Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4,202 | Reviews: 2,030 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by trep:
4.1/5 rDev -3.1%
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
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 4,202 ratings.