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Bitter Woman In The Rye | Tyranena Brewing Company

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Bitter Woman In The RyeBitter Woman In The Rye

Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by bound4er on 05-18-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 107 | Ratings: 118
Photo of cokes
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear brass bodied with a skin of pale gray suds and a some pockets of bubbles clinging to the edge. Not much retention, but gobs of lace down the sides of the glass.
Lime rind and dry grass hoppiness, with blooms of tropical fruit (mango, mostly). Rye adds its distict peppery spiciness, and enhances the grassy qualities.
Rye is perceived immediately in the mouth, lightly doughy and perkily peppery. Malt fades quickly, though the spiciness lingers. Hops join with a dried grass and herb, that broadens over time to include mint, lime, papaya, and sandy minerality. Later on, burps add pine and resin, curiously, the first time they appear.
The body enters puffed out, and nearly brawny feeling, but it deflates over the course of the sip, leaving it limp and thin by the swallow. This is a small gripe, as it's monster drinkable.
I'm a big fan of rye, simply put. And this succeeds in that aspect. The rye, though, competes with, and seems to alter the hop profile, and at the end, it's not clearly recognizable as a Bitter Woman spinoff.

I'm not 100% sure how I feel (mostly because I expected a more "Bitter Woman-esque" hop clarity), the rye has won me over and I've gone through a couple four packs over the weekend, and I'll be restocking soon.

Update: The more I drink of this, the more I'm left somewhat nonplussed. The rye and the hops just don't really jive.

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Photo of morimech
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a clear amber color with one inch of white head that settled to a thin cap. Moderate amount of spotty lacing is left on the glass. The aroma is very spicy. Almost has a noble hop characteristics but I do not know if this beer has any. The flavor was a let down. Hops is dominate but I wonder where the malt went. Has a nice rye malt finish but I would want more of the other malt to influence this beer. Has a little band-aid flavor as well. Bitterness is moderate. The body is a little thin but it is nicely carbonated with a good texture. Perfectly drinkable but I was hoping for a whole lot more. Not Tyranena's best effort as I see it could easily be improved.

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Photo of dirtylou
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz single, brewers gone wild and whatnot

appearance: served in tyranena pint glass, glowing straw-amber body, frothy beige waves and nice lacing

smell: punchy aromatic hops, tropical and juicy, pine and citrus. this one is a very nice nose

taste: hmm - this beer is really hoppy - the bottle proclaims an "orgy of hops". i'm not sure the rye really works that well - it sure provides some spice that is quite fiery when mixed with hop blast. very tropical and juicy

mouthfeel: juicy and pungent, high bitterness

drinkability: one went down really quick

i think the reviews will level out on this one at some point, after mixed early reviews

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Photo of Buebie
2.6/5  rDev -33%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Picked this up today at Heritage.

Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pub glass.
The pour produces a 1'' off white head, receeding to leave thin drapes of lace.
The color is transparent and a darker amber copper, glows well when held to light.

The aroma is kinda funky. There is some malt and hemp with just a bit of skunky UV light lengthy exposure.
I got this from a dark cooler with no lights. And I know how they treat beer at this establishment. So I'm wondering if I just got a bad bottle.

The taste is bitter, with plenty of rye spice to back. Bittering hops, grassy, but some pine. The rye helps cover the lack of anything else going on here.
Some charred malt and a bit of charcoal.
Finishing with plenty of rye kick and spice as well as super bitter mouth puckering pine.

I dont understand whats going on with this brew. It seems like there was an attempt at somthing, but it was lost in translation.
The last 2 beers, this included from the BGWS have been flops ( paradise by the dashboard lights and this one here) compared to the first few. Seems like they are just making anything now and calling a brewers gone wild.

Sub par. I will pick up a 4 pack and give it another shot, because you guys have made great beer in the past, so you deserve a 2ND chance. But in my own defense, its hard to have a bad bottle on a beer that was just released yesterday.
This just seems skunky.

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Photo of milwaukeeclassic
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured in a tulip glass. I love the reddish amber appearance in IPAs and this one does not disappoint.

The aroma is of citrusy hops...nothing too overpowering.

The taste is a hop punch to the face, followed by a pleasant malty sweetness and next with the back of the tongue bitterness that I've come to associate with Tyranena IPAs. The rye flavor is not extreme, but adds a nice spiciness to the finish along with the bitter hops

This is my favorite Tyranena IPA to date. I have a feeling I'm going to be drinking this heavily for the next couple of weeks or months.

Edit: This beer wasn't nearly as good from the bottle as it was from on tap for some reason. Not sure why.

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Photo of BarrytheBear
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear amber pour into my La Chouffee tulip

Scents of mild citrus and pine needle, not the strength of this beer, rather mild and a bit soapy

Taste of soft mellow hops and an abrasive rye finish that cuts a swath across the palate, leaving an abrupt bitter finish.

Well carbonated and nice lacing for a somewhat watery body.

Poundable. Good, but not the best BGW beer from Tyranena.

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Photo of bound4er
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A new one from Tyranena under their "Brewers Gone Wild!" series. As the name implies, this is an IPA brewed with rye.

A. Straight up amber appearance. Pours beautifully showcasing 2 to 3 fingers of white head that settles to a 1/4" and stays that way. Lacing is damn fine too.

S. Pine hops and a bit of malt. Not an overpowering nose by any means.

T. I like this beer as I do most IPA's. The hops come across with a blast of citrus and then turns bitter quickly expanding across my palate with another final shot of citrus. There's pretty good balance from the malts - not sure how the rye comes into play here.

M. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

D. Goes down fast - two or three would not be a problem. This will be a nice beer to have around this summer. Not a mind bender but plenty enjoyable.

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Bitter Woman In The Rye from Tyranena Brewing Company
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