Lone Wolf | Fernie Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fernie Brewing Co.
British Columbia, Canada
ferniebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
This IPA has four select malts in combination with four classic hop varieties & time honored traditional brewing methods including dry hopping, resulting in a golden ale with exceptional flavour & complexity. A true IPA in every sense.

Added by biboergosum on 04-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
63
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
12.34%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of Supergenou
3.42/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JonCorbett
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Has a wonderful semi-clear golden orange, good solid pale yellow head that has both chunky and creamy attributes. The dissipation is fairly leisurely, and leaves unorganized congregations of globby webbed lace.

Aromatics: Fantastic and oh so fragrant, you don’t even need to stick your nose right to the glass to catch the earthy and piney hops and citruses that meld grapefruit and lemon with maybe a bit of orange. This is what I like to smell in an IPA.

Taste: A very nice up front hop, the bitters are not that aggressive as you’d think, has a great balance with the bready dough following in a

Palate: Medium bodied, crisp, and slightly warming as each sip passes. Though it has it’s moments of a creamier composition, the carbonation keeps the bubbles flowing, which in turn pretty much keeps the bitter in the relatively dry finish from sitting too long on the palate.

Overall: A very nicely balanced IPA, the sweetness in the malts are like backstage hands at the theatre, working behind the scenes but not unnoticed - the show was fabulous not just because of the actors but because the back up crew had their $h!t together and supported all the main players with superior professionalism.

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Photo of Beervana
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ILOVEHAM
2.83/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ntwiebe
3.44/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZachT
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of juicebox
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Corson
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Erik-P
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ysjang85
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of likeablepaper
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigBry
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This is a very bland IPA that had a somewhat weak nose with some spice and citrus notes and an equally underwhelming palate with similar hop notes to the nose.

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Photo of Mlkluther
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hreb
3.44/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into pint glass. Beer is crystal clear, a medium pale to orange golden color, and forms a decent head. Citrus IPA aroma, which is quite pleasant, though not particularly strong. I am not expecting an IBU bomb here. Flavor is right in line, pleasantly bringing C-hop bitterness, and apparently weighing in at 70 IBUs (I'd have guessed only slightly lower). The major defect with this beer is that it's seriously over carbed. Maybe the higher gas pressure is more enjoyable if kept at elevation? No wait that makes no sense. Anyway I was happy enough to find this in a mixed 12 pack of Fernie cans, even if I wouldn't seek it out.

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Photo of mistahmojoryan
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BCborn
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of headlessparrot
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sample from a can, taken from a "Hop Trick Mixer Sixer" six-pack of Fernie's more hop-forward beers.

Beer pours a copper/orange, with almost slight ruby touches around the edge, quite cloudy, topped by a cap of two fingers that recedes to a few millimetres and then some islands quickly but leaves some lacing.

Smell is cat pee hops (Simcoe?), a bit of crisp citrus (grapefruit, orange), some slight biscuit or cracker malt. Some darker malt as well, though--something a bit caramelized or sweet. Taste is less intense than the smell promises--much more balance between the hops and the malt, with some pine/resin, citrus going up against biscuit, crackers, pepper, and a touch of roasted malt. Carbonation is moderate, body feels good.

It's a good--not great--IPA, but also a very refreshing, crisp, drinkable one.

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Photo of Damacdon
4.55/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Merlin68
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mack
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Danomeister
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a distinctive IPA to be sought out and analyzed, but still a remarkably awesome beer considering it comes in a can and is relatively affordable.

It hits all the notes of a good IPA: Aromatic citrus and floral nose, dry body, and solid hop flavor. However, it does all of this without being too overwhelming. Sessionable.

I would love to have a few of these kicking around a BBQ party to smoothyl introduce non hop heads to the IPA style.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another solid beer from Fernie. Lone Wolf is not distinctive in the IPA kaleidoscope, but it is nicely balanced. The malt dominates, but there is enough hop kick to keep it true to the style. Nothing really stands out about this beer, aside from how agreeable it is.

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Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Lone Wolf from Fernie Brewing Co.
3.81 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
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