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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,321 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,321
Reviews: 2,037
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 225
Gots: 222 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A high gravity IPA brewed with 18% rye malt. Hop Rod Rye has a floral hop aroma and subtle caramel notes with a slightly earthy and spicy rye character.

2009 California State Fair – GOLD
2003 California State Fair – GOLD
2002 Real Ale Festival (Chicago) – GOLD

(Beer added by: Quaffer on 03-27-2002)
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4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - Dark red, clear, very inviting. Nice head and wonderful head retention.
S- Can smell the rye but also a berry smell with overtones of chocolate. Great smell
T- Really smooth, very complex with a lot going on. Berry and hint of licorice comes out. A bit bitter on the finish but ok.
F- Good feel, substantial for a dark red beer, almost like a stout. A bit on the heavy side and a bit too much carbonation.
O - I really like this beer in all aspects, but I don't usually have more than one or two at a time because it is bold.

JimmyCaprese, Yesterday at 06:43 PM
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Initial thought: sweet and hoppy. Amber, slight smoky, deep rich maltiness. Roasty notes. Hints of caramel. Floral hoppiness. Resinous and dankiness from the hops counteract some of the sweetness. I'm really digging the soft bitterness from early addition hops. For how sweet the beer starts out it finishes somewhat dry possibly because of the rye in the grist. Some nice subtle spiciness is detected in the finish combined with some cereal grain finish. Nice beer, a little sweet for me. Medium body w/ perfect carbonation allows all the flavors to shine and lends very well to the drinkability of this brew. If your going BR, give me a Red Rocket Ale or Racer 5 please. Good brew non-the-less.

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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,321 ratings.