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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Ratings: 668 |  Reviews: 361
Photo of Onenote81
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle received as an 'extra' courtesy of phreak1983 in a recent trade!

Poured this into my brand new tulip glass. First time I've used it! Pours a slightly cloudy amber-orange. Nice ivory head fills up the rest of the glass. Beautiful. Great sticky lacing clings all ove the glass. Smells of some floral, piney hops, but mostly I'm smelling deep breadiness. Sort of a dry mealy scent in there. Interesting.

Mouthfeel is crisp, not overly carbonated. Just right. I wonder if this is an older bottle (as it seems some of the reviews have noticed). Flavor is of muted hops and bitterness is quite low. I really dig this, fresh or not. Great caramel breadiness is present instead. I can catch glimpses of what this was, or used to be. What I'm finding is that, fresh, this beer would be a good rival of PtE. I really want to try this fresh now! Great beer anyways though. Highly recommend.

[Note: 100th brewery].

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Photo of Gyle41386
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Thanks, br3wmeister!

Pours a red-orange color. Fairly small head, but a nice collection of tight bubbles. Good lacing.

The first thing I notice about the aroma is the sweet malt. That's not a bad thing by any means, but I just wasn't expecting to smell anything but juicy, delicious hops, so any time there's noticeable malt in the aroma of a DIPA, it takes me by surprise. It's overpowered, though, by a huge hop aroma. Loads of citrus and pine. Nice.

The malt base kicks things off with the flavor, getting us started on a sweet note. After that, it's all hops. Resinous and grassy hops. Pine forest type stuff here. It has a nice bitter finish, however, the malt backbone puts up a pretty damn good fight, balancing this better than most DIPA's I've tried.

Full body...there's a bit of a syrupy feel. Very nice coating. While I don't know the ABV, I know it's probably at least 8%, and I know they did a fantastic job of masking it.

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Photo of bort11
4.42/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another one from mikesgroove and the Fight Club: Project Mayhem BIF.

12 oz bottle, poured into a Boulevard Smokestack Series chalice. Small white head, though a thin film of lace settles to the center of the surface. Delicate lace rings circle the glass. Color is a dark opaque reddish amber.

Smell is a hop-head's delight. Resiny and woody. There is some sweetness. Taste is full on aromatic hops. Flavor is enveloping. Dark wood resin starts off and then finishes with a crisp pine needle. Dried citrus is noted. Very earthy.

Mouthfeel is a solid medium body. Very dry.

Blipped "He's a Whore" by Big Black

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

This bottle might have a lil age on it.

A - Orange kinda copper in color. Slightly off white orange head that didn't stick around long. Slightly cloudy

S - piney and floral hops. not too big, but that might be because this bottle got lost in the basement beer fridge for a while.

T - Hello hops! More floral and not so much piney. Bitter takes a quick hit to the back of your throat.

M - I think my lips are buzzing a lil bit. Hop after taste hits hard, but doesn't last too long. A little dry in the taste. Has a crisp feel to it.

D - Pretty easy to drink even tho its like being on a wild ride. The abv hasn't caught up with me yet. You don't feel it, but since this is a DIPA it must be there. A good brew and hops experience.

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Photo of Reagan1984
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tyanks to Masterski for providing this in a recent trade. Good trader

Well my first impression is that I may have received a slightly aged bottle. Nothing bad, but the bottle says Overpowering Perfume... but there was none.

2 fingers of nice off white foamy head forms and stays for quite a while. Big lacing all over the inside of the bottle. An orange/amber beer with a slight haze and no visible carbonation.

Slightly sweet aroma with a touch of fruit and a touch of citrus. Not really floral or perfume like.

I'm coming to the conclusion that I do enjoy somewhat aged DPA's but you can tell they are not fresh.. This has excellent balance. Some nice pine hop bitterness up front and then some deep malt that is balanced. Nice pine afterglow.

Mouth feel is thick and just shy of syrup like.

Very drinkable and a nice DPA. I want to try what I know is a fresh one.

