Tyrant Double Red | Wicked Weed Brewing

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
136 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Tyrant Double RedTyrant Double Red
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
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 136 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of WunderLlama
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap into a pint glass
clear russet red
thin white head foam cap, good lacings
malty, citrus, pine aromas
bit of pine hop, flowery almost lavender taste
good beer

 164 characters

Photo of stephenjmoore
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DioS
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsshuck
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kbuzz
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zazzi82
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jay_P22
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

Look is dark copper to light red. Minimal head but nice lacing that sticks. Looks exactly what a double red should look like.

Smell is malty, slight lemon or citrus notes, hint of pine and hops.

Taste follows the nose. Strong malts, hoppy but balanced, and a slight fruit finish. Overall a solid better with complex flavors and a strong punch.

Feel is medium bodied with a strong finish. It hangs in the back of your tongue.

Overall I'm glad I found this. Strong best like freak of nature but a great interpretation of a red. Love the color and complex finish. Would but again.

 616 characters

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Truck67
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Imperialjake
3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vivs85
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of curtisjoseph
3.87/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not sure if my bottle was just off, but had an overly boozy taste even for an 8.5% beer. Citrus was very muted, and even the hops were overpowered by ethanol. Will try it again to see if it was the beer itself or just the one I happened to get.

 245 characters

Photo of teromous
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the label: "Bottled On: 10.24.16"

Appearance: The body is a dark copper with a deep red-brown hue. It has good clarity through the dark body. The head is medium sized with a creamy texture and an eggshell white color with just a touch of a tobacco stained yellow. Good retention and lacing.

Aroma: It has a nice bright tangerine aroma with a moderately strong malty alcohol scent. Mostly that sweet tangerine smell consumes the aroma.

Taste: It has a bit of that tangerine flavor up front with a nice grapefruit flavor following through. Very nice bitterness that is present but never harsh. It has this nice sweet tangerine flavor at the end. No real malt character but the hops taste great.

Mouthfeel: Great bitterness and carbonation. It has a nice clean crisp mouthfeel with a light-to-medium body.

Overall: It's a great beer and it is very enjoyable to drink. I really liked the fresh, sweet tangerine character the beer had. I would drink it again and I would recommend it.

 989 characters

Photo of EEscobar
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 Dirtyhands
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very tasty, would drink again. One of the better red IPA's I've had recently. The malt character (very deep) plays with the hop character (also nice) in a very synergistic way.

 179 characters

Photo of Daniellobo
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hootie159
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Irish57
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leroybrown10
3.48/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RochefortChris
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 angrybabboon
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Consumed 2/28/16

Cheers to Bilco for this bottle

A: Medium amber with some copper and burnt orange around the edges - hazy - pours with a medium sized, off-white head, fades to wisps and a small collar, leaves streaks and spots of lacing

S: Caramel and biscuit with an undercurrent of hops - orange and grapefruit zest, touch of oil - herbal hops, touch of grass, some pine needles - chewy malts - caramel and amber malts, grainy, bready, biscuity - earthy - medium level of sweetness and a hint of alcohol in the nose

T: Caramel and hops, always a nice combination - hoppy, with a lot of citrus, mostly orange and grapefruit zest, feel - touch of citrus oil and pith - flowery and herbal - resinous with some pine - earthy and a touch spicy - nice depth to the malts - mostly caramel, some amber - grains, toasted bread, bread crust, biscuits - some sweetness, but also a dry, earthy finish

M: On the heavy side of medium, smooth except for some rough earthiness, finishes both dry and slightly oily

O: A tyrant you can chill with

Tyrant is a nicely balanced imperial red ale. It's malty without being too malty or sweet, and it's hoppy without completely dominating the malts. It's a nice balance. If you enjoy Troegs Nugget Nectar, add this to your list to try.

 1,271 characters

Photo of DrMindbender
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Tyrant Double Red from Wicked Weed Brewing
4.12 out of 5 based on 136 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More