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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,174 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,174
Reviews: 2,028
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 208
Gots: 197 | FT: 4
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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Reviews by DrinkMoreBigBeers:
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DrinkMoreBigBeers

Michigan

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.
94 out of 100 based on 4,174 ratings.