Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by B33R501:
4.85/5 rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
wow. real simple, one of the best beers in the world. for the longest time my goto beer, ive had this so many times, but now that im getting into huge stouts and barrel aged beers i dont really have a goto anymore. available year round, quality, consistent, reasonable price. $7.50 per 4 Pak, last year it was an insane $6.50 per 4.
pours beautiful dark amber almost purple? i'll have to check color charts one day to better describe if. Tonites 4 Pak must be very fresh, the hops jumped out of the bottle on first smell, on warming it's morphed into the usual malty, elegant floral perfume like beer it usually is. taste is very complex, big caramel malts, followed by citrusy, floral earthy hops that linger on the palate what seems like forever. apples and pears now, let it warm and the spice comes out, the rye malts making their presence known. before I forget this is also the most drinkable beer in the world. I've had it so many times, never a hangover, never a dissapointment.
I don't know what else to say? If I could drink one beer, and one beer only, this would be the one. tribute to the brewers art.
Serving type: bottle
01-21-2012 00:46:22 | More by B33R501
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4.35/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Absolutely beautiful look in a pint glass. Dark copper color, ample, rocky head that lasts for the entire beer. Bits of lace clinging to the glass throughout.
Love the bitter hops, mixed with spice scent. A fantastic smelling IPA..., caramel malt, citrusy hops, maybe even some grape (doppelbockesque?)...so different than most IPAs out there. Fresh and clean...super smooth.
A very unique tasting beer, but one that suits me just fine. Definitely has the uber-hoppy taste of a DIPA, but the addition of the rye makes puts it in a class by itself. An interesting and delicious combination of dark fruits, spice, and bitter hops. Very thankful for the 4 packs...but would be so much happier if BR would release it in a 6 pack someday.
(update...March 2014...6 packs baby!!!)
I would love to drink these as my staple, but a bit too boozy for me to drink more than 2/3 per sitting. Still, a great price for such a great beer. Hard to believe this one's classified as an IPA...there's so much going on in it.
A homerun by Bear Republic for sure. A must try for any IPA lover...heck, a must try for anyone who just loves great beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 01:07:30 | More by obrike
Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 3,994 ratings.