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:
138
Reviews:
19
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
8.01%
 
 
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8
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22
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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.

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

Photo of Washuffizi98
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nhmp105
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of huysmans
3.41/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Barnsley
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer21
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nwhittin
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bluescooter
3.63/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wvsabbath
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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 wethorseblanket
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

pours a hazy, ruddy caramel with a fleeting medium head. nose; mild - bread, light sweet citrus pulp, very light cherry & floral hops. taste; big biscuity caramel malts, pine, lemon zest, light cherry & citrus hops, with a lightly vegetal aftertaste. medium carbonation and medium+ mouthfeel. like many reds, the big malt backbone here wears on you with its simplicity and dominating expression. though there are hops and florals here that do a decent balancing act, the malts are the main attraction. a hoppy red DIPA that still must bow to the style's biscuit core. =)

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Photo of bcsbeer
3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

500mL bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 6.99. Bottled 10/26/15. Served in a Wicked Weed snifter.

Pours a deep burgundy crimson with almost two fingers beige head. The froth is slow to settle to a thin veneer and full ring, leaving a good bit of splotchy lace behind.

Aroma is earthy, hoppy and a little sweet. Dank overall with notes of citrus, pine and caramel.

Tastes of bitter hops with a substantial malt backbone. Strong, dank, garlicky onion up front followed by grapefruit peel, pine sap, caramel, herbal petals, faint earth, bready malt, vague spice and a little booze. More citrus comes through as it warms. It's bitter with a nice malty sweetness.

Slick, resinous nedium body with moderately soft carbonation. Bittersweet aftertaste with bold dankness, mild citrus and plenty of caramel.

Tyrant may be neither on the better end of imperial reds nor Wicked Weed's brews but is still quite a tasty offering. The malt is right on for the style and the hops are plenty assertive. No regrets trying it but it won't be a repeat purchase for me.

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Photo of BEER88
3.71/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of msscott1973
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aasher
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Tyrant Double Red from Wicked Weed Brewing
4.12 out of 5 based on 138 ratings.
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