Red Angel | Wicked Weed Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 01-29-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#282
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
291
pDev:
6.29%
 
 
Wants:
161
Gots:
89
Trade:
12
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Ratings: 291 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of bubseymour
4.56/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vivs85
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rristow
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.

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Photo of Tukiluka
4.48/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Samact
4.18/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OompaMentor
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

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Photo of RealDeal
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gcamparone
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.

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Photo of delgotit99
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duncian
4.23/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MTKATL
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chadlossie
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Erik-P
4.55/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
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.

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Photo of Dr_Fox
4.55/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HeartofMiami
4.56/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of loganburgh
4.38/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rjp217
4.31/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.34/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jonbonfondle
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beer_guy_nc
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of putonyourwalkingshoes
4.06/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

If you like your sours light and crispy. It's got some good qualities especially in the nose. Doesn't have any yogurty qualities which I enjoy but at the same time no nasty yeasty off flavors here. Pretty clean just nothing really bold. Very reminiscent of charactre rouge. Just feels a bit watered down.

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Photo of bouncepass
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atrocity
4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerbom
4.02/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Red Angel from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 291 ratings