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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,174 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,174
Reviews: 2,028
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 208
Gots: 197 | 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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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle bought online from Beersofeurope.co.uk

Poured a light mahogany red colour with a brown tinge... Creamy tan head poured thick and foamy and faded to a nice thin layer...

Aroma - Nice bready malts, some roastiness, light caramel sweetness, figs, brown sugar, faint trace of rye, slight floral notes, citrusy hops, grapefruit fruitiness, some pine...

Taste - Lightly toasted malts followed by nice spicy rye notes, fresh bread, toffee, citrus fruits (oranges and grapefruits), piney and grassy hops, marmalade, slightly nutty, bitter aftertaste...

Feel - Quite smooth with only a slight sharpness. Medium body. Incredibly drinkable for 8%....

Overall - An excellent and supremely well balance brew... definitely recommended...

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 12:02:57 | More by mdagnew
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brandon911

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-20-2012 04:10:10 | More by brandon911
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MrFafiso


4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-20-2012 01:11:40 | More by MrFafiso
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elevatedgreens

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

03-20-2012 00:49:25 | More by elevatedgreens
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Aexoonge

California

5/5  rDev +18.2%

03-19-2012 20:35:39 | More by Aexoonge
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terence

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-18-2012 14:49:13 | More by terence
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CORKSCREWFISH

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-18-2012 09:45:20 | More by CORKSCREWFISH
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TaySuth

California

4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Reddish-brown color is very nice with tan head that leaves behind some quality lacing.

Smell: Very hoppy with lots of citrus such as grapefruit. Definitely some rye aroma. Malt takes a backseat to the hops for sure. Very nice.

Taste: Lots of flavor. Great balance between the rye and malt with the hops and a perfect bitterness. Very delicious. Grapefruit and rye really stand out.

Mouthfeel: Great mouthfeel. Nice body and perfect carbonation. Well done.

Overall: A great beer that I plan to keep stocked up on.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 02:48:49 | More by TaySuth
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jpd026

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

03-17-2012 01:44:06 | More by jpd026
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theminutemen

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-16-2012 16:59:16 | More by theminutemen
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BeerRoach

Texas

5/5  rDev +18.2%

03-16-2012 13:36:11 | More by BeerRoach
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robieobie1

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-16-2012 01:54:48 | More by robieobie1
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Outchillen

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-15-2012 14:34:26 | More by Outchillen
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Goldfishman

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-14-2012 23:07:02 | More by Goldfishman
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mscott1975

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-14-2012 01:18:18 | More by mscott1975
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NoLeafClover44

Delaware

4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into standard pint. I had been looking for this for a while and my local store finally got some in.

A - Pours a dark amber color with a noticeable about of stagnant cloudiness. The head is two fingers and sticks around for a bit, then leaves a nice thin layer and halo. The head is very white, surprising considering the dark color of the beer. Leaves an amoeba-like lacing on the side of the glass.

S - Big grapefruit and rye spiciness, caramel malts, and some earthiness.

T - Starts with a lot of citrus and some sweet malt. The rye twang and hop bitterness follow on the tongue. The finish is clean and dry with a combo of brown sugar sweetness and pine.

M - Creamy, yet well carbonated. It is very smooth and the alcohol is not at all apparent.

O - I don't drink many rye beers, but if I do, I am a bit particular. This is one of the best rye beers I have come across, bar none. The flavors balance well and the rye is well represented. Another great Bear Republic beer. I'm glad I picked this one up and I will definitely get it again.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2012 00:57:49 | More by NoLeafClover44
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DSlim71

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-12-2012 17:41:54 | More by DSlim71
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BillH200174

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brown body with an offwhite head quality lacing. Strong aroma of hops(pine). Starts out dry and hoppy with a nice complement of rye and malt. Finshes bitter and hoppy with just a trace of tea leaves. Overall a nice beer where the rye a malt add balance, preventing this from becoming overally hopped.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 17:13:17 | More by BillH200174
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CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +18.2%

03-12-2012 13:51:27 | More by CB2maltygoodness
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-11-2012 20:06:27 | More by UltimateLivewire
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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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AndrewRoecker

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-10-2012 21:43:02 | More by AndrewRoecker
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kyleelton

Texas

4.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Holy jeemus, this thing smells like some hops. I know what it's called, but for a rye beer I didnt expect it it smell like an IPA. Good thinly creamy head. Beautiful brownish amber, I can see some great stuff floating around in there.

The rye does not disappoint. It blends with the hops really well.

I dont know why it took me so long to try this beer. Really good.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 02:29:56 | More by kyleelton
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jcomp21

California

4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - beautiful deep red color... crystal clear... very small head but laced the glass very nicely as I drank

S - deep cherry, very hoppy, a nice blend of rye and citrus

T - very deep rich taste of dark fruits like plum, cherry mixed with a rye flavor

M - smooth and thick

O - this is the best rye beer I've ever had!

see you on the next one.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 21:50:34 | More by jcomp21
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danielp215

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

03-09-2012 15:24:12 | More by danielp215
Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,174 ratings.