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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,168 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,168
Reviews: 2,028
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 206
Gots: 193 | FT: 4
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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Shultzerdugen

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brown bomber bottle.

Clear red/copper in color with a super irregular almost tan head. The froth was long lasting.

Assertive hops take over the nose, bringing out citrus notes like grapefruit, pineapple, and mandarin orange. Also the faintest whiffs of booze and malt.

Surprisingly full bodied, creamy, and well carbonated. Almost grainy. Hops come out to attack, bold and dominating, still along the citrus bent. Halfway through the glass the spiciness from the rye becomes apparent, adding real depth and enjoyment.

Bear Republic makes some damned fine beers, this one being no exception.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2005 21:24:55 | More by Shultzerdugen
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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,168 ratings.