mabel (9874) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2010
[2825-20100405] 12floz bottle. Breaded toasted grains aroma with muted orange hops and wood barrel notes. Hazy, amber brown body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Bitter orange rind hops flavour has wood bark throughout and a long bitter finish. Medium body. Very drinkable, good. bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
(c/o brigadier, w/ jerc)
bottle thanks to allendodd. pours golden orange with medium head. aroma of hops, citrus, some sweetness. flavor is nice and hoppy, caramel, spiciness from the rye. good beer. thanks dodd Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2011
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2009
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a nice copper color. Lots of citrus, rye, and caramel. Great hop notes all around. The taste is a bit of bread and spicy rye. All this underneath a very nice citrus hop presence. Good body with some zest. With this and others, I’m really disappointed I left Chicago right as Tyranena was coming in.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-24-2010
A far cry and a vast improvement over the regular Tyranena Bitter Woman IPA. This beer is quite a bit bigger (although still has a reasonable ABV) and lacks the watery approachability of the original. Floral and bitter, I liked it a great deal. CanIHave4Beers (4233) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 26, 2009
It poured a cherry-wood color into my glass with very little head. Aroma is faint, floral, and perfume-y; pretty mild for an IPA, but the proof is in the taste. Flavor is a lot of dry bitterness that sort of slapped me across the face. The bitterness lacked citrus/grass/pine complexity, and wasn’t exactly the essence of hoppiness, but I was still pretty satisfied with it. Mouthfeel was pretty light for IPA, but in no way watery.
Pretty good - I’d have it again, but it wasn’t as pungent as the other Brewer’s Gone Wild series. Ah, makes me sad to not live in WI anymore....wondering if the OH State Fair has a craft beer tent...
This bottle was a gift from Surly Sober.
Pours a hazy orange-ish gold color with a nice head with good retention and modest lace. Aroma is grassy and somewhat piney. Flavor had some good grapefruit, some nice rye bitter character, with just a little bit of caramel. Plenty of spiciness is around and it’s pretty dry. I enjoyed this indeed.
CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Pours a transparent bright orange amber with a thin, spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt with some dusty rye chracter and grapefruity hop spice. Starts fairly full and sweet with an interesting grainy component and good juicy, resiny hops. Finishes drier, crisp and bittersweet with a lingering hop bite. A pretty good Rye IPA. jake65 (4003) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Bottle - thanks Adam. Dull copper pour with a modest beige head. Aroma is rather rich with citrus and light caramel malt. Very sweet and syrupy. Tastes more floral in hoppiness with light citrus, caramel, and the drier rye element. Good, but had the hops come through as much in the flavor as they did in the nose, this would be excellent. daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Bottle. Nice rich amber pour, small white head. Aroma is full of citrus notes, caramel, and maybe some light apple notes. Flavor is lightly bitte with some citrus notes and a nice caramel balance. Good beer. beersearcher (2383) - Glendale, California, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Lovely golden orange color. Hop aroma is gentle. Interesting mix of pepper and bitter hops. It works for me because the pepper fades off nicely. Beerlando (3343) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Pours a lightly hazy, dark orange-amber color with a thick head of ivory tinted froth. Dense, sticky, cobweb sheeting clings hard to the glass, holding strong for the duration. Aromas are of toasted toffee and biscuit malt, with wisps of rye grain and perhaps some caraway seed. Orange peel and pine comprise the hop profile, which is quite resinous and balancing. Flavors follow suit, teetering between sweet toffee toast and strikingly bitter citrus and pine hop resins. The clean and powerful rye seems to intensify the hoppiness, sticking to the rear of the tongue on the finish. Big bodied and smooth, with moderate carbonation, the palate offers ample substance to hold up the bold flavors. Good stuff. I really dig the rye IPA sub-genre.