Just saw it... Bottled Sept 08.... Yep, too old. Lost it's MOJO

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Photo of bhalter8
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crisp copper color with a solid 1+ finger creamy, tan head. Head is nice and dense and leaves solid lacing around the glass. A very nice looking DIPA. There is a nice sweet citrus hop aroma, but nothing too striking. An excellent taste comes from a nice balance upfront between the hops and a sweet underbelly. There is no shortage of hops, but unlike some, there is still some balance to this DIPA. Very crisp in your mouth, from both the hops and some rather serious carbonization. Still a rather nice drinking brew, especially considering its a DIPA. I appreciate Scoobydank hooking me up with this one from the 100% Satisfaction BIF, now I am gonna need to trade for some more.

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Photo of Cresant
2.33/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this 12 oz. brown bottle into a Sam Adams glass. No date. The body was murky, dull amber. The modest khaki head faded slowly.

Smell was whole wheat bread dough. Fruitcake. Where are you hops?

Taste was too balanced for an IIPA. Plenty of maltiness. I hope this is just an old bottle, otherwise they should take the "Hop" part out of the brand name of this one.

Mouthfeel was medium to full. Medium to mild carbonation. I would like to try this again when I know it is fresh.

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Photo of ThePeskyDingo
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured with 1/2 finger head that is off white in color and dissipated fairly quickly. Clear brick-red-honey look to it with light carbonation. Leaves a light lacing on the glass.

Smells hoppy, hints of citrus smells.

Strong and apparent bitter hop taste right off the bat, that lingers after the swallow. Piney. Sweet hints of honey.

Mouthfeel is good. Light carbonation. Leaves a light coating in my mouth. Medium bodied.

Pretty easy to drink. Could enjoy several easily.

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

Poured from a bottle into an imperial pint.

pours an nice deep honey with an immense soapy three finger head that laces the galss nicely.

Aroma is of floral hops with a nice fruity backing. Malty undertones make their way through, but the hops dominate.

Flavor is fresh grassy hops. Lewisite and floral type flavors. Malt is chewy and sweet with perfect attenuation. Finishes dry and slightly bitter from the hops. Deliscious.

Mouthfeel is medium and slick, chewy from the malt.

this was a kick ass DIPA and is probably past it's prime as far as freshness. I would venture to guess that fresh it may be one of the best.

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

Hop Whore pours a deep golden color with no haze. Small, but persitant head with light lacing. The aroma is a floral explosion of hops, citrus, and dried fruits. The first taste gives a bitter bite up front that leads to soft sweetness and citrusy hops. The bitterness lingers while the light malt flavor is more in the aftertaste. A nice medium oily body with an assertive carbonation.
Nice DIPA. Very nice appearance and aroma. Alcohol well hidden and overall nice balance.

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Photo of Beer-Zombie
4.59/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank this at Stumelagram IX

this brew pours up a translucent copper color with a quickly fading white head. the nose is grapefruit, honey, floral hops, tree sap, some mint leaves. The taste is amazingly enough the same as the delicious aroma. A smooth, very clean beer, full bodied, low carbo. Damn I love the BGW series!

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

Pours a dark golden, light brown color with about a half finger's worth of a fluffy white head that thins out rather quickly.

Smell is more sweet than hoppy. I'd imagine this would be different if this one was super fresh.

Taste is malty, caramelly and brown sugary. The hops are long gone I think as this one has a very distinct taste of honey and very little hop taste or bitterness.

I'd love to try this when it was fresh and still kicking.

Love the name and still surprised it was approved by the powers that be!

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Photo of AdmiralDiaz
4.32/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle to pint glass.

A: Pours a dark amber brown with a semi opaqueness to it. Gives a two-finger off-white head with good retention and some lacing.

S: Strong hops with pine and a small amount of malty caramel. Fairly strong scent not one that you have to almost dip your nose into the glass to get a good smell of.

T: Strong sharp hops hit hard upfront along with strong pine. Then giving way to a weak malt and caramel which the turns into a bitter pine finish.

Overall: Good mouthfeel, well carbonated and medium-heavy bodied. Drinkability is pretty good considering the strong hop bite that isn't answered by much of a malt backbone. Very good DIPA

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Photo of tmoneyba
4.32/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared at local BA tasting.

