Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by flexabull:
4.55/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
What a nice looking brew. Pours a deep dark amber color with a huge perfect looking white bubbly head. Quite inviting. The head retains well too.
Smells and aromas are deep and wonderful. Think candied fruits, a touch of piney hops, and a slight note of the alcohol within.
Taste is excellent. What a well done and well thought out beer. Flavors burst and linger all over your mouth creating a great mouthfeel.
Creamy malty sweetness up front. Then the flavors finish with piney resiny hops. The balance is right there too. Just a slight tang of alcohol tasted, but it blends nicely. Such a well built beer.
I hadn't had this in a while and forgot how good this was. This will become a staple in the fridge from now on.
Serving type: bottle
11-15-2006 01:43:10 | More by flexabull
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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.