Scurvy India Pale Ale

Here's a brewery I'd ike to visit.

Hailing from Lake Mills, Wisconsin, Scurvy IPA by Tyranena Brewing Company opens with a good “pish” and a whiff of brown sugar and hops.  Lots of carbonation and lots of suspended particles, along with a frothy white head greet the eye upon pouring.  The beer is orange-gold and shows a lot of Brussels lace as the head recedes.  The bouquet reveals flowery, fruity, hoppy essences with an underlying rich maltiness.  It is brewed with orange peel, and that may explain the fruitiness, although I wouldn’t call it citrusy.  The texture is naice and the richness of the malt and persistence of the hops end with a dry finish, almost like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale on steroids.  This is a really good, over the top, ballsy IPA.



I had the pleasure of attending the Games+Learning+Society conference the last 2 days, and was fortunate enough to sample some of the fine Madison area beers.  Hopalicious, by Ale Asylum is an American Pale Ale, heavy on the hops and very enjoyable.  It’s hazy and honey colored, not extremely carbonated, but lively on the tongue.  It’s really hoppy, but not astringent.  There’s a deep sweetness that serves as a nice compliment to the hoppy spiciness.  It finishes dry.  A very palatable brew.

Also picked up some brews from Lake Louie Brewing.  I’ll sample the Belgian tonight.

Mad Hatter IPA

Ultra hoppy bouquet.  Whoa!  Still, Mad Hatter IPA has a good, smooth, buttery quality in the nose.  There’s a light floral quality to the taste, sharp and dry, and followed by a whoosh of alcohol, and just a touch of carmel.  This stuff is very good.  The hops are prominent but not astringent.  Try this great IPA, it’s true to the style and better than most.