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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,221 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,221
Reviews: 2,031
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 209
Gots: 202 | FT: 3
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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Reviews by SeaUrchin:
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SeaUrchin

Michigan

4.72/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured into a pint glass at a friends house, so glad bear republic made its way to michigan

appearance - a reddish gold with a 2 finger head, moderate carbonation, left great lacing

smell - starts off with a nice citrusy hop that moved into a sweet rye-malt sweetness, a hint of toffee near the end with a slightest hint of alcohol

taste - taste follows nose for the most part starts off with a piney bitter hops that fades into a nice citrus, not overly aggressive but lets you know that its there, this fades into a nice sweet rye blended with a bit of vanilla, the citrus comes back after this and makes you want to take another sip, simply delicious

mouthfeel - a bit stickier than i expected but not at all unpleasant, the carbonation helped lighten it up and make it extremely enjoyable

drinkability - easy to drink, could see myself going through a 4 pack without even noticing it

overall - an excellent beer, i would recommend to any one who asked, also a friend who isnt a huge IPA fan loved it(i was a bit surprised) but just like reds rye iv seen it turn people to the hoppy side

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2011 09:31:13 | More by SeaUrchin
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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,221 ratings.