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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,426 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,426
Reviews: 2,045
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 235
Gots: 243 | 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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Celtics17
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not my favoriteRye IPA. But good overall.

Photo of CJNAPS
4.64/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of foghornleghorn22
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of freshcarl
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hesscabob
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Djaklevic
3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vidisad
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zekenyce
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spreetaper
3.89/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BradMatton13
3.55/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Solid rye ipa, interesting take on it

Photo of crbooher
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of InkedinRi
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I really liked this beer! It was a hoppy rye.. Just as advertised! It's a little booze on the pallet.. But over all a really good beer! Try it!

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fps_dean
4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a solid orange color with limited head that disappears quickly.

Smells of strong piney hops, bready malts, with a hint of alcohol.

Tastes of piney hops, rye, and caramel with a touch of alcohol. Fairly well balanced overall.

Moderate bodied and lightly carbonated. Fairly smooth, and easily drinkable.

Overall this is a very solid brew that I would buy again. It certainly lives up to its name as it is not weak in the hops or rye department by any means.

Edit: I'm increasing my rating for this one. It grew on me qu

Photo of Timfromthemainland
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bufante
3.44/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bassboneman
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into glass
Immediate scent of piney alcohol - mmmmmm...
Definite finish is on the sweet side - very strong - but endearing hoppy quality as well.
Carbonation is right on point!
Love this bear beer :o)

Photo of Shanin
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kmoen
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Muggins25
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ryannaman
4.61/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of samtrillo
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,426 ratings.