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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,174 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,174
Reviews: 2,028
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 208
Gots: 197 | 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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sethmeister

New Hampshire

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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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,174 ratings.