Beer 257/365 – Tyranena Scurvy Ipa

Tyranena Scurvy Ipa

Style: American IPA

ABV: 6.5%

Purchased at: Sent as an extra in a trade.

What makes this beer different: Nice and citrusy, but the pine knocks it down a few notches for me.

Will I be drinking this again: They don’t sell in PA, but not so sure I would trade for this.

Grade: B+

7/23/2010: Apologies for the crappy picture. The only pint glass I had at the time has a huge label on the front of it, but it blocked out a lot of the light coming through. Just look at the bottom part of the glass for an idea of what the color should look like.

Scurvy doesn’t smell nearly as potent as most IPA’s do, only slighty hoppy. The flavor though was a bit more hoppy, a lot of citrus hops, and a nice dose of piney hops (my least favorite kind). You can also taste the orange added a little bit, with a lot of caramel malt. Overall Tyranena Scurvy is on the maltier end of the IPA spectrum, but the pine hop flavor knocks it down a bit for me.

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Published in: on July 23, 2010 at 10:31 am  Comments (2)  
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Beer 141/365 – Tyranena Down ‘N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

Style: Oatmeal Stout

ABV: 6.3%

Purchased at: A Pint w/Chris

What makes this beer different: Heavy for an Oatmeal stout

Will I be drinking this again: Yes, Chris brought me back a 4 pack

Grade: A-

3/29/2010: Longest beer name ever? It is the longest of my 141 beers so far thats for sure. Thanks to Chris for bringing this with him to AC Beerfest. He lives in what I would say is the best beer purchasing state in the country; Wisconsin. They get pretty much every good brewery there, Three Floyds, Goose Island, West Coast beers, all the good Michigan beer… etc etc.

The smell has a ton of chocolate in it, but the taste does not. The taste is a lot of roast, some coffee, and a tiny hint of chocolate. To be honest if I didn’t know this was an Oatmeal stout I would have thought it was a regular American Stout, but it did still have a nice amount of smoothness to it. Reason being is the mouthfeel was a lot thicker than an average oatmeal stout, but it was still “airy”. The best comparison I can draw is the mouthfeel was kind of like a marshmallow, big but still light. That made this beer very unique.

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Published in: on March 29, 2010 at 8:44 am  Comments (4)  
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