Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BlurryVisi0n:
4.15/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Served in a pint glass.
Appearance: a Very dark brown still transparent but on the cusp of opaque. Sediments on the body with an off white head that settles quickly. With the initial pour it reached about half an inch.
Smell: Strong at first with its hoppiness, you feel light caramel to the aroma this beer but the problem is it leaves as soon as it comes. Just wish it was a little more sticking.
Taste: Little sour, and has a lemon citrus feel to it but also bitter. Lightly piney-ness to it. To take a sip is tough on this one, it improves progressively as you get closer to the end of the glass.
Mouth: The mouthfeel comes off with a little light to medium combination. The sour bread feel to it just sticks pretty damn well.
Overall: I have to thank myself for buying a four pack, this is quality brewing once again from Bear Republic. Grab a glass and pour one on me...Salud!
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2013 06:52:14 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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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.
94 out of 100 based on 3,989 ratings.