Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Thickfreakness:
4.26/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a rich mahogany, copper with a tinted fluffy head that lingers and leaves chunks of lacing dripping down the glass. Somewhat cloudy appearance, but wonderful carbonation.
Strong notes of piney hops, grapefruit, tangerine rind, subtle touches of pineapple and mango. Really nice grain and spice follow in the nose. Some pepper, rye, bits of caraway and licorice root. Really picking up the citrus and yeast as it warms up. Really nice!
A wonderful mix of spicey rye, tropical fruit and citrus, pine and caramel. No one flavor dominates, they all just flow together and stick to different parts of your tongue. Pineapple-orange marmalade spread on lightly toasted whole grain rye bread. Pink grapefruit and grain notes stand out as it warms while the nose has more and more pineapple.
The 8% is very well hidden and you don't so much taste it as you do feel the weight of it on the tongue. Sparks of CA citrus, HI tropical fruit, and mid-west grains. The rye really steps up to the plate. This could be a dangerous all day drinker. It just flows so easily.
I'm so glad this one is finally near me in 4-packs instead of just bombers. This is one that'll certainly start making it into the regular rotation now. Bear Republic does everything right. It hits all of the senses and leaves you craving more. Fantastic!
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2013 21:59:34 | More by Thickfreakness
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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 4,207 ratings.