Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ghetto90007:
4.4/5 rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from the bomber into a 22 oz. nonic.
Medium dark, toffee color with a hint of redness. Soft, off-white to light tan head with great resilience and nice, sticky lacing coating the side of the glass. Feel like I might have to get out a scrubber to get the suds off after it dries. Slightly cloudy appearance and some "floaties" - not exactly sediment - which the bottle attributes to the massive amount of hops dropped into this unfiltered concoction.
Smell includes that strange spiciness of a rye brew, hops with hints of a number of subtle aromas - grapefruit, flowers, pine and a really subtle herbal scent.
Wow, I'm expecting something like Racer 5 with rye elements. Instead, my buds are assaulted with a rich, caramel malt, along with hoppy bitterness. After the first impression, that odd rye spiciness rises to the surface, then succumbs to the hop profile that includes primarily peels from citrus fruits - not so much of a pine or floral taste as the aroma might have suggested.
Medium body, on the low end of moderately carbonated, yielding a fairly soft and voluptuous mouthfeel. Even silkier as this brew warms. The style guidelines suggest 45-50 degrees, but I started really loving this one at about 50-55.
An idiosyncratic brew, but darned good.
Serving type: bottle
04-25-2011 05:02:52 | More by ghetto90007
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4.29/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I picked up a bottle of this while buying a six of Weihenstephaner's Hefeweissbeir, to have something a little different, and because I am trying all the RyePAs I can.
This is a damn good beer! As I cracked it open, I can smell the fruityness coming off the bottle. On the pour, the nose is pineapple, citrus, and pine. Nice bit of head (giggity) that lingered longer than most, with light lacing. The taste is fruity, not at all as bitter as some IPAs I have had, and has nice malt sweetness and rye spicyness. It's not too carbonated, but nicely fizzy.
Total "hops & pineapple" burps, as I just found out as I write this review! *L*
A really fine version of this type of IPA. Totally earns its ranking, and I am not the biggest fan of the style. Easily will I recommend and buy this again!
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 03:36:53 | More by slym
Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,211 ratings.