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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,170 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,170
Reviews: 2,028
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 207
Gots: 194 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A high gravity IPA brewed with 18% rye malt. Hop Rod Rye has a floral hop aroma and subtle caramel notes with a slightly earthy and spicy rye character.

2009 California State Fair – GOLD
2003 California State Fair – GOLD
2002 Real Ale Festival (Chicago) – GOLD

(Beer added by: Quaffer on 03-27-2002)
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NWer

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber. 8% abv on the label.
It's about time I tried this beer. I've looked at it long enough and what a treat.
Dark murky brown a result of being unfiltered and loaded with hops - according to the label. Fine with me. A beauty to behold much more appealing than the highly filtered stuff.
Rye and hops. i've died and gone to heaven. Wonderful balance to be praised with words usually reserved for the most revered beers.
Outstanding effort.
If you haven't tried a rye beer and want to, this is the one.
Update 11/08/11 Reality check just to make sure I didn't get caught up in the moment. Revisited since my initial review and it's everything I remembered. The gold standard for the style in my opinion. So, why is this classified an American IPA when clearly it's a Rye beer? It even says so on their website.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2011 21:18:18 | More by NWer
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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,170 ratings.