Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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4.2/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Received in a trade from UCLABrewN84, great extra!
Rye IPAs are the way to do a darker double IPA. The more I have of these the more I like them.
The appearance is a dark amber that’s darker because of a lack of clarity, seems to work for this one. Pours a huge head that’s off white with good lacing.
Caramel malt with lots of hops and a hint of rye (what is the smell it isn’t sour and isn’t really bitter) start off the nose. Toast, and dark burnt malt hints fall into the back ground.
No clue on the age of this one, but the hops are taking a bit of a back seat here. Unlike others were the malt starts to take control the rye here really makes for an enjoyable experience. Caramel, toast, and floral citrus hops. Creates a deeper and darker flavor than most IPAs. Not the most clean tasting but the lingering confusion of flavors is more than welcome here.
Word to brewers, use rye in a black double IPA…really I’m waiting! Racer 5 is still among the best IPA’s I’ve ever had and Hop Rod is another wonderful beer from bear republic. I’m hoping this beer is a hair old and the fresher version has more hops, but either way wonderful beer!
Serving type: bottle
05-14-2011 19:55:04 | More by bobhits
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