Tyrant Double Red | Wicked Weed Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wicked Weed Brewing
North Carolina, United States
wickedweedbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The big brother of our Tyranny Red Ale, this heavily dry-hopped ale is a delicious creation. Tyrant is full of malt rich flavors backed up with deep pine, herb and grapefruit peel aromas, all around a hop heads dream. This is a big, bad beer that drinks a little too easy for the 8.5% abv.

Added by Kegatron on 10-02-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
136
Reviews:
19
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
8.01%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
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Photo of madavis08
5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of Warcomet
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love this red ale

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of mntlover
4.51/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark amber color with a smaller bar pour light tan head. Good lacing from the smaller head though.

Aroma is wonderful caramel and crystal malt hints with a huge west coast hop nose. Huge amount of hops on this one fruity citrus and pine resin.

Taste is sweet caramel malts then bam the hops show up pine but big grapefruit rind appears and lasts through out the finish. Finish is defiantly big C type hops but there are earthy hints and even would almost say pepper notes.

Mouthfeel is a big medium with fairly mellow carbonation suites this beer well.

Overall this is wonderful enjoyed much more then their double IPA that many rave about. Wish I had ordered pint of the Freak and gotten the growler filled with this stuff. Will be getting a growler of this next time if its still on tap. 95 IBU according to the caulk board.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Immortale25
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dave317
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of mbbransc
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of OleDixie
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of ncstateplaya
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of uncggop06
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Guitarjake85
4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow, these beers are great. $7.99 in Middle Ga (slightly steep for 500mL though I'm sure it's a store markup) Red colored, fresh (10/26/15) and really has some punch. Two 500mL bottles tonight and grilling white cheese, Vidalia onion burgers on a 65 degree night is hard to beat. These beers pour a nice head and taste great after two hours on ice from the shelf. You can tell it is a stronger ABV beer but it is very smooth and easy to drink. I'm a huge fan of IPAs and stouts centered around the southeast and this beer will not disappoint anyone who loves the same.

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Photo of vikinghorn
4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ElderBeagle
4.48/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into oversized snifter. Deep ruby red and a large sudsy head. Smells very herbal, piny, and a touch of sweet burnt sugar. First taste is caramel sweetness followed by massive palate wrecking herbal, pine, grassy hops. The bitterness is hardcore, so be warned. After a few sips it evens out and you get a bit more malty sweetness. It's aggressive in the palate and the malts really stick. I just had a celebration ale a few days ago and this reminds me of a super charged version. Big massive "C" hops and a large malt payload. It's good but I prefer a more tropical, fruity IPA. Still easily worth the price.

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Photo of davet100
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NCJEFF77
4.36/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fordknox
4.36/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of sendbeer
4.36/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of surfcaster
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I will preface by saying I love WW. This is a big RED that has that dry edge like Freak but softness of a red ale. Full bodied. Fantastic.

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Photo of strohme2
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A 500ml bottle with a bottled on date of 10.26.15.

L - Burnt Amber red with some slight clarity. 1 finger of head, and sticky lace left all over the glass.

S - Huge dry-hopped aroma. Pine and citrus.

T - Huge caramel malt backbone. Citrus hops are strong, but bitter as well. Toasty and warms your soul. A little spicy at the end.

F - Full body and high in carbonation.

O - An awesome Red DIPA. Well done WW!

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4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Tyrant Double Red from Wicked Weed Brewing
4.12 out of 5 based on 136 ratings.
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