Darkover (1506) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange color with a beige head. Aroma of citrus and caramel. Taste of tangy citrus, long hoppy finish. Really good.
ccex (869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle pours an almost clear red/orage with moderate white head and good lacing. Aroma is strong with both hops and malts: I detect grapefruit, caramel, bread, and a bit of pine. Taste is initially sweet until the huge bitter finsih kikcks in. Body is mediu, with average carbonation. Easily drinkable with a bitter finish you wonít forget. An above average IPA
ContemplateBeer (1353) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of pronounced grapefruit hops and slightly toasted bread. Appearance is deep copper with sticky white head, leaving lacing all over the glass. Flavor has lots of grapefruit up front with a nicely present toasted malt backbone; the finish is long and bitter, but not bracingly so. Palate is medium, sticky and average. A really well done example of the style, but without too much flash.
starewich (139) - - DEC 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear red-orange with medium off-white meringue-looking head. Novel dashes of smoke and ground pepper in the nose. Taste is quite bitter and grassy, but under it is a drink not unlike root beer (very apparent in the finish), and with a trace of something herbal and spicy, like dill. An odd one, but not gimmicky, and worth keeping in mind.
FriarHop (121) - Long Beach, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark amber with bubbly white head that stays throughout. A highly drinkable IPA, plenty if flavor to keep your interest.
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Lemke10 (624) - Janesville, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Located just east of Madison is Lake Mills which is home to Tyranena Brewing. With over 50 different recipes, their IPA named Bitter Woman is one of their most noteworthy. This is a must see brewery if you are already in the area visiting Capital, Ale Asylum, Vintage, or any of the Great Danes.
It pours a golden, amber color with a decent foamy head. The scent is rather simple but contains hops. It is what it is, simple yet good. Personally I like a strong hoppy smell with my IPAís but itís not required for a good tasting brew.
At the first sip you would find it hard to believe that this in an IPA but as the taste progresses, most of the bitterness comes from the after taste. The texture is smooth and invites one sip after another. Other than hops, you get hints of toasted malts and some caramel. It finishes with a dry, chalky after taste.
This is one of the backbone products that Tyranena offers year round. I remember sales on this use to be insane on this product and in the last year or two it has slowed down a bit. Certainly a unique tasting IPA with a smooth ale beginning and a bitter IPA finish. You canít say you are a Tyranena fan without trying a Bitter Woman.
Theydon_Bois (5447) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle on Amtrak Train 27 - The Empire Builder ( from Binnyís South Loop) - 04/11/12.
Lightly obscured mid amber with a thin off white head that soon forms a pond and clears to the edge.
Caramel malts on the nose, orange, light pine.
Tastes of caramel malts, hops, grapefruit, orange pith.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a bitter finish.
dlbeer (592) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewery. Light orange pour with a lacing head. Strong hop scent. Very bitter hop flavor. Decent ipa.
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle straight from WI. Dark golden/ light amber color. Smells like sweet caramel & nutty malts, with some bitter, piney hops. Tastes almost the same, too. A little more bitter, esp. in the finish. Not bad, just not my favorite IPA style.
Thechasm442 (287) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle to a pint glass. Pours a clear orange amber with a finger of foamy white head and ok lacing. Aroma is pine and citric fruit. There is some grass and caramel there as well. Taste is grapefruit and orange up front. The pine kicks in and it gets bitter at the end. There are notes of caramel and bread as well. Mouthfeel is thinner and easy to drink. Somewhat sticky. Not bad, this reminds me of a highly hopped pale ale that I make from time to time.