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Roggen Wolf - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Reviews: 12
Hads: 73
Avg: 3.61
pDev: 8.03%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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
Reviews by Aaron_Ramson:
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%
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!

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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!

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3.44/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

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3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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Roggen Wolf from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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