Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by sethmeister:
4/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22oz bottle; no freshness date.
Clear dark red-brown with a thick creamy khaki head. Fluffy lace sticks to the sides of my pint glass.
Scent is spicy rye, bready grain, citrus hops.
Taste is spicy rye, grapefruit and citrus hops. Nice soft bitterness and spiciness lingers on the tongue after each sip. Fresh bread notes and a mild sweetness - perhaps the softest touch of molasses? The hop profile and the amount of bitterness are quite subtle and I wonder how fresh this beer is.
Mouth is creamy and lush.
Drinkability is very high. The 8% ABV is remarkably well hidden and this great big beer practically quaffs itself.
I love rye grain in a beer but I expected a stronger hop profile. Would like to try this one on tap.
Serving type: bottle
11-07-2008 03:11:37 | More by sethmeister
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