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
3.83/5 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
3.95/5 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
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
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
4.38/5 rDev +10.1%
Thanks to JAYW for this brew.
Pours a nice slightly cloudy ruby red color, nice carbonation, nice small one-finger plus off-white creamy head, lots and lots of nice sticky lacing to follow. The nose is hoppy, slightly malty, good dose of pine's and citrus, some caramel as well. The taste is hoppy, with a slight malt tone, there is also some nice grapefruit/pine tones, with some caramel. The finish is slightly dry with a good bitter end. Medium body. Very drinkable, another very tasty brew from Tyranena, glad to have had a chance to try it. Highly recommended.
09-11-2007 02:55:39 | More by Wasatch
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%
Dark copper. Slightly hazed. Thin dirty white head. Sporadic, patchy lace. Solid, but not spectacular, aroma of cannabis, caramel malts and hop oils and resin. Smoky hoppiness with some raw resin like characteristics. Not particularily 'bright' with the hops. But they're there. Kind of dirty and grundgey. And nice in their own way. Malts are sturdy enough. Toffeeish in nature. Medium-full body. Moderate carbonation. Slight lingering bitterness. Good beer.
06-27-2007 04:40:40 | More by Bighuge
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
4/5 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
4/5 rDev +0.5%
Heavy hazed dirty bronzed brown color. Soft spongy capping of lightly yellowish foam sits briefly before slipping away to whole lotta lacing and a slight skim across the top of the liquid.
Soft and soggy wet pine aroma mixed gently with a resin sided toastyness and some oily hopped melony citrus.
Taste is deep and soft, not heavy or beefy; as the flavors are fairly broad and mediumishly bold with a softly yielding tone of very easy going citric tropical hoppyness and a toasty caramel malt backing.
The middle is the best area as the pine comes in and places itself along the walls and base of malts with some nice rendering of delicate oilyness, hoppy waxyness, and feathery pithyness of orange and grapefruit.
Feel is light at the front then gradually builds into a well-rounded medium tone and softly hopped oil girth. Fades ever so slowly into the finish with a slight pull into grapefruit bitterness and pine soured soggyness and a faint but present earthy dryness.
A pretty decent IPA thats been beefed up with some extra oompf. Not as good as the Hop Whore or Bitter Woman From Hell though. That's the brew I would side with over this.
07-09-2007 01:06:48 | More by tavernjef
4.25/5 rDev +6.8%
A-Burnt orange color (it says ruby red on the bottle but if this is Ruby Red, then I guess I'm confused as to what color Judy Garlands slippers were in the Wizard of Oz because this looks nothing like that shade of Ruby Red)....off white head..
S-Hops are noticeable first and foremost....weed....leafy tobacco....and pine...very light caramel
T-Again the cannibus, tobacco, and pine hop notes jump out at first....very flavorful... More of a flavorful hoppiness than a ultra bitter one...there is some lingering dry bitterness on the long finish which fits nicely. Just enough to encourage another sip...err...gulp....malt is not a major flavor component but adds depth and drinkability.
M-Pretty creamy and smooth....body is about medium..
D-Pretty good effort here...good flavorfull style hopping rather than overbitter one sided hoping....bigger than Bitter Woman but not as good overall....tough to compare them though because they are substantially different in their makeup..I would definitely pick up another 4-pack of this if I saw it...
07-19-2007 04:16:47 | More by ZAP
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
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
4.13/5 rDev +3.8%
A - 3.0
S - 4.0
T - 4.0
M - 3.5
D - 3.5
A - The color of melted caramel. No head to speak of. Lacing very thin and sparce, soapy.
S - Cooked peaches and apricots and delicious caramel. Sweet malts dominate after a few minutes in the glass.
T - Nice sweet caramel core, finishes fairly dry but no major hop profile.
M - Medium body, only slightly undercarbonated.
D - Could set a few back, but finish is not a promoter of the next sip.
