Stone Tepee Pale Ale | Tyranena Brewing Company

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Stone Tepee Pale AleStone Tepee Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.75%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bierman9 on 04-02-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 102 | Ratings: 152
Photo of bashiba
2.06/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured a hazy yellow with a thin layer of white head.

The smell is odd, not hoppy, almost soapy with a bit of astringency.

The flavor is a bit on the bland side with a light toasted malty base which isn't to bad, but the hops are on the flat side with just long light piney bitterness and no real depth to them. Also a touch of copper, maybe a bit of oxidization, I can't find a discernible bottle date to tell if its old or not.

The mouthfeel is light and a bit chalky.

Overall a pretty poor beer, I'm hoping maybe its just old, but I have a hard time thinking a fresh version would taste great either.

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Photo of Blakaeris
2.36/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours hazy orange-yellow with a dense white head that quickly dissipates, leaving some sticky lacing.

Aroma is sweet grainy malt. Some caramel and tropical fruit. Earthy hop bitterness and a bit of a mineral quality.

Taste is muted grainy malt. With a very slight earthy bitterness in the finish. Flavor seems disjointed and rather off. Finishes with an odd oxidized musty quality.

Mouthfeel is light bodied. A little too thin and watery to hold real flavor.

The flavor is really confused, thin, and uninspiring. Perhaps this is an off beer? However, I'm not ready to drink another one and put it to the test.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.01/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

I don't like the numerous accepted spellings for the titular conical dwelling. Just sayin'. This stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises biscuit, mild mixed greens, and a twinge of flowers. The taste brings in more of the same, with more greens and sweeter flowers. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda wet feel. Overall, a middling pale ale at best, one that lacks any real character worth noting.

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Photo of thaichile
3.03/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Amber colored brew with not much head. Nose is citric and somewhat hoppy. Flavor continues with muted grapefruit and sequestered hops which is just fine in an APA. Bitterness pretty much throughout peaking in the finish. Thanks to Jeff Krenner for the bottle.

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Photo of flyingspatula
3.05/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not Tyranena's best. It pours pretty yellow, slightly yellow. Not much head. Malty taste, light on hops. Definitely some fruit characteristics. Not that citrusy, but a little. Almost a little corn flavor. Not my fav from this brewery. The IPA is amazing.

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Photo of gatornation
3.08/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

from 12 oz single

A- pours a hazed light sunset color with 1 finger khaki head..minimal lacing..looks ok

S- is light citrus.grapefruit hops ..with cereal/grain smells

T- is a bitter citrus rind taste mixed with grainy cereal tastes..has a mettalic astringent aftertaste

M- ok carbonation,filmy and sticky

O- not very good one and done on a style i enjoy..its not a drain pour..its just average

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Photo of sweemzander
3.14/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint. No bottled date. Thanks to BeerFMAndy for the bottle!

(A)- Pours a clear orange color that produced a great frothy white colored head with some good retention & lacing.

(S)- Some bits of lemon & pine with some corn husk.

(T)- A light bitterness of pine with bits of lemon & corn.

(M)- A good carbonation level. Rather bitter with not much citrus to speak of. One dimensional.

(D)- A decent pale ale. Nothing to write home about, but easy to enjoy one after another.

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Photo of objectivemonkey
3.16/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a nice gold with a whole lotta suspended stuff in there, with a decent head down to a thing wispy film, and some nice lacing. The hop aroma is a bit fruity, though a bit odd, not grapefruit or lemon rind, more like peach skin, and its not my favorite. Little malts around here, kind of weak.

Taste is a bit odd to me, like the hop kiddies grew into hippy stoners and got all super herbal on me, its woody, and the malts are hard and rough. Now, I like my herbal woody tones as much as the next guy, but its just a bit much with this one. The mouth is pretty solid, carbonation is just right, with good body and dry finish. But I still just don't like this one, and I shouldn't judge this subjectively like this, but it is what it is, and its a dislike for this beer.

The thanks go to nflmvp for this one.

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Photo of guntherhophead
3.17/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A. golden. Light head good retention.

S. Lightly fruity with the right amount of hops.

T. The Stone Tepee Pale Ale has a light hoppy taste as well as a slight spiciness to it. Slight maltiness detected as well.

