Stone Tepee Pale Ale | Tyranena Brewing Company

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Stone Tepee Pale AleStone Tepee Pale Ale
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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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Ratings: 152 |  Reviews: 102
Photo of alleykatking
3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
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 krisandajt
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another tasty brew courtesy of mymrnngjckt. I tip my glass to you, sir!

Appearance: Easy pour into the glass, the beer is cloudy and a dull copper color. There's about a half inch worth of white frothy head that takes its time fading away. Lacing is good too, thick and slow running down the sides of the glass.

Smell: Got some nice citrusy hops going on with some malt in the background to provide some balance. Pretty fresh and refreshing smelling.

Taste: More hoppy and bitter than I expected. Grapefruit with a nice long, dry bitter finish. There's some sweetness throughout to provide a bit of balance, but the hops are what get me the most.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, but I find the beer to be a bit thin. Not too bad, though.

Drinkability: A very refreshing, tasty, easy drinking pale ale. Great for a hot summer day. Try it if you can get it.

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Photo of scaliasux
4.52/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance - Light amber. Just a little bit hazy. Medium tall white head that lingers.

Smell - Light to medium caramel malt and citrusy hops. Not as hoppy as many APAs but strikes an appetizing balance.

Taste - Hops are more prominent than suggested by the aroma. Malt is light, sweet and bready. Hops are pronounced - getting kind of a mix of grassy and citrus. Even so, the hops in this one aren't as overpowering as some APAs. Though a little different from the aroma, the taste of this beer strikes a nice, if hoppy, balance. Quaffable.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full. Smooth finish.

Drinkability - One of my favorite breweries. Not one of my favorite styles. Still, I was intrigued enough to take home a full growler.

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Photo of Cresant
4.12/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this 12 oz. brown bottle into a Sam Adams glass. No date on the bottle but the 12 pack case said it was packaged in March 2010. The body was a clear golden with a modest white head. Minimal lacing.

Smell was grain and pancake batter. Leafy hops. Unusual but nice.

Taste was of honey biscuits but finished with a slow building bitterness. Well balanced APA, with bready malts and earthy bitterness. Hay notes. Some dryness. Solid.

Mouthfeel had a coarse/husky texture that I love. Medium bodied. Easy to drink with enough flavor to keep you interested.

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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 bwiechmann
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint

A- Pours a slightly hazy copper-amber color. One finger head with decent retention but not much lacing.

S- Citrus hops with a solid foundation of floral-earthiness. Not over-aromatic, almost seems slightly muted.

T- Light bitterness but this is balanced instantly by the malts. More citrus here than in the nose with hints of grapefruit, tangerine. The malts produce a biscuit flavor and are slightly sweet. There is a muted flavor in the background that I can't put my finger on but creates a pretty unique (in a good way) taste. Overall, pretty delicious.

M- Medium-light body with perky carbonation

D- I enjoyed this beer very much, not perfect, but good overall.

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Photo of darklordlager
4.4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had at the brewery. From notes:

Pours a clear light tan with bright bubbles with some stickage.
Fresh, grassy scent. Mostly 2-row malt which gives it a crisp aroma. With the taste it delivers light, fresh grain (2-row) with a light hop bitterness backing it up. A very delicate pale ale, and one that I could see being very easily sessioned.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada Imperial Pint. Bottled on 25Sept09.

A - Completely clear golden yellow with a low but well-retained head that left bits of lace in a collar on the glass.

S - The aroma is mainly a pale malt, grainy blend that's not too promising. Low hops on the nose, a bit floral/herbal. Crisp and clean but mediocre.

T - The crisp and dry hops provide a floral flavor that balanced with the mildly sweet pale malts. The aftertaste starts with raw honey and moves to dry, lightly bitter hops.

M - It begins smooth and crisp with a clean feel to it and a light-medium body. The finish is a blend of sweet and dry with light bitterness.

D - I'm having a hard time keeping myself from big gulps of this. It won't be long before it's gone.

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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 pwoods
3.57/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. stubby brown bottle poured into an imperial pint. Notes.

A: Pours an average amber with decent visibility. About a finger worth of white head with decent retention and some lacing.

