Roggen Wolf
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Rye Beer
Ranked #228
Ranked #38,326
3.65 | pDev: 7.67%
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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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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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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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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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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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light orange coloir with soapy white head that laces the pint with a web. The aroma is full of malt, spicy rye, ripe fruit and citrus.
In the taste, a nice rye flavor with ample malts and grapefruit notes from the hop. Pretty good flavors, drinks easily, A nice spicy roggen with good character from the rye used in brewing. Light to medium bodied feel and well carbonated.
This is just another reason why Boston Beer Company is one of my favorite breweries This is a kick ass beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of thecheapies
3.14/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Light red-orange brew with a coarse separated cream head.

Earthy and lime-y hops with a touch of pine. Lightly zesty, some rye malt spice, and a sweet treacle malt backing.

Rye spice gives it some burliness in the finish, but the elephant in the room is the lack of freshness. Too much stale hop. Pine and pith can be tasted, but nothing is elevated.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle from the Hopology Mix 24 pack. Pours a translucent amber color with a half inch of head. Fair amount of lacing. The aroma is light hop notes, toasted malts, and sweet rye. The taste is floral hops followed up by the bready rye. Lightly toasted malts. Some citrus peel towards the finish with some floral hop notes
Light mouthfeel. Drinkable but not as much hops as I was hoping. Overall, decent Rye IPA to find in a mix pack but I don't think it can stand on it's own.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Finishing my mixed sixer with a rye IPA. It pours a clear copper topped by a finger of sandy-white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit zest, light lime zest, mild pine, dry spicy rye, and a very light twinge of toffee. The taste brings in more of the same, the rye coming through spicier (quite peppery, much like the label says). The surprisingly bright hops shine against the spicy backdrop, but some veins of excessive pine and citrus rind don't do the beer any favors. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a fairly nice beer, one that's not perfect but still pretty drinkable in the end.

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3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
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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3.22/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Crystal clean amber with 1 finger of creamy head. Good retention and moderate carbonation.

Caramel, grapefruit, and tangerine. Perhaps some mango and hints of rye. The aroma is very light.

Very light hop profile. White grapefruit and maybe mango... The malts are much more prominent with caramel, biscuit, and slight rye. Light touch of pine resin in the finish along with some lingering sugars.

Medium bodied, smooth, and slightly dry.

Very little rye. Very little hops. Fails as a Rye IPA, but a decent beer none-the-less.

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3.44/5  rDev -5.8%
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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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Roggen Wolf from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 78 ratings