Stickin' It To The Man - Tyranena Brewing Company
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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
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
4.05/5 rDev +1.8%
Big thanks to nchrist13 for two of these!
12 oz. stubby bottle poured into a nonic.
Pours a deep clear amber hue with a one finger off white head that dies down to a lacing soon after pour. Stickiness is spotty, but there. Smell is a very sweet pink grapefruit with a good mix of mild caramel malt. Starts with a very pleasing grapefruit with sugar flavor follows with some pine and ends quite dry and bitter, but not overwhelming in either by any means. Medium bodied mouthfeel with dull carbonation, but very smooth for the style. Tough to judge the drinkability on this without knowing the abv but I can hardly sense any on the nose or tongue at all. If the abv is anything above 6%, they've done an amazing job of hiding it...either way it's a drinkable brew. Really enjoyed this brew, pick it up if you get the chance.
06-28-2007 00:41:18 | More by BeerTruth
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
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
4.13/5 rDev +3.8%
Pours a slightly hazy dark orange amber color with a full finger light tan head that resists fading. Some lacing observed.
The smell at first pour is intensely fresh hopped piny aroma with very sweet fruity tones; settles out significantly afterwards.
On the lighter side body-wise, the mouth feel is immediately conditioned by a well carbonated, piny hop sensation. The flavor matches the nose; grapefruit hop bitterness and nicely balanced sweet and creamy malt. A fairly significant lingering grapefruit aftertaste.
Drinkability - One of the hoppier interpretations of the style (welcomed). A very good drinker. Recommended.
06-19-2007 22:51:46 | More by jjayjaye
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
Stickin' It To The Man from Tyranena Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.