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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4.25/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
22oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams custom.
A: Pours a translucent dark amber/light golden brown. The head is khaki, rocky, and very sticky, like that of a root beer float. It leaves a loose-weave lace and shows great retention.
S: Divinely malty. It smells of caramel, honey, wheat bread, spice, and sticky dried fruits like fig and raisins. The playful hop aroma, on the spicier side, balances everything out nicely. There's definitely some sturdy spice from the rye.
T: Very pleasant beer. A bit weak in the front due to lack of a solid hop structure. The middle is all malt: crystal, amber, and the rye. It's a complex but not overpowering grain bill. The hops debut around the finish: spicy, resiny, and woodsy.
M: Medium body with vivid carbonation, but larger bubbles. Cobbled. No evidence of alcohol or astringency.
O: This is a fun, tasty, and very drinkable beer. Everyone plays nicely together. I would pair this with spicy roasted chicken, most likely Moroccan style. A smoked pork shoulder would go well too. For dessert: caramel and spice creme brulee, apple pie a la mode, or peach cobbler.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 22:25:14 | More by Copernicus
Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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