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Review by joe1510 on 12/10/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 9 16 4 8 2009
12oz Stubby
$7.99 4-Pack
Steve's Madison

Tyranena's Hop Whore fills the pint glass amber with fine, tiny suspended particulate. When backlit the tiny particles refract the light and add orange highlights throughout. A standard pour produced a healthy two finger head that left incredible lacing down the glass as it slowly settled to its lowest point. The lowest the head settles to is one finger. This is an excellent looking beer!

As soon as I stick my nose in the glass I'm greeted by sweetened grapefruit and a piney hoppiness. Every now and then I even get a blast of nectarine. The citric hops take lead but the pine has a solid presence. The caramel maltiness is big to the point it almost balances this beer out. The caramel combines with a biscuity maltiness and comes close to matching the hop profile. I usually enjoy the mouth numbing unbalanced IPAs but this one seems to be calling my name even though it's more balanced.

The flavor follows the nose stride for stride. The caramel maltiness almost catches up to the hopping but just falls short. The citric hoppiness has a level of sweetness that brings it to the point of tasting like candy. As a matter of fact the candied hoppiness combined with the caramel maltiness and creates an entire drink that's candy like. Usually this isn't my style IPA but I'm really enjoying this one.

This beer has a medium body with a touch of clean alcohol heat on the swallow. The carbonation adds a really nice smoothness that keeps things moving. There's a moderate bitterness that builds on the swallow.

I'm not sure of the abv although it is labeled as an IIPA but this beer is incredibly easy to drink. I can't hardly keep this beer in the glass long enough to review it. The balance is what makes the drinkability as high as it is.

Hop Whore is another winner from Tyranena. The first bottle I had was ok; the next couple were very good. Like I said a couple times the balanced IIPAs aren't my favorites but this one just seems to hit the spot.

Reviewed: 6/28/08

Price: $7.99 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by seaoflament on 03/15/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
78 3 9 16 3 8 2009
*Uploading my old reviews, this one has a review date of: 9-21-07. If I can acquire the beer again I will re-review it*

Thanks to Initiative for including this great extra.

Hop Whore pours a rusty red color. It has a decent amount of foam with an attractive white ring circling the glass. The aroma is more malty than hoppy. There are some big roasted and biscuit malts with a good dose of citrus and pine scented hops. I’d say this one leans a bit more to the malt profile than to the hops, it reminds me a bit of Goose Island IIPA. Tastes bitterer than the aroma suggests. It has a great bitterness followed closely with the hefty malt. Mouthfeel is affected a bit by a tad too much carbonation.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by tavernjef on 02/20/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 9 18 5 9 2008
Beautiful medium orange cast with a slight smeared haze to it. Pencil width high capping of smoothed over yellow stained foam. Maintains a solid collaring and a sifted skim across the top of the liquid. The lacing along the glass is glaring with a slight oily residue within its light spotty and thin sheeting placement.

Aroma has a nice citrusy snap to it with a lemony/grapefruity sense of peels and pith and a slight high pine waft. As it sits the citrus turns a bit tropical with more of a duller, melony take.

Flavors are quite broad with a lasting hop tone of pine, toasted grapefruit, and oily hop resin. Malts keep a slight sweet underbelly with some toffee and thick chewy berryness. Finish is lovely as it softens up in a well mannered height of malts just before the hops really slide in over the top with piney bitterness squeezed in with grapefruit pith, semi fuzzy hop oil warmth, and a wonderfully lasting hop tone of citrusy stuff buzzing around on the way back of the palate.

Feel is well-rounded and clean with a terrific balance as it has a nice sticky, chewy, smooth malt base for the hops to be pushed into. All the areas the malts don't completely drench in lightly toasted toffee and berries the hops stand in its place with a politely agreeable bitterness and mild drying sense.


Totally effortless to have a bunch of this in a hurry. Drinkability is high with this stuff. I won't say much more about this Hop Whore other then she gives a satisfying roll in the hop hay.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Tip Top on 12/26/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 10 18 4 9 0
Review from 10/17/06

A - Pours a nice transparent amber color. Some tiny bubbles rising to the top. One finger head looks thick and lucious, not going anywhere.

S - Pine hops if the first thing that I smelled. Upon further investigation, there are some great citrus notes too. Grapefruit a plenty. Smells like a rip hop bomb.

T - Oh my, this is my kind of beer. All about hops. Pine resin hits first. Caramel sweetness hits for a minute and quickly moves into grapefruit sweet, floral hops. Wonderfully refreshing.

M - Medium bodied and creamy smooth. Sticky, oily hops. Clean feel.

D - This beer is packed with flavor. A very good/great DIPA for a fraction of what most others cost.

Served In: Pint Glass

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