Stickin' It To The Man - Tyranena Brewing Company
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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
3.38/5 rDev -15.1%
Pours an amber-ish light brown with a medium head that fades to a ring. Leaves nice lacing. No freshness date. The bottle has no abv, and neither does this site...hmmm.
smell is dried apricots, honey, hops, doughy, and a little alcohol.
taste is muddled definitely piney hops, some candied fruits, but nothing too distinguishing. Hides the alcohol from the smell till the very end when it comes out in the taste.
Mouthfeel is okay, kinda slick with a quick fade.
Can't say that I'm disappointed by this beer, but I'm not blown away either. I think it hides the alcohol well, but I can't tell since its not listed anywhere.
09-21-2008 04:29:11 | More by jraycee
3.43/5 rDev -13.8%
Thanks to kkulacki for this one. Pours red brown, with lots of floaty sediment. Short dusting of foam on top. Sweet odor, with slightly spicy hops. Taste is sweet and bitter, mix of caramel and floral bitterness. Very strong and ethanol-laced. Syrupy, full bodied mouthfeel. A nice strong double IPA, definitely a hop-blast.
07-09-2008 19:11:41 | More by aforbes10
3.53/5 rDev -11.3%
Received a bottle as an extra in a beer trade. No bottling date. Stubby twist off bottle with a yellow label.
Pours a murky rusty-brown with copper highlights. Mostly opaque. Fats moving carbonation, and a nice layer of off- white foam.
Smell dominated by malts, totally like prunes, caramel with some earthy notes. Not much in terms of hops left.
Medium bodied, with a light texture.
Very sweet up front with some dark fruit flavor, not much in terms of flavor or prune, caramel, and some earthy bitterness. Finishes dry with some earthy resin left on the palate.
At one time this may have been a fine DIPA. It is very drinkable but at this point the hops are lacking. I think I missed the peak on this brew.
08-08-2009 03:53:15 | More by SteveO1231
3.55/5 rDev -10.8%
12oz bottle sent to me by demcorhip. Thanks man! Poured into a pint glass.
Nice looking DIPA, but not much head, even off a vigorous pour. Nice lace though, and decent head retention, however little there is. Mild carbonation pierces the very hazey coppery-red brew. Loving all the particles in suspension. Aroma is a little muted for the style, but it contains lots of juicy tropical fruit aroma, mango, papaya, pineapple with a little bit of grapefruit and citrus rind. Light malty sweetness in the background, but it, like the rest of the aroma, is muted and mild.
The flavour is what the aroma said it would be. Lots of piney and herbal hops mixed with a decent grapefruit bitterness and juicy bittersweetness. Crackery malt backbone lends a little balance to the brew, but it's mostly hop-forward. My one complaint is that there seems to be an awkward and a soapy muddledness about the hop choices here, it makes that aftertaste a little unpleasant. Mouthfeel is surprisingly not as stringent as I think it should be, but it does make things buzz. Carbonation is about right and the body isn't overly heavy, so that's good. Unfortunately for Tyranena, this falls so short in many aspects compared to other offerings in this style. Instead of Double IPA this might just be a 1.5 IPA.
01-28-2008 03:20:27 | More by trevorwideman
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
3.68/5 rDev -7.5%
The beer poured out a dark, hazy copper color with a thin off-white head.
The smell is dominated by biscuits, lemons and orange zest.
The taste contains biscuits and toast at the start of the swallow, followed by a bitter end of lemons and oranges.
The mouthfeel is medium with a slightly dry finish.
The drinkability of this fairly balanced beer is very good. The bitterness would start to add up quickly though after the first pint.
08-19-2007 02:06:33 | More by westweasel
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
3.75/5 rDev -5.8%
I can't thank naproxen enough for the opportunity to try this brew, which I thought I would never get to try. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip.
Pours a hazy caramel brown that shows bright orange when held up to light. There is also a big tan head that sticks to glass handsomely on the way down.
The aroma very balanced with lots of citrus hops still showing after all this time in addition to some candied fruit aromas. However, there is plenty of caramel malts in the nose as well.
I really think the taste has suffered a little more than the nose with the age on this one. There are some floral pine hops up front before giving way to the caramel malts. There is a lingering dry bitterness in the finish. I think this would have been a seriously tasty beer when fresh.
The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and fairly slick though the carbonation has held up well.
This is a good beer that has probably lost a little over time. I'm not sure about the ABV, but I doubt it's quite up to DIPA level and maybe that contributes to the age deterioration. Either, big thanks to Aliza for sending this gem along.
03-22-2009 01:17:58 | More by gford217
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
3.83/5 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
3.85/5 rDev -3.3%
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. pours a transparent chocolate brown with amber/garnet highlights. one finger of off-white head resides on top, and remains throughout consumption.
the smell is, well, hoppy. strong spiced hops and ale yeast make up the smell, with little effort on the malt side. notes of grassy hops and a coniferous smell are present as well. has a very dry and bitter character.
taste is suprizingly malty at first taste, with strong spiced hops following close behind. the hops are milder than the aroma would suggest, but remain the focus of the palate. finishes smooth.
aftertaste is dry, with lingering hops and a touch of ale yeast.
mouthfeel is dry, with light carbonation and a creamy texture. the brew itself is mild compared to others in this style, but pulls it off very well.
drinkability is great for hop lovers, but horrendous for anti-bitter drinkers. to each his own, but this should be tried for anyone looking for a schooling in bold and mild hops (at the same time, no less).
08-21-2007 03:26:49 | More by botham
3.85/5 rDev -3.3%
Appearance: Dark amber with lots of particles floating around, good head.
Smell: Strong citrus.
Taste: Nice citrus/grapefruit hoppiness is the main thrust of this beer, but not overly bitter.
