Lemke10 (888) - Waukesha, 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 IPA’s but it’s 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 can’t say you are a Tyranena fan without trying a Bitter Woman.
TattooJack (279) - Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from the bottle of a six pack, copper color with foamy collar. I have found that buying beer without the alcohol level posted on the label to be a 50/50 proposition, this time to the bad because I wouldn’t have purchased a 5.75% for a premium price. The fact that someone took the time to write this great story on the label but omitted the ABV seems shady. As far as the commercial description; to say this beer is "intensely bitter" & has "mighty hop flavor" are an overstatement. It’s good beer, is bitter, has good hop flavor, and is very drinkable, but let’s not get crazy with the adjectives, especially considering the other IPA,s that come out of Wisconsin at the same price.
Christpuncher (1940) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent iPad. Heavily malty notes with some hippiness in the finish. Smells malty and hoppy. Pours copper with a 2 finger thick reddish tan head. Had at home.
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ThirstyBird (2186) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear copper color with a light tan head. The smell is earthy malt, spice, citrus. The taste is as it smells, madly, dry ending with bitterness. Light/medium body and slightly prickly carbonation.
Carlisle (227) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Copper color. Malty flavor with bitterness.
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ARH (830) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, poured into a sampler glass. The aromas are a notable grapefruit citrus with secondary notes of grain, herbs, and a light caramel late. It pours an oily orange-amber with a dense, fuzzy head, retaining a medium ring, splotchy surface, and leaving an abundant, sheet lace. The taste is a medium high bitter and a medium / medium-light sweet. The medium bodied, oily beer goes down with a soft fuzz for carbonation. Grapefruit and grass are the overwhelming and dominant flavors on the palate and it has a crisp, grass finish with a bitter grapefruit lingering as well as some pine and bitter herb.
miyauchi38 (726) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cousin_Larry (616) - - NOV 29, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
The beer I had was a year old, so take this review for what it’s worth. Very very bitter and little other discernible taste.
wilnatp (639) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the taproom July 30th. Notes are lacking in text. Decent/average IPA.
BrewMstr (129) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft in Wisconsin, uncle mikes highway pub. Expecting more bitterness, fairly standard IPA, nothing extraordinary despite the cool name.
johnnymusky (563) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2014 Poured from bottle...i will be honest i bought because of the name...nose is malt and funk...hops is not present in flavor...i really expected more from this one...bitter woman made me a bitter man!