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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,218 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,218
Reviews: 2,031
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 209
Gots: 202 | FT: 3
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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avylover

Virginia

4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a deep mahogony color with a nice healthy off white head and tons of yeast floating around in there. A smell reveals a hefty caramel maltiness with a strong hop presence in the background. Taste is fairly sweet for a beer named "Hop Rod." There are no doubt some bittering floral hops in there, but a sweet maltiness rules this ale. Great malts & great hops. My friend just mentioned "This is really good." He's right. Nice slick mouthfeel and immensley drinkable. This borderlines on the perfect strong session ale.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2004 01:48:56 | More by avylover
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TheBeerSipper

Massachusetts

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
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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,218 ratings.