Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4,221 | Reviews: 2,031 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by SeaUrchin:
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
More User Reviews:
3.89/5 rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance - A wonderful mahogany look with a tan head about a finger thick.
Smell - a very rich curious smell that builds anticipation to what you are about to taste.
Taste - If you are expecting a normal IPA taste here - you will be surprised my friends. The taste is similar to its rich bourbon esque smell. Though the taste is slightly less strong and flavorful than the smell, it is still very tasty.
Mouthfeel - The feel is very similar to the taste.
Overall - This is a very good, unique IPA that differs greatly from your typical IPA.
Until Next Time
The Beer Sipper
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 23:50:16 | More by TheBeerSipper
Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,221 ratings.