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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

4,398 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,398
Reviews: 2,039
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 235
Gots: 235 | FT: 2
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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A - Mahogany/Amber, huge head and great retention. Strong lacing throughout the glass.

S - Spicy, hoppy. Some notes of citrus, pine, and other hoppy flavors.

T - Bitterness from the hops was offset perfectly by a balance of spiciness from the Rye and sweetness from the malt. It was crisscrossing my tongue left and right (or was it right and left?), but somehow I didn't mind. An unapologetic hop bomb, the balance still made for a great beer.

M - Thickness from the malt and creaminess in general. Delicious.

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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 4,398 ratings.