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 nsmartell
3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
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 bobarito
3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a clean glass. A slight citrusy american hop character just barely peeks past the malty, bready aroma. Not a whole lot of head and what was there diminished down to a thin topper on the beer. It's a nice medium golden color but has some sort of haze going on. Not sure if it will go away as the beer warms a little, and there probably won't be any left to find out...

Has a smooth malty backbone with well balanced citrus hop flavor and a bitterness that just seems to show up in the middle and ride all the way through the aftertaste. I'd guess about 30IBU? The mouth feel is great, clean. If it were possible, I would definitely have another...

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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 Monkeyknife
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a slightly hazy orange color with a thin white cap.

Aroma of citrus hops and light caramel malts.

The taste was a nice mix of grapefruit and lemon along with a light maltiness. Finishes clean.

Lighter bodied and crisp with moderate carbonation.

A quite enjoyable pale from Tyranena.

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Photo of joe1510
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
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 jeffboo
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Another hoppy winner from a smaller Wisconsin brewer. Stone Tepee is golden with a nice white head. The aroma is flowers and citrus with a hint of caramel malt. It has a med/light body with a good depth of hop flavors, lemon rind stands out. It finishes crisp and toasty with a balancing of hop bitterness. A very easy drinking Pale ale.

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Photo of iuhophead87
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
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 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 battlekow
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first American pale ale was Lakefront's Cream City, which I, in my beer infancy, I mistook for a Spotted Cow-style Cream Ale. I was horrified by the bitterness and gave the rest of the six-pack to my friend's father. Now, having educated my palate somewhat, I'm about to tackle another Wisconsin APA. Admittedly, I am not a hophead (yet--as it seems most people eventually become one), and I have little experience with this style, but I'm going to give it a shot.

Appearance: Stone Tepee pours a clear, reddish-golden color, with a nice head and excellent lacing. Very attractive.

Smell: There's some malt and some hops here, but the hops are the dominant scent. However, it's not overwhelming or unpleasant.

Taste: Malty upfront, but bitterness wins the day. Flavor is clean and dry. Hoppiness isn't my favorite thing, but this isn't bad at all, quite smooth.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, the thickness is about what I would expect from the flavor.

Drinkability: Honestly, I wasn't looking forward to trying this, as I didn't feel I'd worked by way up to such hoppy styles yet. I didn't know if I ever would. However, this is an easy-drinking APA, bitter but not assaulting.

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Photo of elmore
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
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 MMAJYK
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
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 happygnome
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
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 Golden2wenty1
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a Tyranena "Legendary" sampler 12-pack for the 4th. Good way to try a few of their brews I've yet to try and enjoy the ones I know I love.

Pours a dark golden yellow, crystal clear with a good couple of fingers of white head that fade rather quickly without a trace. Nose is predominantly fruity/floral hops with an impression of caramel backing malts in the finish. Flavor profile is simple and to the point with bittering hops, some sweet fruit notes, a solid caramel malt backbone and a bit of a metallic twinge in the finish. Mouthfeel is light, smooth and crisp on the tongue. This is drinkable as all get out, a little Sierra Nevada here in Wisconsin. I've sucked down this bottle almost faster than I could write this review. Nothing spectacular, and can't quite stand up to their Bitter Woman, but sessionable for sure. Nothing but solid coming out of Lake Mills.

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Photo of botham
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
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 jsprain1
3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a clear dark golden. Very thick white head lasts well and leaves some notes of lacing. Lots of carbonation bubbles rising up.
S- Aroma is floral, a bit fruity, with a graham cracker like sweetness.
T- There's pretty good depth of flavor here. It has a fairly assertive fruityness to it. There's this flavor that really reminds me of asian pear. I know that's a random idea but it's fairly similar to me. Sweet pale maltyness in the finish.
M- A bit more body would be nice. It's just a notch or two below where I'd like. Carbonation is just as equally high. A little to assertive on the tongue.
O- I'd drink this again. Good flavors and no glaring flaws. Worth a try.

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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 mac56
3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The word that comes to mind with this one is "balance". There's no denying this is an APA, but it's exceptionally smooth - not just a hop delivery medium. The grapefruity hop thing is remarkably subdued, and blends well with the bready background. I agree with the poster who detects a buttery note too.

All in all, a really pleasant surprise. If this were available in Lake Wobegon, I think it'd be my session beer.

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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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Photo of morimech
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
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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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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