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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Hop Rod RyeHop Rod Rye

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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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daledeee

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4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I am not as fond of hoppy beers as I used to be. I will try to be objective. I have decided that these strong hop beers overpower any other flavors that might be evident. This beer looks as good as any beer you will ever see. Pours beautiful 1" head the nicest lace you will ever see. Clear dark bronze/copper color. This beer is hoppy. Either pale or India pale ale. I am ignoring the rye ingredient. Very strong hops some malt slips through. Leaves a velvetty mouth feel. Alcohol is not noticable until you drink this 22 oz bottle. Two Hearted Ale(Kalamazoo/Bell's) is the only one of this class I would rate higher. A fine beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2003 21:49:40 | More by daledeee
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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,207 ratings.