Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by dwilson01:
4.38/5 rDev +3.3%
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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4.25/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
22oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams custom.
A: Pours a translucent dark amber/light golden brown. The head is khaki, rocky, and very sticky, like that of a root beer float. It leaves a loose-weave lace and shows great retention.
S: Divinely malty. It smells of caramel, honey, wheat bread, spice, and sticky dried fruits like fig and raisins. The playful hop aroma, on the spicier side, balances everything out nicely. There's definitely some sturdy spice from the rye.
T: Very pleasant beer. A bit weak in the front due to lack of a solid hop structure. The middle is all malt: crystal, amber, and the rye. It's a complex but not overpowering grain bill. The hops debut around the finish: spicy, resiny, and woodsy.
M: Medium body with vivid carbonation, but larger bubbles. Cobbled. No evidence of alcohol or astringency.
O: This is a fun, tasty, and very drinkable beer. Everyone plays nicely together. I would pair this with spicy roasted chicken, most likely Moroccan style. A smoked pork shoulder would go well too. For dessert: caramel and spice creme brulee, apple pie a la mode, or peach cobbler.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 22:25:14 | More by Copernicus
Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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