Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mattffrost:
4.3/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Bottle poured into glass
Appearance Beer is a brown color that is neither to clear nor cloudy kind of in between. Head is a light brown tan color. Very good head with good retention. This beer leaves a huge amount of lacing.
Smell Citrus, pine, sweet malt, very earthy and nice.
Taste Spicy up front finishes a little bitter. Sweetness is also present. A nice strong ale you can really taste the hops. I am not sure I really notice the Rye in this beer but maybe others would.
Mouthful Light on the carbonation. Strong.
Drinkability A 22 oz bottle is plenty of this stuff. I am feeling it after a couple of swallows.
Serving type: bottle
12-06-2008 03:35:13 | More by mattffrost
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4.35/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Absolutely beautiful look in a pint glass. Dark copper color, ample, rocky head that lasts for the entire beer. Bits of lace clinging to the glass throughout.
Love the bitter hops, mixed with spice scent. A fantastic smelling IPA..., caramel malt, citrusy hops, maybe even some grape (doppelbockesque?)...so different than most IPAs out there. Fresh and clean...super smooth.
A very unique tasting beer, but one that suits me just fine. Definitely has the uber-hoppy taste of a DIPA, but the addition of the rye makes puts it in a class by itself. An interesting and delicious combination of dark fruits, spice, and bitter hops. Very thankful for the 4 packs...but would be so much happier if BR would release it in a 6 pack someday.
(update...March 2014...6 packs baby!!!)
I would love to drink these as my staple, but a bit too boozy for me to drink more than 2/3 per sitting. Still, a great price for such a great beer. Hard to believe this one's classified as an IPA...there's so much going on in it.
A homerun by Bear Republic for sure. A must try for any IPA lover...heck, a must try for anyone who just loves great beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 01:07:30 | More by obrike
Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 3,992 ratings.