Wiley Wolverine Rye Pale Ale | Weasel Boy Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Weasel Boy Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.75%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Tucquan on 07-03-2010

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of MisterFuzz
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of KushBreakfast
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of VncentLIFE
3.13/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Good lord this thing is bright yellow. About as bright as Boulevard Tank 7. Neon yellow with an eggshell white head.

The smell is soapy as hell. Rye spiciness istn as prevelant as Id want it to be, but oh well.

No real hops in the tastes, its definitely a malt forward PA (more like a British PA). I would call it a Rye PA. balanced, sweet, and smooth.

Finishes sweet and slick. Rye spiciness is really an afterthought more than anything. I wasnt let down, but I wasnt terribly impressed either.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.27/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the growler an hour or two after having it filled at Weasel Boy. Several pours into a Weasel Boy pint glass while sitting around our campsite.

Pours a slightly-hazed apricot-orange color with a good white head and spotty lacing on the way down. The nose brings a good rye spiciness and zest along with a really nice amount of citrus rind. A bit of lemon and orange throughout. Really quite nice. Huge fan of this; there's a reason we selected this as the one to get a growler of. Flavor isn't quite as intense, but that wasn't a bad thing, as it enhanced the drinkability. Rye spice comes through with little other malt presence other than adding a slight chewiness. All about citrus rind and hop flavor. Well done.

Mouthfeel is chewy and has a great combo of rye spice and hop flavor. Citrus rind throughout. Big, big fan of this one and it's something I'd certainly seek out again.

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Photo of prototypic
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wiley Wolverine pours a lighter copper color. It’s very clear. Backlighting gives it a slightly gold look. A white head sits on top and rises to over a finger in height. It’s pretty quick to recede, and leaves a nice, sticky coat of lace clinging to the glass.

The nose is pretty good. Perhaps a little on the weak side, but still performs well. It definitely kicks off with a nice strong rye kick. It smells quite spicy. The strong rye is buttressed by a caramel malt base. It smells a tad sweet. Hops are noted, but are overshadowed by rye. The hops seem to have a predominantly piney scent with a touch of citrus grapefruit and orange in the mix. All in all, it smells pretty balanced and well done.

The flavor seems to follow the nose very well, but performs a little better. The malt base is caramel and is quite sturdy. Spicy rye jumps into the mix very early, and is the strongest flavor. I’m a big rye fan, so that’s okay by me. Hops are noted, but are definitely struggling underneath the rye. There’s some light pine, grapefruit, and orange. It is very balanced. Bitterness is not much of a factor at all. Obviously, alcohol is masked completely. This is good stuff. Relatively simple, balanced, straight forward…and tasty.

Wiley Wolverine is on the lighter side of medium. Carbonation is light. It’s nice and smooth. Easy drinking? No question. This growler is disappearing quickly.

I’m pretty impressed with Wiley Wolverine. Today, we celebrate and crave all things extreme. It’s easy to overlook a simple American Pale. If you take the time for it, you’ll probably enjoy this beer. For the most part, it is pretty well balanced. The spicy rye gives it enough edge to make it stand out. I wish the hops could find a way to coexist with the rye a little better, but they work pretty well in their secondary role. Wiley Wolverine is rather impressive. Glad I picked up the growler.

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Photo of MbpBugeye
3.08/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Bodega.
A- In typical Bodega fashion this pint glass had little to no head but that didnt stop this beer from lacing a full sheet that went over halfway down the glass before it finally ran out of steam. The beer its self is a hazy, light gold color.

S- Fairly hoppy but the malts seems to be also something they want to show off. The rye is obvious. It gives a strong rye bread spiciness, dough and slight sourness.

T- There is a really nice balance between malts and hops. I think the rye just edges out the citrus hops. Lots of that snappy, at times sourdough-like rye malt.

D- This is pretty decent but it was hard to stay focused on it when the menu at Bodega had so many other enticing offerings.

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Photo of Tucquan
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this at the brewery on 2010-06-29.

A - Hazy, gold with a white head and lots of lace

S - Mild rye grain, yeast and fruit

T - Mild, lightly roasted rye grain; pleasant hop-forward taste and bitterness. I'll guess it is 65 IBU (the bartender didn't know).

M - Light-medium body and carbonation. Slightly creamy.

D - Very good. If there weren't other untried brews, I'd have had another one.

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Wiley Wolverine Rye Pale Ale from Weasel Boy Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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