Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4,048 | Reviews: 2,021 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by jmarsh123:
4.33/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours a clear amber with a one finger tan head.
A little bit of citrus hop smell, some caramel and a good rye spiciness. Smells very nice and balanced.
Starts off with some citrus hop character. Rounds out into a malty middle with a spicy/piney hop finish. Again well balanced flavors.
Mouthfeel and carb are good.
Solid fairly complex and incredibly well balanced beer. Neither the hops, malt or rye are overdone, yet all make a nice presence.
Serving type: on-tap
11-03-2011 23:02:50 | More by jmarsh123
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Despite it's tacky looking label, the inexpensive Hop Rod Rye is a formidable ale that hits both levels of hops and malt and issuing a nice flavor profile. The micro sediment is barely noticeable in its nice amber tone. And even though I was the dumbass who sniffed this one too close and got a nostril full of head to bring some water to my eyes, I am not judging the "smell" because of this. The scent is light, semi-sweet, and gives but a hint of what the flavor really can bring. For the price and the availability, the Hop Rod Rye is definitely worth its merit. . . Just don't snort the damn thing. . .
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2014 06:42:18 | More by Valley_Town_Sipper
5/5 rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Not going to give the same ole type of review for Bear Republic's Hop Rod Rye. No way! This is my most favorite beer in all the lands. From the opening aromas of rye and hops gently wafting into the air, to the wonderful dark pour and oh so wonderful rocky, creamy, off white head that stays with you like a best friend, and leaving the most wonderful lace, to the malty/bready/caramel rye flavor and truly perfect balance of hops and carbonation, to the finish that begs you to take another sip, this beer is king. Bear Republic is a brewer that has never let me down. Hop Rod Rye is hoppy rye heaven in a bottle!
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2014 21:34:24 | More by TonyC
Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,048 ratings.