Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Callenak:
4.75/5 rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
One of my favs that I've waited a while to review
Bear Republic is one of my favorite breweries. To me they make beers with great drinkability. I almost always have a Racer 5 in my fridge. That and Hop Rod are just staples in the beer diet.
Pours a rich, dark amber with a great, cream head that dissipates quickly to leave a nice lacing on the beer and glass.
Smell is spicy and hoppy. Rye beers seem to go great with hops and this is no exception. A bouquet of citrus and pine. A great malt presence to back it all up.
Taste mmmm. This beer has it all. Loads of hoppy greatness, spiciness from the rye, malt backbone and alcohol to balance it all out. This is the beer that started me down the path of rye. Now I've had a collection of rye beers, homebrewed many rye beers, and even have a bottle of rye whiskey laying around. It will change how you look at beers. Bravo to Bear Republic. I love living in California.
Serving type: bottle
12-12-2006 18:46:15 | More by Callenak
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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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