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RATINGS: 506   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Overpowering perfume. Dripping with luscious hop flavor. And, oh what a body. You’re in for one helluva experience!


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
undsioux7 (793) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Pours deep clear amber.  The aroma wasn’t as strong as I expected.  What hop aroma that was there was nice though.  Had a nice pine and citris taste, but felt a little thin. It just occoured to me that the grimreeser served this to me mighty cold, so I blame him. I will have to try again at a more servable temperature.


1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
cjnuxoll (13) - - JUN 6, 2014
I am rating this beer in comparison to other Imperial IPAs, which I would have to say this is not. I think this beer has more in common with a barleywine style like Lagunita’s Brown Shugga, as opposed to an Imperial IPA. The name is misleading; it has almost no hoppyness to it whatsoever. Being in California, we do not get Tyranena out here, and I ordered it from a company in Illinois. I am used to West Coast styles of IPA such as Stone Enjoy By, Russian River’s Pliny the Elder and Firestone’s Union/Double Jack. Those beers are more traditional IPA with a strong hoppy flavor, bite, and substance. Those beers pour with an orangish hue and have a impressive and powerful aroma. Imperial IPAs kick it up a notch and typically pour browner than regular IPA. They keep the hop flavoring, but lose some of the aroma. Hop Whore is neither of these descriptions. It pours brown, like a barleywine style. It has a sweet and strong molasses odor, and tastes like sorghum and yeast. I don’t get any hoppyness from this at all, which really makes me question the name. If this were described as a barleywine, it would be more appropriate, but lacks the oomph to compete with beers on that level. This beer is really a conundrum to me as I don’t know how to classify it, but it is a terrible Imperial IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rockbeer (34) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2014
From 12 oz bottle but have had it on draft also. Aroma of burnt citrus orange. White head and pour a dark orange. Has citrus spruce mixed with orange taste. Hits the palate with a heavy bitterness at the front end and carries toward the back of your mouth with some resin. Very good effort for a Wisconsin Ipa in which this area is not known for imperial Ipa’s.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewHaMeister (155) - - MAY 14, 2014
12oz bottle pours a clear somewhat dark amber with an off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is caramel, mild perfume, malt, and a little hop. Flavor is a bit resiny bitter with a warm finish. Ok

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (10119) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
Bottle from Ware House Liqour, Chicago. Clear deep golden beer with a nice lasting offwhite head. Malty bready aroma, caramel, perfume, kinda aggressive hops. Hoppy caramel flavor, onions, bready, cream, some grapes. I did not like this one very much.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonmac (266) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle pour into snifter glass from Belgium. Copper color slightly deeper hue than expected. Smell is really good...hops with some sweetness. Taste has some resin elements and a good deal of hops. Definite backbone of malt. Dries out the mouth while covering the palette. Probably worth a romp despite the STD risk.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keeszorge (27) - - MAR 8, 2014
Lijkt redelijk op de La Trappe Oak Aged. Heerlijk aroma en mooie schuimkraag. Een bijna perfecte afdronk.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
CardsPackHawks (95) - Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Not a big fan of IPAs, but the name had me interested. A very earthy flavor, deep red appearance, and add an earthy aroma. OK for the the style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (1008) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2014
A very good ipa from Tyrrhenian. Super hoppy and nicely bitter. Smells hoppy and had this one at home ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pnadler (14) - Barrington, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2014
One of the more multi IPAs. Very similar to a victory hop Devil. I prefer the more classic West Coast IPAs. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5666) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2014
sample at Food Bank bottle share, deeper orange pour. pretty potent bitterness with a hefty malt backbone. Nice


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