Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by macktbone:
3.6/5 rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at ej pair, Concord.
A solid guest beer and I'm glad to see it on tap.
A- very soda pop like. I could have passed this off as a root beer when I was a kid. Looks moderately sticky and has little head to speak of. Dark in color too.
S- very light smell, a little hoppy but not as much as you would expect from a Hop Rod.
T- bright and cascade-like. Nice caramel finish.
M- satisfying but nothing remarkable.
D- great on tap or by bottle. Worth picking up to have with friends or just mid-week. Reminds me of the type of good craft beer you could break someone in on!
Serving type: on-tap
08-23-2009 03:30:55 | More by macktbone
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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 4,044 ratings.