Stickin' It To The Man | Tyranena Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerBeing on 05-24-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 56
Photo of HumuloneRed
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beers pours a cloudy medium red with a thick white head and thick sticky lacing.

A huge amount of orange with sweet malt hints is in the aroma.

The flavor follows threw with the promise the aroma gives: lots of orange, bitter grapefruit, balanced by a good amount of malt with a full body, pleasing mouthfeel, and crisp dry finish.

A very well made and drinkable beer. I wish I had more.

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Photo of SkinnyElvis
4.47/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to czoch for another fine brew received in a trade. Pours with a thin head and an amber color. Big smell of piney hops. Tastes like it smells: extreme pine hops flavor similar to a West Coast hop bomb like the Elder. Mouthfeel is smooth & drinkable for a big DIPA. Highly recommended for a hophead.


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Photo of orbitalr0x
4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

The latest in the Brewers Gone Wild series, I picked this up in Milwaukee when I was up for the Brewer's game with Tyranena. Pours into my glass a amber and red color with a nice half inch of head that sticks to the side of the glass. Tad bit hazy. Aromas of bountiful hop cones rush into my nose right off the bat. Tropical citrus and grapefruit aromas, really green and resinous. Sweet caramel in the background. Candy coated hop cones. Wonderful!

First sip brings a blast of lush, fresh hop flavors. Grapefruit, tropical fruits and some pine as well. Green hop cone resin gets dipped in sweet caramel as it flows down. The sweetness is there in the start but it doesn't have a chance against the bold bitterness that hits on the way down and lingers a bit after each sip. Finishes a bit dry. A damn fine, hoppy brew that doesn't hold back. Yum.

Mouthfeel is smooth with a nice creaminess brought on by the carbonation. Not too heavy, this one is just right in my opinion. A tasty, big hoppy brew that I could see myself drinking a couple of no problem. I got one four pack and now I need more! Holds its own against some 10 year old cheddar I picked up on my way home as well! Cheers to Tyranena for this one.

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Photo of iconoklaztor
4.37/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to kmpitz2 for this brew! Cheers

Going into this brew I had my hopes up. I was previledged enough to try the Devil Made Me Do It! coffee porter. I loved that beer so going into this I was excited about this brew.

As soon as I opened the top smells of bliss poured out. I loved the smell. Smells of orange, a hint of grapefruit, and even rose filled FILLED my nose.

The taste is fan-freaking-tastic. This beer is well balanced. Full of taste and bitterness. I only have good things to say about this brewery.

Overall, get this beer and then send me a couple!!! If you read this and want to trade let me know!! I would love to have another Devil and another Stickin it to the Man!! Get some of this beer!!!

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Photo of Wasatch
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to JAYW for this brew.

Pours a nice slightly cloudy ruby red color, nice carbonation, nice small one-finger plus off-white creamy head, lots and lots of nice sticky lacing to follow. The nose is hoppy, slightly malty, good dose of pine's and citrus, some caramel as well. The taste is hoppy, with a slight malt tone, there is also some nice grapefruit/pine tones, with some caramel. The finish is slightly dry with a good bitter end. Medium body. Very drinkable, another very tasty brew from Tyranena, glad to have had a chance to try it. Highly recommended.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a slightly dense but crystal clear deep apricot body with a sea of sluggish carbonation of tiny bubbles and a lumpy thin head of light tan that last for much of the beer.

S- The perfumed note of apricots gives way to a green hop nose with a slight spicy quality to it. There is a support of caramel malt and honey that works with the green finishing notes of hops.

T- This beer has a light fruity taste that is enveloped in a big green hop flavor with a nice spicy note that fades to a softer bitterness lingering after the sip. As the beer warms there are some slightly sweet malt notes in the initial fruity taste but the hops continue to grow in flavor.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with no alcohol heat noticed.

D- This is another well-built delicious IPA. The hops had an interesting depth with the spice tasting like the heat of raw cinnamon without the flavor but there were also some nice Belgian yeast notes that were floral aswell.

