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Tyranena Brewing Company
Lake Mills, WI
USA
http://www.tyranena.com/

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)

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Argh, matey.

Another Brewers Gone Wild Series beer by the good folks at Tyranena in Lake Mills reviewed. The beer is called Scurvy India Pale Ale and is brewed with orange peels as stated on the bottle. As is common with this series, the usual stick figure character dressed in all out pirate’s gear is found on the bottle.

When this brew passes past my tongue and down my throat, I taste very little to suggest that there would be a need to advertise this beer as having any kind of an orange characteristic to it. I wish I could say better of this beer, but I’m a little disappointed. When I bought this four-pack I had illusions of what kind of beer I could make that would be comparab;e to this. Unfortunately, in my mind this brew would have a sweeter, more orange flavor to it and a smaller hop profile. In fact it was pretty similar to their Bitter Women IPA with a very minute taste and aroma of oranges. I hope I’m wrong, but it almost seems as if they just added a little bit of orange peel to an already good recipe in order to sell it for more money and less product.

So, to justify that I didn’t get the wrong beer in the bottle, I went to the brewery to try it on tap. I was in the area already and I thought, why not? There was only one difference between the bottle and draft versions and it wasn’t the orange characteristic that I was hoping to taste and smell. The draft version was truer and cleaner as any beer should be compared to bottled beer, but it was not the beer I thought it would be. There are only two words I have to say about this beer.

Blah, matey

Prosit.


Reviewed by Franz Mueller on July 8, 2008.
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