Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4,202 | Reviews: 2,030 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by FattyJLE:
4.05/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
S - Complex aroma of tropical fruits, pineapple, dried fruit, lemon peel, and sweet caramel malts.
A - Pours an almost clear, deep copper/iced-tea color with a substantial half-inch, beige head and delicate lacing.
T - Rye is quite pronounced. Spicy with earthy, piney and a slight citrus peel hop profile. Very well balanced. Finished dry with a pleasant spicy rye characteristic. For 8% I could barely detect the presence of alcohol.
M - Medium bodied. Moderately carbonated. A little low on the carbonation for my taste.
O - A unique and tasty offering. Definitely a great representation of a rye beer. Had I not known the ABV beforehand, I'd even say it was sessionable; however, this beer is deceptive and will definitely creep up on you after a few. And I would recommend having quite a few. Well done.
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2012 05:27:58 | More by FattyJLE
More User Reviews:
4.29/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I picked up a bottle of this while buying a six of Weihenstephaner's Hefeweissbeir, to have something a little different, and because I am trying all the RyePAs I can.
This is a damn good beer! As I cracked it open, I can smell the fruityness coming off the bottle. On the pour, the nose is pineapple, citrus, and pine. Nice bit of head (giggity) that lingered longer than most, with light lacing. The taste is fruity, not at all as bitter as some IPAs I have had, and has nice malt sweetness and rye spicyness. It's not too carbonated, but nicely fizzy.
Total "hops & pineapple" burps, as I just found out as I write this review! *L*
A really fine version of this type of IPA. Totally earns its ranking, and I am not the biggest fan of the style. Easily will I recommend and buy this again!
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 03:36:53 | More by slym
Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,202 ratings.