Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4,201 | Reviews: 2,030 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by WYVYRN527:
4.47/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
22 ounce bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.
A: Dark amber color with a thick off-white head that does not want to settle. Sticky lacing coats the side of the glass.
S: Spicy rye and floral hops up front, with undertones of caramel and dried fruit. Hops present a bit more citrus and pine on the back end.
T: Flavors up front are intense with notes of grapefruit and pine, along with some fruity notes. Caramel, toast, and rye are present in the middle, leading the way for a dry, bittering hop finish.
Notes: Complex, yet very well-balanced, this brew has got it all. Medium to full-bodied, and has a mouthfeel and finish that lasts forever. It's awesome stuff! Easily my favorite offering from Bear Republic that I have had thus far.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2011 00:46:02 | More by WYVYRN527
More User Reviews:
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 4,201 ratings.