Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by JayQue:
4.8/5 rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A fantastic IPA experience. Pours a deep clear mahogany color with a huge off white head. Sheets of lacing left on the glass. Good strong and pleasant hops smell but it can't do justice to the taste experience. The taste begins with crisp, sharp hops. Bitter but pleasant and rich tasting, more pine than citrus. As the beer warms up, the hops do not give way, but there is a strong caramel malt taste as an undercurrent. The mouthfeel is incredibly rich, not as oily / resinous as Celebration Ale...more crisp. Drinkability is very good, too high an abv for a session beer, but I was left wanting more after draining a 22 oz'er. Will definitely seek this one out again!!!
Serving type: bottle
11-11-2007 22:57:02 | More by JayQue
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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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