Tyranena Brewing Company

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IPA - American
Ranked #3,304
Ranked #17,391
3.87 | pDev: 11.11%
Tyranena Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
Very Good
Notes: Scurvy India Pale Ale (IPA) India Pale Ale Brewed With Orange Peel. An ample ale, exploding with luscious, fruity hops and citrusy blast of orange zest. Ready to walk the plank, Matey
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Piercan from Wisconsin

4.44/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So rare and so wonderful. Bitter Woman made PERFECT.
But I can't find it anywhere, any time.
''Availability in Spring'', officially -- so it says.
Tyrenena is from Lake Mills near Madison, WI. and it's always a pb. finding their exceptional beers. So what's the pb.?
I live in Milwaukee county and I can't find any more Scurvy in the second week of June. What about distribution?
Update: Scurvy reappears on the shelves mid July 2018.

Jun 16, 2018
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear medium copper in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate burnt orange + faint golden yellow colored highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a couple of small patches of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit pith, citrus/orange zest, citrus/orange peel, and pine/resin hops over the light to moderate aromas of caramel + toasted + biscuit malts.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of biscuit, toasted, and caramel malts with light to moderate amounts of caramel sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit pith, citrus/orange zest, citrus/orange peel, and pine/resin hops which contribute a just shy of moderate amount of bitterness which fades away slowly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Enjoyable old school East Coast style IPA - kind of a throwback but definitely a beer that I could have again. Drinks pretty easily and hides the alcohol well.

May 23, 2017
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Cool orange pour, lots of citrus pulp I think floating around? Is that what I see? Aroma didn't pop hops or citrus. Bummer man.

Taste did impart some citrus. Had plenty of hopping. Caramel malt notes in a large way. Thankfully not balanced, but minorly disappointing given that I'm usually impressed with this brewery.

Apr 21, 2016
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pat61 from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Pig & Fiddle. L: It pours copper gold under a 1” dense sudsy cream colored foam collar. S: Rich citrus aromas. T: A malty attack with citrus from the fermentation, from the hops and what tastes like added citrus. The three different sources of citrus enter the palate at different points adding depth and interest. F: Medium body and carbonation. O: A refreshing, citrusy IPA.

Aug 17, 2015
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BigDaddyWarbuxx from Iowa

3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great hops aroma. The flavor isn't nearly as intense initially as you'd expect, but there is a decent bitter aftertaste. A little bit of a floral touch in it.

Aug 07, 2015
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majorbase2 from Wisconsin

3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, magnificent amber color with a huge foam white head. Excellent retention. Good lacing. Retains thin head after 15 minutes. Very impressive.

Aroma is surprisingly faint. Pale malts and orange. As noted in the description, the orange peel is strongest.

Taste is a nice balance of sweet caramel malts, citrus, and pine. A little bit of bite from the hops. Orange zest is strong, and dominates the citrus. Good bitterness on the back end.

Medium body. light carbonation. Refreshing, but a bit resinous. More of a sipper, but easy to drink.

Overall, a good brew by one of Wisconsin's most underrated breweries.

Jul 03, 2015
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TX-Badger from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear orange golden color with white head. Citrus, oranges specifically, with floral notes, and just a hint of grassy pine on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more citrusy orange flavor.

Jun 20, 2015
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Gobearswalter34 from Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reddish-orange in color with a creamy thin head. Smell some hop and citrus, but not much. Another strong PA by brewery. Crisp citrus with a little different combination of hop than bitter woman. A very crisp finish in which the bitter lingers.

Dec 22, 2014
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vette2006c5r from Minnesota

3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Scurvy pours a bronze color with a nice small but lacing head. There is big orange aroma. The taste has a earthy hoppy backbone, with some strong orange flavors. Nice body nice flavors. Overall it has big orange flavors, but it blends very nicely.

Nov 17, 2014
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barnzy78 from Illinois

3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - deep amber/copper with a fluffy ivory head; some spotty lacing is left on the glass
S - floral hop, bread, caramel, grapefruit, pine, orange
T - orange, caramel, bread crust, faint biscuit, grapefruit, huge pine
F - fuller body, resinous and very dry overly bitter finish
O - not as good as I remembered it, but still a good IPA with a twist

Jun 23, 2014
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jwc215 from Arizona

3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark amber with a lasting off-white head. Trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of citrus - I smell orange peel - but, it's mild and not sure if it more from the power of suggestion. Caramelized grain is in the back.

