Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by SmashPants:
4.18/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle: solid 355mL brown bottle. Funky (and perhaps a bit tacky) label. A very U.S. package.
Appearance: Pours a dark and hazy amber colour. Dense and creamy light tan head, similar to an English ale. Nice.
Aroma: Sweet malt aroma - caramel and brown sugar. Pine and grapefruit hops. Strong, almost pungent in its heavily hopped nature.
Taste: Very, very big flavours, true to U.S. IPA style. Again, caramel and brown sugar, grapefruit and pine hop flavours. Very well combined, super smooth for an 8% ale.
Aftertaste: That big hop flavour dissipates slightly to be replaced with a calm bitterness. Lingers for quite a while - very nice.
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, complements the beer nicely. Medium-bodied.
Overall: A nicely made American IPA, addition of rye makes for a very interesting beer. Unfortunately in Australia, the price is far too high at AU$130 a case (2012). An occasional indulgence.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2012 07:24:21 | More by SmashPants
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 4,218 ratings.