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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,197 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,197
Reviews: 2,030
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 209
Gots: 199 | 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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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

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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

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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,197 ratings.