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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,174 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,174
Reviews: 2,028
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 208
Gots: 197 | 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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Ratings: 4,174 | Reviews: 2,028 | Display Reviews Only:
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NICKV1117

California

5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What can I say? An exceptional beer. Very wet at first then turning to a dry finish. Mouthfeel is not too carbinated. Citrus and piney flavors along with a deep caramel. Very drinkable as are most of the Bear Republic line. If you love hops, you can't go wrong with this one. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2011 17:43:45 | More by NICKV1117
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enelson

Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-16-2011 20:51:43 | More by enelson
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pgofman

New York

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-22-2011 03:25:02 | More by pgofman
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +18.2%

05-20-2012 03:07:47 | More by CEDAMA
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Tahoeman1971

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This very may well be the best beer I have ever had. I love the Racer 5 from Bear Republic and this extends the impressive ability of the brewery. The beer has the perfect balance between hops and mellow fruit character. It pours a beautiful color with a nice 2 inch head that laces for the entirety of the consumption. This is exactly what American micro brewing is about.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2010 04:11:06 | More by Tahoeman1971
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vonburgey

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-25-2011 14:25:55 | More by vonburgey
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ALLISON01

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-18-2011 23:01:16 | More by ALLISON01
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Captstrapper

Vermont

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-12-2011 02:29:13 | More by Captstrapper
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HoustonTX

Texas

5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a beautiful dark ruby, with a large attractive white head. Carbonation looks just right, and the lacing is extremely sticky. The smell is absolutely phenomenal. Fresh piney hops, pushed up against a nice malt backing, with a large share of delicious rye bread. Now on to the taste. My initial thought is, "Damn, this may be the perfect beer." Upfront has a very quick bready malt snap. Mixed in with a good deal of rye. The malt/rye lays on the palate for just a second, and soon gives way to a strong piney bitterness. The pineyness lingers until the very finish, where it is meet with another wave of malt and rye. This is in my mind, a perfect IPA. The flavors work perfectly together in intervenious harmony. This beer is truly a masterpiece. The mouthfeel is just right, and the drinkability is incredibly dangerous. 8%?? Where?

This is the epitomy of bold IPA's. Perfect flavor, nice hopping, and a solid malt backbone. A divine nectar sent from the gods above! Much thanks go out to IntriqKen for giving me the opportunity to try this brew.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2006 21:11:39 | More by HoustonTX
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Sixofsigmas

California

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-23-2011 00:02:33 | More by Sixofsigmas
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ninaturner

Florida

5/5  rDev +18.2%

06-03-2013 23:39:03 | More by ninaturner
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bwiechmann

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-17-2011 17:13:25 | More by bwiechmann
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cornucopia

Puerto Rico

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-11-2011 03:31:29 | More by cornucopia
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milwaukee512

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-21-2012 04:36:19 | More by milwaukee512
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Tpsauer

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-20-2011 20:50:43 | More by Tpsauer
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iaran4790

Texas

5/5  rDev +18.2%

01-04-2014 02:36:07 | More by iaran4790
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67couple

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-17-2011 16:25:39 | More by 67couple
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Aexoonge

California

5/5  rDev +18.2%

03-19-2012 20:35:39 | More by Aexoonge
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bstyle

Indiana

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-12-2011 06:47:52 | More by bstyle
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gnikola

Serbia

5/5  rDev +18.2%

01-17-2013 13:50:38 | More by gnikola
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cncbofh

Colorado

5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The first beer I've given all 5's.

Poured with perfect 1 finger carbonation. Creamy and bubbly. Clear Red color.

I wouldn't normally call sediment pretty - but oh yes... these green flecks of hops make me smile.

The Rye is there - spicy and malty and slightly sweet - just very subtle. The taste is out of this world. Raisiny malts mixed with citrusy hops, and a final bitter bite that reminds you exactly what you are drinking.

Perfection.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2005 06:46:42 | More by cncbofh
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bmurph20

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +18.2%

06-26-2012 00:52:25 | More by bmurph20
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.2%

07-01-2012 13:29:24 | More by LarryMyers
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nh2032

New York

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-17-2011 22:20:12 | More by nh2032
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brunop

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +18.2%

06-18-2012 17:38:58 | More by brunop
Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,174 ratings.