Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by vkv822:
4.43/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12oz. bottle into tulip pint.
Pours a very attractive amber red, with a fair amount of light tan head.
The nose is primarily of hops, giving resiny pine and grapefruit citrus notes. There are also sweet caramel malt notes as well. The rye does make an appearance, though it blends in quite well. This could be a good or bad thing depending on preference, as I would like to see the rye more pronounced, but am thankful it is not over-bearing.
The taste is much along the lines of the aroma, with the caramel malts and pine and lightly citric hops upfront and rye following up and becoming quite a bit more present than in the aroma.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation, that is very active and but not distracting.
I really enjoyed the blend of sweet malts, rye spice and pine hops that this beer offers, the use of rye really does make this a unique and memorable IPA.
Serving type: bottle
08-27-2010 02:48:52 | More by vkv822
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