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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Hop Rod RyeHop Rod Rye

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,046 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4046
Reviews: 2021
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%


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 wknight167:
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wknight167

California

4.58/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Apearance - Pours a reddish dark amber with a 2 finger off white head, medium retention and good lacing. Suspended yeast and hop particles present in the glass.

Nose- Pine, grapefruit and orange hops, big and in your face.

Palate- Strong hops up front, then the malt and rye build up, starting in the middle, but hops are still the showcase here. The rye plays nicely with the hops, augementing and enhancing them at the same time, adding depth and character.

Mouthfeel- Medium body and carbonation. Slight astringency/resinous character.

Drinkability- This is my first rye beer and I want more.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2010 09:33:09 | More by wknight167
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Despite it's tacky looking label, the inexpensive Hop Rod Rye is a formidable ale that hits both levels of hops and malt and issuing a nice flavor profile. The micro sediment is barely noticeable in its nice amber tone. And even though I was the dumbass who sniffed this one too close and got a nostril full of head to bring some water to my eyes, I am not judging the "smell" because of this. The scent is light, semi-sweet, and gives but a hint of what the flavor really can bring. For the price and the availability, the Hop Rod Rye is definitely worth its merit. . . Just don't snort the damn thing. . .

Serving type: bottle

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5/5  rDev +17.9%
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Not going to give the same ole type of review for Bear Republic's Hop Rod Rye. No way! This is my most favorite beer in all the lands. From the opening aromas of rye and hops gently wafting into the air, to the wonderful dark pour and oh so wonderful rocky, creamy, off white head that stays with you like a best friend, and leaving the most wonderful lace, to the malty/bready/caramel rye flavor and truly perfect balance of hops and carbonation, to the finish that begs you to take another sip, this beer is king. Bear Republic is a brewer that has never let me down. Hop Rod Rye is hoppy rye heaven in a bottle!

Serving type: bottle

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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,046 ratings.