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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,207 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,207
Reviews: 2,030
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 209
Gots: 200 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A high gravity IPA brewed with 18% rye malt. Hop Rod Rye has a floral hop aroma and subtle caramel notes with a slightly earthy and spicy rye character.

2009 California State Fair – GOLD
2003 California State Fair – GOLD
2002 Real Ale Festival (Chicago) – GOLD

(Beer added by: Quaffer on 03-27-2002)
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bosox941827

North Carolina

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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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,207 ratings.