Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by bosox941827:
4/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 22oz bomb bottle into an imperial pint glass; poured cold but drank slowly over time to let it warm.
A - Mahogany is the best word to describe the color, along with the implied warmth that comes with that term; this is an inviting-looking beer, though dark for the style. A bit cloudy as it is unfiltered. A medium-aggressive pour yields a big foamy head that dissipates and leaves lace all the way down the glass.
S - Mostly hops, with a bit of malt tossed into the mix.
T & M - Big, soapy hops right off the bat, with an (initially) unplaceable sweetness in the background. Hops linger throughout the palate, and at the end the maltiness begins to resolve and become discernible; roasted malts (especially) and rye are pretty prominent here (mid-palate). Long, long finish that dries out the tongue with a "off" taste (rye?). Mouthfeel is almost creamy, as the carbonation is perfect for the style. Alcohol is nowhere to be found, which is pretty amazing at 8%.
D - Yeah, pretty great. Could drink a bunch of these despite it being a pretty substantial beer.
Overall this is a pretty darn good IPA, with the rye making it a bit more interesting. IPA/hop lovers with love this. This is the second beer I've tried from Bear Republic and will definitely be looking out for more from these guys.
Serving type: bottle
02-21-2010 23:48:47 | More by bosox941827
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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.