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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,171 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,171
Reviews: 2,028
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 207
Gots: 195 | FT: 4
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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sarahspat

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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
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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,171 ratings.