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Bitter Woman India Pale Ale - Tyranena Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

677 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 677
Reviews: 392
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 31
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 10-22-2002)
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Latarnik, May 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.6/5  rDev -6.5%

Canada_Dan, May 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

robear, May 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

mcdsports, May 21, 2014
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alostplot, May 18, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Interesting name, I'll admit that it makes me chuckle. I picked this up in Minneapolis, as they don't distribute anywhere near TN.

Nose has a predominant pine aroma to it, though not too pungeant. Mildly sweet perhaps...it isn't a very interesting beer as far as aroma is concerned.

Taste wise it's a fairly subdued IPA. Primarily piney and a bit malty sweet at the same time, it's never very bitter....although it does taste pretty good as a more laid back IPA. Not every IPA has to kick you in the teeth, after all. There's some resin that lingers after the drink as well. This went down very fast....certainly easy drinking.

All in all, a pretty good entry IPA or fallback IPA....and hey, the name is awesome, right?!?!

NODAK, May 12, 2014
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3.41/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a very nice Everyman everyday sort of IPA. I could see swigging this drink after a hot day mowing the lawn. Better than average craft and slides down refreshingly well.

A: This pour a relatively clear amber/orange color a thin line of foam that fizzles clear in roughly 30 seconds. I personally enjoy beer with heady foam so this appearance detracted from my preference.

S: A sweet hoppy smell; not overtly strong as I experience them in other more hoppy IPA's.

T: Taste was pretty straight forward, nothing underlying or overtly interesting about the flavor. Refreshing wheat with a medium bitter hop flavor that lingers after every swallow.

M: This beer felt "refreshing," the effervescence was very nice making the physical texture feel light and crisp passing the tongue & palette.

O: I enjoyed this beer and would certainly serve this at a picnic. The flavors weren't overpowering, while they also weren't that interesting. However, the overall effect was of a refreshing spring or summer beer.

Carb-Overlord, May 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

dav2080, May 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

mj81, May 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

lswilma, Apr 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

muddyh2oblues, Apr 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

tyleeis, Apr 25, 2014
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3.29/5  rDev -14.5%
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.

KFBR392, Apr 23, 2014
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bootsdomino, Apr 07, 2014
Bitter Woman India Pale Ale from Tyranena Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 677 ratings.