Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4,221 | Reviews: 2,031 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by barondebourgogne:
4.3/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Love the Bear Republic beers. This seasonal is no exception.
Pours big and foamy. Rocky, dense, amber head that clings to the side of the glass. Beautiful deep brown colors with ruby highlights. Excellent clarity.
Juicy malts and sweet caramel mingle with citrusy hops. My wife smells chocolate. And she is never wrong about that! I get hints of cocao as well. The rye ads an earthy element to the malt profile. Some alcohol notes, but minimal for the level in this beer.
Tastes just as it smells. Judicious malt and hops interplay and dance around the mouth. Sweet caramel, but well balanced with hops so as to not be cloying. Finishes sweet with bitter tingling on the tongue.
Carbonated just right. Not too harsh on the tongue. Firm and substantial gravity.
A big beer that didn't let me down. I get consistent, excellent quality from every bottle from this brewery. Bear Republic really knows how to balance major malt bills with massive hopping. Delicious.
Serving type: bottle
01-27-2007 03:21:35 | More by barondebourgogne
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 4,221 ratings.