Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by cbarrett4:
4.4/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This was a stunning surprise. Pours with a deep red/brown hue, good foam and excellent retention, nice lace.
Smells of IPA: pine, citrus, malts, and a little spice. The flavors are nice with pine and citrus up front, framed by the rye and lightly roasted malt. Very complex palate. Texture is nicely balanced with alcohol, bitterness, acids, all in sync.
Definitely a big boy, but not over the top as some IPAs can be. The rye adds a lot. I couldn't pound these one after another, but it is nice to sip and enjoy one.
Serving type: on-tap
08-11-2011 22:30:37 | More by cbarrett4
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4.35/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Absolutely beautiful look in a pint glass. Dark copper color, ample, rocky head that lasts for the entire beer. Bits of lace clinging to the glass throughout.
Love the bitter hops, mixed with spice scent. A fantastic smelling IPA..., caramel malt, citrusy hops, maybe even some grape (doppelbockesque?)...so different than most IPAs out there. Fresh and clean...super smooth.
A very unique tasting beer, but one that suits me just fine. Definitely has the uber-hoppy taste of a DIPA, but the addition of the rye makes puts it in a class by itself. An interesting and delicious combination of dark fruits, spice, and bitter hops. Very thankful for the 4 packs...but would be so much happier if BR would release it in a 6 pack someday.
(update...March 2014...6 packs baby!!!)
I would love to drink these as my staple, but a bit too boozy for me to drink more than 2/3 per sitting. Still, a great price for such a great beer. Hard to believe this one's classified as an IPA...there's so much going on in it.
A homerun by Bear Republic for sure. A must try for any IPA lover...heck, a must try for anyone who just loves great beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 01:07:30 | More by obrike
Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 3,994 ratings.