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Photo of akorsak
4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A stubby 12 oz bottle courtesy of JAYW, one of my top traders.

A: The ale is not quite as extra pale as the label advertises; instead it looks quite amber with brighter orange colors at the base of the mug and darker brown colors at the mouth of the glass. A white band of lace coats the inside of the glass, a pleasing remnant of the big head.

S: Even when the ale is cold, an undeniable aroma of hops, citrus and pine, peeks out of the beer. As it warms, thick resins, full of floral bite jump out, revealing a deep body with a strong alcohol content.

T: The ale just rolls of the tongue, biting hops create a delicious flavor that is paired with a strong malty body. The front of a sip is grainy, caramel and biscuit, with a touch of bitterness. Mid-sip transitions in the hops, citrusy with lots of bark and bite. Grapefruit and orange rind create a zesty taste that is accentuated by some more caramel. Vibrant hops see the ale away, allowing a pleasing bitterness to linger for a long time.

M: Excellent blend of citrusy hops and caramel malts. In an oxymoronic way, the flavors are subtly robust.

D: I liken this to Green Flash's West Coast IPA, part of the emerging San Diego or Extra Pale Ale movement. The result is a very drinkable beer with a memorable hop profile.

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Photo of BlindPig
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- About a 1 1/2" light tan head on a light cloudy dark amber body with few orange hues in it.
S- Big grapefruit hops, sweet caramel body to it, and some light pine hops in there too. I think it is a pretty basic aroma for a IPA.
T- Follows the aroma with the big grapefruit hops that leave a nice dry bitterness behind. The caramel body just gives the hops a chair to stand on. Leaves a nice hint of sweetness behind in the aftertaste to make sure you don't forget about it.
M- Medium body with low/medium carbonation.
D- I think it is a great IPA (see how there is no D in front of it). I would never call this a DIPA but one fine IPA. They call it a extra IPA and I can see where they would get that but I wouldn't go as far as double. I wouldn't mind more of this at all.

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Photo of twbrewer
4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a dark orange /amber color with a 1" head of chunky head that fades to a nice thick lace cover.

S-First smell is all grapefruit and floral hops.After it warms a bit more there is still grapefruit with a sweet caramel bouquet.

T-Taste is very similar to the smell.Huge grapefruit/citrus flavor that is mouthwatering,with a nice hint of malt hiding in the aftertaste.

M-I was expecting a fuller body but it was a good medium bodied brew with good carbonation and a sweet,smooth finish.

D-This is a great IPA,wonderful balance and great hop fix,very easy to drink.A little light for a DIPA but that would not stop me from buying.I would buy a lot more if I could still find it.

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Photo of ZAP
4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Burnt orange color (it says ruby red on the bottle but if this is Ruby Red, then I guess I'm confused as to what color Judy Garlands slippers were in the Wizard of Oz because this looks nothing like that shade of Ruby Red) white head..

S-Hops are noticeable first and foremost....weed....leafy tobacco....and pine...very light caramel

T-Again the cannibus, tobacco, and pine hop notes jump out at first....very flavorful... More of a flavorful hoppiness than a ultra bitter one...there is some lingering dry bitterness on the long finish which fits nicely. Just enough to encourage another sip...err...gulp....malt is not a major flavor component but adds depth and drinkability.

M-Pretty creamy and smooth....body is about medium..

D-Pretty good effort here...good flavorfull style hopping rather than overbitter one sided hoping....bigger than Bitter Woman but not as good overall....tough to compare them though because they are substantially different in their makeup..I would definitely pick up another 4-pack of this if I saw it...

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Photo of joe1510
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz Stubby
$6.99 4-Pack
Village Dell and Wine

Stickin' It to the Man, another of Tyranena's Brewers Gone Wild Series. Pours with a ruby body that becomes glowing orange when backlit. Very few carbonation bubbles creep through the slightly hazy body to the surface. A two finger off-white eggshell head formed on the pour falling to a half finger leaving sticky lacing on the way down.

