Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by bonbini26:
4.78/5 rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
On Tap @ the East Village Tavern
A- Pours a deep reddish copper with a huge foamy head that descends to a rocky, then frothy, cover that lasts, leaving broken rings and patches of lacing.
S- The smell is citric, piney and very resiny - spicy hops assault the nose. Some carob/rye in the back.
T- The taste is resiny, piney, grapefruity, spicy. Hops are aggressively in the forefront. Rye backs it up, as does a pinch of caramel sweetness as it progresses. Alcohol is there, but mellow. M-Finishes very dry.Full-bodied with an adequate amount of carbonation keeping it from being too thick
Plenty of hops in this one! A nice use of rye gives it a unique character, arrogant bastard used to be my favorite kick ass beer, but i think this one just took its place
Serving type: on-tap
10-02-2008 17:44:37 | More by bonbini26
More User Reviews:
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.