Poured a clear copper color with a minimal frothy white head that mostly diminished with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sour citrus aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bitter flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.

This is a very drinkable beer and my expectations where met.

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Photo of ahalloin
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Hop whore pours a beautiful cloudy reddish amber color with good finger width head of off white. A thin ring of lace was retained as I downed the beer. I even caught some chunks of, presumably, yeast floating around in the glass.

Aroma is orangey citrus, hop oil, herbal, cinnamon, with a slight malty sweetness. The aroma hops aren't sharp like some double ipas, but more of a blunt forceful bitter aroma.

The beer is balanced really well with a huge malty, creamy mouthfeel up front that gives way to a slightly stinging citrusy bitter finish. Definitely some grapefruit and orange flavors in that finish. I can't get over that initial mouthfeel though. It almost tastes and feels like its cask conditioned in a bottle. Nice trick, if that is what they were going for. Come to think of it, this reminds of DFH 90min on cask. Maybe it isn't quite as hoppy as 90, but this is one damn delicious beer.

Seek this out!

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Photo of merlin48
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pours a mildly hazed copper amber body with a small offwhite head that gradually falls into sticky lacing. Aroma has pink grapefruit and grassy and leafy hops. Medium body has an ideal carbonation and an earthy hops bite. Taste features a spunky pine cone bitterness that is rounded by a citrusy sweetness of pineapple and orange. Lemon zest and spicy hop notes add dimension. Caramel malt backbone is subtle but provides a fine balance. Finishes dry and bitter with a lasting hop impression. I didn't notice any alcohol and really wondered if I was drinking a DIPA or just an excellent regular IPA. Very well balanced, overall, and quite tasty. Highly recommended. Thanks to dancinwillie for this one.

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

Re-reviewing this brew, as there is a new batch in Chicago. Served in a NotLA taster glass.

A - This beer is a lovely slightly hazed brown-orange-copper, with a slow-dissipating two-plus finger of foam. Lots of attractive lacing. It's one really good-looking beer.

S - The smell is much better than the faded old bottles I tried. Some nice citrus lemon hoppiness, with notes of pine and a touch of dankness. Not a ton of maltiness, which explains the minimal smell when the hops fade.

T - Taste is better than I remembered, although it's still a pretty balanced and somewhat underwhelming for a DIPA. There's some grapefruit and lemon flavor, with a touch of pine, and some bready malts. It's probably a 3.75, but since it's better than the old faded bottles I had I'm gonna round it up to 4.

M - Excellent viscosity, and moderate carbonation tingle up front. It leaves behind a sticky tooth-coating resin. There's a little bit of warmth to this one as well.

D - Goes down pretty easy, with the well-hidden booze and mild carbonation. Some pretty easy drinking stuff.

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

A great extra in a trade from ScoobyDank - I'd never heard of this beer until I stared it in the face. Bottle pour into a tulip.
Ruby and Honey in color, this beer looks like it has some meat behind it. Thick and cloudy so that I can hardly make out my fingers even in good light, but still 'bright', this is a dirty, pretty whore.

I swear I'm smelling some mince meat. hmm... plenty of tomato, some herbs, spices, honey, and floral hops. Sweet malt and alcohol are swirling around my nose as well. Its not a particularly strong smelling beer but what I pick up is definitely unique. This beer isn't a prissy, but on the other hand it seems a bit 'messy'.

Taste explodes with biscuity malt, trailed by sweeter light caramel highlights that turn quickly to some floral hop, even a bit of grapefruit in the back of my throat. Pooling bitterness surrounds my tonsils, a saving grace for this malty prostitute. The taste is going different directions - bitter, spicy, sweet, a touch thick and chewy baby. I like this complexity. But more than anything she is a malty one, maybe a product of age. But based on this bottle alone, I taste an example of the style that has ventured on the other side of the fence from 'balanced'.

mf - I got a kick out of the oily and viscous mf, but just a SLIGHT bit more carbonation could go a long way to tidy this up.
D - fun to drink, but just one is enough.

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Photo of br3wmeister
4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Half inch light tan head, good head retention and nice lacing. Light orange in color with reddish hues.

