Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by bigfnjoe:
4.47/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
A- pours a very cloudy amber, almost brown, with a one and a half finger light cream colored head. Sediement floating in the middle of the beer. Nice lacing, though. Very strange for an IPA, though I'd assume that would be the rye
S- beautiful piney goodness with a slight backbone of warm citusy hops. Not too overpowering...gotta love it.
T- so bitter, yet so wonderful. Huge bursts of pine with the aftertaste of some light citrus. The first sip is a little overwhelming, but then it just turns into this sheer awesomeness of hops.
M- good feel. Its what I consider the perfect feel for an IPA...that happy medium being having a solid body without being too thick or too thin. Love it.
D- I don't know about this. Its a good gateway beer for novice hopheads, but could be considered a little weak for someone more experienced. I'm somewhere in the middle, so I really like it. Did I enjoy it more than Racer 5? I'm gonna have to buy more of it to think about that one.
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2010 21:54:28 | More by bigfnjoe
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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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