S: a bit of citrus hops with more leaning to the floral and grassy side. Plenty of malts to balance.

T/M: Light bitterness. Plenty of malts to balance out as it should. Hops have a bit more citrus than the nose but still plenty of earthy and grassy notes. Malts are lightly sweet with some toasted biscuit character. Body is about medium with moderate carbonation.

D: Decent ABV and drinkable. Pretty average, though.

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


Nice head yellowish orange. Reminds me of the color of Homers' beer on the simpsons. Smells very nice sharp hop smell. Taste is great, smooth with a citrus hop bite. I have had almost all of tyranenas beers and I have to say this is the best of the bunch. Very nice pale ale. More! More! Consume!!!

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Photo of brewdoc75
3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
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 jjanega08
4.48/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A= pours a light honey color. A little yellow and a little orange. The head is pretty much nonexistant though which is dissapointing.
S= some grapefruity hops smells like cascades??? There's a little pale malt presence as well.
T= very smooth with a touch of pale malt sweetness balanced by a touch of hop bitterness and some citrus grapefruit flavors. Very well balances and delicious. What more could you want from an APA. Fits the style to a tee without overhopping or over malting.
M= great crisp and refreshing
D= awesome. A very well balanced beer tats just soo smooth and refreshing its silly.

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Photo of mynie
3.33/5  rDev -11%
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 Florida9
3.46/5  rDev -7.5%
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 spointon
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this one from a 12oz stubby brown bottle into a shaker pint glass.

A= This ale poured a clear copper-gold color with a 3/4" sudsy white head. The head dropped in a few minutes but left behind some great lacing on my glass.

S= Thin malt and faint citrusy hops in the nose. Not much but balanced and clean.

T= Some light biscuit and caramel malt sweetness followed by a bit of grapefruit and grassy hops. Not overly bitter, just light and balanced.

MF= Light side of medium bodied, with a fairly crisp carbonation.

D= An easy drinking ale that would make a good lawnmower beer. Light, crisp, and pretty clean in the flavor department.

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Photo of Fartknocker
3.34/5  rDev -10.7%
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 natasharai
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured with a big off white foamy frothy head that dissipated to a thin layer leaving some lacing at the top of my glass. The beer is a nice clear orange golden color.

Smell: Some citrus hops, grassy fresh smell, and caramel malt.

Taste: Fresh pine hops, sweet malt, citrus orange and some grapefruit, ending with a small roasted and bitter flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium/light bodied, nice tingle on the tongue, lighter carbonation, leaves mouth feeling refreshed.

Overall: Really good drinkability, would be great on a hot summer day, nothing too overpowering. Really fresh tasting and feeling beer.

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Photo of br3wmeister
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Two inch white head that becomes a rocky landscape as it drops, nice lacing. Golden lightly hazy colored beer.

S- Lots of citrus, lemon and oranges. some caramel sweetness.

T- Some initial malt sweetness then some citrus juiciness that quickly is overtaken by bitter citrus notes, Lemon and orange zest. Finishes with a citrusy bitterness.

M- Light and crisp very refreshing, good carbonation and lots of hop bite.

Overall- A pretty good pale, I would prefer a little more malt character though.

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Photo of Wisconsin
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - I poured this one strong and it gave a solid two finger head that lasted for a few minutes. There is a some apparent carbonation with a golden brown body that is slightly hazy.

S - Smells like hops, barley and some faint sweetness.

T - Pine hops, yeast, malts and some citrus all hit your mouth. There is also a sharp bitterness in this beer.

M - Hops and sweetness hit your mouth as the beer enters your mouth and there is some bitterness as an after taste.

D - This is a decent Pale Ale but the bitterness this beer leaves behind doesn't make it the most drinkable. I could have two or three in a sitting.

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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 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 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 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 paco1029384756
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orange color with a small orange head and a good ring of lacing.

Scent of sweet fruits with a strong character, some bready malts and a hint of grassy hops.

Taste of bready malts, citrus, spicy hops and some grain. Alcohol is slightly apparent, but the taste is balanced pretty well otherwise.

Mouthfeel is clean and stinging, stronger that other Pale Ales, but I like it; drinks easy as well.

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