Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by thatruth:
4.5/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
22 oz from the Beer Junction in West Seattle poured into a pint glass.
A: pours a nice brown amber that is more brown at the top, more colorful towards the center-bottom. i got little head of the foam, probably due to poor pouring. medium cobweb lacing that appears quickly and leaves less hastily.
S: HOPS and RYE, obviously...liquorice, cinnamon, limey aroma.
T: caramel, almost sour mash vibe, hop heaven, the infused, unfiltered rye leaves a pumpernickel after taste.
M: staunch on-bringing yet mellow afters, alcohol not completely hidden by all the hops - seems more than 8.0%.
O: a damn good IPA (i.e. Hop Monster). the 18% rye mix seems to lend all compliments and no distractions to this unique California "specialty" ale.
Serving type: bottle
08-21-2011 19:29:08 | More by thatruth
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 4,207 ratings.