Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by barnzy78:
4.38/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
11oz sampling. Poured a reddish-brown color with a towering, frothy creme colored head with good retention and good lacing. Some large yeast chunks sink to the bottom of the glass, but do not affect the clarity of the ale. Aromas are bold rye malt with some citrus hints as well. Taste reveals loads of rye up-front which immediately tingles the tongue with a peppery effect. Caramel flavors are also present. Citrus notes are present as well with a large dose of pine on the finish. Mouth-feel is medium bodied with a nice oily resin towards the finish. Balance is tremendous here and really channels all the flavors across the palate. Although complex, it comes across simple, which aids its drinkability. Alcohol is well concealed. It's been awhile since I had this one and is definitely one I will go back to again and again. Great quality ale and great value as well!
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2009 01:33:46 | More by barnzy78
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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.