Roggen Wolf | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Stofko1992 on 03-02-2014

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep amber or pale brown producing almost 3 fingers of off-white, frothy, somewhat lasting head that leaves a nice weby coating of lacing. Aroma is an earthy maltiness of caramel/toffee, musty rye spice, light roast & dried figs backed by floral, dank, pine, citrus & faint tropical fruit hops. Taste is variously sweet, bitter, dry & astringent progressing across the tongue from start to finish. Fronted by toasted brown bread, caramel, malty rye spice & raisin that soon mixes with earthy dankness, grapefruit & pine resin balancing by mid-sip where the malty sweetness balances only to be swallowed up by a clean, grapefruit & pepper finish that soon becomes an increasingly bitter & drawing pine aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied with moderate carbonation, oily & a little syrupy with astringency on the back & center of the tongue in the aftertaste. The bitterness lingers long in the drying aftertaste. The presentation builds high expectations that the aroma, taste & feel do not deliver.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.24/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Dark copper to light brown with an inch and a half of frothy and creamy beige head. Moderate lacing. The aroma features those earthy grainy rye notes very prominently. I don't smell any hops. The taste is also very rye forward. I'm thinking the hops might be German in nature and just barely detectable at the back of the palate. This is more of a rye ale than an IPA if you ask me. The mouth is moderately carbonated and slightly watery.

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Photo of mdt88
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheDogHouse
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpuetz
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 2/6/2015 at Doherty’s Ale House, in Warwick, RI, served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, rye spice, floral hops and citrus.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel, citrus and some spice. Then a hearty rye malt character comes in. The hops presence is significant overall but weak for the style and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of Inglewood
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ironstutz
3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.68/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of CTHomer
3.34/5  rDev -8.5%
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;

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Photo of ffshore545
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of scootny
4/5  rDev +9.6%

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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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of dunlap926
4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Roggen Wolf from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 78 ratings