Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Received as an extra in a trade, can't get this stuff here in Michigan. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a shaped pint glass.
Murky brown with a small off white head. Smell is hoppy with some bready malt. Taste is a dry bitter hoppiness with rye flavored bready malt. Very clean fresh flavors. Medium bodied and sticky mouthfeel.
I guess I don't really have anything profound to say about this one. It's really good but not mindblowing rye IPA. That's about it.
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2010 21:47:13 | More by Shumista
4/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a rather silky amber with some deep red orange hues. Nice head on the glass, and decent lacing throughout.
Quite hoppy on the nose, and increasingly so as the beer warms. Mostly of pine and woods as for the hops. Nice nose and notable malt presence as well, perhaps too much as there is some conflict with the hops.
Taste is solid. I didn't even know this was an IPA when ordered and was unaware of the ABV. The nose shows that this is a hop bomb as it warms and settles(yes, an IPA), and the taste hides the ABV almost too well. Is it the rye? Not sure about the rye component but I find this beer very enjoyable and it offers a certain coarseness of texture and pepper spice that makes it quite drinkable. A slight hint of cinnamon/allspice couple with the texture to yield a nice feel and an enjoyable brew.
Serving type: on-tap
09-20-2008 05:13:22 | More by HalfFull
Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,168 ratings.