Weasel Boy Dancing Ferret India Pale Ale | Weasel Boy Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Weasel Boy Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Dogbrick on 04-01-2008

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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 27
Photo of JamesS
4.67/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a great cloudy copper color with very good head and lacing. Excellent scent, very strong with a lot of flora hops; has nice bittersweet (the plant) and grapefruit aromas. Huge bitter taste, a wash of citrus at first that turns into a nice floral hop finish that stays on the tongue; nice malt heaviness to balance it out. Thick and heavy, but no alcohol in the mouthfeel. A great IPA.

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Photo of runbirddrinkbeer
4.57/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer again this Holiday season at the brewpub. Still my favorite of their brews:

A: it pours a golden-orange color with 1 and a half fingers of whitish head. Nice lace persists.

S: Great hop presence

T: Wonderful HOPS but decent balance also.

M: nice active but not overdone carbonation.

Overall: as good as I remembered!

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Photo of movingtrain
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sitting at Casa Cantina in Athens, OH during Brew Week. They have some good stuff on tap here today, and I'm trying my first from Weasel Boy.

Pours a hazy copper color, minimal white head on top. It was poured at a very cold temp, so that may affect some of the notes here.

The aroma is fruity, hoppy for sure. There are floral notes in there, and a bit of wheat/malt, as well.

Whoa! At first sip, this beer is very smooth...a very easy, light-seeming beer. However, as the beer cascades across the palate, it opens up to a hop-filled punch in the face. It is nicely balanced, with extreme floral hints. The hops are so present, and delicious. What is that hop here? Cascade? Nugget? Something with a big bite, and a super earthy/floral flavor. Man, this is a really good IPA.

I need to learn more about this brewery...this IPA is top-notch. Tasty and creative in flavor, this beer is near-perfection. It's drinkable, full of flavor, and an excellent hoppy experience. Cheers!

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Photo of ffejherb
4.32/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Weasel Boy on 11/27/10.

A - Hazy orange/light pumpkin-colored liquid with a creamy dollop of white foam on top that reduced to a thin patch but spun a thick web of lace around the glass.

S - Spicy, peppery nose with a dousing of pine sap, citrus notes and assertive resinous hops. Toasted bread and grainy malts bring balance to the pungent hop aroma. This IPA has quite a bit of alcohol zing in the nose. Faint catbox notes are also present.

T - Dancing Ferret has a huge hop bill for a single IPA weighing in at 6.6%. While there are traces of herbal and medicinal hops, there is also a distinct grassy bite and an underlying peppery spiciness, which gives the hop flavor incredible depth. Finishes with aggressive bitterness that is quite spicy but paired with a juicy splash of citrus fruit as well.

M - Medium bodied with a syrupy texture and moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is actually pretty smooth overall. Finishes with dry, lingering spicy hop bitterness on the palate.

D - I liked this IPA so much that I had two pints at the brewpub and took home a growler. 'Nuff said!

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Photo of BeerAndBourbon
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served at Casa Nueva in Athens, OH

A. Golden orange with a creamy small bubble white head that dissipates with small bits of residual lacing

S. Grapefruit with malt sweetness and some mild hoppy bitterness

T. Grapefruit with other citrus fruits, lots of malty almost honey-like sweetness

M. Thick creamy body with a good level of carbonation

D. Well balanced and delicious. I could drink this all night.

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Photo of prototypic
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It's very hazy and a dark, nut brown color. The look certainly suggests it's unfiltered. A slight bump in score for that. Slight pieced of sediment can be seen swimming about. The head is a little off-white and is about a finger deep. It was quick to disappear and left a light lacing on the glass.

Smell: There are citrus grapefruit and pineapple scents initially that are sweet. Hops definitely lean in the piney direction and are strong and bitter smelling. It has a nice malty presence that appears to be a balanced mix of pale and caramel malts. There's a slight yeasty aroma and a touch of dark fruit is noticeable on the tail.

Taste: Grapefruit and pineapple flavors are sweet and a little bitter up front. It is piney and bitter. Hops are dialed in just right and blend well with the citrus flavors. Malts are a little sweet and do a nice job of balancing it out to some degree. Ultimately, it remains hoppy and bitter. In flavor, pale malts seem to be a little stronger than their caramel counterparts. But, I'm picking up a little of both. There is a strong yeasty presence that lingers into the aftertaste. Leaves the palate dry and bitter.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It's light to medium bodied and has a nice feel. It's nice and smooth. Goes down very easy. Carbonation is a light but effective. Given its low abv, it's very drinkable. We've had no problem polishing off the growler. If only it were a little bigger.