M. Nice mouth feel with the right amount of carbonation. Smooth.
D. Easy to drink. Perhaps light citrus (orange peel?) might make this one pop a bit. Overall, a decent beer worth trying. Tasted good with camembert and walnuts.

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Photo of jhammerly
3.2/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to jpm30 for adding this to the trade.

A hazy, golden body with hints of orange in it. A cream colored head that recedes to a thin ring leaving minimal lacing down the sides. Citrus hops hit the nose very delicately. Bitter hop taste with a touch of lemon and grapefruit which lingers nicely on the tongue a bit. The only negative about this beer is that there is a slight wateriness to the body. Medium body that makes this a good, drinkable beer. Very good.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
3.27/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out a lightly-hazed golden color with another flash head that falls back to the collared ring of fizz, minimal lacing. Smells of floral and light orange peel, tastes of cracker malt, lemon / orange peel, and unfortunately lacks much of the floral / perfume nuance from the nose. Spritzey carbonation on a lighter body.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.27/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The beer is clear and light golden with a thick, white head. Aromas of muted floral hops, biscuit, malt, a hint of citrus. Bready malts with a touch of earth and subtle floral and hop notes. Thin body with light bitterness. Middle of the road pale ale.

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Photo of Realale
3.28/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Orangish-gold. Off-white head settles quickly to an incomplete cap.

Light citric hops lead the nose, with some nice orange zest the predominant note. Good spiciness from the yeast. Solid biscuity malt supports. Solid APA nose.

Medium in the mouth, and a let down from the nose. The malt is the star here, but it's pretty diffuse. A bit of orangey hop flavor adds some complexity, and there is a decent level of bitterness that kicks in on the mid-palate, but there's really not much to it. Finish is of decent length with the bitterness eventually overcoming the malt.

Very fine carbonation, but it is at a relatively high level. When combined with the mineral profile of the beer, it really accentuates the hops at the expense of the malt. Drinkability is okay, it's just not a particularly captivating beer. That said, I'd happily have a session with it.

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Photo of mynie
3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours alright for an APA, very nice head but the shade's a little too pale, a little too cloudy.

Smells like straight-up hop against straight up malt. Nothing fancy.

Tastes... well, like nothing fancy. Caramel malts, like very sweet cherrios, against dry hops. Almost tastes more than an English pale than an APA.

I wish I had something else to say, but this is one of the more nondescript beers I've ever tasted. It's not bad, certainly, but it's really not worth writing about.

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Photo of Fartknocker
3.34/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle from a sampler pack. Bottled in August 2008.

I should preface by saying I am not a big hops fan, hence pale ale fan. Nonetheless, this is one of my favorite pale ales. Appearance is a cloudy golen color. Taste is hoppy, but not overpowering. Drinkability is avearge for me.

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Photo of shadow1961
3.35/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tyranena Stone Teepee Pale Ale pours a couple fingers of
creamy head over a very cloudy brew. There is considerable
particulate matter observed in a cloudy, well carbonated brew.
The nose is a bit of malt and pine scented hops. The flavor is
rich malt against grapefruit/herbal hop. Mouthfeel is smooth,
medium bodied, and a bit dry. Lots of lacing is evident, as it
should in a well-hopped beer. It's your standard American Pale
Ale, but it's a good standard. The label refers, like a lot of their
brews, to a point of Wisconsin folklore.

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Photo of brewdoc75
3.35/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass.

A: Yellow-orange in color with some yeast floating about. Strong carbonation with a 1/4 inch persistent head.

S: Slightly fruity with strong citrus aromas. Tangerine and grapefruit predominate. Not terribly aromatic. Faint, pilsner like maltiness in the end.

T: Taste is great at the beginning with plentiful tropical citrus fruits. Tangerine, orange, and some sort of fruitiness I can't put my finger on. The beer ends with a grapefruity bitterness. The bitterness trends to lemon rind and is a bit too astringent for me. Leaves a taste like biting into a lemon rind in the back of your throat. Not terrible, but not what I was expecting. The malts are faintly present, with more of that pilsner-esque malty flavor. Not a lot of caramel malt character here.

M: Delightfully light bodied with crisp carbonation. Tickles the tongue with the bubbles.

D: This is an above average pale ale. Definitely not stellar in my book. Maybe it was the bottle I had, but I really was put off by the astringent bitterness in the end. I'll give it another chance on tap sometime.

