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Wolf Vine Wet Hopped Pale Ale | Hoyne Brewing Co.

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Wolf Vine Wet Hopped Pale AleWolf Vine Wet Hopped Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hoyne Brewing Co.
British Columbia, Canada
hoynebrewing.ca

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Humulus Lupulus, wolf vine, or more commonly, the hop plant, shares with its namesake a rather interesting trait: after a decidedly unthreatening beginning to life, upon maturity each species stakes their claim. And with neither mercy nor conscience, will tirelessly strive for, and usually achieve, total territorial domination.

Added by ericj551 on 09-29-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
36
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
27.59%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 36
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.37/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sweet nectar of life: the mother of all wet hopped ales; my current favourite. There is just something about Hoyne and their delicious offerings that ignites a certain euphoria inside of me. And now here the glory of their biscuity malt and submissive but present hops shines brighter than the sun. It is quintessential as far as I'm concerned. It pours a beautiful amber +1 with a finger of head. The first hint of aroma is key limes and pickles. Somewhere in there is a bit of burnt caramel and candied cherry; a good deal of sweet and a whimper of sour. And now, drink: Delicious! Perfectly balanced biscuit malt, just shy of buttery grace, along with distinctive wet hop aromas of melon, cucumber, kiwi fruit, muted red fruit and slight lemon. There is a tiny amount of indescribable funk about 20 seconds into the finish, but it does not come anywhere near close to rendering this creation undesirable. This is a fantastic pale ale as both myself and my near-empty growler will attest. While my heart grows sore with the realization that this will soon sail swiftly into the sunset until next years harvest, I also shed tears of joy upon realization that I was alive to experience, taste, and savour such an excellent beverage.

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Photo of BCborn
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chickenm
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of souvenirs
1.62/5  rDev -57%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

A: Clear copper.
S: Mushroom. Not an aroma I find desirable in a beer. I keep putting it down and smelling it again, hoping it'll change, but it doesn't.
T: As bad as it smells, or maybe worse. Drainpour.

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Photo of Boozecamel
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Rutager
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a clear, almost glowing amber with a finger of off white head, average retention.

Smell. Nice floral hops, some toasted caramel malts, pineapple, pine, citrus fruits and peaches. A little alcohol.

Taste. Lightly sweet caramel malts and some nice citrusy floral hops. Starts sweet, ends with a little bitterness. I like that.

Mouthfeel. Below medium body with medium-low carboantion.

Overall. A fine pale ale. More interesting than most, with some nice fresh tasting hops.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of EspressoGuy
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650ml
A: copper, translucent
S: nothing but fresh hops! Intense. Pine.
T: fresh hops and some sweet malt. Light and fresh tasting. Very little bitterness. Almost like a session PA. The finish gets a little messy with the soft hops and sweet caramel maltiness. Would be a good summer beer.
M: light bodied, medium carbonation.
O: a pleasant beer that I would certainly buy in the spring/summer. Wish it had a cleaner finish.

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Photo of Caudalie
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Ghrymm
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 650ml Bottle
A; A dark Amber Copper
S; Some floral hops but a wet grass back gound
T; I can taste the wet Hops at the start with a pepper hit there.A nice balance with the malt.
M; Medium body there not a lot of carb. some sweetness
O; Overall a nice Wet Hopped Pale Ale pick up a few if you can
BTW this is the 2015 release.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of LampertLand
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hoyne Brewing 'Wolf Vine Wet Hopped Pale Ale' @ 5.3% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $7.00
A-pour is gold from the bottle to an amber in the glass with a medium size off white head leaving a spotty lace along the pint
S-citrus-grapefruit , pineapple , some floral , hints of pine (aka Centennial & Cascade hops)
T-sweet caramel start , mild bitterness on the swallow
MF-low carbonation , medium body
Ov-recent re-review on Canadian Thanksgiving (10/12/15) just an ok beer & pale ale
prost LampertLand

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Photo of BcCraft710
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JasonLovesBeer
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Has that copper hue of a pale ale. Nothing to write home about but it is what it is! The somewhat dense head stuck around pretty well.

S: The floral hops are there, though they're muted by the malts.

T: Some caramel creaminess combined with crisp, slightly citrus/melon hops. Orange, lemon, and something fresh but slightly tart? Also just kind of leafy - not really earthy but has a green leaf quality. If I said fresh it would just sound like the marketing got to me... but it tastes fresh.

M: Crisp and lightly creamy.

Overall I'm pretty into it, pale ales are a little tougher to make exciting compared to more intrinsically interesting styles but I think this is a very noteworthy example. The base recipe is really good and the fresh hops undoubtedly step it up another notch.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of HipCzech
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Serving: 650 mL bottle poured into a 0.3 L tulip glass.

Appearance: Clear, bright brownish amber color. Billowing off white head recedes gradually with good lacing.

Smell: Fresh, spicy, pine and resinous hops, as well as toasty malt.

Taste: Nice malty body, definite caramel and slight roasted notes. Hops bring citrus fruit and herbs as well as very restrained bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body and moderate to low carbonation.

Overall: A nicely malty pale ale with plenty of fresh hop character while still restrained and very drinkable.

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Photo of PaulietheBrit
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Derek
4.29/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Copper-bronze with an off-with head, good retention, leaves a little lace.

S: Nice hop aroma, with the immistakable wet cascade.

T: The wet hops are upfront, but not overbearing. The wet cascade has more of a jalapeno/green pepper flavour than citrus, but there's some underying floral & citrus here as well. Quality malt is nice and biscuity without being too sweet.

M: Well-attenuated, moderate body has a crisp finish.

O: Are really excellent pale ale that's enhanced by the wet hops.

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Photo of adamj_008
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Stizz19
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Erik-P
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of atsir
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of ericj551
4.43/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wolf Pine pours a light amber with a nice sense head. The aroma is floral and fruity, with some nice citrusy notes that come out with a swirl. The flavor is a wonderfully balanced pale ale with a nice caramel sweetness that plays perfectly into the fresh, lively citrusy hops. Some fruitiness from the yeast fits in well with the light malt, and there is just enough bitterness in the finish. Drink it while the hops are fresh!

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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