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Tyranny - Lagerheads Smokehouse & Brewing Co.

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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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jaxray8

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

09-21-2013 01:51:11 | More by jaxray8
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b1515152004

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-22-2014 21:04:19 | More by b1515152004
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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?

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 04:01:21 | More by BEERchitect
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mpenning13

Ohio

4/5  rDev +12%

04-19-2014 02:28:38 | More by mpenning13
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Gaddabble

Ohio

1.5/5  rDev -58%

03-16-2014 00:05:09 | More by Gaddabble
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2%

02-12-2014 12:33:48 | More by Stinger80OH
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-01-2013 02:53:28 | More by Cynic-ale
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djtomain

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-29-2013 23:55:26 | More by djtomain
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Savage

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +5%

07-11-2013 16:20:25 | More by Savage
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

2.25/5  rDev -37%

06-14-2013 02:41:31 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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nitter

Ohio

4/5  rDev +12%

05-28-2013 01:49:58 | More by nitter
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barczar

Kentucky

3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 15:37:16 | More by barczar
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baconman91

Ohio

4/5  rDev +12%

05-26-2013 20:25:20 | More by baconman91
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Lee45102

Ohio

1.75/5  rDev -51%

04-17-2013 06:03:48 | More by Lee45102
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Brownsfan13

Ohio

4/5  rDev +12%

04-15-2013 23:38:27 | More by Brownsfan13
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 06:37:59 | More by RblWthACoz
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -16%

02-08-2013 02:05:18 | More by nmann08
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stuttle13


3.75/5  rDev +5%

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fluidmotion

Ohio

4/5  rDev +12%

01-13-2013 13:45:24 | More by fluidmotion
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dunix

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +5%

01-10-2013 00:05:49 | More by dunix
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ZRT

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +19%

12-29-2012 12:26:24 | More by ZRT
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2012 22:51:47 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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boot11222

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2%

10-06-2012 04:01:56 | More by boot11222
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HopHead29

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 16:49:59 | More by HopHead29
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16%

02-16-2012 19:20:48 | More by Tyrawlings
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Tyranny from Lagerheads Smokehouse & Brewing Co.
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