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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,214 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,214
Reviews: 2,030
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 209
Gots: 204 | 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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Ralphus

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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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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,214 ratings.