyranena Brewing Company
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