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Scurvy - Tyranena Brewing Company

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Reviews: 269
Hads: 519
Avg: 3.9
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 32
Gots: 29 | 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:
Beer added by: younger35 on 06-25-2008

IPA brewed with orange zest. Available: May-June.
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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Pig & Fiddle. L: It pours copper gold under a 1” dense sudsy cream colored foam collar. S: Rich citrus aromas. T: A malty attack with citrus from the fermentation, from the hops and what tastes like added citrus. The three different sources of citrus enter the palate at different points adding depth and interest. F: Medium body and carbonation. O: A refreshing, citrusy IPA.

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great hops aroma. The flavor isn't nearly as intense initially as you'd expect, but there is a decent bitter aftertaste. A little bit of a floral touch in it.

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Photo of majorbase2
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, magnificent amber color with a huge foam white head. Excellent retention. Good lacing. Retains thin head after 15 minutes. Very impressive.

Aroma is surprisingly faint. Pale malts and orange. As noted in the description, the orange peel is strongest.

Taste is a nice balance of sweet caramel malts, citrus, and pine. A little bit of bite from the hops. Orange zest is strong, and dominates the citrus. Good bitterness on the back end.

Medium body. light carbonation. Refreshing, but a bit resinous. More of a sipper, but easy to drink.

Overall, a good brew by one of Wisconsin's most underrated breweries.

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Photo of TX-Badger
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear orange golden color with white head. Citrus, oranges specifically, with floral notes, and just a hint of grassy pine on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more citrusy orange flavor.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reddish-orange in color with a creamy thin head. Smell some hop and citrus, but not much. Another strong PA by brewery. Crisp citrus with a little different combination of hop than bitter woman. A very crisp finish in which the bitter lingers.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Scurvy pours a bronze color with a nice small but lacing head. There is big orange aroma. The taste has a earthy hoppy backbone, with some strong orange flavors. Nice body nice flavors. Overall it has big orange flavors, but it blends very nicely.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - deep amber/copper with a fluffy ivory head; some spotty lacing is left on the glass
S - floral hop, bread, caramel, grapefruit, pine, orange
T - orange, caramel, bread crust, faint biscuit, grapefruit, huge pine
F - fuller body, resinous and very dry overly bitter finish
O - not as good as I remembered it, but still a good IPA with a twist

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Photo of jwc215
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark amber with a lasting off-white head. Trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of citrus - I smell orange peel - but, it's mild and not sure if it more from the power of suggestion. Caramelized grain is in the back.

The taste is of orange and grapefruit. Toasted caramel malty backbone gives a supporting sweet balance to the upfront bitterness. Pine/resin comes through in the finish. The alcohol is slightly noticeable.

It is medium-bodied, smooth with a mild (tangy?) bite.

Not sure that orange peel adds much to this, but that's fine. Overall - a solid American IPA!

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Photo of rlee1390
3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear ruby orange, not much carbonation or head.

S-Malt, some citrus, tad bit of orange.

T-Starts with more malt than needed and a nice pine note. Ends with mild citrus and a slight bitterness. Hops are harsh.

M-Medium bodied, not much carbonation, some hope resins.

O-Was hoping for more out of this beer, the hops were not dialed in and the added orange wasn't were it needed it be.

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Photo of larryarms847
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Dark orange with red hues in appearance.

The orange peel definitely dominates overall smell.

Tastes of orange zest and not much else.

Mouthfeel is nothing incredible, definitely lacking something.

Overall this is a decent beer, but I would not go out of my way to obtain this brew again.

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Photo of MadScientist
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
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

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Photo of nickapalooza86
3.83/5  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!

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Photo of mjpolzin
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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Photo of TheSSG
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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Photo of Ri0
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
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

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Photo of facundoCNB
3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

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Photo of tjsdomer2
3.32/5  rDev -14.9%
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.

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Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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Photo of RoamingGnome
4/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
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!

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Photo of ChadQuest
2.5/5  rDev -35.9%
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.

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Photo of Durtdiggler
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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Photo of Shrews
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

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Scurvy from Tyranena Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.