Tyranena BGW Hop Whore Imperial India Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 526   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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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Bill Becker (1906) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 22, 2017
From Jun 2008

I got this bottle from joe1510. Thanks Joe!

It pours a hazy amber with a 1 finger head of foam.

The smell has big nose of piney hops but it's almost matched by the caramel malt. I wonder if it will be as balanced tastewise.

First sip reveals the answer. Yep, or just about there. The malty sweetness actually takes center stage but gives way to a nice pine hop flavour that works very well with the malt and gives a good no, very good balance. Ok, so forget about my comment about it being "about there". ;^)

Nice medium thick mouthfeel and the carbonation is lightly done. The finish is where the pine really shines and I'm not usually that big a fan of pine hop flavour! That's a testament to Tyranena's brewing skills.

I can't really say that I detect the alcohol(whatever abv% it may be) at all so I'll have to say that the drinkabilty is *very* good. A brief return to the appearance...the foam shrinkage during the session is very minimal and there's a ring around my glass after every sip. Cool!

I see that this beer is retired but I'm hoping that there's enough still left on the shelves for fellow BAs to find some. IMHO, this is one hell of a DIPA!!

3.7
Capa (3490) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2017
Deep copper with a white head. Candied tropical fruits, some resin, malt, pineapple. Finish is sharply bitter and lasting. Medium bodied. Quite nice.

3.5
ABUSEDGOAT (2868) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2017
Clear amber color with a white head and good lacing. Aroma is orange, grapefruit, citrus, caramel. Medium bodied, moderate bitterness, big orange flavor, quite drinkable.

3.4
Carlisle (814) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2017
Draft. Pours copper with light beige head and lacing. Grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and other tropical fruit upfront with some resiny pine in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
__Rb81 (791) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy dark amber with a small white head. Aroma of floral hops, pine, resin, sweet malts, biscuit, caramel, raisins. Taste is moderate bitter, over moderate sweet, hoppy bitter, sweet malty aftertaste. Not bad.

3.2
screigh (770) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2016
Pours a clear copper. White head with plenty of lacing. Pine, resin and citrus.

3.6
zgaier (1965) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle. Pours a copper orange with a dissipating head and aroma of sweet hops and citrus. Taste is bitter sweet, lots of hops, fruits, citrus, caramel, and resin with a dry, bitter finish.

3.7
jjgmd (2264) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2016
With Z, pours a deep dark rusty orange pour with a flat head. Taste is sweet with deep pine and resin, and citrus. Taste is bittersweet with a bold hippy flavor and complemented with pine and resin . Finishes on the same tasting notes with a long moderately bitter finish. Nice ! Quaff Score 7 / 10

3.2
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2016
12oz bottle, thanks to Paul & Jamie for picking this up on their trip a few weeks ago. Didn’t notice a date on the bottle. Split with Chris R. Hazy, kind of darker amber color. Thin off-white head. Some ropes and bits of lace. Up front in the nose is dark fruit, fig, caramel, a touch of musty hop. Not the smell I typically associate with a fresh DIPA. Touch of citrus in the flavor, some herbal floral hop, but more caramel. Hint of chocolate? Moderate to bigger sweet taste, though not cloying. Mild bit of alcohol. Mild bitterness. Medium to bigger body. Kind of slick texture. Light carbonation. Full feel. Alright as it is now. Drinks kind of like a mildly aged imperial amber ale that once featured more citrusy DIPA hops.

3.9
Itzjerm (3134) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Good citrus flavors with an ear wax end. Malt toast and bitterness. Golden appearance with thin fading head. Bitter thickness on the tongue. Lots of carmel. Nice brew.


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