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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,218 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,218
Reviews: 2,031
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 209
Gots: 202 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A high gravity IPA brewed with 18% rye malt. Hop Rod Rye has a floral hop aroma and subtle caramel notes with a slightly earthy and spicy rye character.

2009 California State Fair – GOLD
2003 California State Fair – GOLD
2002 Real Ale Festival (Chicago) – GOLD

(Beer added by: Quaffer on 03-27-2002)
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Reviews by Bone53:
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Bone53

Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 7 month old bottle into a snifter at around 45°F

Appearance: Dark copper color with a frothy two finger off white head

Smell: Sweet malt and a hint of citrus hops

Taste: Same as the nose. Resiny on the palate

Mouthfeel: Medium body with slight bitterness

Overall: This is so old it's not credible. My fault for not looking at the date but stores should atleast have these beers on sale. Tastes more like a decent Scotch ale than an IPA. I will seek out a fresh bottle to compare

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2014 04:08:49 | More by Bone53
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TheBeerSipper

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3.89/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - A wonderful mahogany look with a tan head about a finger thick.

Smell - a very rich curious smell that builds anticipation to what you are about to taste.

Taste - If you are expecting a normal IPA taste here - you will be surprised my friends. The taste is similar to its rich bourbon esque smell. Though the taste is slightly less strong and flavorful than the smell, it is still very tasty.

Mouthfeel - The feel is very similar to the taste.

Overall - This is a very good, unique IPA that differs greatly from your typical IPA.

Until Next Time

The Beer Sipper

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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,218 ratings.