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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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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