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 wheatyweiss
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a honey color, with a moderate cloud and a soapy head that dissipates quickly.

Aroma is of earthy hops and malt. A slight copper aroma with a nice bready smell.

Upfront hop flavor. The malt is a little in the background and not very balanced, but the hop flavor is nice and fresh, earthy and citrusey.

Mouthfeel is good, carbonation levels are adequate and there is a dryness to the beer.

Pretty good ale, just not "outstanding".

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Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +6.4%
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 xymyl
4.48/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Dark gold to medium copper color with a dense cloud-like slightly off-white 1 finger head that lasts a long time slowly fading to a 1/8 inch film. Good carbonation and very clear with bits of yeast tumbling around and clinging to the glass.

Smell is a perfectly balanced duet of hop and malt with both taking center stage alternately. Caramel, Orange, Bread & Butter, Floral & Spice notes.

Taste adds a soft sweetness that brings everything together with a strong nutty, woody taste and ending with a refreshingly dry hop bitterness.

Medium bodied beer but a bit tricky as it finishes feeling so much lighter than it starts. A great item and I'm glad I picked it up. It is exceedingly drinkable to the point that I could probably survive on this beer alone - and like it.

Overall, it's a beer you can ponder or drink without thinking and still thoroughly enjoy.

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Photo of dancinwillie
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours light amber with a thick white head which hangs out for a bit, then drops, leaving some nice lacing. Floral, citrus hops dominate the aroma, trailed by sweet bready malt. First sip reveals a tasty hop flavor, floral, orange and grapefruit, sweet bready malt backbone really pronounced as well. But the hops shine here. Style lines are blurred as it is, but this walks the fine line between APA, and IPA. I believe it IS an APA, but hopped just a bit more, and IPA would fit the bill. Again, the hops aren't too much though, and you can taste that delicious malt through each and every drink. Good creamy mouthfeel, enough carbonation to let you experience the hops, and not a dry finish, the opposite. I don't know what thats called, so I'll call it a wet finish I guess. Still, a very refreshing, thirst quenching APA, and hoppy enough to please the hopheads too. One of my new favorite session beers, that I will be enjoying year round here in beautiful Lake Mills.


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Photo of iuhophead87
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks again to BoilerBeer for this out of state beer.

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.

A-A very good looking beer. A very full head that maintains its body quite well and does leave a little lacing when it does finally dissipate. The beer's color is a hazy burnt orange with adequate carbonation.

S- A citrus hop smell with a hint of candied pineapple.

T- A great balance of hops and malt. The slight bitterness from the American hops is diluted quickly with the caramel malts. Although the beer is very balanced there is a slight apricot flavor that I thought was pineapple from the aroma.

MF- This beer leaves the mouth very dry and a feeling like you have been sucking on a wooden popsicle stick.

D- This is a very good beer that I would drink more often if I could obtain it easier. It is nothing to go out of the way for, but if I could pick it up locally I could see myself drinking more of this beer.

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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 MMAJYK
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Bright golden honey. I got a little bit of yeast in from the bottom of the bottle making some little floaties; that is my fault. Other than that, it is a nice looker. 1/2" of head that stays around and also leaves nice patchwork on the glass.

S- Caramel scents at first, then a butterscotch aroma. The hops are noticable, but not overwhelming.

T- Light and refreshing grainy tastes with a very nice bittering hop thrown in to the mix. Still the same lighly malted background, just nice and bitter, and finishing very dry.

M- Thin to medium with perfect carbonation.

D- Very drinkable. Light enough on the body, but still carries a nice hop punch in the middle.

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Photo of Derek
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
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 woodychandler
4.75/5  rDev +26.3%
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 happygnome
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: pours a nice copper orange color with about a half inch of head that dissapears not too fast but does leave a good amount of lacing around the edge of the glass as the level in the glass falls
s: strong aromas of citrusy malts, lemony grapefruit etc. balance by a nice sweet cereal and caremel malt aroma
t: nice citrusy hop aroma in the initial and then the sweet malts come out but the finish is nice hop bitterness, toned down a little bit from bitter woman
m: medium bodied beer with a good amount of carbonatoin

overall, this is a really good beer and i love that it came in a sample pack, which i always plan on having around this is such a great brewery

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Photo of umustdrink
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Clear dark orange color with lots of visible carbonation. Smooth white head, looks like a nitro style head, settles to a quarter inch. Thick sheets of lacing.

S - Sweet and piny hops with a rich brown sugary malt balance.

T - Starts out very smooth, creamy and with a light bitterness. Bitterness develops slightly along with sweet cereal malts. Finish leaves a good and not-overly hoppy taste.

M - Medium to thin consistency with a good amount carbonation.

D - Overall extremely easy drinking with good simple flavors. I would love to have this again.

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Photo of elmore
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought this as a single from the Marketplace in Hayward Wisconsin. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Chimay chalice. Color is a hazy orange with a significant amount of sediment. Nice 2 finger pilowy white head, with nice retention. Lots of sticky lace left down the sides of the glass. A swirl awakes tons of sticky lace. A very attractive beer!

Smell is of floral hops. A nice balanced malt sweetness. Some lightly roasted malts with a nice citrusy, slightly bitter hops taste, which doesn't linger too long.

