Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Beerandraiderfan:
4.23/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Damn good beer. Me likey. Probably the pre-eminent rye style beer. You really can't go wrong with a Bear republic product can you?
If I had only one drawback to speakof, well, maybe two, it would be
A) that it seems a little inconsistent. Sometimes it has been mindblowing, sometimes it has been well, very good.
B) The grain bill, malt etc. . . seems a little heavy. I dunno whether rye makes a beer lighter or heavier, but I'd be interested to taste this beer a little less out of balance, like a Hop Rod Rye Moster, where the hops predominate. I wouldn't necessarily like it more, but I'd just be interested to see the envelope pushed even further with ryes.
On a good bottle, you'll get plenty of hop brightness, accompanied by the rye. Bad bottles seem to have lost that lovin' hop feelin'. Of course, if they bottle dated, this might not be a problem, the inconsistency would just be age.
Serving type: bottle
11-13-2009 19:09:40 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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4.29/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I picked up a bottle of this while buying a six of Weihenstephaner's Hefeweissbeir, to have something a little different, and because I am trying all the RyePAs I can.
This is a damn good beer! As I cracked it open, I can smell the fruityness coming off the bottle. On the pour, the nose is pineapple, citrus, and pine. Nice bit of head (giggity) that lingered longer than most, with light lacing. The taste is fruity, not at all as bitter as some IPAs I have had, and has nice malt sweetness and rye spicyness. It's not too carbonated, but nicely fizzy.
Total "hops & pineapple" burps, as I just found out as I write this review! *L*
A really fine version of this type of IPA. Totally earns its ranking, and I am not the biggest fan of the style. Easily will I recommend and buy this again!
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 03:36:53 | More by slym
Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,207 ratings.