Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BuxMontBeerLover:
4/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Purchased at Atlantic Liquors in Rehoboth Beach, DE
Poured into and reviewed from a DFH Pint Glass
A - Beer pours a deep amber/reddish copper color. A very fluffy, beige colored, one-finger head on the initial pour that gradually fades to a light skim. Huge amount of sticky lacing left on the glass.
S - An earthy aroma with hints of hops and caramel/toffee.
T - The beer hits you on several levels. The initial taste is rather hoppy, slightly bitter with a hint of citrus. Then you get a sweet caramel-like aftertaste. A spiciness is also present from the rye. The beer is well balanced and goes down really smooth. The ABV is barely detectable.
M - A medium consistency. A decent amount of carbonation the tingles the tongue.
O - I enjoyed this beer. Being a fan of hoppy beers, this gives you some great hop bitterness and spiciness with a nice sweetness to round things out. Well crafted. Nice brew, Bear Republic. Recommended!
Serving type: bottle
09-16-2012 22:08:35 | More by BuxMontBeerLover
More User Reviews:
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
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 23:50:16 | More by TheBeerSipper
Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,218 ratings.