Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Bumpon10s:
4.03/5 rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Dark, with a fluffy head. Recedes into plentiful lace and is moderatly clear. The rye makes it's presence known.
S - Lots and lots of fresh hops, with not as much rye as you'd think you'd smell.
T - Plenty of hops in front, with a decent amount of rye, but really not as much in back. Now you taste me, now you don't.
M - A little watery, but ultra sharp from the carbonation. It gives it a spritzer tingle.
D - A slower drinker, for me at least. A normal 8% ABV and nice hop whallop, keeps it on par with other better dIPA's.
Serving type: bottle
10-22-2005 06:06:09 | More by Bumpon10s
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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.