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Scurvy - Tyranena Brewing Company

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87
very good

462 Ratings
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Ratings: 462
Reviews: 263
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 29
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
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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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +29.5%

12-09-2011 21:45:47 | More by PaBeerLover
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mjryan

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is hands down one of the best beers I have ever had. With so many good IPAs out there its not easy to make one that stands out so well. Pours a hazy orange with a big white head. Retention and lacing is very good. Smells like someone took a particularly hopped up IPA and added orange peels to it. Seriously though the hops and the orange blend perfectly together. It is hard to tell where one starts and the other stops. The flavour is much the same. Very, very citrusy, maybe a tad piney, and moderatly bitter. There is a bit of a tang in the finish that really lets you know there are real oranges in there. The malt is a blank canvas that all those hops and fruit are painted on. Defently there but you wouldnt notice it unless you tried. White noise. Totaly awsome beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2008 18:09:37 | More by mjryan
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

04-16-2012 14:39:32 | More by richkrull
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CorneliusBunker

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

10-17-2012 01:44:19 | More by CorneliusBunker
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sonnmr31

Wisconsin

4.72/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a clear orange hue with little head and a good amount of lacing

S - Smells more malty than hoppy. Smell of orange and some pine notes.

T - Get the smooth malt bill up front, followed by citrus and pine hops. The orange peel is definitely present at the back end.

M - Slightly syrupy, lightly carbonated body.

O - Overall a good beer. I love the orange peels with an IPA. For an IPA it is an above average beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2011 02:10:03 | More by sonnmr31
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triguy84

Wisconsin

4.7/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle, poured into a mug. The ale is clear, light copper, good white head. The hop aroma is strong, citrusy, floral. Lots of hop flavor, high bitterness, citrus, floral, resins, low clean malt flavor. Bitterness lasts a long time. Smooth medium bodied. Wow! I could not discern an orange flavor, but the citrus was there, mixed well with the hops.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2009 02:02:04 | More by triguy84
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alexgash

Connecticut

4.68/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle.

First had this on tap at the Happy Gnome and was very impressed. Let's see how the bottle compares.

Nice coppery orange body. Clear. Finger of thick, creamy, beige-white head. Big time hop nose. Very citrusy and fresh. Grapefruit, orange, lemon, and also some resinous pine. Very aromatic! Solid toffee malt backing.

Toasted malts and marmalade hop bitterness up front. Sharp bitterness soon becomes much more citrusy and juicy. Fresh, juicy flavors of grapefruit and orange. Some resinous, funky pine as well. Tasty caramel and fruit malt base. Intense hop bitterness in the dry finish. Delicious. Medium body with a creamy, smooth feel. I could drink this all summer!

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2008 01:07:58 | More by alexgash
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RustyDiamond

Georgia

4.6/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Purchased @ Steve's Liquor in Madison. Poured into my lovely SA beer drinking glass. Very bright copper in the glass with a lovely 2 inch manilla colored head. Quite striking figure. Wonderful strong aromas of citrusy hop with fresh orange peel zest...very unique. First sip brought a huge splash of citrus hop with a sweet malt backbone. I detect the orange peel, blatantly stated on bottle, in the middle of my mouth. A twinge of phenol detected in mouthfeel, riding side-by-side with the sweet maltiness. A little cobweb lacing in the glass to boot. Exceptionally refreshing...wish I lugged back more!

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2008 19:46:34 | More by RustyDiamond
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.6/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Phosphorescent scarlet red. Dirty nicotine stained head. Lace comes in intricate web like patches. The aroma is very, very nice. Similar to Mango Mama in my opinion. It has a great marmalade/orange aroma with all the typical Tyranena hop scents as well: grapefruit, cannabis, hop resin and pungent rind like qualities. The taste of this is not only citric with the orange contributions, but also very "oily, greasy, resiny and smokey" in a hop based kind of way. The citric attributes bring a nice little brightness to the equation, but the main impression here is that greasy hop flavor. Mouthfeel is very agreeable. Moderately carbonated and medium bodied. Bitterness is neither smooth nor abrasive. Something in between. Another great IPA from Tyranena. Not surprising at all.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2008 03:14:01 | More by Bighuge
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badbeer

Iowa

4.58/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful amber color with an off-white head that has excellent lacing and retention. Smells of grapefruit, pine sap, oranges, and some other citrus. Taste is of pine sap, oranges, grapefruit, peaches, and some caramel for balance, even though hops are still dominant. Medium body with a little less than medium carbonation. I hope they brew this one again. So tasty and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2009 04:04:50 | More by badbeer
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ckeegan04

Texas

4.53/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Light amber color with thick foamy khaki head. Decent retention and lacing.

