Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Ralphus:
4.38/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
I have to admit, I didn't peg this as an IPA.. I was thinking IIPA initially when I tasted it, but damn the mouthfeel is light!
It pours a dark, clear amber red colour. The offwhite head is not as thick I was expecting but leaves some lacing behind.
I like the smell, citrus hoppy but with a light perfume scent to it as well. Very good.
The taste is better and amped up significantly. There's a good malt backbone here but it's nearly lost in the layers of hops. Citrus notes and bitterness battle back and forth for supremacy. Really well done.
Like I mentioned in the beginning, mouthfeel is light for a beer of this strength. It smooth but not sticky and the carbonation is very right. Its nicely done and this aid drinkability. You'll have no trouble polishing off a few of these.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2011 03:08:30 | More by Ralphus
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4.29/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I picked up a bottle of this while buying a six of Weihenstephaner's Hefeweissbeir, to have something a little different, and because I am trying all the RyePAs I can.
This is a damn good beer! As I cracked it open, I can smell the fruityness coming off the bottle. On the pour, the nose is pineapple, citrus, and pine. Nice bit of head (giggity) that lingered longer than most, with light lacing. The taste is fruity, not at all as bitter as some IPAs I have had, and has nice malt sweetness and rye spicyness. It's not too carbonated, but nicely fizzy.
Total "hops & pineapple" burps, as I just found out as I write this review! *L*
A really fine version of this type of IPA. Totally earns its ranking, and I am not the biggest fan of the style. Easily will I recommend and buy this again!
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 03:36:53 | More by slym
Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,203 ratings.