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Hop Whore | Tyranena Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by murrayswine on 09-15-2006

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Photo of bamadog
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Review is from notes taken on 3/22/10 and poured from the bottle to a pint glass.

Appearance: Pour is a deep coppery color and starts with a big two finger off-white head with tons of retention and fades slowly and becomes rocky as it slowly dwindles to a full skim leaving a thick and full curtain of lacing; body is a little hazy and shows strong carbonation.

Smell: Tons of hops right up front that smell sticky and piney; a bit of a toasty malty presence that is beyond the standard sweetness of the maltiness; pretty straightforward with a nice toasty twist.

Taste: Nice bitter hops right up front and they're piney and bitter citric grapefruit; definite balance with a bit of a burnt/pungent malty toastiness and a bit of sweet backing; much like the smell, pretty straightforward with the additional toasty twist; mild presence of alcohol as it warms up a bit.

Mouthfeel: Body is thick and a little chewy and syrupy; carbonation is strong, but not sharp due to the thicker body; tons of hop resin leave a firm coating all over the mouth, particularly the roof; belly is left quite warm.

Drinkability: Really digging this beer; it does sit al ittle heavy though and the ABV would prevent me from having more than a couple in a night, but it's definitely solid and worth drinking and picking up whenever the chance presents itself.

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Photo of Wisconsin
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into a pint glass

A - A rigorous pour delivers a reddish orange body that is completely translucent. Slight amount of carbonation is visibly racing up towards the head that was about a finger thick before fading to a solid half finger head that doesn't appear to be going anywhere any time soon. Very nice looking beer.

S - Simply bringing your nose near the glass gives you the piney citrus notes that you would expect from this beer. Caramel malts are present but not as pronounced as the hop aspect, which is kind of disappointing. However, I don't seem to catch much bitterness from the smell so lets hope that continues.

T - Plenty of hops with the typical piney citrus notes that you would expect. Caramel malts are present but seem off in the sense that there is too much sweetness combining with the citrus and piney aspects of the hop profile. As the beer warms this seems to mellow out a bit more, but it is something to note.

M - Medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Entering the mouth plenty of hops take over as pines and citrus coat your mouth before sliding into caramel malts. Carbonation arrives to bring things together. A slightly boozy and bitter finish makes it hard to give this a higher score.

D - This is a decent DIPA but the hops don't mesh as well with the sweet aspects of this beer. If this beer could smooth out a bit (maybe some cellar time?) I think the bitterness would die down and this would be a bit more enjoyable. Still worth a try.

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Photo of MPLS
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There is not indication as to when this bottle was brewed, but let us hope it's fresh.

A: The beer pours a nice dark iced tea color with a frothy cheesecloth looking head. The lacing is clingier than most IPAs. The carbonation looks a little active, but let's hope it tastes bigger than the carbonation would lead me to believe.

S: The smell is of hops and whores? Well it's more like herbal moderately citrus with a fair amount of malt to balance it out. Pale and caramel malts.

T: This one doesn't not blow you away with bitterness as you'd expect from the name. Caramel sweetness from the malt comes through the subdued grapefruit and mostly herbal tasting hops.

M: A bit overcarbonation and evidenced by well looking at all the active carbonation once I poured it. I thought it had a decent medium body and was a little slick.

D: Not a bad beer. Throw in the hops and add the malt, sure.

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Photo of billab914
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Dogfish shaped pint glass. Poured a dark amber, almost brown color with a one finger white bubbly head. It had pretty good head retention and left some good lacing as well.

The aroma has a nice hoppy, citrusy smell but it also has a moderate bready, malty backbone to it as well. The taste is hoppy as well with citrus and pine flavors, but like the nose the malt also plays a pretty big role. It has more caramel then I expected, but it goes along pretty well with the overall hoppy flavor. It has a good amount of pine flavors coming through in the bitter finish as well.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, I enjoyed drinking this one. It had a good flavor to it and went down pretty easy.

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Photo of leakyfaucet12
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle recieved in trade

a- Red, tons of carbonation. But not alot of head.

s- hoppy, hoppy, hoppy

t- tons of hoppy bitterness and that ghost citrus

m-lots of carbonation burning bubbles like when you drink soda to fast

d-overall pretty good for your token hoppy beer

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Photo of ChopperSmith
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from dark small bottle into standard pint glass.

Appearance - Clear deep amber with soapy foam head that didn't retain long, but laced nicely.

Smell - Floral hops and very clean and fresh scents. The hops are the star here, no surprise given the name.

