Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Bennettrox:
4.72/5 rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Huuuge thanks to Optimator13 for this one!
A - Pours a dark deep ruby red, almost brown. An enormous sticky head follows that laces the glass with every sip. Looks gorgeous.
S - All kinds of hops! Mostly citrus, some pine, a good toasty pop-tart smelling malt, and a little caramel.
T - Damn. This is one of the tastiest DIPAs (IPA? I think not) I've ever had. Huge hop presence but it's balance so damn well with the malts and rye. More citrus, pine, toffee, caramel, and the finish is the absolute best - rye, pepper, and almost a gingerbread taste.
M - Medium carbonation, sticks to the mouth all over and goes down oh so smooth.
O - Wow I really enjoyed this one. I mean, really enjoyed it. This is a perfect example of a DIPA with great complexity and a nice rye touch. Not overly boozy like many of the DIPA's I'm seeing these days and I can really appreciate that.
Serving type: bottle
06-05-2011 14:01:59 | More by Bennettrox
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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 3,992 ratings.