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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Hop Rod RyeHop Rod Rye

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,199 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,199
Reviews: 2,030
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 209
Gots: 199 | 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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Reviews by trxxpaxxs:
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a beautiful translucent amber is one full finger of light khaki colored head. The foam take s a bit to settles, leaving behind a massive amount of lacing.

S: The nose is sweet malt, caramel, rye spice, and pine hops. This beer smells delicious. I'm a sucker for rye beers.

T: It start out with a wonderful mix of sweet malt and rye spice. The hops come through in the middle of the beer with a solid pine quality. As the beer more to the back end I get a good helping of juicy orange citrus mix with that sweet and spicy base. Delicious.

M: Medium bodied beer. It's sweet and spicy to start, but has an almost creamy texture to it. it coats the palate with a ton of flavors and it slides off perfectly when the beer is gone. There is a touch of rye that lingers on the palate.

O: Great beer. This was one of the first beers that got me into the craft scene. 100s of beers later and this one is still fantastic. I would drink this all day if it weren't so darn high in abv.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 19:51:41 | More by trxxpaxxs
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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,199 ratings.