Taste - I wanted something hoppy and when I saw "Hop Whore" on the label, how could I resist? And it really lives up to it's name, packed with a huge hopped flavor but yet surprisingly not overly bitter. Citrus and pine flavors up front with a slightly sweet but dry finish. Long lasting hops flavors on the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied and carbonated well. Is very crisp, fresh and clean on the tongue.

Drinkability - Oh yeah! I was in the mood for hops and this beer delivered. I'm guessing an ABV of about 7-8%. This is a great year-round beer for hop lovers, like me.

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Photo of krisandajt
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A bottle received from mymrnngjckt. Thanks Kevin!

Appearance: Pours a clear, deep amber color. Heaps of bubbles are streaming from the bottom of my Sam Adams glass, however this is only a small amount of small-bubbled head. There is good retention, and plenty of thick soapy lacing.

Smell: A nice blend of citrusy hops and sweet malt. The hops aren't overpowering at all, and the overall smell hints at a nicely balanced beer.

Taste: Not what I was expected from a beer called Hop Whore. There's some nice grapefruity hop bitterness that is masterfully balanced with a robust malty backbone.

Mouthfeel: A nice medium body with plenty of sharp crispness from the carbonation.

Drinkability: A very drinkable DIPA. A fair bit of hops with plenty of sweetness to keep it in check. Personal preference is to lean heavy on the hops, but this is a tasty and nicely balanced beer.

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Photo of Gtreid
3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into my CCB tulip.

A: Clear copperish amber color. The pour drops one finger of slightly off white head that retains pretty well and leaves some lace.

A: Smells of pine, grapefruit, and sweet pineapple. Big hoppy, citrusy aroma, with a nice sweet malt backbone.

T: Much of the same as in the nose. Citus and pine. The hops are actualy balances quite nicely with the caramel malts.

M: Medium to heavy body. A little light on the carbonation gives this one a resinous feel.

D and overall impression: Drinkability is ok for the style, a little sweet, but not too bad. Overall, I think this is a pretty solid example of a DIPA. Not my favorite, but something I would pickup again. Skal.

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Photo of sliverX
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a rich copper colored brew with a small white head that faded to not much of a film with some big bubbles on the edges. The initial pour started out looking as if it were flat but then a rush of bubbles cascaded upward... more head would have earned more score
Smell is very pine resin and grapefruit heavy, it has that something that all IIPA's should have, that hoppy/malty backbone
Taste- very resiny like drinking pine tar with a bunch of grapefruit zest sprinkled into it, a bit of sweetness from the malts jumps in mid sip
Mouthfeel is medium to thick and suits the beer perfectly low carbonation but thats just fine as well
This is a pretty good IIPA doesn't blow me away nor underwhelm
As the beer warmed the grapefruit presence became more pronounced in the taste
Thanks to FrankenBrew for the hookup

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Photo of cvfish
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - This beer poured a golden orange color that produced a fluffy white head that had decent retention and left a moderate amount of lacing on the side of the glass

S - The aroma produced by this beer were a little bit of caramel malts followed by a beautiful mix of flowery, citrusy mix of hops

T - The taste of this beer, is well, hoppy, but it is a crazy mix that it is kind of hard to pull one variety of hop from another, but it is a bitter blast, just hoped for more coherence

M - The mouthfeel of this beer had a resiny, medium body and moderate amount of carbonation

D - This beer was, in the words of Andy Reid, "an inch away from greatness," this could be a great beer, with just a little bit more work

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Photo of fropones
4.39/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a nice burnt pumpkin orange with a thin white head.

S - Loads of candied grapefruit and orange peels, a hint of pine. Very sweet smelling but not cloying

T - A nice balance of malt sweetness up front with hop bitterness in back, which fades to more caramel malt sweetness. Not a very lingering bitterness from the hops. Not nearly the tongue shredding hoppiness that I expected from a DIPA called hop whore.

M - Full bodied, creamy, good carbonation.

D - Drinks very well for a DIPA

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Photo of ClockworkOrange
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Part of my Secret Santa 2009 haul from Scoobydank. A stubby 12 ounce twist-off bottled on 21AUG09. The bottled on date is the most legible I've seen on any craft beer so far. Thanks for that. Uncapped and poured into my Imperial nonic pint glass. The ale appears a clear golden amber color with about two fingers of sticky bone white foam. The head leaves a thick lace in its wake. Nose and flavors consist of pineapple, white grapefruit, perfume/floral notes, caramel malt sweetness, bitter citrus peel, pine, tropical fruits. Medium bodied, slick and bittersweet with decent carbonation and a bit of alcohol heat. Very tasty stuff. Thanks again Scooby!