Creamy, mildly oily mouthfeel with moderate-high carbonation. Very drinkable.

A really solid APA - one of the better ones I've had. Not easy to find, but I definitely will seek this out when I'm in WI.

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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 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 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 Homerbag
4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light gold color with thick head that stuck around.
Has a sweet side from the malts and some good honey and the classic Tyranena hop bitterness.
Taste is a full of flavor. Light sweet malt and honey hit you first, then an excellent hop bite.
This beer feels good all the way, great carbonation, refreshing.
This has become one of my favorite APAs. In my opinion, Tyranena uses hops better than any of the Wisconsin brewers. This is great practice for bitter woman or hop whore.

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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 morimech
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden color with a one fingered head that quickly fades to a barely noticeable cap. It does leave some nice lacing though.

The aroma is of biscuit/doughy malt. I expected a little hop aroma so I was a bit dissapointed.

I taste the malt first and foremost. It is like bread with a little yeast. Only till later are the hops noticable. If you let it lay on your tongue then the hops are more pronounced.

Finishes clean and dry. Light to medium body. Light carbonation. Very drinkable and could become a standard in my fridge when it becomes more readily available.

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Photo of joe1510
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle
$6.99 6-Pack
Village Dell and Wine, Rice Lake

Stone Tepee Pale Ale pours golden with hints of orange and a hardly noticeable haziness. A few streams of carbonation rise to the surface. A one finger white head forms on the pour and fades to a skim coat leaving lacing as it subsides. The head leaves some nice lacing as the beer disappears.

Right upfront comes the aroma of doughy/biscuity malts. Very pale malts were used. The hops join quickly with juicy sweet orange and a few squeezes of sweetened grapefruit juice. Fairly straight forward but my mouth is watering regardless.

Flavors are right inline with the aromas. Biscuity malts start things off and are the backbone of this pale ale. The orange and grapefruit sweetness come along mid-palate to compliment the malt nicely and balance things out. The only difference from the smell and aroma is a grassy finish on thee swallow that leaves a mild lingering bitterness. Nicely done.

This is just me nitpicking but the body is a little too light for my tastes. It's very close to my preference but I have to pick something out.

Very sessionable pale ale. The mouthfeel probably helps the drinkability and the balance definately helps.

Tyranena has never let me down and Stone Tepee is no exception. A n easy drinking enjoyable very well balanced pale ale that would have a spot, on a shelf, in my fridge, at all times if available in Illinois.

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Photo of Tballz420
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pilsner-gold colored brew, clear with lots of carb bubbles. Big white head on top. Sweet malt on the nose backed by floral hops. I'm not an expert at identifying hops, but it tastes like a cascade. Nice floral hop, sweet malt in front. Medium bodied. A nice tasty treat. Not a bad pale.

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Photo of botham
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic. pours a light amber color with a single finger of off-white head after a hard pour. head is dense and frothy.

smell is hoppy, with a slight coniferous character coming through from the spiced hops. malts are distant, with a note of caramel present. not much else here, possibly a bit of fruity yeast, but only a touch.

taste is hoppy, with a good mix of spiced and bitter hops. not much else to the profile, though a bit of ale yeast shows through as the brew warms a bit.

mouthfeel is mildly bitter and dry. light to medium-bodied with a silky texture.

drinkability is good for fans of the style. this is a hoppy APA, but mild as far as the style goes. balance is a little off, but otherwise no complaints. a decent offering from Tyranena.

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Photo of nsmartell
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this beer from the comfort of my own living room. From bottle to pint glass.

Appearance: standard golden apa look. Nothing remarkable with the head.

Aroma: faint smell with a hint of citrus.

Taste: Nice balance of taste and a sold aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - carbonated with a moderate to solid body.

Drinkability - this was a good session-worthy apa.

Overall a pretty solid apa. Would definitely drink again. Would be pretty good on a warm summer day.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours a clear bronze color with reddish hues. The head is massive, creamy, and recedes very slowly into nice lacing. The aroma is forrest of citrus and pine with a strong hint of caramel coming up from beneath. The taste is like the aroma, but a little more hops and a nice refreshing bitterness in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with fine, vibrant carbonation, and a velvety texture. Overall, this is one of the better pale ales I have ever had. It is balanced, yet hoppy. It has enough complexity to make it interesting to drink, yet enough simplicity to make it easy to drink. I will drink this again.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
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 brewdlyhooked13
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - pours into a small sampling glass with a mild haze. A thin cap of soapy white foam covers a golden straw beer. Some thin but sticky lacing.

Aroma - a brief show of hops at first, fading back some and allowing a mild graininess to come through with a faint roastiness.

Taste - the malt and hops hit the palate pretty much at the same time. Nice balance. The malts have a robust flavor and the hops make a good showing without over-muscling the profile. The swallow is a bit sweet and the aftertaste is a showcase for the dry, grapefruity essence of the hops.

Mouthfeel - highly carbonated with a moderate to solid body.

Drinkability - this was a good session-worthy pale and a fine way to kick off Friday's first round games for March Madness.

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Stone Tepee Pale Ale from Tyranena Brewing Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 152 ratings.
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