Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by dar482:
4.7/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
There's a rich dark copper, ruby color. The beer starts off with a strong hop and tropical fruit aroma along with tons of apple with a spice rye aroma to it too.
The grapefruit taste pops at the tongue quickly. Then there’s a malt/rye finish that rounds off the beer nicely and brings some amazing sweet tones. It hits with a dry bitterness at the end that hangs around for a while.The taste is piney and bitter, but well done. The crisp from the rye helps the bitterness and gives it some smoothness.
The rye is amazing to help out the body and giving this semi-creaminess to the beer.
The dryness in the end detracts from the beer slightly, but it's pretty different from non-ryed IPAs. Definitely recommend this variation to the style. Everytime I have this beer, it just keeps getting better. The rye and maltiness along with the slight punch of hops sells this beer for me.
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2013 04:57:01 | More by dar482
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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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