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Scurvy - Tyranena Brewing Company

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very good

405 Ratings
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Ratings: 405
Reviews: 260
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%

Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
IPA brewed with orange zest. Available: May-June.

(Beer added by: younger35 on 06-25-2008)
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Photo of MadScientist

New York

3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Another gift from a friend that make an annual pilgrimage to WI.

A: A light cooper colored beer with an orange hue. Produces a good head stand on pour. The off-white head is made of cream bubbles with a decent retention time when given a somewhat aggressive pour.

S: A medium strength aroma of crystal malt and citrus hops. There is a moderate fruit ester and a faint diacetyl making me think the yeast is more English than American.

T: A medium-strong citrus hops flavor and a medium-strong hops bitterness along with a medium malt sweetness dominate. There is a far amount of orange esters that seem part hop part yeast derived. The balance is fairly bitter. The finish is off-dry with an aftertaste of oranges and hops bitterness.

M: A medium bodied beer with a medium-strong carbonation. Medium creaminess.

O: A decent IPA with a good balance of hops and malts hat isn't overly bitter, not that it would be bad thing. There

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 01:56:52 | More by MadScientist
Photo of nickapalooza86


3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A bit shorter review today, Pours a nice clear orange and a finger of white head, nice and hoppy smell with pine and citrus and a bit of malt, taste is not as citrusy as I was expecting for a IPA litterlay brewed with orange peel.... Piney, malty, and a bit of citrus in the finish. Decent IPA, I remember liking this one more a bit more a couple years ago. Will Still gladly go through this 6 with a smile on my face!

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 02:05:52 | More by nickapalooza86
Photo of mjpolzin


3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A solid IPA from a local brewery. This was advertised as being brewed with orange peel and although I could taste a slight bit of orange, I was a little disappointed that it wasn't a stronger taste. That said, it was crispy, citrusy and refreshing. It didn't really differentiate itself from many of the other IPAs on the shelves but since it is a local brewery (10 miles from my house), I may but it again.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 03:15:16 | More by mjpolzin
Photo of TheSSG


3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice, dense, resiny head. Orange oil in the nose blends with a floral hop aroma. Lovely deep amber color. Starts really surprisingly bitter (aroma didn't make me expect this), with a wonderfully nice citric bitterness. A flash of malt appears after the low-high bitterness passes, with the bitter citrus rind really lingering on the finish.

Overall, this is quite nice. I like the way the citrus pairs very nicely with the hops. Definitely worth trying if you like citrusy hops.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 03:32:24 | More by TheSSG
Photo of Ri0


3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Copper color, minimal cloudiness with 2 finger white head.

Smell - A floral hop smell with some citrus. Faint orange smell.

T - Reminds me of Bitter Woman with a bit of orange, less than I expected. There is more bitter than citrus which kind of surprised me. I taste the same malts that are in Bitter Woman, but overall it is more bitter than sweet.

M - Carbonated and bitter taste, some oiliness from the hop residue.

O - Solid IPA from Tyranena, but I was hoping for more citrus and orange flavors. It is a nice late Spring beer that I will enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 00:33:13 | More by Ri0
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3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, bottled on 05/09/2012, so this beer has been chillin in the bottle for about 7 months now.

A - Dark amber orange color, with a giant frothy white head. Tons of sediment floating around in the glass, an unquestionably unfiltered beer. Significant amounts of lacing coming down the glass.

S - Not as much hops as expected (or hoped for) in the nose, but still a citrus aroma from the hops.

T - Light hop presence, still mildly on the bitter side. However, I enjoy my IPA's ridiculously hoppy. Citrus / pine and orange flavors. Very good, but could be better.

M - Sticky, resinous mouthfeel, but still on the clean side for an IPA. Fair level of carbonation.

Overall, this was a good beer. I would like to grab a fresher bottle and see if it comes out being hoppier, but in all I am still a fan. The only other brew I have had from Tyranena Brewing so far is their Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown Ale, which was probably a better and more complex beer than this, but this IPA is still delicious. Overall, I am impressed with Tyranena and want to try more of their beers.

Tyranena Brewing Scurvy IPA ---4/5

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2012 16:20:41 | More by mfnmbvp
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New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

amber pour with a finger of head which quickly diminished. smells of 2 row barley, caramel, and a slight citrus hint. the flavor is fruity and citrusy up front, with floral hops and a heavy sweet malty backbone. medium body and creamy mouthfeel with moderate amount of carbonation.

a very malty english style ipa with a twist. i like it.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 05:03:08 | More by facundoCNB
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3.33/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Nice copper tone, but the carbonation is flat and there is no foam or lacing.

