Red Angel
Wicked Weed Brewing

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From:
Wicked Weed Brewing
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #23
ABV:
7%
Score:
98
Ranked #331
Avg:
4.45 | pDev: 6.07%
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
281
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 28, 2022
Added:
Jan 29, 2015
Wants:
  155
Gots:
  89
SCORE
98
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Notes: The first release of the series, Red Angel, is set for late March. As the name indicates, this vibrant, blood red sour ale received 1.5 pounds of fresh raspberries per gallon and was then carefully aged in red wine barrels for nine months. After this barrel-ageing period, the beer was blended onto another pound of raspberries per gallon totaling one ton of raspberries and eleven months of ageing.

We took inspiration from the clean side practices of dry-hoping IPA’s and added fresh fruit late in the aging process. The result is a full complexity of core fruit flavors with bright fruit character.
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Rated: 4.53 by Gkruszewski from New York

Mar 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.33 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jan 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by rare_bird from Michigan

Nov 07, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

Jun 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by Atmarsha from South Carolina

Feb 16, 2021
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Reviewed by Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas from Texas

4.85/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Bottled in June 2020 - Great color; slightly translucent. Smell is heavy raspberry and oak. Great jammy, fruity raspberry taste and feel is entirely on point - sour, but without a bite (which I attribute to the red wine barrels). Overall and exceptional beer.
Oct 02, 2020
 
Rated: 4.3 by Dmbphoenix from New York

Dec 22, 2019
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.65/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
A-Pours a nice reddish amber color with a generous head and lacing
A-Aroma has pleasant and generous raspberry and wine hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a very generous and well balanced raspberry and wine flavor
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A great American Wild Ale
Oct 20, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Oct 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida

Oct 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.34 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Sep 30, 2019
 
Rated: 4.41 by sarpedon52 from Georgia

Jul 05, 2019
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Reviewed by JBowenGeorgia from Georgia

4.34/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a clear ruby hued red with a thin pinkish head.
Smells of tart fresh raspberry.
Taste follows all raspberry up front, lemon like tartness, lingering jammy raspberry flavor.
Light, crisp body with good carb levels.
Overall a tasty sour, not quite as good as I had built it up to be but still great.
May 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by Eziel from Ohio

Apr 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.35 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Mar 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.45 by Eman17 from Illinois

Jan 26, 2019
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Rated by JW_WNC from North Carolina

4.46/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Bottled 2-24-17
Jan 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.61 by jpkand from Virginia

Nov 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4.62 by BEERdedCharmer from New York

Oct 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4.56 by bubseymour from Maryland

Oct 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.44 by Vivs85 from New York

Sep 17, 2018
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Reviewed by Rristow from Ohio

3.85/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Tasted from bottle. Pours red with bright white head. Lots of raspberry on the aroma and some other berry and grape notes. Nice crisp tart mouthfeel with lots of raspberry on the flavor. Sour funk. Pretty well done sour.
Jul 14, 2018
 
Rated: 4.48 by Argento from Rhode Island

Jul 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.18 by Samact from Vermont

May 05, 2018
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Rated by OompaMentor from Georgia

4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had both the 2015 and 2016 version. The 2015 had a light mouthfeel.

Tinypalozza 3/24/2018
Mar 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by RealDeal from Florida

Mar 23, 2018
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Reviewed by gcamparone from Rhode Island

4.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
500mL bottle poured into a wicked weed tulip glass. Thanks Kurt for this generous extra. 2.24.17 bottle date.

Pours a deep purple-raspberry color with a small pink head that reduces to nothing. Color is magnificent!

Aromas of strong raspberries comes though, very jammy and fruity. Aromas are potent and inviting, like freshly mashed raspberries.

On the tongue it's lightly tart with a burst of jammy raspberry flavor, like tossing a hand full of fresh raspberries in your mouth. Deliciously fruity and full of flavor, while maintaining an easy drinkability and balance of tartness, dryness and light sweetness. Medium-low carbonation.

This was excellent. A year in the bottle did it wonders.
Mar 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by delgotit99 from Indiana

Mar 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.23 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Feb 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by MTKATL from Georgia

Jan 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by Chadlossie from North Carolina

Jan 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4.55 by Erik-P from Canada (BC)

Dec 11, 2017
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.18/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Sparkling metallic red with a loud fizzy head that settles to a bubbly ring and thin spotty film with a slight pink hue.

Smell is bright and zippy fresh raspberry, almost exclusively, with a slight bit of tartness and touch of peppery oak, but raspberry absolutely owns the day, with an occasional gummy note.

Taste is quite tart and tangy sour raspberry, but very drinkable. A little seedy, there's a slight hint of oak and maybe a lactic acid feel, but again, not much but the raspberry pulls through, and it's fresh and delicious--just a clean, tart raspberry through and through with an effervescent, medium body and a semi-dry, crisp tingly finish.
Nov 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4.55 by Dr_Fox from Utah

Oct 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.56 by HeartofMiami from Florida

Oct 03, 2017
 
Rated: 4.38 by loganburgh from Michigan

Sep 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.31 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Sep 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.34 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Sep 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by jonbonfondle from Minnesota

Aug 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by beer_guy_nc from North Carolina

Aug 11, 2017
Red Angel from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 310 ratings