S- Lots of citrus grapefruit and pear. Hints of orange and peach, also some sweet caramel aromas. Hints of sweet white cake and pine.

T- Piny hop bite, lemon zest and other citrus flavors. Some caramel sweetness that is shortly lived and overtaken by hoppy bitterness.

M- Medium bodied that lightly coats the mouth. Perfect balance for an IPA with good carbonation.

Overall- Great IPA I would recommend this to my friends.

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

12 oz. bottle tried 15 Nov 2008.

Poured in 0.5 L Adambrau glass. Very small thin white head. Lightly carbonated. Clear orange brown color. Lots of citrus and hay in the aroma. Starts sweet and herbaceous. Lots of grapefruit pith and peel throughout. Finish is full of hops but not overly bitter, good malt compliment. Medium body. Sticky mouthfeel.

Tasty, would get this again.

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Photo of sholland119
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fresh from the box I just got from maximum12. Thanks, Corey!

A-A crystal clear copper amber with a fluffy, creamy white head and good lacing.

S-Malty with citrusy hop notes.

T-Malt sweetness with citrus hoppiness in balance throughout. Very nice.

M-Medium bodied with nice lingering bitterness.

D-Very tasty and easy drinking for the style. No idea what the ABV is but it should probably not go down as easy as this.


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Photo of SykDoc
4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this from a bottle into a tulip. A ~1 inch off-white head forms which quickly reduces to a pleasant lacing. It appears a translucent deep amber.

The smell is, as expected, a lovely citrus/hop aroma. There is also a malty sweetness that is minimally present.

The taste includes the piney, hoppy notes. The citrus comes through and there is a natural component to the taste, although I feel it could be a bit stiffer.

The mouthfeel is quite good. It has a medium body and a good level of carbonation. Bitterness is present at the finish.

Overall, I think this is a very drinkable beer. It is both smooth, yet provides enough flavor to impress any hop lover.

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Photo of Soneast
4.32/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an ever so slightly hazy, copper-red color with a 2-finger off-white head that forms a nice creamy layer atop the beer, leaving lots of little pillows of creamy suds on the glass as I drink the beer.

The aroma consists of a mix very crisp, fresh citrus notes, with a nice pine bouquet intermingled, followed by a hint of sweet malt goodness.

Incredibly well balanced mix of herbal, citrus and pine up front and a very sweet caramel flavor in the background to help bring the hops to a manageable level, immediately followed by a delectable sweet pineapple yet bitter aftertaste.

A medium bodied beer with a pretty decent carbonation level that feels nice, refreshing and creamy in the mouth. Tyranena really came through again with this beer, their Bitter Woman IPA is astounding and this brings that beer to a totally new level of deliciousness. This brew is very sessionable, I could easily drink several of these, and I definitely plan to drink this again in mass quantities.

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Photo of Wetpaperbag
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark copper red in color. The head is thick and looks sticky. Very typical of the head you find in an IPA or DIPA.

S- When you bring the beer to your nose you can smell that green flower that is the hops. Its sexyness that says I'm a tasty flower that smells like grapefruit and other citrus smells. This smells thick and sweet.

T- Sweet thick hop taste. The hop taste is almost candied in flavor, like it was caramelized in a pan. The malts are good caramel and toasty, but this is a DIPA, the star is the hops.

M- Thick, almost syrup like. I would prefer a bit more carbination, or the beer to be slightly thinner.

D- Easy enough to drink, but the thickness is a bit of a downer.

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

Translucent amber color with a modest sticky tan head. Subpar retention but it is rather cold. Aroma is equal parts caramel and pineapple with some grapefruit. Bitter underripe grapefruit drupelets with a fleeting caramel and brown sugar sweetness. Nice lingering bitterness with only a little astringency. As it breathes it gets a little sweeter (but not overly so) and a little more complex, which is nice. Quite dry, like a DIPA should be. No alcohol flavor but I can feel it in my chest. Mouthfeel is a little undercarbonated. Body is appropriate but it needs more CO2 to cut through it. Overall a pretty solid beer.

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Hop Whore from Tyranena Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 668 ratings