NOTE: BA that traded this to me mentioned it was somewhat old, so I wish I could review this one again with a fresher bottle.
UPDATED 5.20.09 Scores reflect new tasting.
A - 4.5
S - 4.5
T - 4.0
M - 4.0
D - 4.0
A - HUGE head, lots of cling, webby, chunky, stay for awhile. Murky dark copper body.
S - Sharp malt smell with a little dank feel - something I cannot define but really like. Inviting.
T - Nice malt and hop combo. Nothing really out of the ordinary, but really nice.
M - Medium body, good carb and coating.
D - Would take some time to tire.
09-03-2008 04:42:08 | More by srandycarter
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
4.1/5 rDev +3%
Dark copper and only semi translucent. Smalle white head with very minimal carbonation noticeable. Fades quickly to a thin lace.
This is a fine smelling beer. Thick resiny citrusy aromas. Almost like a concentrated citrus fruit. Blasting with juicy grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, and blood orange. Than a thick pine driven forest follows up with some toffee malty ness that lends a sweetness to the aroma.
Not nearly as citrusy in the mouth. Much more piney, grassy and herbal. Nice bitter finish yet smooth and creamy. Carbonation is higher than the appearance would indicate as well. Prickly and satisfying. Toffee riddled with a bit of sweet caramel at the back of the mid palate before the bitterness kicks in and devours it. A nice IPA well worth drinking.
09-04-2007 22:28:03 | More by mcallister
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
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
4.15/5 rDev +4.3%
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Stickin' It to the Man, another of Tyranena's Brewers Gone Wild Series. Pours with a ruby body that becomes glowing orange when backlit. Very few carbonation bubbles creep through the slightly hazy body to the surface. A two finger off-white eggshell head formed on the pour falling to a half finger leaving sticky lacing on the way down.
This beer has a big sweet caramel nose. As a matter of fact the whole of this beer is layered in sweetness. The caramel begins things but are quickly overtaken by sweetened white grapefruit and orange. This beer smells like candy. The sweetness is there but not at all off putting.
Flavor begins with that big dose of caramel again. The malt hit flows effortlessly into sweetened grapefruit mid-palate but there's a little of that unsweetened grapefruit bitterness leading into the finish. Some floral hoppiness helps finish things off. Nicely done with a mild lingering sweetened bitterness.
Medium bodied with a velvety smooth mouthfeel. Sluggish carbonation leaves this beer alone to work it's magic, adding to that smoothness.
Not sure of the abv. in this one. I'm guessing in the area of 7%, but it is an easy one to put away. Enjoyable, refreshing and bitter enough to keep you wanting more.
Tyranena does it again. Do they make a bad beer? All their beers I've ever sampled have been excellent. Keep the Brewers Gone Wild Series coming guys cause I can't get enough.
10-05-2007 21:08:15 | More by joe1510
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
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
3.85/5 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
4/5 rDev +0.5%
A: Bodacious carbonation produces a stunning whipped butter 2 inch head. The body is hazy, the color of rusy caramel. So far, so good.
S: Lemon peel, minor raw dough, some caramel and a bit of grapefruit zest. Little bit light, I could use a bit more of a pronounced aroma.
T: Starts almost buttery, with good amount of doughy malts laying the foundation. Citrusy hops kick into action at the tip of the tongue offering notes of Midori, candied tangerine and some grapefruit. Transitions to sugary malts across the center of the tongue, much along the lines of the initial flavors but with some brown sugar sweetness this time around. Licks of watermelon add a roundness before a dirty bitterness swoops in to finish it out. Ends more bitter than it started with a nice, frolicking sweetness.
M: Medium body and soft.
D: Very drinkable. Due to the malt bill, its sort of walking the line of DIPA a bit too closely. Very nice beer none the less, what ever category it falls into.
11-06-2007 01:09:21 | More by Westsidethreat
Stickin' It To The Man from Tyranena Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.