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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,202 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,202
Reviews: 2,030
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 209
Gots: 200 | 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 GarrisWH:
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GarrisWH

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4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very nice looking, deep brownish-amber color with a moderate sized beige head. Good retention and leaves some nice lacing behind.

S - Hop aromas with citric and slight pine qualities. Some spicy character as well, although I'm not sure if its the hops or the rye. There is also some sweet, caramel malt lingering in the background.

T - Big hop flavor with a pronounced, but not overwhelming level of bitterness. The hop flavors mostly conjure up thoughts of grapefruit and resinous pine. There is ample malt backing up the hops, lending some brown sugar and caramel flavors. The rye adds a spicy quality that really blends well with the other flavors.

M - Full bodied with a lighter carbonation. Has a very smooth, chewy, resinous mouthfeel.

D - A very well-made brew from Bear Republic. Great combination of flavors, and the addition of rye added an interesting touch. Quite drinkable for 8%, and at a great price for a 22oz as well. I will definitely revisit this one again.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2010 04:30:12 | More by GarrisWH
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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.

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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,202 ratings.