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

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Added by Bierman9 on 04-02-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 152 |  Reviews: 102
Photo of Sammy
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks jpm30. Mild copper colour, bit of white head, and lace remaining in glass. Some grapefruit aroma arising above a lagerish smell. Light mouthfeel with strong carbonation and carbonation bubbles that satisfy palate but are a tad aggressive on the tongue. Dry bitter aftertaste.A better than average beer.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tyranena's Stone Tepee is a solid, basic American pale ale; and one of their year-round beers. It pours a slightly hazy amber body with golden highlights beneath a creamy head of white that holds well and leaves some nice, spotty lacing behind. The nose expresses toasted malts with some floral hops and a bit of citrus rind, but the flavor is much more citrusy and caramelish than that. It's well-balanced, and fairly dry from start to finish as it's backed by a solid bitterness. It finishes with a swirl of spiciness, some mild floral character, and some lingering, chalky-dry citrus rind. Enjoyable!

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Photo of Kegatron
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazed gold in the glass, topped with 1 ½ fingers of foamy bright-white head. This retains with a thin creamy layer of froth that skims the surface, staying rich, and leaving back a heavy cascade of lacing. The aroma smells grassy and citric, maybe even a touch peppery, which is balanced out in the back of the nose by sweet notes of toasted biscuits.

That grassy feel carries over to the taste, along with a moderately bitter citrus rind character. Some fruitier citrus flavors emerge as well, which works with that flat toasted graininess of the malts. That pithy citrus peel really lingers strong in the finish with a moderate amount of dryness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a crisp feel on top of a much more creamy and easy carbonation underneath. Just a touch of light warmth is present in the body.

This was a decent Pale with an easygoing feel and approachable well balanced flavors. I'm going to have to grab a pint of this next time I'm at the brewery, as I'll bet this pops a bit more on draft.

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Photo of russpowell
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this one from czoch75, ( I think, might've got from Sebtije too my cellar is in disarray) cheers Clint or Seb!

Pours amber with a finger of sand colored head. Very good head retention & above average lacing

S: Biscuitty malt & slight citric hops

T: Grapefruit hops, pine needles & honey malt up front. Dryness & grapefruit dominate as this warms, some breadyness sneaks in too. Finishes with grapefruit & grainyness

MF: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, pretty good balance, skews hoppy

Easy drinker, could easily tear through a sixer of this during a party or football marathon, decent take on the style

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Photo of woodychandler
4.75/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

My pour produced a finger-and-a-half's worth of rocky, eggshell- white head with decent retention. Color was a deep, golden- yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose was quite hoppy, even grassy. Mouthfeel was medium with a definite hop bite on the tongue. This was an outstanding flavor for an APA. In many parts of the South, they would consider this an IPA. Finish was crip, dry, and bitter with hops. More, please, sir!

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Almost imperceptibly hazy apricot-amber with a beauteous French vanilla head that is densely creamy and spatters the glass with thick sheets of noncontiguous lace. The cap descends remarkably slowly, dropping no lower than a fat one finger until I'm well into the pint.

The nose is hoptastic, as befits a beer by the brewers of Bitter Woman. Naturally, it's scaled back a few notches compared to the IPA, but it's plenty aromatic in its own right. The hops are of the citric variety with plenty of pineapple in heavy syrup to keep things interesting.

Stone Tepee is a very nice pale ale that is at least as close to a IPA as it is to the stated style. While the malt backbone is sturdy enough, there's little malt flavor to get in the way of the hop enjoyment. It isn't a tongue shredder by any means, but hops outweigh malt by at least 2:1.

Tyranena's website informs the interested reader that this is a 32 IBU beer. I have no reason to doubt that, but each little individual IBU is put to great use. The flavor profile consists of candied white grapefruit zest and spruce sap, both of which maintain their pungency throughout the entirety of the medium-long finish. The body is medium-full for the style and matches the assertive flavor quite well.

I've only had two Tyranena beers to date, but color me impressed. I have a few more on hand (thanks to Skidz) and can't wait to crack them open. It's too bad that Tyranena only distributes in the state of Wisconsin. More BAs should get the chance to try one of the better APAs that I've had in quite some time.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.07/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Kind BA sent me yet another gem from up north that I would not have otherwise gotten a chance to try. This one served cold, and poured into a pint glass, was the first thing to greet me when I got home tonight. Consumed 12/15/2008.

The pour was decent, light amber color with a moderate level of haze to it. Soft white head formed on top to a height of around an inch while settling down quickly, it left a tiny bit of lace on the sides.

The aroma was nice, light grain and a touch of hops. Small touches of bready malts and a light lemon like zest as it warmed. Meanwhile as we went in for a taste, lovely light flavors then ensued. Nice touches of light bread, citrus hops and a light pine flavor all combined in a very bright pale ale flavor. Smooth, and very sessionable, this was the kind of light ale that I can really dig into.

Overall I am very glad I tried this one, I normally would not have gotten around to it, but this was outstanding. A nice sessionable ale.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.27/5  rDev -12.6%
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 TMoney2591
3.01/5  rDev -19.5%
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 jwc215
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Wasatch for this one!

Pours slightly hazed golden with a light tan head that descends to a lasting cover, leaving lacing.

The smell is of citrus and some caramel with a floral spicy note.

