Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Jparker37:
4.63/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A - Poured vigorously into a pint glass resulted in a thin layer of off-white head. A dark shade of amber, pretty much brown and a murky transparency. Very little streaking in the glass.
S - A hint of caramel malt is easily detected. Deeper in the nose are the herbal spicy hops. A small bit of alcohol is sensed.
T - This beer is wonderfully balanced in relation to the style. It has definite malt presence with slight caramel notes and maybe some of that spicy rye but is a great showcase of hop flavors with a dry, perfectly bittered finish with some mild alcohol astringency. The yeast I believe to unite all the great flavors into a fantastic, creamy quaff.
M - Medium body with moderate carbonation is excellent for the style.
O - This is really my first run in with a rye beer but not with IPAs. The only thing that wasn't great was its appearance. Otherwise it was very distinguishable and a beer that I will certainly recommend and drink myself.
Serving type: bottle
12-07-2011 03:00:25 | More by Jparker37
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3.89/5 rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance - A wonderful mahogany look with a tan head about a finger thick.
Smell - a very rich curious smell that builds anticipation to what you are about to taste.
Taste - If you are expecting a normal IPA taste here - you will be surprised my friends. The taste is similar to its rich bourbon esque smell. Though the taste is slightly less strong and flavorful than the smell, it is still very tasty.
Mouthfeel - The feel is very similar to the taste.
Overall - This is a very good, unique IPA that differs greatly from your typical IPA.
Until Next Time
The Beer Sipper
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 23:50:16 | More by TheBeerSipper
Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,221 ratings.