Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mtboozeaddict41:
4.34/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: pours a dark amber with a bit of a burnt sugar appearence. Head is a finger and a half, nice white and frothy: beautiful.
S: Aroma is mostly of rye, toasted malt character comes through also. Scents of pine are noticeable.
T: rye overtones are quite penetrating. With rye comes the spice that is perfectly balanced with the element of toasted malts. Bold hops come through in the midpalate finishing off-dry. Quite fruity complementing berry and citrus. Oh, how lovely.
M: a lot of carbonation which would normally turn me off with this style but this beer drinks more like an IPA so its alright. Leaves alittle of an oily texture: medium bodied.
O: killer beer for the style. Even though it may be alittle hop heavy the rye-malt element dominates adding complexity and balance. beautiful beer!!!
Serving type: on-tap
02-24-2013 21:57:12 | More by mtboozeaddict41
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4.29/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I picked up a bottle of this while buying a six of Weihenstephaner's Hefeweissbeir, to have something a little different, and because I am trying all the RyePAs I can.
This is a damn good beer! As I cracked it open, I can smell the fruityness coming off the bottle. On the pour, the nose is pineapple, citrus, and pine. Nice bit of head (giggity) that lingered longer than most, with light lacing. The taste is fruity, not at all as bitter as some IPAs I have had, and has nice malt sweetness and rye spicyness. It's not too carbonated, but nicely fizzy.
Total "hops & pineapple" burps, as I just found out as I write this review! *L*
A really fine version of this type of IPA. Totally earns its ranking, and I am not the biggest fan of the style. Easily will I recommend and buy this again!
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 03:36:53 | More by slym
Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,202 ratings.