The taste is of a nice balance of citric/floral bitterness and caramel/grainy sweetness. It has a bitterish, dry finish.

It's on the lighter side of medium-bodied.

Nicely balanced. A nice APA. It has a nice drinkablilty to it.

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Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to maximum12 for this brew.

Pours a golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some hops. The taste is hoppy, with some malts. Medium body. Drinkable, this is a nice one from Tyranena, recommended.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: hazy orange in color, with a large, creamy head.
Aroma: citrusy, fruity: peach, apricot, pineapple, zesty, hoppy, and very uplifting, dazzling, enticing.
On the palate, lush, sweet, malty. Medium body. Great balance. Overall, full of consistently delivering flavor. Tasty, tasty, tasty! I was happy with this beer all the way down, every inch and ounce.
Quite unique in flavor, this one, and resoundingly delightful. I would happily enjoy these day after day, if they would just find a way across the border!

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice orange and copper look, non filtered, white head 1/2". Aroma was a little bit of everything, bready, biscuity, mildly hoppy, floral.

Same in the taste, does everything you think of in a pale ale. Grapefruit bitterness not too high, not too low. Its not 'balanced' per se but it would be compared to some of the lush hop ones presently.

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Photo of brandoman63
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of Derek
4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brewery info:
Original Gravity: 1.056
Final Gravity: 1.012
International Bittering Units: 32
Color (SRM): 6.0
Malt: 2-row, Vienna, Caramel
Hops: Cascade, Mt. Hood

The hop flavour is fairly unique, so I had to look that up!

A: Copper-bronze with an off-white head, some retention, good lace.

S: Citrus, rind & spice with hints of floral & grassy hop aroma's and an underlying breadyness.

T: Grapefruit citrus, spice, grass & hints of floral & pine hops. Great breadyness, nuts and subtle toffee flavours from the malt. Really well-rounded.

M: Body is on the high side of moderate, with a crisp, relatively dry finish.

D: Very drinkable.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From tasting notes. L: Pours copper tinted amber under a 1” soapy white foam collar. S: Stone fruit and light malt. T: Stone fruit, hint of citrus, light malt. F: Medium body and carbonation. O: A refreshing and easy to drink pale ale.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
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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Photo of sweemzander
3.14/5  rDev -16%
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 thinwhiteduke
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of akorsak
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A 12 oz bottle courtesy of sholland119.

A: The pale ale is an burnt amber color, more orange than brown with a brilliance that is most evident at the edges of the glass. A 2 plus finger head was fast to dissapate but did leave some patches around the glass.

S: The nose is grainy, biscuit malts, with a citrus hop presence. The hops are stronger than I expected (I don't know how old the bottle is, but based on the hops it is pretty young).

T: Again, a strong hop profile greeted me. The citrus fruits from the nose continues, as does a grassy herbal flavor. The malt backbone is stronger than in the nose. More caramel greeted me, bready enough to stand up to the hops. Grassy bitterness is the finish.

M: The pale ale is definitely full of flavor, not content to be too malty. I like the hoppiness that refuses to leave the aftertaste.

D: I'd be content to make my way through a six pack. A pale ale with more hop strength than I would have expected.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is a bright golden with a large suspension of fine particles. A small head turns into a film quickly. There's a definite pungency to the aroma of this brew. Pretty nice. The hops also add a little citric character to the nose. This is one APA that celebrates the hop in moderation. It's definitely present and definitely enjoyable, but not in excess. I get some really nice herbalness and pungency from the hops in this one. The malt backbone is solid in this APA. Provides a firmness and a solid body. This is a high quality brew. Very enjoyable and drinkable.

Tyranena is a brewery to take note of in Wisconsin. I've had about 8 beers form them and they have been consistently good to very good.

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Photo of ZAP
4.45/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Another dandy from this this brewery easy drinking perfect Pale is a vibrant gold in color with a white lace that nicely coats the glass....these bad boys really slide down nicely...they have a nice citrus aroma, and a great, but subdued citrus accented flavor...Very well balanced...the malt fits the hops perfectly....all I can say about this one is it's one of my favorite easy drinking pale ale's..

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Photo of Viggo
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle picked up in WI.

Pours a lightly hazy dark coppery orange, a pretty nice colour, very thick and tight off white head forms, slowly settles to a medium ring around the glass, a few lace spots stick.

Smell is nice, lots of floral and citrus, grapefruit, nice sugary malt underneath, caramel, a touch of toast, almost a ginger spiciness, some light fruitiness, roses, pretty solid aroma for an APA.

Taste is similar, quite malty, some biscuit and toasty malt, bit of sugary sweetness, neat grapefruit tartness, some floral, orange peel, lots of citrus character, not as bitter as I would like.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. A solid pale ale, hop character is nice.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light orange and copper pour, a little bit hazy, this is a 100% certainty that it isn't filtered. Standard aroma, a little bit of hops, malt, breadiness.

Good floral hop balance, ample bitterness, but nothing over 60ibu I'd say, just right. Along the lines of the classic American pale. Hoppy, refreshing, even a little sticky resiny. Not watered down or thin, yet plenty refreshing and sessionable. Balanced, slightly leaning hoppy, which is how most of us like it. Hops lean grapefruit.

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Stone Tepee Pale Ale from Tyranena Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 152 ratings