j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Victor’s bracket box tasting at Paul’s. Pours a clear orange amber with a thin white head. Soft hops, musk and toast. Slight malt and toast, oxidized and bitter.
spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from Woodman’s Madison
Ar: Mildly hoppy aroma with a bit of citrus and a good deal of grassy hops. Caramel malt is also prevalent.
Ap: Pours a light copper with orange streaks. 1/2" head dissipates quickly and leaves little lace.
T: Quite a bit of caramel malt sweetness up front, more than is typical for this style. Mild hop bittering on the finish rounds this out nicely.
P: Medium-thin body, medium carbonation.
O: This gets a bonus point for sessionability. It would be easy to drink and enjoy 5-6 of these in an hour or two. It’s simple, but there isn’t anything "off" in here. Nice effort, and a nice change of pace from the IPA’s that I love so much.
JohnnyJ (5070) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Amber pour, white head. Citrus, caramel malt, hops, and sweetness. Nothing too exciting, on the malty side.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance: orange with a puffy pithy head. Laces up with nice chunks of puff hovering atop her glittering depths.
Nose: orangey, citrusy, grassy, and mangoey. Grass lurks in the back while honey mingles with the orange. Green underneath.
Palate: smooth with oranges and an underlying sweetness of orange honey. Medium body. A dry finish with grass and hop resins. A bit sticky with the mouthfeel she lingers long in the middle with a brief start and short finish. Orange rind adds to the dry bitter finish. Mango freshly sliced and juicy finds her way to the middle where she has good company in freshly sliced oranges. Simple and refreshing with just a dab of toast upon which her other flavors preside.
Final Thoughts: one of Tyranena’s better offerings but not the greatest by far. A so-so pale ale she was assertive in her flavor profile which was unfortunately rather one-dimensional. Okay, but there are other pale ales out there I would rather quaff given the choice.
zizzybalubba (1691) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Woodman’s in Madison, WI. Pale orange pour with a short off-white head. Aroma of light floral and grassy hops mixed with sweet caramel malts. Lightly bitter hopped flavor of grass and pine needles. Underwhelming yet drinkable and pleasant. I’ve come to expect many of the great APAs to be darn close to IPAs but there’s certainly nothing wrong with this being less than that. Overall this is a good American Pale Ale.
benfergy (235) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Stone Tepee has an orange/yellow appearance. The aroma is quite hoppy, and the hops are somewhat floral. The taste is a good mixture of sweet and sour. It’s kinda citrusy as well. The palate is great; substantial and full, but not harsh. Once again, another excellent beer from Tyrannena!
cbfobes (2800) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft from brewery, pours clear golden with little or no whtie head to it, it does lace nice through out the glass, has slight aroma of hops but you really have to try, flavor is fairly bland but is still decent.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pale gold and clear with very little snow white head. Apprears to have low carbonation. Nose if of citrus and some earthy hops. Light caramel aroma and no esters. no evidence of dry hops. Taste backs up the nose. Bitterness cleans off the palate in the end and does not linger. This is a wonderful example of an APA. Way underrated!
TheOldKid (46) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle. Pours clear amber gold with a minimal fizzy head that doesn’t last long. Aroma seemed pine and malt, hardly any hop notes. Taste was medium to light bitter. Palate had a light body with light to medium slick texture. Light and fizzy. Finish was mildly bitter. Over all not great. Pretty weak even for an American Pale Ale. Like all beers, its at least worth trying once.
thedm (5215) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUL 4, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of finely sized white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a typically carbonated transparent yellow orange colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The aroma was musty and mild hop. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of wood and mild hops. An OK brew just nothing special.