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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Hop Rod RyeHop Rod Rye

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,044 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4044
Reviews: 2020
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%


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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CHADMC3

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very rich and deep copper, almost chestnut color, yet transparent, beneath a frothy tan head that leaves scattered, but sticky lacing as it dissipates.

Aromatic hops waft from the glass, a touch woody, and a touch herbal with nuances of sweet malt and generous rye.

The flavor offers much more noticeable woody hops that are quite oily. Hops become herbal and spicy as the beer warms with the rye present the entire time. The flavor is also packed with bread-like malts but it comes back to the generous hops.

Medium in body and carbonation, this beer is packed with oily, palate coating hops.

Great beer all around, another job well done from BR.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2011 01:42:22 | More by CHADMC3
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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,044 ratings.