Mouthfeel: Light for a DIPA, fine if called an IPA.
Drinkability: Good for a hop injection.
A pretty good beer-probably just an IPA and not a double IPA though-it got me through my latest hop craving. Not as good as Bitter Woman or Hop Whore from the same brewery though.
07-22-2007 21:14:29 | More by Mdog
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
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
3.93/5 rDev -1.3%
A- Pours a hazy orange hue with a big, fluffy, 2 finger off white head.
S- Smells sweet, hints of piney hops.
T- Taste is piney with a thick, bready middle full of light fruit and caramel notes leading into a big, bitter, back end.
M- Medium bodied, decent carbonation.
D- This is definitely an enjoyable brew. Doesn't particularly stand out for me but I enjoyed it none the less.
07-23-2008 05:40:26 | More by Lothore
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
3.95/5 rDev -0.8%
Received in a trade from Jefkrenner, thanks dude.
Served chilled and poured into my Tripel Karmeliet glass.
Appearance is good. Copper/dark orange colored brew that is hazy but not overly so. Head and lacing were let downs; both minimal.
Smell is good. Citrus rind, grapefruit, large bittering hops and caramel malt.
Taste is good. Peppery, bittering grapefruit hop, and a large amount of caramel malt rounds things out. Very balanced brew and well crafted. A little subdued in the hops department for the style.
Mouthfeel is above-average. Smooth and creamy with little carbonation. Thin body for the style.
Drinkability is good. I could drink one or two more of these.
I would have ranked this beer more favorably if it was called a regular IPA and not a DIPA. Nonetheless, a tasty brew with enough flavor to keep things interesting. Recommended.
09-07-2007 01:48:55 | More by KingG
3.95/5 rDev -0.8%
This beer is a bit odd in that it is highly hopped and extremely flavorful yet still very light in all other ways. When you give it a whiff in your glass, it is a combination of sweet hops and something very light and slightly salty, maybe it is hop sweetness mixed with tears? It rare to find a beer that is so light yet satisfying simultaneously. Color is very pretty...a deep red with abundant amounts of sticky white head. Mouthfeel is quite light and clean; this beer isn't watery yet is still quite light on the palate. This beer is quite palatable yet still very flavorful. I would recommend it.
My only question is this: this beer is called "Extra India Pale Ale;" while I like this beer, I hardly taste the extra India.
06-15-2007 01:17:09 | More by BeerBelcher
3.95/5 rDev -0.8%
Bought a couple 4-packs of these at the brewery on Saturday evening to treat myself for my b-day.
A-Bottle says it's supposed to be Ruby red, but pours more of a reddish-amber color. Small creamy white head that disappears quickly leaving traces around the edge of my glass.
S-Huge and heavenly smells of Hops, pine, citrus (mainly grapefruit) and pineapple.
T-Hops, hops and a few more hops just in case I missed some. They dominate the concert of flavors here. Oh there might be a hint of some sugary malty sweetness hiding in the back row, third from the left, but this is a show for the hops to sing their glorious song and sing it they do. Songs of Ruby Red grapefruit and pineapple while a slightly bitter finish of citrus zest hangs around for the encore. Not a huge effort of balance here, however there is a bit of sweetness during the initial parts of the sip.... I'm reminded of drinking Ocean Spray Ruby Red... sweetness shines a bit more as it warms up.
M-Nicely carbonated with a medium mouthfeel.
D-Drinkable and enjoyable. Well worth a trip to the brewery to get these delicious hop bombs. Not sure of the abv but I'd guess around 7%. I've no doubt I'll be buying more of these....
05-30-2007 23:32:56 | More by EliteDigger
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
3.98/5 rDev 0%
Pours a clear, dark amber color with a small, thick off-white head. Small rows of lacing left behind.
Aroma has a strong, but very inviting aroma of grapefruit hops. Mixed in is a small amount of earthy pine hops which helps balance the aroma.
Flavor tries to start out with a small caramel base with sweet malts. It is quickly over run by grapefruit and pine hops. It ends sweet and sticky, tart with grapefruit juice, sticky with pine tar. Unlike other overly hopped beers, this one has something extra. A nice mellow base, something a bit denser, or mellow.
Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, a medium to light feel. Sticky and tart, though, as could be expected.
Drinkability is nice and enjoyable. When I opened the first one, the aroma made me thing this would be too hoppy. However the flavor and mouthfeel set me at ease. Very enjoyable and reminded me of Goose Island's Reserve Imperial IPA. However, by the end of the 4th one, I feel like it Goose is still king. However, maybe if these beers sit on the shelf as long as the overprice Goose Islands do, these will be taste even better.
06-27-2007 00:06:22 | More by terrabyte
3.98/5 rDev 0%
Hazy orange in color with an almost tan head on top. Great, wet and sticky hop aroma-almost smells like some high quality smoke! Big blast of hop bitterness up front-borders on being solvent like. Malty flavor in the backround with a nice, dry snap in the finish. Good body. Very drinkable and enjoyable. Thank you sir may I have another?
09-09-2007 18:44:37 | More by lackenhauser
3.98/5 rDev 0%
12 ounce bottle, shaker pint.
A - Great color. Basically a glowing orange/ruby red. About a finger of head up top.
S - An inviting blend of citrusy hops/tropical fruit aromas.
T - A nice DIPA here. Hop bitterness is present all the way with some nice smoothing malts. A sweet flavor makes its presence knownand crreps into a tea like taste that gives way to a fairly bitter finish.
M - A tad thinner in the mouth than expected for the style.
D - A nice DIPA flavorwise. Pick up the body a little and this could really be a hit.
05-10-2008 05:39:01 | More by EStreet20
Stickin' It To The Man from Tyranena Brewing Company
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