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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,217 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,217
Reviews: 2,030
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 209
Gots: 202 | FT: 3
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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dwilson01

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4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from a bomber into my arrogant bastard pint glass, the body comes out to a hazy maple sugar brown color topped by a splotchy tan to mocha creamy looking head. Nice fingers of lace are left at the dissipation.

The smell is very hop forward with not much underlying malt contribution. Orange peel, some spices like coriander and cinnamon come in to play a bit. Small amounts of bready grain type scents come out but it's subtle.

The flavors are mingling quite well for me, a citrus hop flavor comes through in the forefront. This is mixed in with a spicier hop flavor that is not super bitter but is just delicious. The malts come out to play in the flavor as well reminding me of a sweet honey pumpernickel rye bread.

The mouthfeel is awesome, I love the rye malt addition which gives it a small amount of dryness in the rear. But it's also full bodied just like the flavor. Great brew all around I highly recommend snagging one if you're into IPA's and want something a bit new.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2010 03:55:53 | More by dwilson01
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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,217 ratings.