Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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3.93/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance - It is a deep amber color, and is a bit cloudy. My pour produced a very small amount of head, which retained well. Carbonation actively bubbles and, when held up to the light, particles/sediment are visible. Looks very tasty.
Smell - Fairly piney, but not overpowering, sweetness and perfumey, which just a hint of maltiness.
Taste - Hops, hops, hops, but not extremely strong for this type of beer. A bit of a citrus taste. The taste balance is pretty good, as no taste is extremely overpowering. Seems to fit the IPA/Double IPA style without being overpoweringly bitter.
Mouth-feel - Medium build; carbonation seems perfect with a small amount of burn; alcohol taste is not strong, especially for 8%.
Overall - This is the best IPA I've tasted because the taste balance is good and the hops are not overpowering. It is bitter, but not to the extreme. There is still a strong hoppy taste, so I would probably not drink this beer that often, and I am not a huge fan of the hoppy aftertaste. If you like hoppy beers, however, you will probably like this beer.
Serving type: bottle
12-22-2013 23:29:33 | More by silverblaze540
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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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