Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4,211 | Reviews: 2,030 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by sarahspat:
4.65/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass.
The liquid is dark amber and clear and is topped off by a plentiful marshmallowy tan colored head. The retention and lacing are out of this world. Mountains of foam cling to the glass indefinitely.
It smells amazing too. Candied pineapple, white grapefruit, rye, pine resin, and flowers.
The flavor from the rye is HUGE... probably because it comprises 18% of the malt bill! Delicious! Also, there are nice floral and caramel notes and SO MUCH grapefruity goodness happening here. It turns very pine-resiny going into the finish. This really tastes exactly like what it claims to be: a hoppy beer with lots of rye in it. You have to appreciate truth in advertising. It feels very creamy and spicy on the tongue, but the carbonation seemed to leave a bit too quickly and is almost completely gone by the end of the bomber's second glass.
This beer is a masterpiece. A+. The end.
Serving type: bottle
05-21-2009 23:51:29 | More by sarahspat
More User Reviews:
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 4,211 ratings.