Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jlindros:
4.38/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from bottle to pint glass
A: Big frothy 1.5 finger head that fades dark brown reddish hazy color
N: Nose has lots of noble hops and maybe a touch of sweet malts but not much to it
T: Taste starts with some darker malts and rye taste, it has a strange tangy sour-like flavor that's not really sour probably from the rye, a good hop character dominates the taste with a high spicy hop taste and bitterness and maybe a touch of smoked malts, there is also an interesting juicy fruity center like peach or something similar
M: Mouth is very frothy and medium thickness
F: Finish is pretty dry and has a really strong bitter hop character with more spicey hops and a little alcohol on the finish,
Final Thoughts: with the strong rye and hop character it's tough to drink but has a great taste, this is a great change from a typical DIPA
Serving type: bottle
08-09-2009 01:03:44 | More by jlindros
More User Reviews:
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 4,207 ratings.