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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,221 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,221
Reviews: 2,031
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 209
Gots: 202 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A high gravity IPA brewed with 18% rye malt. Hop Rod Rye has a floral hop aroma and subtle caramel notes with a slightly earthy and spicy rye character.

2009 California State Fair – GOLD
2003 California State Fair – GOLD
2002 Real Ale Festival (Chicago) – GOLD

(Beer added by: Quaffer on 03-27-2002)
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Reviews by johlendorf:
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johlendorf

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

220z bomber

A = Dark reddish amber. Thick head with clingy lacing.

S = Piney hops all over, sweet floral goodness.

T = Rye and strong piney hops. Some grapefruit but the pine dominates. Sweet for an IPA.

M = A little heavy up front, but mostly crisp and clean.

D = Rightly done for the style & ABV.

I really like it. Solid and unique IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2009 00:52:06 | More by johlendorf
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Smell - a very rich curious smell that builds anticipation to what you are about to taste.

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Overall - This is a very good, unique IPA that differs greatly from your typical IPA.

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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,221 ratings.