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Photo of danman83
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a mug.

Appearance - Holding the glass up to a light is like peering through a piece of amber. Pours a subtle head that leaves a nice lacing on the glass.

Smell - Very floral perhaps corriander/lavender or jasmine with a grapefruit light undertone.

Taste - Upfront blast of hops that starts and finishes very smooth for the amount of flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium body to it without being heavy, not exceptionally bitter but with a great combination of hop flavors.

Drinkability - I'm sad that I only bought a 4pack! Fantastic beer that I love start to finish. Perhaps a bit too strong to be a session beer for myself but when I'm in the mood for one beer this is easily at the top of the list.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to cvaypai for this bottle, which was an extra in a recent trade.

A: The pour is a hazy amber color with a thin off-white foam. The lacing is great.

S: The smell has a nice bit of grapefruit and pineapple from the hops and also quite a bit of caramel malt sweetness.

T: A bit disappointing, but that's to be expected from an "old" IPA. There is a nice bitterness and a sweet, citrus fruit flavor. The malt has begun to take over, but the hops are still there.

M: The body is medium and there is a great bitterness that lingers on the tongue.

D: Definitely a solid DIPA, but I can only imagine how much better it would have been a couple months back. Still easy drinking, especially for the style.

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Photo of billyzoom666
4.42/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Slowly poured from a 12 oz bottle to a pint glass. It poured a very pale, almost golden color. A slow pour yielded no head with some lacing. The scent was hard for me to place, but it was a "sweet" smell. The taste was very sweet as well. I'm usually not a fan of sweetness in beers, but this may be the exception. It had a slight hop flavor to it and that brought a little balance to the brew. Just a bit of bitterness in the aftertaste and the hops linger on the tongue. Super high drinkability on this one. Awesome!

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Photo of beerwolf77
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just because she likes hops doesn't make her a whore.

Poured into my Tyranena imperial pint glass the beer is a crystal clear burnt orange red. The off white head reaches a full inch then settles everso slowly. I'm left with thick milkshake like webbing of lace and a nice cap on top of the beer.

The aroma is... well you guessed it. HOPS! Wow this bad boy is like a meadow of fresh cut pine trees. Theres a slight breeze of pineapple and fresh plump grapefruit halves as well.

The flavor is an eye crossing bitter punch in the mouth. Loads of hops. Fresh pine and bitter fruits. Hints of malt come around in the finish to mellow things out. although not much.

Medium to full body. Very chewy and substantial.

Overall a great hop blast. Not for the faint of heart.

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Photo of ibbjamin
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Paid $2.49 for a 12oz bottle from Discount Liquor in Milwaukee, WI. Poured into a pint glass to review as I'm on vacation and don't have access to my precious glassware.

Quarter inch white head that dissipates quickly yet leaves a nice layer of fizzy retention. Transparent and dark copper in color. Nice rising carbonation. Thick lacing.

Perfumy hops with grapefruit and pine. While this is a very hoppy beer, it seems to be very well balanced.

Taste is hoppy, yet balanced. Sweet malts, perfumy hops. Hops have hints of grapefruit, peach and mango.

Medium to full body. Thick and chewy with a long, balanced finish. Light carbonation.

A good effort for a balanced DIPA, but this is not my cup of tea for the style.

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Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

amber/copper color, with just a slight chill haze. tan head is very nice-dense, creamy, and lasting. caramel, tropical fruit, citrus, and resin/pine in the nose. taste is sweet bready caramel malts up front, with a big, long, juicy hop bitterness. just over medium in body and nicely carbonated. overall a very nice dipa.

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Photo of crossovert
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

THis is the first beer of this series I ave tried. I have had their Bitter Woman so i expect something tasty. Twist off cap... me. No freshness date.

Pours a reddish amber with an off-white head that dissipates pretty quickly leaving some decent lacing.

Smells pretty hoppy, with a backbone of malt. The hops are very citrusy and piney, like hop perfume. The malt adds a sweet scent that lingers underneath the hops.

Taste is pretty awesome. Theres a nice grapefruit bitter bite that smears your tongue with intensity. The malts are there adding a subtly sweet bready undertone. The piney flavor comes through in the taste. Waves of hops in this one, reminds me of a less potent Dreadnaught which is a huge compliment.