Smell: Strong orange peel. Not much else. A bit to strong.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Taste is more strong orange peel. Mouthfeel is quite flat. I might have gotten an old bottle.

Overall Drinkability: A very, very average IPA. I would rather try this on tap.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 23:39:25 | More by tjsdomer2
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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1/2 inch head that goes quick, low carbonation, orange-brown in color, clear

Smell: bread, slight caramel and floral hops

Taste: caramel and bread in the start followed by bitter citrus and orange hops with the hops drying in the end

Mouthfeel: sweet start with a bitter body and less bitter finish, dry end, medium carbonation, heavy bodied

Overall: Really surprised and impressed with how heavy bodied this one is. This one is solid. One per sitting, but I would pick this up if it were in my area.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 13:41:03 | More by tigg924
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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 8/9/12 tasting notes. Enjoyed this on tap at the Micro, during my annual trip to the Wisconsin State Fair. Served to me in a 16oz clear plastic cup.

A) Golden amber with nearly 2 fingers of frothy head, that had a little orange tint. Nice retention and a bit of lacing.

S) Really nice citrus aroma, fresh oranges and breakfast grapefruit. A bit of flower petal and some grass.

T) Again, plenty of citrus. You could definitely pick up a bit of the zest from the orange peel. Enough malt sweetness, keeps this in balance for my tastes. Clean finish and pleasing aftertaste.

M) Medium body and moderate carbonation provide smooth, almost creamy refreshment. Very easy on the palate, and easy drinking.

O) Really a solid IPA on all fronts. Tyranena has quite a few beers that I really enjoy, and this is another. Glad to recommend.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2012 22:39:15 | More by RoamingGnome
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4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz twist-off bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
Bottled on 17APR12, "IPA brewed with orange peel."

A - Tiny chunks float in the golden-amber colored beer as a large foamy white head froths up with moderate retention and a thick lacing coating the glass all thick-like!

S - Hoppy from the heavens! Fresh floral hops inject a citrusy squirt, also from the orange peel added, and mango hints on the back end. Caramel malt adds a background sweetness for a balanced IPA aroma.

T - Despite the caramel malt base, Scurvy is fruity and floral as hops jump my tongue in a pirate-like frenzy. The orange peel zest aids the hoppy bitterness in my mouth-puckering while I revel in a fantastically unbalanced hop bounty.

M - Enough bitterness to make even the burliest of pirates growl, "YEAAAARGH!", Scurvy is crisp, medium-bodied, and refreshing with a rather clean finish.

O - Drink scurvy matey, it sure ain't bilge water! Tyranena's Scurvy is a delicious IPA, abounding in hoppiness that convinced me, while I was thinking of ridiculous pirate puns, to re-watch the Pirates of the Caribbean series. Now to get more Scurvy!

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 01:06:22 | More by BeerFMAndy
Photo of ChadQuest


2.5/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

copper toned body with some soft off white head.
The nose is like sweet sugar coated oranges.
A sweeter IPA, not very bitter, reminds me of those orange slices candy my grandma used to have. Simple and shallow.
mouthfeel is medium to full for a 6.5% IPA.

nothing off, but not really desirable.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 03:48:16 | More by ChadQuest
Photo of Durtdiggler


4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into sniffer glass. Orange, amber hue cloudy with citrus resin. Impressive lacing and retention. Nice 2 finger head.

Aroma is obvious citrus upfront with hints of pine, caramel and malt. Well balanced. less floral. Opens the senses.

Taste is Very typical strong America ipa style with more citrus presence. The orange peel definitely has a nice spin to it if you're into more of that influence. It's well balanced though where a non hop head would like.

Mouthfeel is awesome. Creamy, effversecent, clean.

Overall excellent beer with a nice spin with the orange peel. I'll definitely be getting more. My first Tyranena ever.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 23:35:07 | More by Durtdiggler
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3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served - bottle into Pint Glass

Golden amber color with quarter inch head. There is quite a bit of stirred up sediment that I can see in the glass. Assuming it's to do with the orange peels?

Pretty tart and hoppy with orange scent.

Very bitter and hoppy. Moreso that I had expected. You can definitely taste the oranges. A pretty earthy taste.

Carbonated and earthy. Spreads the mouth with a big bitter taste.

Pretty decent IPA if you like the earthy and orange tones. If not, steer clear.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 23:53:29 | More by Shrews
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4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Though this was a random liquor store attendant recommendation, I couldn’t pass up a bottle with “Arrrghhh!” on the label.

Brewed a month and a half before the date of this tasting (the dark, hard-to-read print on this bottle says “BOTTLED ON 17APR12”).

