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Tyranny - Lagerheads Smokehouse & Brewing Co.

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82
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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 18.21%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagerheads Smokehouse & Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JamnesCameron on 10-14-2011)
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Reviews by barczar:
Photo of barczar
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%

Pours a dark brown with a copper hue abs a frothy half inch khaki head that dissipates slowly.

Citrus and deeply toasted, caramelly, almost melanoidin-like malt notes form the initial aroma. It's very nutty and rich.

Flavor reveals more hop character, with citrus and pine underlying that highly toasted and nutty caramel malt backbone. The hop flavor becomes bitter and resiny mid palate, but not overwhelmingly so. Grapefruit and lemon contrast the sweet caramel nicely.

Body is moderate, with carbonation a touch on the high side, and modest alcohol warmth.

Lots more malt character than most, reminiscent of a bock, this might be a good gateway ipa. I love the malt character, which is rich and tends to overwhelm the hops. Bitterness is spot on for an apa, but combined with the toasty notes, is too much for my palate.

barczar, May 27, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Cynic-ale, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of bluejacket74
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%

22 ounce bottle, this was a new arrival at Blacklick Wine and Spirits and it's always nice to try a new beer from an in-state brewery that I'm not familiar with. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear copper color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice and hoppy, the brew smells mostly like citrusy (grapefruit, orange peel) and pine hops, and some caramel malt. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, but the citrusy hop flavors seem weaker in the taste. It's still a good, hoppy brew. There's also a lingering bitter hoppy finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit coating and is well carbonated. I think it's a solid beer, and at $4.99 a bottle I'd pick this up again. Hopefully I'll see some of their other offerings in the area soon.

bluejacket74, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of wingman14
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%

Pours a redish orange with a white head. Smell is dominated by hops, malt is ther with some sweet notes. Taste is mostly hops but the sweet almost candy flavors come in as well. Mouthfeel is decent almost medium. Overall a good beer, good flavors, nice balance. Good beer worth checking out.

wingman14, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of Tyrawlings
3/5  rDev -16%

Tyrawlings, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of JamnesCameron
4.03/5  rDev +12.9%

Bomber poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear amber hue with a big light tan head.

Aromas of piney and citrus hops. Good caramel malt base.

Flavors of pine and grapefruit citrus hop bitterness and caramel malty base.

Mouthfeel is medium, mouthcoating bitterness, good level of carbonation.

Overall a decent APA.

JamnesCameron, Oct 14, 2011
Photo of nitter
4/5  rDev +12%

nitter, May 28, 2013
Photo of jaxray8
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

jaxray8, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -16%

nmann08, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of bigbluebeerguy
2.25/5  rDev -37%

bigbluebeerguy, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of djtomain
3.5/5  rDev -2%

djtomain, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of BEERchitect
3.49/5  rDev -2.2%

For a group who call them "Lagerheads", they sure do make a lot of ale! Their Pale Ale is uncharacteristically toasty, nutty and malt-balanced. But that doesn't mean that the hops take any backseat.

The ale kicks off with a rich copper pour that hinges on hazy bronze and deep amber. Its creamy and sandy-stained head is long in retention and trails with fingerling lace. Its foam stance is impressive.

Toasty sweet aromas capture the essence of toast, pecan and toffee; just ahead of its spicy balance of grapefruit, orange peels, torn pine needles, fresh-cut grass and acute herbal notes. Its vegetative spiciness has no problem with that rich and malty nose.

As that malty sweetness wraps round the tongue it seeps in with savory caramelized taste- once again resembling toffee, honey-dipped pecan and heavy crusted breads. As the ale turns fruity from hops, the orange peel and honey flavors align on the tongue for impressions of marmalade. But then the finish comes and an acute bitterness is revealed; dragging with it the acidic tones of grapefruit and also grassy, stem and herbal flavors of resinous pine and chive.

Its firm texture is creamy and sweet early on. But once the carbonation dispels, a malty-dry backbone is revealed- also exposing its hop sharpness and mild grassy-type astringency. Somewhat of a peppery bite closes the session with a balanced finish with lingering sweetness and bitterness.

Tyranny is certainly an anti-establishment type of Pale Ale- it simply doesn't conform to the style norms. With the hearty malt sweetness of big Amber Ale or even Scottish-type maltiness, but then the hops required to balance the taste is nearer American IPA. After all, what would "lagerheads" know about Pale Ale?

BEERchitect, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of ZRT
4.25/5  rDev +19%

ZRT, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of HopHead29
4.05/5  rDev +13.4%

Into a pint glass

Pours clear darkish brownish color. Biscuity head with decent retention and lacing. I got a big wiff of the the smell on this right after I opened the bottle! Nice citrus notes and a bread like background. Really well done.

Taste is really just a lot of malt and hops right up front. However, the hopyness is not nearly as powerful as it was in the nose. The is a strong presence of a metallic like taste and more so of a feel to it.

HopHead29, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of Brownsfan13
4/5  rDev +12%

Brownsfan13, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of fluidmotion
4/5  rDev +12%

fluidmotion, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Weird label with this one. A British soldier with a rattlesnake and a bunch of boxes and crates. I am sure there is some story somewhere about this one.

Beer pours quite clouded with minimal head off a fairly gentle pour. Flavor is a gob of piney malty character that seems to fall off quite quickly. At least, way quicker than I would like. This may be a bit past its prime as the malt is quite forward, but maybe that is the way it's supposed to be. Either way, an okay pale ale, at best.

RblWthACoz, Mar 11, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -58%

Gaddabble, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of schoolboy
4/5  rDev +12%

I may have been a bit generous with all the ratings. It's a little cloudy - just a little. The aroma is a bit weak. The taste has a metalic something - from the hops, not an infection, I think. Not horrible at all. The hops are making a statement as they should for an APA.

It's getting better as I go and as it warms. Now it'smore like just a decent APA. I would try this again, but I would want it on tap, and not a $5 bomber.

schoolboy, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of stuttle13
3.75/5  rDev +5%

stuttle13, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%

I got this in a beer exchange. Thanks Chris!

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - murky orange/amber color with a thick off-white head that left lots of lacing.

S - pungent hops - earth, pine and citrus.

T - good deal of hops, balanced out for the most part with some bitter tea-like flavor going on at the finish.

F - medium/full bodied, slightly creamy.

O - a decent beer worth trying.

JoeyBeerBelly, Dec 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

dunix, Jan 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Stinger80OH, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of PorterLover83
3.35/5  rDev -6.2%

Got this one thanks to my wife from a recent Shopping trip. Pours out a golden apple ciderish look with a thick white head. Very good lacing. Smells are normal with the hops coming up at first and then a pretty substantial malt backing. First taste has a good mix of malt and hops. Second taste has mostly hop. Decent mouthfeel for style. Overall a good offering. Just heard of this brewery when I got the beer and look forward to trying more from them. Especially since they are only about 25 minutes up the road.

PorterLover83, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of b1515152004
3.5/5  rDev -2%

b1515152004, May 22, 2014
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Tyranny from Lagerheads Smokehouse & Brewing Co.
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