Overall this is one heck of a beer, well worth it if you can track it down.

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Photo of ShrLSU
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice clear copper color with a slight halo of foam and slight lacing. The nose is citrus hops, some earthy hops, and a slight malt kick. Taste is much of the same. Sweet and bitter up front followed by earthy bready notes from the malt. Overall pretty good stuff for a hop lover.

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Photo of ryrust5301
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a clear shiny copper color with a fine white lacing that makes itself quite welcome around the glass. Looks like it has some depth to it, and it won't be a light ipa. Smattering of hops are indeed present in the nose, but also is a smattering of honey and grapefruit. There's a lot to like about this beer on first taste. Very citrusy with a wonderful drizzle of honey that gives it almost a buttery taste. Lots of grapefruit and orange only lend to the beauty of this one. Mouthfeel is nice and full, and right on mark for the style. Haven't had anything from Tyranena that I haven't liked yet, and there's no reason to start now.

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Photo of jhoban19
4.45/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: brilliant, clear copper color with a finger + of solid white foam. settles into a thin ring with about 90% surface coverage. lacing claims the glass for its own.

A: wonderful aromas of citrus (mostly orange), caramel malts and floral hops.

T: oh the hoppy goodness. flavor follows the aromas to the letter. excellent floral hops with just enough caramel malt to balance things out.

M: medium bodied, even a bit thick for an IPA, enjoyable so. tingly carbonation fizzes on the tongue and bitter hops really linger. a dry kick at the back end.

D: really enjoying this one. just a fantastic example of an American Imperial IPA. I wish I had a few more available at the moment so I could throw back another one.

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Photo of corby112
4.44/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received as an extra in a recent trade from brian23456. Thanks a lot man.

Pours a clear pale copper amber color with some dark golden orange hues when held to a light source and a one finger off-white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring.

Sweet citrus hop aroma with a lot of dank oily floral hops. I'm not sure when this one was brewed but it smells incredibly fresh. Hints of orange and lemon peel as well as some dry earthy pine. Slight caramel backbone which is kind of toasty with hints of biscuit and graham cracker. Very subtle alcohol.

Very fresh with a lot of dank resinous dry floral hops. Slightly creamy mouthfeel with a good bit of graham cracker and caramel biscuity malt but the flavor here is dominated by dry piny hops. Lots of citrus flavor, especially lemon/orange peel and grapefruit. Slight alcohol warmth toward the end of the swallow and in the finish but overall the ABV is well masked. This beer is dangerously drinkable with plenty of awesome dry hoppy flavor. Man, I wish that they brewed this all of the time and that I had better access to this brewery.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.42/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip bottled on 04Sep09. No info. Funny-as-hell label though!

A - Pours am almost clear amber color with a low but stable off-white head. Good size and retention for its presumed alcohol level. Arcs of lacing stick to the sides of the glass.

S - The nose has an incredibly assertive pine aroma from the hops with a grapefruit citrusy punch close behind. Don't mistake it's lack of malt on the aroma for it being unbalanced because it just reeks of rich potency. Definitely hop-oriented though.

T - Like the aroma suggests, the malts are mealy there for support and play no big role flavor-wise. That's left up to the huge hops. Tons of pine and grapefruit citrus in the flavor. It's not punch-you-in-the-face bitter, it's creep-up-on-you bitter.

M - Full-bodied and dry with a subtle but effective bitter finish. A hop wallop that's smooth and forgiving carbonation-wise.

D - One of the easier drinking DIPAs, the Hop Whore is full of hops and not overbearing on the malt scale. There as a backup, not flavor, they don't overload the palate or drinkability. Easying going and superb, I love this DIPA for all its Whoring ways!

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Photo of Wisconsinality
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle in standard pint glass

A- Pours a dark amber color with about an inch worth of head that recedes quick but leaves a nice lacing along side of the glass.
S- The smell is of mostly hops but a little bit of that sweetness from the malt. Maybe even a little bit of citrus in there but not much.
T- The hops are pretty strong in this one as the name would indicate. There is a malty backbone that works well with the bitter ending. I might have even picked up a hint of apple in there too. Good balance overall.
M- A medium bodied brew that has a nice bitterness to it. The carbonation is pretty soft making for a nice smooth beer.
D- This is pretty balanced but I can only drink one per sitting because of the bitterness. It really wrecks the tastebuds after just one. Not bad by any stretch though.

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Hop Whore from Tyranena Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 666 ratings
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