Bitter Woman India Pale Ale - Tyranena Brewing Company
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Reviews by Winter:
4.78/5 rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Pours a clear copper with a light tan head. Tantalizing aroma consists of pine, citrus and fruity pineapple. Medium-bodied mouthfeel. Stinging hop bitterness pierces the tongue initially. Hop loaded front end. Flavor really seems to emerge more toward the back as the initial bitter shock to the taste buds subsides a little. Then flavors rush in from all directions. Hop bitterness, sour pineapple, all exist over a light malt backbone. This IPA really emphasizes the bitterness of the hop.
But rather than featuring the malt/hop relationship that a lot of IPAs have, Bitter Woman plays off the fruitiness of the ale to balance the aggressive hoppiness. Almost a ying-yang of the sweet-sour thing going on. The beer gets smoother as it warms and the carbonation has a chance to seep out. An excellent IPA.
Serving type: bottle
09-02-2003 02:26:48 | More by Winter
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3.29/5 rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Appearance: burnt orange color. Slightly cloudy body. Finger and a half of head on the pour which settled in but was present while drinking. Sticky lacing left behind at each level. Average active carbonation for the style.
Smell: Airy biscuity malt backbone hits the nose first. Some light tropical fruits pop up on the body but are stifled by substantial bitter pine. Caramelized malt is present and well integrated throughout. Accents of pineapple, kiwi, and peppery spices round this one out.
Taste: Mixed front on some medium bodied pine, light tropical fruits, and chewy caramel malt. These flavors are non-desrcript and nothing really pull the drinker in. An above average malt thickness takes over on the body and finish. Light lingering pine is felt on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Sweet malts, light to medium bodied lingering pine throughout. Carbonation fits the mission for this brew.
Overall: An easy going, malt forward IPA. Light fruits are picked up but hop profile comes off with more of a piney bitterness. Good starter IPA for an inexperienced drinker.
Serving type: bottle
04-23-2014 00:25:00 | More by KFBR392
Bitter Woman India Pale Ale from Tyranena Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 609 ratings.