The taste is of orange and grapefruit. Toasted caramel malty backbone gives a supporting sweet balance to the upfront bitterness. Pine/resin comes through in the finish. The alcohol is slightly noticeable.

It is medium-bodied, smooth with a mild (tangy?) bite.

Not sure that orange peel adds much to this, but that's fine. Overall - a solid American IPA!

Jun 10, 2014
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rlee1390 from Indiana

3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear ruby orange, not much carbonation or head.

S-Malt, some citrus, tad bit of orange.

T-Starts with more malt than needed and a nice pine note. Ends with mild citrus and a slight bitterness. Hops are harsh.

M-Medium bodied, not much carbonation, some hope resins.

O-Was hoping for more out of this beer, the hops were not dialed in and the added orange wasn't were it needed it be.

May 17, 2014
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larryarms847 from Illinois

3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Dark orange with red hues in appearance.

The orange peel definitely dominates overall smell.

Tastes of orange zest and not much else.

Mouthfeel is nothing incredible, definitely lacking something.

Overall this is a decent beer, but I would not go out of my way to obtain this brew again.

Sep 07, 2013
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MadScientist from New York

3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Another gift from a friend that make an annual pilgrimage to WI.

A: A light cooper colored beer with an orange hue. Produces a good head stand on pour. The off-white head is made of cream bubbles with a decent retention time when given a somewhat aggressive pour.

S: A medium strength aroma of crystal malt and citrus hops. There is a moderate fruit ester and a faint diacetyl making me think the yeast is more English than American.

T: A medium-strong citrus hops flavor and a medium-strong hops bitterness along with a medium malt sweetness dominate. There is a far amount of orange esters that seem part hop part yeast derived. The balance is fairly bitter. The finish is off-dry with an aftertaste of oranges and hops bitterness.

M: A medium bodied beer with a medium-strong carbonation. Medium creaminess.

O: A decent IPA with a good balance of hops and malts hat isn't overly bitter, not that it would be bad thing. There

Aug 07, 2013
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nickapalooza86 from Wisconsin

3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A bit shorter review today, Pours a nice clear orange and a finger of white head, nice and hoppy smell with pine and citrus and a bit of malt, taste is not as citrusy as I was expecting for a IPA litterlay brewed with orange peel.... Piney, malty, and a bit of citrus in the finish. Decent IPA, I remember liking this one more a bit more a couple years ago. Will Still gladly go through this 6 with a smile on my face!

Aug 02, 2013
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mjpolzin from Wisconsin

3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A solid IPA from a local brewery. This was advertised as being brewed with orange peel and although I could taste a slight bit of orange, I was a little disappointed that it wasn't a stronger taste. That said, it was crispy, citrusy and refreshing. It didn't really differentiate itself from many of the other IPAs on the shelves but since it is a local brewery (10 miles from my house), I may but it again.

Jul 14, 2013
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TheSSG from Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice, dense, resiny head. Orange oil in the nose blends with a floral hop aroma. Lovely deep amber color. Starts really surprisingly bitter (aroma didn't make me expect this), with a wonderfully nice citric bitterness. A flash of malt appears after the low-high bitterness passes, with the bitter citrus rind really lingering on the finish.

Overall, this is quite nice. I like the way the citrus pairs very nicely with the hops. Definitely worth trying if you like citrusy hops.

May 15, 2013
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Ri0 from Wisconsin

3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Copper color, minimal cloudiness with 2 finger white head.

Smell - A floral hop smell with some citrus. Faint orange smell.

T - Reminds me of Bitter Woman with a bit of orange, less than I expected. There is more bitter than citrus which kind of surprised me. I taste the same malts that are in Bitter Woman, but overall it is more bitter than sweet.

M - Carbonated and bitter taste, some oiliness from the hop residue.

O - Solid IPA from Tyranena, but I was hoping for more citrus and orange flavors. It is a nice late Spring beer that I will enjoy.

Apr 25, 2013
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mfnmbvp from Illinois

3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, bottled on 05/09/2012, so this beer has been chillin in the bottle for about 7 months now.

A - Dark amber orange color, with a giant frothy white head. Tons of sediment floating around in the glass, an unquestionably unfiltered beer. Significant amounts of lacing coming down the glass.