This beer has a big sweet caramel nose. As a matter of fact the whole of this beer is layered in sweetness. The caramel begins things but are quickly overtaken by sweetened white grapefruit and orange. This beer smells like candy. The sweetness is there but not at all off putting.

Flavor begins with that big dose of caramel again. The malt hit flows effortlessly into sweetened grapefruit mid-palate but there's a little of that unsweetened grapefruit bitterness leading into the finish. Some floral hoppiness helps finish things off. Nicely done with a mild lingering sweetened bitterness.

Medium bodied with a velvety smooth mouthfeel. Sluggish carbonation leaves this beer alone to work it's magic, adding to that smoothness.

Not sure of the abv. in this one. I'm guessing in the area of 7%, but it is an easy one to put away. Enjoyable, refreshing and bitter enough to keep you wanting more.

Tyranena does it again. Do they make a bad beer? All their beers I've ever sampled have been excellent. Keep the Brewers Gone Wild Series coming guys cause I can't get enough.


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Photo of dirtylou
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

ah yes, another IPA varietal from Tyranena. Outside of the normal bitter woman IPA, this has to be the 3rd released seasonal IPA in the last year. As IPA is one of my favourite styles, i am in no position to complain about this, especially since they have all been good. If they keep releasing brewers gone wild stuff at this pace, a handful of IPA's cant hurt

appearance: pours into a new glarus pint glass (bad karma?)....body is a strong amber tone with a healthy beige/tan froth that retains itself quite nicely....body issomewhat cloudy yet glowing

smell: pungent sticky hops...grapefruit, bubblegum, pine. I guess its about what you would expect if you've been following this series. no complaints

taste: i'm not sure what the abv is but it feels like it is in the 7% range, which is to say its like an American 1.5 IPA. This allows it to be a bit more drinkable, yet still different. The flavour profile is dominated by hops but that isnt to say that there isnt a grainy malt taste buried down in there. This is a fairly bitter brew with pine and grapefruit dominating the hop profile. Also to be found is some light bubblegum, herbal leafy hop, and other citrus flavours

mouthfeel: medium botter, bitter, coating

drinkability: pretty good

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Photo of Homerbag
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a thick orange that starts with a big head that quickly turns to a lacing ring that sticks all the way down.

Smells of that great floral hop, both grapefruit and pine. If you have ever had one of the outstanding Tyranena brews you know of the character. If not, it's hop heavy and pleasing.
Tastes of big citrus hop, grapefruit and some orange with a pleasent compliment of malt to make it multidimensional.
Feels almost perfect, sticks enough to let the flavor soak in, but stays away from the cough syrup feel.

This has quickly turned into one of my favorite breweries. Which unfortunate for them has raised my standards for thier beer. But it also raises the bar at which I judge everything else. When it comes to hops few do it better than these guys. Great beer!!

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Photo of srandycarter
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - 3.0
S - 4.0
T - 4.0
M - 3.5
D - 3.5

A - The color of melted caramel. No head to speak of. Lacing very thin and sparce, soapy.

S - Cooked peaches and apricots and delicious caramel. Sweet malts dominate after a few minutes in the glass.

T - Nice sweet caramel core, finishes fairly dry but no major hop profile.

M - Medium body, only slightly undercarbonated.

D - Could set a few back, but finish is not a promoter of the next sip.

NOTE: BA that traded this to me mentioned it was somewhat old, so I wish I could review this one again with a fresher bottle.

UPDATED 5.20.09 Scores reflect new tasting.

A - 4.5
S - 4.5
T - 4.0
M - 4.0
D - 4.0

A - HUGE head, lots of cling, webby, chunky, stay for awhile. Murky dark copper body.

S - Sharp malt smell with a little dank feel - something I cannot define but really like. Inviting.

T - Nice malt and hop combo. Nothing really out of the ordinary, but really nice.

