Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Myk:
4.63/5 rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bear republic, hop rod rye 8% abv. the first time i had this wasnt sooo good like it is now. wow, hop. like drinking a cup full of hop pellets. the appearance is bright clear amber with a thick slightly off white head that leaves perfect rings and a nice coating on top the entire time. the aroma is thick with hops, small citrus/orange-ish. with a little a nice sweet, slight, malt. the taste is slightly off balance, but great because of it. dry, piney hop, with beautiful sweet malt characteristics. the bitterness is there but not over the edge. the finish is very dry and full bodied that coats the entire mouth with hop. damn, i am still belching up hops. it is coming out my nose, i swear. a must have
Serving type: on-tap
11-21-2002 23:17:09 | More by Myk
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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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