Stickin' It To The Man | Tyranena Brewing Company

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Stickin' It To The ManStickin' It To The Man

Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by BeerBeing on 05-24-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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 Westsidethreat
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Bodacious carbonation produces a stunning whipped butter 2 inch head. The body is hazy, the color of rusy caramel. So far, so good.

S: Lemon peel, minor raw dough, some caramel and a bit of grapefruit zest. Little bit light, I could use a bit more of a pronounced aroma.

T: Starts almost buttery, with good amount of doughy malts laying the foundation. Citrusy hops kick into action at the tip of the tongue offering notes of Midori, candied tangerine and some grapefruit. Transitions to sugary malts across the center of the tongue, much along the lines of the initial flavors but with some brown sugar sweetness this time around. Licks of watermelon add a roundness before a dirty bitterness swoops in to finish it out. Ends more bitter than it started with a nice, frolicking sweetness.

M: Medium body and soft.

D: Very drinkable. Due to the malt bill, its sort of walking the line of DIPA a bit too closely. Very nice beer none the less, what ever category it falls into.

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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 errantnight
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Joe 1510 for this brew.

Looks gorgeous. A slightly hazy orange-y ruby golden with a couple fingers of head and a thick film that stick around and solid lacing into my Corsendonk tulip.

Smells like attack of the crystal malts meets the fruity, floral sweet American hops. Definitely the right hop profile for me, but the malty, caramel sweetness is really strong. Nice, but not an explosion of hop goodness.

Tastes a helluvalot like it smells. A bit, rich, full bodied, almost grainy malty mid-section that evolves into an oily fruit hop richness. Caramel and orange, passion fruit, almost a watermelon tinge. Only once this really reaches room temp does the sweetness stick around... amazingly clean, with enough crispness to keep this from getting too, too heavy.

I like it. It's fun, a little different, and some really well done big malty middle sweetness that's been dried out enough to let the hops seep in around the edges. I almost wish they would push this a bit more and make it a particularly hoppy American Barleywine...

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.38/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Ok so I was thrilled to get this in a trade and immediatly put it in the fridge to get ready for a good day. Well today was that good day..Poured a nice hazy amber with a good amount of carbonation streaming up from the bottom. A nice three inch head formed on top but then dropped down almost immediatly to nothing and lingered really at just a thin veil of lace covering the tops and the side. A nice aroma of floral hops then presented itself and was mixed with a good amount of malted back. A light sweetness overcame it as time wore on. The flavor was very nice, but the feel lacked a little something. To be honest it felt kinda light and I never really got all that entrenched into it. Nice piney hop profile but it felt watered dow and just did not have the punch that I would have liked to see. Nice bitter dry finish, but again the feel was kinda light. Overall this was decent, a pretty standard IIPA for me. I think they could have put a little bit more into it and it really would have made the difference. Its worth a shot but there are better.

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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 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 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 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 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 lackenhauser
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange in color with an almost tan head on top. Great, wet and sticky hop aroma-almost smells like some high quality smoke! Big blast of hop bitterness up front-borders on being solvent like. Malty flavor in the backround with a nice, dry snap in the finish. Good body. Very drinkable and enjoyable. Thank you sir may I have another?

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Photo of KingG
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received in a trade from Jefkrenner, thanks dude.

Served chilled and poured into my Tripel Karmeliet glass.

Appearance is good. Copper/dark orange colored brew that is hazy but not overly so. Head and lacing were let downs; both minimal.

Smell is good. Citrus rind, grapefruit, large bittering hops and caramel malt.

Taste is good. Peppery, bittering grapefruit hop, and a large amount of caramel malt rounds things out. Very balanced brew and well crafted. A little subdued in the hops department for the style.

Mouthfeel is above-average. Smooth and creamy with little carbonation. Thin body for the style.

Drinkability is good. I could drink one or two more of these.

I would have ranked this beer more favorably if it was called a regular IPA and not a DIPA. Nonetheless, a tasty brew with enough flavor to keep things interesting. Recommended.