S - Tropical, almost candy aroma. I realize they say orange peel is added, but the aroma is much more pineapple, mango and hints of orange. Very inriguing aroma and I hope it carries into the taste.

T - Fruity sweetness initailly with hints of orange and pineapple. A citrusy bitterness quickly comes through with a primarily ornage taste. Finishes with a lightly puckering bitterness. Very unique IPA and very well done.

M/D - Medium bodied with a very crisp and smooth feel. Excellent level of carbonation and very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2008 00:01:30 | More by ckeegan04
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0110x011

California

4.53/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Ughsmash for this treat!

Pours a clear amber into a snifter. Minimal head leaves a spot or two of lacing. Nose is hop city, leaning towards the citrus end, with grapefruit, lemon, and orange peel. Some earn and pine from the hops as well. Surprisingly, the malt comes through quite nicely, adding caramel and toasty bread notes to the mix. Great nose! The flavor is much like the nose, but more balanced. The hop zing quickly gives way to the caramel and toasty flavors, with a pronounced hop bitterness. The finish is quite dry, which separates this one from the pack, and adds to the drinkability. Overall a damn fine IPA, one I wish I could get locally.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2008 01:13:28 | More by 0110x011
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

11-18-2011 21:38:02 | More by brandoman63
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Wasatch

Utah

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to brandoman63 for this brew.

Pours a very nice clean/clear golden orange color, very nice carbonation, nice one-finger off-white head, with lots of nice thick creamy sticky lacing left behind. The nose is nice and hoppy, with a touch of malts, nice citrus notes. The taste is slightly sweet, hoppy, slight malts, good touch of citrus. Medium body. Very drinkable, a true gem of an IPA, highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2008 20:49:38 | More by Wasatch
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mgroothuis

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-20-2012 01:48:17 | More by mgroothuis
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this brew in a trade with eyncognito, Thanks Ian!

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - clear orange color with a foamy beige head that left globs of sticky lacing.

S - lovely citrus hop aroma.

T - bitter citrus and sweet malt flavors are extremely well balanced in this brew.

F - medium bodied with crisp carbonation.

D - very good, 'nuff said!

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2008 00:21:01 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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mzablocki

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

06-27-2014 02:41:26 | More by mzablocki
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Tumpster

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

06-02-2012 16:49:47 | More by Tumpster
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tmitch75

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm psyched that Tyranena is in IL, I've only had a couple of their standards from the occasional trip to WI. This is my first IL purchase, and it's an IPA with orange peel. Ridiculous.

Looks like a good IPA with solid lacing. The nose is crazy, super citrusy hops and a sweetness to almost keep it in check. I like the balance on this one. Flavor is solid too, a damn fine IPA.

Medium body almost disappears behind the solid flavor and arome. Mouthfeel is good, it's just not as big as the flavor. This is a helluva beer and I can't wait to try all of Tyranena's offerings!

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2009 03:39:26 | More by tmitch75
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ejquin

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear, brown with two-finger white head.

S: Lot's of citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, orange obviously, pine, nice malty caramel in the back of everything with a faint sweetness

T/M: Medium bodied. Nice mouthfeel and good carbonation. Nice and crisp and dry. Lots of bitterness. Hops up front, not getting the pineapple of the nose, but getting the grapefruit and pine. Bready carmel malt in the back ands a nice counterpoint and pushed through on the finish. Finish is the malt and hops with faint perception of the alochol. Just warming enough to know it's there. Bitterness of the hops stay with you on a long finish.

