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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,170 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,170
Reviews: 2,028
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 207
Gots: 194 | 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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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-26-2013 22:53:10 | More by Jeffrey2310
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core42

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-18-2014 17:55:10 | More by core42
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slammo

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was hard poured from a bomber bottle and I knew it was something unique. The color is dark reddish brown; I think you might call it copper. The head by the way really sticks around and leaves a lot of lacing behind.

Do not be afraid to stick your nose in there deep as to inhale all the citrus like notes that lie within.

The taste is wonderfully hopped and the rye makes itself known as well. With an 18% rye content it is no wonder. But this ale just gets better and better as you work your way to the bottom. If you love hops then you will have found your match.

The mouthfeel and drinkability are only matched by how much alcohol you can handle. I can handle another thank you!

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2008 21:44:20 | More by slammo
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patm185

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-24-2014 00:16:01 | More by patm185
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mulder1010

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bomber poured into a tulip

A-- Poured a deep dark cherry brown. Quite clear and nice cherry red tinges to the sides. Two finger light brown head that quickly receded to film but left very nice web like lacing on the sides of the glass. Good head head retention to this.

S-- Pretty inoffensive nose really. Rye and soft cherry to this. Very faint floral hop smell to this.

T-- Floral hops and a little pungent, mixed with a bit of cherry sweetness. Different sort of interesting with the rye.

M-- Pungent and sweet. Quite unique. Rye adds a lot to this in a good, yet different way. Quite filling, rich and lighter than other IPA's. Lacks the bitterness of others but it is the uniqueness that makes this good.

O-- Grows on me as I drink on with this. Quite interesting and different but very good. Keeps alot of the essence of what an IPA is but the rye adds a new dimension to this with the sweetness and richness of it

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2011 16:03:44 | More by mulder1010
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JRod1969

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

11-14-2011 18:03:32 | More by JRod1969
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bcoutu

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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rkarimi

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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YieldToNothing

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-21-2013 05:49:36 | More by YieldToNothing
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Elfastball7

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

11-15-2011 05:37:07 | More by Elfastball7
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DruRho

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-28-2013 23:11:25 | More by DruRho
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Hanzo

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-11-2012 15:49:03 | More by Hanzo
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n0rc41

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this beer in a 22oz bottle, poured it into a pint glass.

First off I love hi-IBU beers. call me crazy? whatever this beer has some serious kick behind it.

A= Great dark mahogany brown, with great off white cream color head! The retention to the glass for the lacing is unreal, I have small mountains growing off the sides of my glass, never seen lacing like this before.

S=you can really smell the hops. and a sweetness in it, entrancing smell.

T=Wow, you can taste the IBU's in it. wonderful taste. Starts off almost sweet and like the racer 5, then at the end its dry and WHAM 100+ IBU's are there. The rye they use is very noticeable first rye beer. great!

M=As i tasted my 22oz my glass got warmer, warmer it got the sweeter it got for some reason maybe the rye?? but mouth feel was what you would expect from racer 5's cousin(sort of)

D= could definitely drink a couple more!

I love the racer 5, for the ibu's. This hop rod rye, is way better. This is a great hoppy beer, with the rye its awesome! i highly recommend it to anyone.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2010 03:34:15 | More by n0rc41
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TSpartan4

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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scottDC

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-21-2013 03:08:30 | More by scottDC
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Crunkle

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

02-02-2013 18:42:11 | More by Crunkle
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-09-2011 23:46:20 | More by nmann08
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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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MidtowneMarket

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Vogey77

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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HopChef44

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-27-2013 01:22:33 | More by HopChef44
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Michigan

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,170 ratings.