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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,211 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,211
Reviews: 2,030
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 209
Gots: 202 | 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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OHLRangers

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a standard pint glass.

Great looking and smelling beer- amber/reddish color, the rye really comes through in both aroma and taste. The hop profile is in great balance with the malt. A fabulous pale ale that I could drink every day.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2008 02:43:37 | More by OHLRangers
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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,211 ratings.