Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by joezak5:
4.85/5 rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Appearance: Poured into a Duvel tulip; a deep, almost shadowy ruby with an obscene billowing beige head that tops the glass smoothing over to a meringue finish... no dropping before it dissipates within, beautiful lacing and retention... a staggering sight.
Smell: Sweet and sticky hops, slick and oily with a spiced loaf of marble rye in the background.
Mouthfeel: Light and delicate on the palate, sweet and oily with a pine like floral kick.
Taste: Unreal sweet hop bomb... smoothed out with a creamy caramelly malt but hops are king here... sweet and spicy finish that makes me want more.
Drinkability: A beauty I never would have tried had it not been for the best of BA list... tucked away at $5 at Wegmans in Princeton, NJ... I've find my joy when Nugget Nectar is not around...
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2008 02:20:03 | More by joezak5
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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.
94 out of 100 based on 3,978 ratings.