Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by trep:
4.1/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
22oz Bottle in a trade with IntriqKen.
Rich brown, translucent body with a nice yeasty off-white head. Looks pretty good. Leaves some lacing as the head fades. Nice sweet caramel malt and rye, oh how I love the smell of rye. Delicious citrus hops and a little bit of pine.
Sweet malty backbone to keep the boquet of hops in check. Wow this is nice. Hop bitterness isn't too aggressive and malt profile is perfect. Rye, sweet sweet rye. Kind of slides down smoothly despite the oily character of it.
Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation. Oily mouthfeel which is very delicious. Very drinkable, even at 8%. Absolutely no alcohol anywhere.
Big thanks to IntriqKen for giving me a chance to try this, as I've been wanting to get my hands on some for quite a while.
Serving type: bottle
11-07-2006 04:42:23 | More by trep
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4.25/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
22oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams custom.
A: Pours a translucent dark amber/light golden brown. The head is khaki, rocky, and very sticky, like that of a root beer float. It leaves a loose-weave lace and shows great retention.
S: Divinely malty. It smells of caramel, honey, wheat bread, spice, and sticky dried fruits like fig and raisins. The playful hop aroma, on the spicier side, balances everything out nicely. There's definitely some sturdy spice from the rye.
T: Very pleasant beer. A bit weak in the front due to lack of a solid hop structure. The middle is all malt: crystal, amber, and the rye. It's a complex but not overpowering grain bill. The hops debut around the finish: spicy, resiny, and woodsy.
M: Medium body with vivid carbonation, but larger bubbles. Cobbled. No evidence of alcohol or astringency.
O: This is a fun, tasty, and very drinkable beer. Everyone plays nicely together. I would pair this with spicy roasted chicken, most likely Moroccan style. A smoked pork shoulder would go well too. For dessert: caramel and spice creme brulee, apple pie a la mode, or peach cobbler.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 22:25:14 | More by Copernicus
Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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