The tire was made by a local company called Leo Tires and the tire model was hilariously called "MuddyMax" (L-027-013 red side wall) sized 26 x 1.95 . Although the stock tire on my bike was a 26 x 1.50, I opted for the 1.95 for the beefier look, and the grooves are larger on the new tire compared to the old one. The new "MuddyMax" tire set me back 248 bucks.
Sure enough, the rear is beefier than the front but it's ok. I'll be replacing the front tire soon. Oh, and the old tire will be patched tomorrow by a local tire patcher.