Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BrownNut:
4.03/5 rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A - 4.0 - I was expecting red for some reason, but it came out more on the brown side of amber. Crystal clear. Oily cream colored head that dissipates slowly.
S - 4.0 - Malty sweet and rich honey, pungent hops. Distinct.
T - 4.0 - Can't quite put my finger on the main taste in the body... fairly sweet malt (but not too sweet), very rich. Very manageable bitterness level. To the degree I notice spicy rye, it's only subtly, on the exhale with the aftertaste.
M - 4.25 - Medium heavy body, unexpectedly. Somewhat viscous. Very nice.
O - 4.0 - Enjoyable and different. I like the richness of it - so flavorful. But still not too overtaxing.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2013 01:34:18 | More by BrownNut
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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 3,994 ratings.