Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4,168 | Reviews: 2,028 | Display Reviews Only:
3.24/5 rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
22oz un-dated bottle poured into Teku:
A: deep amber/brown, brownish head with glistening lace
S: pine and resin dominated to me with sweet molasses in the mix
T: pretty bitter hop and resin kick in the front with a molasses sweetness. I find the aftertaste a bit unappealing with a dry pine. As far as a RYE Ipa it is good, I prefer the imperial and APAs a bit more
M: alcohol very well hidden, smooth
Overall a bit of a disappointment given the overall rating. Very bitter hop/pine malt with a fairly unappealing aftertaste. It is just okay, wouldn't seek it out again but would drink it again
Serving type: bottle
08-22-2013 20:42:16 | More by alaimoa
3.25/5 rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Despite the name, there's absolutely no hint of rye flavor. I really like the taste of rye in beer, so was disappointed to discover this.
Beyond that, it's not bad, but not really great either. There's some nice hop flavor in there, but none of the forwardness and bold flavors one usually expects from an American IPA, and no obvious subtlety to compensate for that lack. It just didn't seem very interesting.
Serving type: on-tap
05-08-2010 01:44:42 | More by snogglethorpe
Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,168 ratings.