M - Medium body, good carb and coating.

D - Would take some time to tire.

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Photo of genog
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to DavidEddie for my first taste of Tyranena!

pours a murky burnt orange, brownish color. Minimal white head with lacing. Smell is of a floral aroma. Tastes is hoppy, but not too overpowering very nice. Finishes with a slightly burned, bitter ending. Mouthfeel is limited carbonation which makes this a very strong, but enjoyable and sipable IPA.

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Photo of drseamus
4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice dark amber red color with a white head. Some sediment is visible. The smell is great. Aroma is filled with sweet caramel, grapefruit, and a touch of pine. The flavor has a ton of hop bitterness balanced by sweet caramel. Grapefruity hops round out the flavor. This is a good double IPA but I could use a bit more hops.

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Note: This is slightly mislisted as a DIPA. It isn’t meant to be thought of that way as it doesn’t have the booze or hops to make it one. It’s an Extra IPA.

Appearance: Really top notch. The first sample I had was in a plastic cup at nine in the morning before a Brewer Game yet it still boasted and maintained a massive khaki head. Follow ups in actual glassware were equally impressive also showing a shiny copper body.

Aroma is intensely sprucy, a quality that I really enjoy in an IPA with mild metallic notes and a base of sweet caramel malt. Some citrus too.

Taste presents a strong malt base of strawberry jam and caramel. Grapefruit and juniper follow.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and though bitter, a sweetness in malt is present and lends some balance, at least in the front. The finish is quite bitter and leaves a powerful lingering burn on the tongue.

Drinkability is exceptional. I like IPAs and IIPAs but I am not an extreme hop head. I find this more drinkable then Hop Whore or BWFH. I really enjoy the feel and don’t feel overwhelmed by hops even after 3 or so.

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

Dark copper and only semi translucent. Smalle white head with very minimal carbonation noticeable. Fades quickly to a thin lace.

This is a fine smelling beer. Thick resiny citrusy aromas. Almost like a concentrated citrus fruit. Blasting with juicy grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, and blood orange. Than a thick pine driven forest follows up with some toffee malty ness that lends a sweetness to the aroma.

Not nearly as citrusy in the mouth. Much more piney, grassy and herbal. Nice bitter finish yet smooth and creamy. Carbonation is higher than the appearance would indicate as well. Prickly and satisfying. Toffee riddled with a bit of sweet caramel at the back of the mid palate before the bitterness kicks in and devours it. A nice IPA well worth drinking.

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Photo of cokes
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This isn't a DIPA and will not be reviewed as such. The "extra" in the name, the special release, and the elevated price tag would point in that direction, but this is "just" a regular IPA, if not an American Amber.

I love semantics and nerdery.

A burnished deep copper body rests under a tight spume of bleached beige.
A strong iron-rich blood aroma is augmented with further metallics of rust and tin, as well as more organic notions of spruce and sticky Jamaican Red Hair.
Malt settles in up front on the tongue. Sweet breads, burnt sugar, and apple pie. Simple and efficient. Hop sidle in, but not with the force or the luminance one might expect (especially with that "extra" preceding the "IPA".) The hops here are not muted by any means, but earthier and more metallic than most, ringing with that same coppery blood notion that the nose exhibited, along with the rusted out El Camino sense of decay and metal, and requisite potent, sticky, lingering, pipe-smoked ganja vapors. It careens down the throat with its streamlined, faintly gaseous, and thickened texture.
This does what it does extremely well, full of filthy, dirty, nasty hops. If Bitter Woman, From Hell, and Hop Whore are the bright kids, attorneys, bankers, valedictorians, and what not; this is the black sheep, loan shark that will have you coming back just so he can beat the shit out of you. And you won't see it coming.

