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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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4,429 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,429
Reviews: 2,047
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 235
Gots: 245 | FT: 3
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:
Beer added by: Quaffer on 03-27-2002

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
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Photo of RussBecker1
4.77/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Beautiful deepness and complexity of colors. The body is a deep mahogany which is only made prettier by the white head that sits atop the glass. Both colors play off of each other in a nicely distinct way.

S- Delicious smell. The rye strand is apparent but does not overpower the hops, which in turn does not over power the citrus and other spices that compliment the beer. It is pretty remarkable to have such a smooth distinction between each flavor without one overshadowing the other.

M-Crisp and effervescent, but still able to coat the taste buds and prepare them for the complexities of the beer.

T-Wow. Consistantly one of my favorite tastes as it is unequivocally the best balanced rye beer I have ever tasted. I could drink hop rod all day and still beg for more.

O-Not just the best rye beer I have ever had, but one of the best period.

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

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4.92/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Favorite Rye Beer thus far. Smell is very bready and floral. Smells like a brewery (In a good way). Taste is very much the same. Rye comes through nicely, well balanced pretty drinkable. Just delicious. Great mouthfeel and color as well. If you have not tried it just go get it.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of JackieTH
4.57/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Hazy deep amber with a thin skein of light tan foam. Not much lacing.

Smells of citrus and pine forests, tropical mangos and papaya with earthy undertones.

Taste, this is one of the best balanced brews I've ever had. Loads of hop flavor..citrus, resin, papaya, mango..enormous mango..earthy, spicy..bitterness a plenty..but balanced right across the board by a toasty, caramelly malt backbone that never ever asserts itself. Sweetness..not a chance.

Medium and firm mouthfeel is creamy and velvety.

Very, very good. Lucious, tasty, wet, delicious.

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,429 ratings.