Ovr: Again nicely done for the BGW series. Comes off as just a really good APA. Well balanced, but bitter and hoppy. Good mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2008 00:20:02 | More by ejquin
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ALESwhatCURESya

Wisconsin

4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really nice IPA from Tyranena. I am guessing that they expected the orange peel to bring a bit more to the table, but to be honest, it may have been a blessing that it didn't. Beautiful deep copper body with very sticky head. Lacing all over the place in my delirium snifter. Aroma is thick and resinous with big waves of citric hoppiness. Big doses of dry hopping gives this a wonderful fresh aroma. This beer is like under a month old so it is extremely fresh. Taste is malty, gritty and hoppy. Bitterness abounds from all angles and a big malt body creates a great balance. The beer is incredibly flavorful and full of piney, sticky, raw hops. Way too smooth and drinkable for such a big "session" beer. Definitely not IIPA levels, and it is just perfect the way it is. Orange peel is really nowhere to be found, but may have added to the overall high quality of this beer. Like others have mentioned, it is shame that Tyranena is putting out soo many great IPAs that it is getting hard to separate them, but it surely is not something that they should be ashamed of.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2008 00:54:36 | More by ALESwhatCURESya
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tavernjef

Minnesota

4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Arrr...this sits like muted copper with the light of the warm sun shining through. Thar be some gold highlights to its bawdy body and a dense foam that looks as if from the sea itself and not a brew. But it only dabbles there for a bit before fading like a ship in the night. Its lacing sheets across the glass like a old tattered flag sticking to its pole with might.

Thar be lots of citrusy things being boiled up on this thar nose. Just like the sun that every day has rose. Evident orangey things all bright and bitter, grapefruit peels, and piney resin make for a splinter. Plus there's a toasty malt backing added in with a firm impact of snap to the citrus within.

No parlay needed with this Scurvy of a brew as its citrusy realm is wildly mixed in a lengthy broad stew. Big on orange as the day is long, backed with toasted earth and grapefruit singing along. There's a mild mellow middle where it gets melony sweet, but only lasts as long as you can stand on your feet. Cuz once you be sippin' this mighty ale without a frown, you'll find yourself a need to sit down.

Crisp, bright, brittle, bare knuckled, biting, and fighting, this Scurvy will toast you some citrus and slap in some bittered lightning. Thar this has the near body of a beast with gnarling teeth and gums, arrrr... and battles your palate with toasty crunch and orangey rums.

The pint first was downed quicker than a sinking ship, but a second and third were a bit slower to sip.
Much like rum, Scurvy favored better from the bottle then from the tap, arrrr, and know I think it might be time for a nap.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2008 00:52:08 | More by tavernjef
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treyrab

California

4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass:

A: Appearance is clear, filtered and apricot colored with a 1 finger head that dissipates slowly.

S: Can you say grapefruit!? Tons of grapefruit and orange in the scent along with tons of other citrus hops, perhaps cascade?

T: Orange in the face with this one. So much citrus tang along with hop bitterness and malt sweetness that is blended together so well.

M,D. Medium mouthfeel, and I am not sure of the ABV, which I would guess around 7%, but this one you can drink a bunch of!

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2008 01:55:15 | More by treyrab
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mynie

Indiana

4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pretty good pour. Iced tead hazy, dark red, with a nice, fairly retentive white head and some sticky lacing.

Smells like some friggin cracked out citrus hops. Like wow. i can't tell he citrusy hops from he citrusy orange peel. Big malt, heavy and syrupy, does a good job of balancing things out and leaving a really intense and pleasant aftertaste.

Tastes a lot like it smells--that is, like a strong but well-balanced double IPA, only with a citrusy hop profile that is absolutely out of this world.

Unique and delicious.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2008 05:10:13 | More by mynie
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strangebrew52

Wisconsin

4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Orange/amber color with about a fingers worth of head that sticks around the whole time. Leaves some nice lacing around the glass
S: Some grapefruity hops, very slight pine smell and a hint of that orange peel they talk about.
T: Nice hope flavor and the hint of orange that follows is perfect. Not too strong but you can tell it's there. Very refreshing.
M: Medium bodied with little bit of carbonation. Goes down smooth.
D: Wow, I'm really enjoying this. At 6.5% it's not too strong so I could see myself having a few of these at a time.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2009 03:10:54 | More by strangebrew52
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Scurvy from Tyranena Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 462 ratings.