A: If they were going for the fruit effect, they got; this is a very orange beer. And on top of that shining body is a loose, creamy head, a full inch high but held together by just a spot or two of film. It looks like it’s about to dissipate at any second, but stays together enough to form a light cream on top with lots of lacing all the way down. Light sediment after the final pour.

S: Malt-forward but with hop resins to spare, this nose is a tribute to big, caramel, American IPAs. Lots of toffee, maple cream, grainy malt, plum, and yes, caramel, each laying thick enough to build citrus aromas like crazy. That isn’t the case, though; the hops are just mildly fruity, popping off with selection of mild orange and grapefruit just on top of the dark resin scents that take center stage. Good nose, nothing extravagant, though there is a bit of an over-resiny twang to it.

T: Now here’s where things get interesting. As soon as I take a sip, strong bitters wash over the palate – earthy, fruity bitters, exhibiting a kick that I can’t recall tasting in a beer before. Must be the orange peel. At any rate, it’s different and delicious, and I love the fact that it steals the spotlight from the other hop tastes (though they’re very pleasant): light, floral pine and citrus juice. Well done. The malts provide that solid backbone but nothing more; touches of crème brulee, malted milk, and buttered toast work around in a caramel-toned manner underneath. Aftertaste is quite dry, but with a light, airy, almost potpourri-like way of leaving the senses.

M: The fizz works to this beer’s advantage, taking what would have been way too creamy and making it light and drinkable. A decadent weightlessness takes effect on nearly every sip, pulling the beer off the tongue to make it remarkably smooth. Imagine a mouthful of whipped cream – brilliant.

O: An incredible way to show off a single ingredient: keep it simple, and let the flavors do the talking. It’s an approach that would grant many brewers much better beers, in my opinion (instead of trying to tackle a style with a dozen different malt and hop varieties), and a strategy that has left Tyranena with one hell of a beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2012 16:21:15 | More by BarryMFBurton
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to drewone for sharing this one at jmgrub’s tasting.

Pours a clear honey orange with a foamy tan head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit and citrus zest. Taste is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and slight malt. There is a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a very citrusy presence.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 05:37:13 | More by UCLABrewN84
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3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewing the Survy from Tyranena Brewing Company out of Wisconsin. This is a seasonal IPA brewed with orange zest. It just hit shelves the other week. This used to come in four packs as part of the Brewers Gone Wild series, but it was released in six packs this time around.
Score: 88

Bottled April 13, 2012. Served in a Dogfish Head snifter and enjoyed on 05/06/12.

Appearance: Pours a deep golden-amber color with a finger-plus of creamy off-white head that settles into a thin foggy film atop of the beer. Pretty good lacing, excellent retention and cling. 4.5/5

Smell: The orange zest is very prominent. In addition, there is grapefruit, sharp lemon, and a hint of onion. Earthy, dirty hops. 4/5

Taste: Like the nose, the bitter orange zest is very prominent upfront. Earthy, oniony hops on the midpalate. Sweet caramel malt backbone. Lots of non-describe bitter citrus hoppiness throughout. Simple, but tasty. Bitter caramel malt aftertaste. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-minus bodied, light carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Bitter finish. A bit thin and under-carbonated. 3.5/5

Overall: A solid, above average seasonal release from Tyranena Brewing Company. Tyranena does a pretty good job at making hoppy beers. This one is nothing special, but it is probably very accessible and a good beer for the price. I'd order this at a bar in the future.

Recommendation: Pick this one up whiles its fresh unless you hate earthy, hoppy beers. Scurvy is a very mild IPA for those looking to get into the style.

Pairings: The chicken with almonds Lean Cuisine.

Cost: $2 for a 12 oz bottle.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 01:31:53 | More by jegross2
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3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in tulip glass, Bottled April 12, 2012

Deep golden color. small head, with medium lacing.

Subtle fragrant hop smell.

Citrus/bitter orange flavor dominates. A bitter beer, balanced between hops and malts. Also grapefruit notes. Leaves a plesant orange/bitter after taste.

Rather creamy.

Enjoyable, a little different than your average IPA - not a aggressive, super hopped beer but nice.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2012 03:47:58 | More by drewone
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3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into pint glass. No bottling date, but this is probably from last year....Oh, well!

A: Surprisingly, no sediment. Color is slightly cloudy dark orange with a one finger cream colored head that dissipated to a ring around the top. Lacing is good, though.

S: Smells malty, with a tinge of piney and citrus hops. Pretty standard.

T: Hops are still fairly intact somehow. It's most of the piney and bitter orange rind variety. The caramel malt base is strong. The beer finishes bitter and citrusy.