S - Not as much hops as expected (or hoped for) in the nose, but still a citrus aroma from the hops.

T - Light hop presence, still mildly on the bitter side. However, I enjoy my IPA's ridiculously hoppy. Citrus / pine and orange flavors. Very good, but could be better.

M - Sticky, resinous mouthfeel, but still on the clean side for an IPA. Fair level of carbonation.

Overall, this was a good beer. I would like to grab a fresher bottle and see if it comes out being hoppier, but in all I am still a fan. The only other brew I have had from Tyranena Brewing so far is their Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown Ale, which was probably a better and more complex beer than this, but this IPA is still delicious. Overall, I am impressed with Tyranena and want to try more of their beers.

Tyranena Brewing Scurvy IPA ---4/5

Dec 13, 2012
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facundoCNB from New Jersey

3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

amber pour with a finger of head which quickly diminished. smells of 2 row barley, caramel, and a slight citrus hint. the flavor is fruity and citrusy up front, with floral hops and a heavy sweet malty backbone. medium body and creamy mouthfeel with moderate amount of carbonation.

a very malty english style ipa with a twist. i like it.

Dec 09, 2012
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tjsdomer2 from Illinois

3.32/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Nice copper tone, but the carbonation is flat and there is no foam or lacing.

Smell: Strong orange peel. Not much else. A bit to strong.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Taste is more strong orange peel. Mouthfeel is quite flat. I might have gotten an old bottle.

Overall Drinkability: A very, very average IPA. I would rather try this on tap.

Oct 31, 2012
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1/2 inch head that goes quick, low carbonation, orange-brown in color, clear

Smell: bread, slight caramel and floral hops

Taste: caramel and bread in the start followed by bitter citrus and orange hops with the hops drying in the end

Mouthfeel: sweet start with a bitter body and less bitter finish, dry end, medium carbonation, heavy bodied

Overall: Really surprised and impressed with how heavy bodied this one is. This one is solid. One per sitting, but I would pick this up if it were in my area.

Aug 27, 2012
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RoamingGnome from Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 8/9/12 tasting notes. Enjoyed this on tap at the Micro, during my annual trip to the Wisconsin State Fair. Served to me in a 16oz clear plastic cup.

A) Golden amber with nearly 2 fingers of frothy head, that had a little orange tint. Nice retention and a bit of lacing.

S) Really nice citrus aroma, fresh oranges and breakfast grapefruit. A bit of flower petal and some grass.

T) Again, plenty of citrus. You could definitely pick up a bit of the zest from the orange peel. Enough malt sweetness, keeps this in balance for my tastes. Clean finish and pleasing aftertaste.

M) Medium body and moderate carbonation provide smooth, almost creamy refreshment. Very easy on the palate, and easy drinking.

O) Really a solid IPA on all fronts. Tyranena has quite a few beers that I really enjoy, and this is another. Glad to recommend.

Aug 12, 2012
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BeerFMAndy from Wisconsin

4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz twist-off bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
Bottled on 17APR12, "IPA brewed with orange peel."

A - Tiny chunks float in the golden-amber colored beer as a large foamy white head froths up with moderate retention and a thick lacing coating the glass all thick-like!

S - Hoppy from the heavens! Fresh floral hops inject a citrusy squirt, also from the orange peel added, and mango hints on the back end. Caramel malt adds a background sweetness for a balanced IPA aroma.

T - Despite the caramel malt base, Scurvy is fruity and floral as hops jump my tongue in a pirate-like frenzy. The orange peel zest aids the hoppy bitterness in my mouth-puckering while I revel in a fantastically unbalanced hop bounty.

M - Enough bitterness to make even the burliest of pirates growl, "YEAAAARGH!", Scurvy is crisp, medium-bodied, and refreshing with a rather clean finish.

O - Drink scurvy matey, it sure ain't bilge water! Tyranena's Scurvy is a delicious IPA, abounding in hoppiness that convinced me, while I was thinking of ridiculous pirate puns, to re-watch the Pirates of the Caribbean series. Now to get more Scurvy!

Jul 25, 2012
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ChadQuest from Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

copper toned body with some soft off white head.
The nose is like sweet sugar coated oranges.
A sweeter IPA, not very bitter, reminds me of those orange slices candy my grandma used to have. Simple and shallow.
mouthfeel is medium to full for a 6.5% IPA.

nothing off, but not really desirable.

Jul 14, 2012
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