Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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4.45/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Did not see any date on the bottle. Nor have I from any bear republic beers.
A - Poured out a Clear mahogany red color with a one finger off white head. Head died down and left a frothy supper tiny bubbled head clinging to the sides of the glass. Impressive lacing on this one.
S - Can smell the nice distinct pine off of the hops with some citrus and a spicy zest of the rye in there. Also get caramel malts and a sweetness here. Nice clean enjoyable smelling brew.
T - I can really taste the spice coming off of the rye in this one with a distinct pine flavor from the hops. The combination of pine and spicy rye gives way to a nice earthy-ness, along with a sweet dark bready caramel presence. The alcohol comes in on the back end, and cleans the palate getting you ready for the next drink. On a side note, hops build on your palate but do not overtake the other flavors like some other big hoped up beers tend to do.
M- Medium full bodied, creamy and smooth to the mouth.
O - For a rye beer this is a must try with a lot of positive aspects to it. I do wish Bear Republic would get with it and date their bottles. Not sure how fresh my bottle is however it is really enjoyable none the less. One that I will revisit when in the mood for a great Rye IPA. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
10-09-2012 22:47:58 | More by DrinkMoreBigBeers
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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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