M: Medium-bodied. Ample carbonation offsets the bitterness. Nice and creamy. Drinkability is damn good.

O: The orange zest that they add brings along the orange rind flavor, which complements the various piney and citrus hops pretty well. The orange definitely does not overpower this brew, which may be in part because of its age.

Tyranena brews some damn good IPAs, and this one is no exception.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 02:30:40 | More by TTAmod
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3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- pours hazed orange with a finger of white head.

S- orange pith, citrus peel and a hint of orange candy malt.

T- slight honey malt flavor. Big orange peel citrus hop with a powdered sugar finish.

MF- slick sugary mouthfeel with a medium body and light carbonation.

D- decent drinkability

overall a pretty good ipa

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 02:58:47 | More by Viciousknishs
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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes for this review are from an August tasting. I had actually posted it on here but lost it somehow; the review is thorough and full.

The color is a deeply clouded coppery orange with golden hues shining through. A nice white head is tight but still maintains a height of over one finger, showcasing some good retention and leaving nice, thick, patchy lacing.
Plenty of bright grapefruit hops presence pops out of the aroma, with a bit more sweeter citrus as well. It's definitely resinous as well, combining the citrus and pine elements with a hint of rind zest bitterness. The malts don't exactly balance, exhibiting a bit of caramel, but it's not too heavy or harsh to take too much away.
Not much different can be said of the flavor. The rush of grapefruit and pine resin along with a bit of citrus sweetness is straight off, and the caramel malts come up to provide moderate balance. A little bit of biscuit is allowed to come out as well.
The body is medium and carbonation is at a median level. Crisp up front, each sip does draw out some smoothness in the middle. It finishes lingering pretty well with a light bite.
This isn't a wild IPA, but it is a tasty one.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2011 16:23:42 | More by Brenden
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4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12oz bottle, hiding out in my refrigerator from the summer...

A = pours an orangish-brown, 2 finger head that dissipates a bit, leaving generous lacing and some retention. The thing to note is the significant amount of sediment - orange peel?

S = Smells of citrus, but obviously more orange than the typical IPA, and hops

T = mostly hops up front with a hint of orange, especially in the end. The aftertaste definitely leaves a bit of orange.

M = good amount of carbonation, thin, clean. Not much alcohol to speak of

D = This is one of my favorites from Tyranena - a great summer (or fall?) drinker, very refreshing, definitely a go-to session beer for me. It's a little different from your run of the mill IPA given the orange peel, but it works very well.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2011 03:57:06 | More by ncketchum
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3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to erric for this one.

Pours a light fizzy head that fades at a med pace, very hazy yeast chunk filled orange peach colored beer.

Nose has some nice hops, chewy candy hops, a bit earthy, lots of citrus from some hops and orange peel citrus, a bit of sweet chewy malts underneath that too.

Taste starts a bit sweet with a nice malty profile, some crystal malts and reddish malts. Then hops kick in with a nice bitterness which is there but not heavy, chewy almost candy hop flavors, a bit earthy and even slightly spicy, some citrus a bit from hops but more from the orange peel addition. The hops quickly fade back to just bitterness and a sweet candy toffee malt profile. As it finishes it stays a bit sweet, sticky, some caramel and toffee malt flavors linger, as well as some light earthy bitter hops and hint of orange peel, and fairly bitter.

Mouth is med to slightly heavier bodied, a bit syrupy, decent carb.

Overall nice, the orange peel isn't as dominant as I expected, and the malts really balance it well. I like the malty balanced East Coast style IPAs, and this tends to fall in that range. A bit bitter and sticky sweet on the finish, but drinkable otherwise.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 22:12:56 | More by jlindros
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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from 12oz glass into pint glass

A-pours a cloudy sepia color with about a finger of head that faded quickly leaving nice lacing

S-citrus hops with some carmel malts showing through

T-lots of citrus, not so much orange but lots of citrus maybe a grapefruitwith a little carmel just before the bitter orange zest type finish from the hops

M-nice carbonation medium body

O-lots of citrus hops but I would have liked some more orange flavors since it was brewed with oranges, but good none the less

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2011 01:38:15 | More by tvv375ia
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4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours bright clear copper 2 finger head that left spotted lacing

smell - while it may not be very strong there is something about this balance of malts and hops that is very intoxicating

taste - again the balance and blend of these sweet caramel bready malts next to the fruity and a little pine hops is exactly what i want out of an ipa

mouthfeel is medium light body with very low carbonation almost flat it need more

overall - decent nose great flavor lacing mouthfeel only in $10 four packs makes me deduct 1.5pts

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2011 02:57:00 | More by jsh420
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Scurvy from Tyranena Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 405 ratings.