Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Beer Review: Scurvy

Reviewing the Survy from Tyranena Brewing Company out of Wisconsin. This is a seasonal IPA brewed with orange zest. It just hit shelves the other week. This used to come in four packs as part of the Brewers Gone Wild series, but it was released in six packs this time around.
Score: 88

Bottled April 13, 2012. Served in a Dogfish Head snifter and enjoyed on 05/07/12.

Appearance: Pours a deep golden-amber color with a finger-plus of creamy off-white head that settles into a thin foggy film atop of the beer. Pretty good lacing, excellent retention and cling. 4.5/5

Smell: The orange zest is very prominent. In addition, there is grapefruit, sharp lemon, and a hint of onion. Earthy, dirty hops. 4/5

Taste: Like the nose, the bitter orange zest is very prominent upfront. Earthy, oniony hops on the midpalate. Sweet caramel malt backbone. Lots of non-describe bitter citrus hoppiness throughout. Simple, but tasty. Bitter caramel malt aftertaste. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-minus bodied, light carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Bitter finish. A bit thin and under-carbonated. 3.5/5

Overall: A solid, above average seasonal release from Tyranena Brewing Company. Tyranena does a pretty good job at making hoppy beers. This one is nothing special, but it is probably very accessible and a good beer for the price. I'd order this at a bar in the future.

Recommendation: Pick this one up whiles its fresh unless you hate earthy, hoppy beers. Scurvy is a very mild IPA for those looking to get into the style.

Pairings: The chicken with almonds Lean Cuisine.

Cost: $2 for a 12 oz bottle.

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