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Photo of alleykatking
3.4/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle.

A- Pours a light hazed orange gold color. Half finger white head dies almost instantly which surprised me. Lacing or what there was of it slid back into the beer as I drank.

S- There is a light caramel malt to this and some citrus hops that are faint. This is a fresher bottle so it seems like there isn't much in the aroma department.

T- Malty at first. Kind of a caramel bready flavor in the front. Lemon citrus and orange zest brings out more depth toward the middle of the beer. A citrusy hops in the backend finish up the beer. Nothing over the top or fancy in those regards flavor wise.

M- Light medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Light caramel malts left on the palate with a citrus hopping on the aftertaste. Flavors were in the distance but balanced well I suppose.

D- This beer was a drinkable one. The flavor and aroma kind of put me off at first since there was hardly any. This would be a good drinker during the summertime for sure.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.41/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, acquired as part of Tyranena's The Legendary Collection assorted twelve pack. No bottled on date, although the twelve pack says Packaged 04/02/2013.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - One finger of bone white froth for a head, on top of a nice clear amber orange body. Lots of bubbles rushing to the surface, and lots of sediment floating down. Some nice scattered lacing.

S - Smell is of bready malt profile, and a subdued citrus hop smell. Citrus reminds me of a hybrid pineapple & grapefruit smell. Fairly underwhelming smell, though.

T - Taste follows the nose, bready malts paired with some citrus / lemon hops. A fairly ordinary beer, but pleasant.

M - Feel is slightly bitter & with some fruit sugars hanging out. Goes down mostly clean though.

Overall, a harmless inoffensive beer. Tame compared to some other American pale ales of today which are mostly hop bombs. A refreshing, highly drinkable beer though, even though it doesn't really break any new ground. With a modest 5.75% abv, this is definitely a beer I would try again. Tyranena is quickly becoming one of my favorite breweries, and I love the little history blurbs on the bottles.

Tyranena Stone Tepee Pale Ale ---3.5/5

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Photo of mnfinnkidd
3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Mostly white head, Lighter color golden. Obviously filtered.

Nose: Sweet notes, with little hop aroma. Very subtle,

Mouth feel: Medium body, mostly on front of tongue.

Taste: Slight bitterness in the beginning. Hop flavors. Hints of honey through the middle. And a palate clearing on the finish.

Overall: A very smooth pale ale with nice bittering qualities. It's not my favorite yet. It would be better with slightly less body..but only slightly...

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Photo of cpolking
3.44/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark, honey-golden color with a hop forward aroma of light citrus, fruit, and flowers. The flavor is light hops with a bitter finish. This is more bitter than I would expect from the aroma. Strangely, it is in fact more bitter than the Bitter Woman IPA.

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Photo of Florida9
3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Amber in color. Slight haze. Two fingers of bubbly head. No lacing.

S: Faint. Biscuity malts and herbal hops, but nothing too desrcript.

T: Taste matches the aroma. Underwhelming, one dimensional biscuit flavored maltiness with a faint citrus bitterness. Not much going on here.

M: Light-medium in body with medium carbonation. Clean.

D: Sure, why not? This is just a very simple, albeit, well balanced, beer. Hard not to find drinkable, but, likewise, difficult to find anything unique or characteristic about this one that would warrant me buying it again.

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Photo of scott
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

unknown vintage

Well carbonated, this pours a murky a bronze with a light head. Aromatics are extememly pleasant, with high citric notes readying my tastebuds. Sharp and palate cleansing, this also has a fair amount of bittering. Easy to drink, but not very expressive and yields a thin complexity.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden yellow color with a small white head. In the aroma, dry and hoppy, yet kind of faint. In the taste, a sweet maltiness and a small hop presence. A smooth and small bitterness in the mouthfeel and a dry malty and small hop aftertaste. Small bitter and small hop, mainly smooth and easy to drink.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tyranena Stone Tepee

Pours a vibrant orange color with a large foamy top. In the nose, citrusy floral pine. In the taste, decent amount of malt sweetness with oily, citrus and earthy hops providing good balance. Suggestions of orange marmalade, green tea and biscuity malt. Medium to light bodied feel. Overall, a good pale ale I would certainly have again.

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Stone Tepee Pale Ale from Tyranena Brewing Company
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