Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4,200 | Reviews: 2,030 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by SDHoffers:
4.65/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
I love the initial hop-hit when you dive into one of your favorite IPA's but Hop Rod is one the best at lingering around for awhile on the back of your tongue. There is definitely a strong malt note here. Not overpowering but significant. Coppery and murky. The rye is not overwhelming and it's incredibly easy to drink at 8 percent. In my opinion, there really isn't a bad brew from Bear Republic and this is a great example of the quality they produce year after year.
Serving type: on-tap
02-12-2010 15:40:01 | More by SDHoffers
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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 4,200 ratings.