Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by scottyb88:
4.3/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Judging it as an IPA with Rye malt. No bottle date, aroma and taste may have been subdued.
A- pours a dark reddish brown color with plenty of lacing and a nice off white head
S-mild citrus and a nice caramel maltiness with a slightly smokey background
T-a really nice toasted nut flavor up front, some smokiness in the middle, and a bite of hops at the end; it's not overly bitter, nor is it overly malty...very unique and delicious. hints of rye whiskey are in there, but it's not overpowering and not nearly as smokey as some whiskies
M-really full and creamy; great carbonation level; it reminds me of Sierra Nevada quality; aftertaste is really nice with hardly any bitter bite and some nuttiness
D-not quite sure of the bottle date on this beer so I might be missing out on more hop character; it's a great beer that is not overdone by the rye, but adds a subtle smoky character and a great deep color
Serving type: bottle
08-09-2010 23:02:21 | More by scottyb88
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.