Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4,211 | Reviews: 2,030 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by RussBecker1:
4.8/5 rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
A- Beautiful deepness and complexity of colors. The body is a deep mahogany which is only made prettier by the white head that sits atop the glass. Both colors play off of each other in a nicely distinct way.
S- Delicious smell. The rye strand is apparent but does not overpower the hops, which in turn does not over power the citrus and other spices that compliment the beer. It is pretty remarkable to have such a smooth distinction between each flavor without one overshadowing the other.
M-Crisp and effervescent, but still able to coat the taste buds and prepare them for the complexities of the beer.
T-Wow. Consistantly one of my favorite tastes as it is unequivocally the best balanced rye beer I have ever tasted. I could drink hop rod all day and still beg for more.
O-Not just the best rye beer I have ever had, but one of the best period.
Serving type: bottle
09-02-2012 18:30:24 | More by RussBecker1
More User Reviews:
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 4,211 ratings.