Weasel Boy's done a nice job with this IPA. It's well done in all aspects and I'm impressed. This beer doesn't really have any glaring flaws to point out. It's all around very good. Certainly recommended. Anyone who's in the area should definitely visit their taproom and try this one out.

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Photo of nrbw23
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a nice white head. Head has pretty solid retention and left some nice layered lacing.

S- Smell is a bit peppery, piney, tropical fruits, and bready.

T- Quite a bit of hops here. A bit of spices, peppery, piney and tropical fruits. Has a nice bitterness to it.

M- Medium in body and carbonation.

O- Pretty solid IPA. I hope I cross paths with this one again.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A pretty standard, but clean IPA. The first thing that stands out to me are the textues which make the beer solid and weighted, but not to imperial proportions. The beer remains firm and malty throughout, but not to be over-thrown by the hops. A good combination of sharp, acidic citrus flavors mix well with pine-ey, grassy, herbal notes for a complex hop profile. Solid attenuation, but hints of caramel with no astringcy comming from the grains. Bright orange with copper highlighs shape the colors in front of a mild haze (dry-hopped?). Great head formation, good retention with some lacing. There are no fusals or harshness, remaining juicy and refrehsing throughout, until the palatable dryness in the finish. Very nice brew.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draught at the Weasel Boy taproom. This beer is a bright copper-orange color with a medium thin bone white head that has decent retention. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, hops and pine. Medium-bodied and moderately bitter with a piney hops character, with touches of malt and citrus. The finish is fruity and hoppy with a lingering hops aftertaste. Pretty enjoyable overall.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Weasel Boy this past weekend.

Pours a nice light orange color with a good white head and some sticky lacing as that falls down. The nose carries a bit of citrus and some light floral hops. Nothing too overpowering. The mouthfeel brings forward a great amount of bitterness, but there isn't much hop flavor to accompany it. Mostly all about the hops with just a bit of the malt in the background. Light to medium body. Quite good.

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Photo of stewart124
3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Casa Nueva in Athens, Ohio.

Pours a hazy golden orange color with just a bit of white head.

Nose has plenty of citrus and slight peppery bits.

Taste is medium bodied with some light caramel notes but the showcase is the hop aroma and bitterness. This is chewy. Bready characters and a nice background bitterness help pull this through. Drinks well and it would be easy to put back a few of these. The hops leave a nice resin on the tongue with some pine to follow.

Nice representation and I was glad to finally try out Weasel Boy Brewing Company

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Photo of BeerBelcher
3.14/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer definitely stood out on the sampler board as being the IPA - clear amber color, and a head of big bubbles that faced to a sticky residue like a lot of IPAs I've seen. From the aroma and flavor, I could tell it was an IPA, but it didn't offer quite enough hop for me to really deliver a positive rating...I could detect hints of hop in the aroma and flavor, and there was definitely nothing offensive about this beer, but I would've liked to have a little more hoppiness in this IPA.

As I mentioned, the body was a clear copper-amber and the head soapy and consisting of large bubbles. Aroma was slightly hoppy. Flavor was also slightly hoppy, with some nice malt behind it, but really a little bland for this style. Mouthfeel was OK.

An alright beer, but I think more hop would really elevate this beer.

I had a sample of this on-tap at the brewery.

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Photo of Ryan011235
2.93/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap in a pint glass at Casa Nueva on 7/3/10

A - Golden amber color. Poured a thin layer of foam. Minimal retention with webbed lace.

S - Pine hits the nostrils first, followed by murky citrus - grapefruit, lemon zest & orange. Bit of caramel offset.

T - The taste is odd; plenty bitter, sure, but it's big on sharp aspirin bitterness. A little pine. Citrus is really murky & largely obscured by said aspirin. Caramel backdrop kind of balances it out. Structure seems rough.

M - Medium body with a nice grittiness. Carbonation is standard fare, maybe a touch on the low side. Finishes really dry & bitter with more of that aspirin jazz.

D - I'm torn on this one. I get the impression a decent amount of thought went into this beer, but it isn't quite working for me. It gets a bit better with warmth; even still, it needs more robust hop flavor to work with the bitterness.

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Photo of beerguy101
2.9/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Sampled at GABF on 9/18/2010. This IPA pours a medium gold color from the tap. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is grapefruity, fruity and sweet. A light to medium bodied IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are grapefruity. Mild carbonation. It's a little too unbalanced, way to many hops without a lot of malt sweetness to back it up. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

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Weasel Boy Dancing Ferret India Pale Ale from Weasel Boy Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 27 ratings.
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