George999 (457) - Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2016 Lemke10 (981) - 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.
From bottle, the pour is crystal clear and golden rod in color with a white head. The aroma is water, wheat and slight hint of yeast. The taste is slightly sweet, sharp hops and a crisp finish. The predominant flavor is hops and minor citrus notes. The mouthfeel is highly carbonated and thin. mfhennig (285) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Pours a clear amber color with a quickly receding white head. Nice bitterness, hints of grapefruit and lemon. Another solid flagship beer from Tyranena. Looking forward to trying an IPA from their BGW series, that should be special. blackisle (2584) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle 12fl.oz. Poured into a small shaker. Hazy pale to medium amber, good two finger creamy off-white head, irregular half-way lasting, heavy lacing; aroma pale malts, grapefruit, lemon, yeast, grass; taste medium sweet and amber, malty, fruity; lingering bittersweet aftertaste, spicy notes; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; well-balanced and delicate, very nice. Troupis (251) - - APR 24, 2016
Way too normal for me. Yes bitter but really just standard IPA approach. Needs citrus or piney hoppiness to make it into my world of like. Had in a bottle and after another IPA so could be under selling it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ordybill (1758) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is crystal clear light orange colored beer with a medium sized off-white head. The aroma is full of hops and citrus, a great smell. The taste chock full of hops with a strong citrus blend. Overall, an outstanding beer.
Itzjerm (2866) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Grassy IPA. Nice but a bit average sweet. Astringent. Strong on tongue. Nothing special. Okay for abv. From brewery.
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Great copper appearance. Malt and hops aroma and taste. Well balanced, more malty than many other IPAs, not overly hoppy. I like it.
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piney in the nose, lightly floral. flavor seems a bit maltier, still lots of pine and bitter, but maybe not terribly fresh. Still ok. Aggiebob (1129) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle. Amber with a white head. Slight pine aroma with a strong bitter taste. The flavor is pine and citrus. Its an ok IPA. Ahuth (590) - Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Bottled. Brown colored. Has a nutty malty taste. Has a grassy hop taste with a hint of fruit hop.