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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 botham
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. pours a transparent chocolate brown with amber/garnet highlights. one finger of off-white head resides on top, and remains throughout consumption.

the smell is, well, hoppy. strong spiced hops and ale yeast make up the smell, with little effort on the malt side. notes of grassy hops and a coniferous smell are present as well. has a very dry and bitter character.

taste is suprizingly malty at first taste, with strong spiced hops following close behind. the hops are milder than the aroma would suggest, but remain the focus of the palate. finishes smooth.

aftertaste is dry, with lingering hops and a touch of ale yeast.

mouthfeel is dry, with light carbonation and a creamy texture. the brew itself is mild compared to others in this style, but pulls it off very well.

drinkability is great for hop lovers, but horrendous for anti-bitter drinkers. to each his own, but this should be tried for anyone looking for a schooling in bold and mild hops (at the same time, no less).

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Photo of westweasel
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured out a dark, hazy copper color with a thin off-white head.

The smell is dominated by biscuits, lemons and orange zest.

The taste contains biscuits and toast at the start of the swallow, followed by a bitter end of lemons and oranges.

The mouthfeel is medium with a slightly dry finish.

The drinkability of this fairly balanced beer is very good. The bitterness would start to add up quickly though after the first pint.

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Photo of hoppymeal
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours medium copper with amber hues, a very slight haze, a small cream head dissipates quickly. Aroma is peppery crisp grassiness and a light soft sugariness that is sweet with honey and orange and berry aromas. Taste is a nice blend of a soft fruity sweetness, some citrus and melon, cotton candy, a decent peppery grassy and grainy bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is also a nice blend of a light to medium soft body that begins blending with a bit of peppery tingle on the tongue mid taste before becoming bitter and dry in the finish. This beer hangs between a strong ipa and dipa, while the aroma doesn't set anything on fire for me and the taste is quite good but not crazy, the mouthfeel and drinkability are both very good.

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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 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 Mdog
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark amber with lots of particles floating around, good head.

Smell: Strong citrus.

Taste: Nice citrus/grapefruit hoppiness is the main thrust of this beer, but not overly bitter.

Mouthfeel: Light for a DIPA, fine if called an IPA.

Drinkability: Good for a hop injection.

A pretty good beer-probably just an IPA and not a double IPA though-it got me through my latest hop craving. Not as good as Bitter Woman or Hop Whore from the same brewery though.

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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 Phyl21ca
3.82/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Monger: Poured a clean brown color ale with a medium foamy head with some good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of citrus hops is dominating with a subtle base of caramel malt. Taste is dominated by some nice citrus and bitter malt with a base of caramel malt that could be more important in order to provide a more balance beer. Body is about average with some adequate carbonation. Overall, I thought his was interesting but fell a bit short of the great staple of the style.

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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 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 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 tavernjef
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Heavy hazed dirty bronzed brown color. Soft spongy capping of lightly yellowish foam sits briefly before slipping away to whole lotta lacing and a slight skim across the top of the liquid.

Soft and soggy wet pine aroma mixed gently with a resin sided toastyness and some oily hopped melony citrus.

Taste is deep and soft, not heavy or beefy; as the flavors are fairly broad and mediumishly bold with a softly yielding tone of very easy going citric tropical hoppyness and a toasty caramel malt backing.
The middle is the best area as the pine comes in and places itself along the walls and base of malts with some nice rendering of delicate oilyness, hoppy waxyness, and feathery pithyness of orange and grapefruit.

Feel is light at the front then gradually builds into a well-rounded medium tone and softly hopped oil girth. Fades ever so slowly into the finish with a slight pull into grapefruit bitterness and pine soured soggyness and a faint but present earthy dryness.

A pretty decent IPA thats been beefed up with some extra oompf. Not as good as the Hop Whore or Bitter Woman From Hell though. That's the brew I would side with over this.

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Stickin' It To The Man from Tyranena Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 58 ratings