HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2008
Scurvy has actually been one of my top health concerns ever since I changed my diet to consist of only beer, meat, and cheese. I was worried the orange would dominate this beer, however it’s well balanced, starts off subdued and then grows to a bitter finish. I’d been seeking this out for a while, and am glad I found it. undsioux7 (872) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2008
Pours deep amber with a nice sized tan head. Aroma of orange, citris and pine hops with a bit of caramel malt. Taste is the same with more of the orange coming throuh. Similar to old bitter woman with more citris and malt backbone. Good stuff maynard. hopdog (12341) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2008
12oz bottle. Poured a medium amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of oranges, citrus, piney, and some fruitiness. Nice and hoppy. Tastes of orange peels, grapefruit, pine, and some caramel. pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2008
7-11-08 bottle shared with lb4lb thanks to pepsican lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2008
Clear red amber with a nice watery white head and good lacing. Smell is oranges and hoppy sweet goodness. Flavor is nice, balanced and hoppy, sweet and bitter. Medium carbonation. Really drinkable and enjoyable!
Bonused bottle from my want list from pepsican. Huge thanks for this one!
riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2008
Pours a clear amber with a nice puffy light beige head. Smell is sweet candied orange peels and a pleasant citrusy hop character. Somewhat unique and very pleasant. Taste is fruity, moderately bittered and finishes with a balance of sweet orange flavor, melon, and light lingering bitterness. Definitely very fruity and citrusy. Light to medium bodied with normal carbonation. A very solid IPA overall.
Bottle from iowaherkeye. Thanks dude! Pours a nice copper color with a lasting thin head. The aroma is nice and fruity containing tart grapefruit and orange as well as some sweetness fromt the malts. Initial hoppy burst is also fruity with lots of grapefruit, followed by funky catbox, some orange peel, and a little sweet doughy malt. Very fruity with a lingering hoppy bite that had a dominant citrus quality. A finely crafted IPA. Stine (1779) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2008
Clean, copper appearance clear as water with a healthy whitecap. Wet pine, green spiciness and cotton candy aroma; sticky in bitterness and in sweetness; hints of peach, wet grass, dough, and brown sugar. Crystal malts loiter with a needless, cumbersome weight of sweetness. The orange peel does well to set that to rest in the flavor, and quite quickly; the citrus touch is thick and bright, and enough to more or less bury the cloying, slick quality of the malts. Chunky sweetness layers flavors of white chocolate, pistachio, and cookie dough, but these are washed away in bitter resins and wooden herbs. growing somewhat little abrasive in the middle with celery salt and burnt grass. Medium bodied, and somewhat sharp from citric qualities and moderately high carbonation; finishes with a burst of orange peel and a sticky smack of citrusy sugars. It’s fine, and it isn’t much besides that. JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2008
Bottle. Pours an orangish amber color with a medium white head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Taste of hops dominate with a bitterness that seems enhanced from the orange peel. Flavor is hoopy and tart from the citrus. Has a sticky piney bitter finish. Nice lacing all the way down the glass. TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2008
Bottle from iowaherkeye. Thanks Joey! Pours a bright copper with a small fizzy, white head. Aroma is fruity (definite citrus/orange) with some piney hop notes and a lot of caramel malt. Flavor is more piney hops, a lot of caramel malt, and less orange than I expected after reading some of the other reviews. This was a bit of a letdown. 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2008
UPDATED: APR 27, 2009 Bottle: Pours to a copper penny colored body with a thin fizzy white head. Lots of visible carbonation. The aroma is vibrant with strong oranges and very malty pale malts and specialty malts. Pine and grapefruit. The flavor is more of an A.P.A. Very malty base. Bitter oily orange peel and subtle hops. Needs more balance. The palate is slick with a long bitterness. One of the first beers from Tyranena that could use more balanced. :( 8, 3, 6, 3, 13 = 3.3
Tap: Awesome citrus that was much better than the bottle.