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Photo of kmpitz2
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz stubbie. The brew is solid amber in color with a 2-finger off-white head that sits solidly over the brew. Clarity is moderate and there are a few small bubbles that climb the side of the glass. I like the color on this one. The aroma is deep with both earthy pine and sweet citrusy hop. I'm getting some toasty and bready characters alongside the solid caramel sweetness in the malt, and those blend well into the earthyness of the pine hop character. The flavor is slanted towards the earthy character, but age may be the factor affecting this. The toast and very solid earthy hop are there, and the nice sweet caramel and citrus hop rear their head after taking a swallow. There is a nice moderate bitterness that comes strong on the finish. There is nice balance between very solid toasty and caramel malt and excellent pine and citrus hop. Mouthfeel is moderate to thick with a very light carbonation. I would like to see a bit more carbonation to help break it up a little more. Overall, I am happy with this one. Even though some of the hop has lost the brilliance of being new, it is still very nice. I have come to appreciate the earthy quality of slightly aged big hoppy beers, so this one works well. Its no fresh Hop Whore, but I'll take it. Cheers to Tyranana for this one!

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Photo of jjayjaye
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy dark orange amber color with a full finger light tan head that resists fading. Some lacing observed.

The smell at first pour is intensely fresh hopped piny aroma with very sweet fruity tones; settles out significantly afterwards.

On the lighter side body-wise, the mouth feel is immediately conditioned by a well carbonated, piny hop sensation. The flavor matches the nose; grapefruit hop bitterness and nicely balanced sweet and creamy malt. A fairly significant lingering grapefruit aftertaste.

Drinkability - One of the hoppier interpretations of the style (welcomed). A very good drinker. Recommended.

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Photo of malcontent
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours an alluring deep auburn tint with a thin but sticky head.

Outstanding spectrum of all things American hops; citrus to spicy to flowery to slightly sweet. A wonderful display of our native bittering agents. Perfect.

Almost entirely grapefruit pith from start to intense finish. Very tasty although the bitterness becomes a touch one-dimensional and boring after a while. Malt does in fact surface as the beverage warms.

Delightfully creamy for an IPA and avoids any oiliness that sometimes plagues the style. Drinkability is through the roof if the overwhelming hop flavor doesn't get old for you. Skillful brewing here by Tyranena.

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Photo of timbro81
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Beertracker for the opportunity. Pours a hazed deep reddish copper color with a small head that settles to a thin ring around the glass. Great carbonation. Big sticky sweet caramel malts dominate the nose. They are backed up by a nice dose of piney hops and some alcohol. Taste is initially all hops, piney and resiny. Makes the mouth come alive. Hard to detect much else after that assault. As it warms the big caramel malts are easier to detect. Aftertaste lingers on the hops and that is fine by me. Another fine beer from their "Brewers Gone Wild" series.

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Photo of demcorhip
4.07/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A good looking coppery amber hued brew. Except for the flotilla of little chunks present. A one finger tight off white head stood atop a finely and mildly carbonated ale. Nice thick sheets of lacing presented themselves as i enjoyed this brew.

Aroma of biscuit and some toast, and a drizzle of caramel actually managed to come through before the hop bitterness, with its notes of white grapefruit, and lesser amounts of papaya and pine.

Tasty malt backbone of lightly toasted biscuit with caramel, the the hops assert themselves with flavours much like their aroma.

Medium bodied, more of a big IPA or perhaps a small IIPA. Solid malt backbone bends under the bitter hops and their mild resinous character. Despite hint of caramel sweetness finished slightly dry and astringent.

Another well made IPA/IIPA from Tyranena. Some alcohol warmth comes through to remind the drinker just where sessioning this brew will take you. A solid brew, hope it returns in the future.

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Photo of BeerCheese
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Medium brown color and a little hazy. Nice big tan head. Retention OK. Lots of sediment suspended and no bubbles evident. Citrus smell, otherwise nothing. Malty taste at first with some bitterness on the finish. Actually a nice balance. Gotta rate the taste high. Medium body with medium/high carbonation - works well. Overall, a good beer that I like. I'd buy more.

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