Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 3,991 | Reviews: 2,014 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by LordHammer:
4.43/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 22oz bomber into my Northern Brewer glass.
A: Deep, clear ruby with a spectacular cream colored head that lingers forever, leaving lacing all down the glass. This is beautiful to look at.
S: Bright hops at the front, with roasted grains and a spicy finish that has to be the rye. Definitely seems good so far.
T: Fresh, malty, bready and slightly spicy grain notes out front. Finishes with a significant hop bitterness. Some citrusy notes with the hops. This is complex, balanced, and delicious.
M: Medium-heavy, sticks a bit in the mouth. Seems appropriate for something with this much malt in the flavor. Carbonation is light but present.
D: Despite the ABV, I could drink these all day. This is an outstanding beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2009 21:49:53 | More by LordHammer
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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.
94 out of 100 based on 3,991 ratings.