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Roggen Wolf - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Reviews: 12
Hads: 73
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 9.17%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Stofko1992 on 03-02-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 12 | Hads: 73
Photo of HamdenHector
3.34/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: crystal clear; bronze; 1 finger off white head that receded to a thick collar; very nice lacing;

S: caramel malt;

T: caramel malt; somewhat sweet at mid-palate; not picking up any rye spiciness until the finish; slightly bitter at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; creamy;

O: I wanted more from the rye; (325 characters)

Photo of scootny
4/5  rDev +11.1%

A rye IPA. .A lovely deep dark amber. Brilliant clarity, virtually no visible carbonation. Billowing pale off white head and copious lacing. A light covering remains all the way down. Nose is sweet and tinged with caramel and toffee. Spicy rye and alcohol. Yeast esters and some toasted nuttiness. Piney hops. Great taste. Sweet chewy malt core brings toasted grains, cocoa and smooth mocha flavors. Rye malt combines with hop oil to add spice and pepper. Fruity English style yeast adds juicy cantaloupe. Finish is crisp and dry with hop oil mild grapefruit. Lingering oil and spice. Remarkably supple over my tongue for a beer of this weight. Light creamy carbonation with just enough zip to tickle lightly. Crisp swallow. A hearty, refreshing IPA. Nice job Jim! (764 characters)

Photo of DrDemento456
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The good I only paid $2.75 for the single. The bad is the reviews do not look very promising. I drink on!

A - Plenty of opaque colored head on this one well over an inch atop a clear deep amber hue beer. No sediment.
S - Smells of mild spicy rye. Some pithy hops and a touch of sweet malts. Nothing exciting.
T - Its not bad just not very exciting. Taste of old hops mixes with the rye to deliver a lackluster IPA experience. Somewhat sweet with a sort of balanced taste. Its just an average Rye IPA.
M - Light to medium in Body its easy to drink

Overall it's not bad just kind of bland. Like the cover art though. (617 characters)

Photo of thecheapies
3.14/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Light red-orange brew with a coarse separated cream head.

Earthy and lime-y hops with a touch of pine. Lightly zesty, some rye malt spice, and a sweet treacle malt backing.

Rye spice gives it some burliness in the finish, but the elephant in the room is the lack of freshness. Too much stale hop. Pine and pith can be tasted, but nothing is elevated. (353 characters)

Photo of 57md
3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a copper color with a finger of head that dissipates steadily but leaves some nice lace behind. The nose has notes of both hops and rye. The body is relatively hearty and the flavor profile is solid, if not extraordinary. The rye and hops merge nicely. The flavor tails off just a bit on the finish. This is a solid effort, but there is nothing outstanding here. (368 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Finishing my mixed sixer with a rye IPA. It pours a clear copper topped by a finger of sandy-white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit zest, light lime zest, mild pine, dry spicy rye, and a very light twinge of toffee. The taste brings in more of the same, the rye coming through spicier (quite peppery, much like the label says). The surprisingly bright hops shine against the spicy backdrop, but some veins of excessive pine and citrus rind don't do the beer any favors. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a fairly nice beer, one that's not perfect but still pretty drinkable in the end. (678 characters)

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light orange coloir with soapy white head that laces the pint with a web. The aroma is full of malt, spicy rye, ripe fruit and citrus.
In the taste, a nice rye flavor with ample malts and grapefruit notes from the hop. Pretty good flavors, drinks easily, A nice spicy roggen with good character from the rye used in brewing. Light to medium bodied feel and well carbonated.
This is just another reason why Boston Beer Company is one of my favorite breweries This is a kick ass beer. (491 characters)

Photo of PicoPapa
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle from the Hopology Mix 24 pack. Pours a translucent amber color with a half inch of head. Fair amount of lacing. The aroma is light hop notes, toasted malts, and sweet rye. The taste is floral hops followed up by the bready rye. Lightly toasted malts. Some citrus peel towards the finish with some floral hop notes
Light mouthfeel. Drinkable but not as much hops as I was hoping. Overall, decent Rye IPA to find in a mix pack but I don't think it can stand on it's own. (481 characters)

Photo of jeffjeff1
3.44/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Came in a Sam Adams IPA variety pack.

Appearance- amber color, thin head, nice lacing

Smell- rye, malt

Taste- rye, very light flavor of hops

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- I thought it was pretty good. Not the best but still decent. I would definitely drink it again. (280 characters)

Photo of Aaron_Ramson
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Roggen Wolf pours a gorgeous orange-amber, with a thick, persistent lacin left behind on my tasting glass. The nose is citrus peel and marzipan, toffee-like, nutty malts with a hop west coast style of hop flavor certainy derived from Sierra Nevada's "Hop Torpedo" extra IPA. The flavor confirms this; I would mistake this completely for Hop Torpedo if not for the spicey kick of rye lingering just beneith the hops. With a full, heavy mouthfeel, this beer comes across as extra filling and rich and extremely clean; Boston Beer Company makes their ales just as skillfully as they make their signature lager. BBC has come up with a fantastic tasting and well balanced rye IPA here, one that I strongly recommend! (711 characters)

Photo of justintcoons
3.22/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Crystal clean amber with 1 finger of creamy head. Good retention and moderate carbonation.

Nose
Caramel, grapefruit, and tangerine. Perhaps some mango and hints of rye. The aroma is very light.

Taste
Very light hop profile. White grapefruit and maybe mango... The malts are much more prominent with caramel, biscuit, and slight rye. Light touch of pine resin in the finish along with some lingering sugars.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, smooth, and slightly dry.

Overall
Very little rye. Very little hops. Fails as a Rye IPA, but a decent beer none-the-less. (609 characters)

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.26/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle labeled “Enjoy before July, 2014” at 35 degrees into imperial pint
Faint aroma of rye
Head large, white (almost glowing), frothy, mostly diminishing
Lacing excellent
Body light orange, clear
Flavor begins slightly bitter, lacking rye spiceness as promised by the nose, pretty much flavorless – no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl, no distinct hoppiness – wait! Isn’t that a balanced beer: when the hops balance the malt so one doesn’t overpower the other? OK, so blandness is a good thing. This is a desirable beer. It also ends slightly sweet, although the back of my palate has a chalky bitterness hanging on.
Palate light to medium, watery, carbonation soft.

This was a variety case of six IPA-style beers – at $ 32.00/24 beers I guess I can’t really complain, but expect the Sam Adams blandness. (820 characters)

Roggen Wolf from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.