Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Jparker37:
4.63/5 rDev +9.2%
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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4.25/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
22oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams custom.
A: Pours a translucent dark amber/light golden brown. The head is khaki, rocky, and very sticky, like that of a root beer float. It leaves a loose-weave lace and shows great retention.
S: Divinely malty. It smells of caramel, honey, wheat bread, spice, and sticky dried fruits like fig and raisins. The playful hop aroma, on the spicier side, balances everything out nicely. There's definitely some sturdy spice from the rye.
T: Very pleasant beer. A bit weak in the front due to lack of a solid hop structure. The middle is all malt: crystal, amber, and the rye. It's a complex but not overpowering grain bill. The hops debut around the finish: spicy, resiny, and woodsy.
M: Medium body with vivid carbonation, but larger bubbles. Cobbled. No evidence of alcohol or astringency.
O: This is a fun, tasty, and very drinkable beer. Everyone plays nicely together. I would pair this with spicy roasted chicken, most likely Moroccan style. A smoked pork shoulder would go well too. For dessert: caramel and spice creme brulee, apple pie a la mode, or peach cobbler.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 22:25:14 | More by Copernicus
Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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