Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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4.49/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
1 pint 6 oz bomber served in a weiss glass (because I wanted it all in one pour).
A - Hazy copper-brown with a medium tan head which had okay retention and nice lacing. Lots of hop sediment floating around.
S - Deliciously sweet candied citrus hops! Smells like a hop floret and a tangerine peel coated in molasses. Once the beer warmed I could smell the rye and a nice maple and almond aroma as well.
T - Rye flavor comes through right up front and through the middle. Alcohol is slightly present, but not at all overpowering...pretty subdued actually considering it's over 7%. Caramel sweet all the way through, especially in the finish, but that bold hoppy bitterness is pushing right back. Leaves a sort of subtle marshmallow aftertaste.
M - Full body. Milky smooth...almost like a melted milkshake. Very well balanced and very easy on the tongue.
O - Damn good beer! After writing this review I read a few others and noticed the hoppy flavor seemed a lot more present in theirs than mine. I have no idea how old my brew is, but I'd venture to guess it's been sitting for a bit because that bitterness didn't quite seem to reach the level that everyone else is boasting. Definitely seemed like mine was a mellow version of Jason & the BA reviews. Perhaps another attempt is in order from a more fresh batch.
Serving type: bottle
03-20-2013 00:45:09 | More by Mr3dPHD
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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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