Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by brown2cu:
3.78/5 rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours a nice crimson color with about a half finger of off white head. The only fault I'm finding is that there is no lacing.
S: the smell is complex. The first notes I detect are fruit related, and citrusy. However, the rye comes in and adds some spiciness that meshes well with the hops. There is also some caramel in there as well.
T: I don't know quite how to describe it. It changes constantly at first it was malt leaning with a pretty intense sweetness, however as it warms the hops and rye cut down on the sweetness. My only complaint is that in the whole panoply of flavors nothing really meshes completely.
M:l I was shocked to find out that this was an 8% beer. I could have sworn it was 6-6.5 tops. Its fairly heavy bodied with a mild carbonation.
O: Not bad an interesting beer to say the least.
Serving type: on-tap
11-26-2011 05:46:15 | More by brown2cu
More User Reviews:
3.89/5 rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance - A wonderful mahogany look with a tan head about a finger thick.
Smell - a very rich curious smell that builds anticipation to what you are about to taste.
Taste - If you are expecting a normal IPA taste here - you will be surprised my friends. The taste is similar to its rich bourbon esque smell. Though the taste is slightly less strong and flavorful than the smell, it is still very tasty.
Mouthfeel - The feel is very similar to the taste.
Overall - This is a very good, unique IPA that differs greatly from your typical IPA.
Until Next Time
The Beer Sipper
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 23:50:16 | More by TheBeerSipper
Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,218 ratings.