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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,271 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,271
Reviews: 2,034
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 216
Gots: 214 | 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:
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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NumberNone

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-23-2012 16:16:03 | More by NumberNone
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SlowWideTurns

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -40.9%

05-23-2012 00:47:19 | More by SlowWideTurns
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MichPaul

Michigan

4.4/5  rDev +4%

I had this beer sitting in my fridge for a very long time and finally decided to try it. I had heard the name mentioned around, but for some reason, I just didn't give it a try for quite a while. I was not let down!
I love the appearance of this beer! A nice dark brown color, a TON of lacing sticking all the way down the glass to the very finish. About a 1 finger head with the pour.
Not too impressed with the aroma, too piney for me, but hey, the taste was GREAT!
The mouthfeel was nice, with medium carbonation.
Overall, a VERY good Rye beer! I will keep this one in my memory bank as one to purchase from time to time.

05-22-2012 23:08:46 | More by MichPaul
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -29.1%

05-22-2012 11:21:38 | More by Rekrule
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nomoon


4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-22-2012 06:00:21 | More by nomoon
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TheSixthRing

California

3.7/5  rDev -12.5%

Appearance - Pours a hazy red copper with an off-white finger width head, good retention and a thick, semi-sticky lace.

Smell - Smells of peppery rye and a bit of pine, with a hint of citrus in the background.

Taste - Lots of rye in the flavor, from start to finish. In that you'll find notes of citrus and subtle pine. There's a touch of caramel sweetness, and it leads the flavor into the aftertaste, with notes of tangy sourness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. A touch sticky. Carbonation is a tad on the low side. Finishes dry.

Overall - This beer gets high marks, but frankly I find it a tad boring. It's got all the elements, but for whatever reason they just don't work for me. Maybe it's the dryness. I'd rather have a SN Ruthless Rye.

05-22-2012 05:14:33 | More by TheSixthRing
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MikeConklin

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-22-2012 02:18:40 | More by MikeConklin
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Romulux

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-20-2012 18:44:30 | More by Romulux
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +18.2%

05-20-2012 03:07:47 | More by CEDAMA
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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-20-2012 01:46:14 | More by zonker17
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Trent

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-20-2012 00:25:18 | More by Trent
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redliner8

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-19-2012 12:53:35 | More by redliner8
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elNopalero

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.4%

This has an amber, malty color with quite nice foam retention. A malty sweetness rounds out the aroma and there’s a good amount of dark, malty sweet notes on the flavor, along with an evident bitterness and a rye spiciness on the finish.. I am thinking of caramel malts, almost like a barleywine-ish “lite” sort of feel and finish—not to mention appearance. Hops on this have either faded considerably or were not as prominent as I remembered. A classic West Coast IPA and one of the first rye beers I drank on a regular basis.

05-18-2012 19:54:06 | More by elNopalero
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xnapshot

Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-18-2012 04:24:00 | More by xnapshot
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Rickythejeweler

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +3.5%

A - Rusty copper, 1 finger off white head, light lacing.

S - Caramel, light tropical fruits, bitter hops, slightly pungent.

T - Piney, resin, caramel, raison, rye, plums, dark spices, grains, bitter aftertaste.

M - Fairly smooth, medium-full bodied, moderate carbonation.

O - Excellent beer, must try more from Bear Republic.

05-18-2012 02:11:42 | More by Rickythejeweler
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excruciating_pastry


4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-17-2012 19:43:28 | More by excruciating_pastry
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Element1290

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-16-2012 22:26:58 | More by Element1290
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-16-2012 15:29:03 | More by standardcherry
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kmoore149

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-16-2012 01:17:16 | More by kmoore149
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Pugs78

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-16-2012 00:33:42 | More by Pugs78
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-15-2012 20:18:53 | More by ncstateplaya
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-15-2012 01:29:27 | More by whatname
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BERNUTBAG


5/5  rDev +18.2%

05-14-2012 23:20:43 | More by BERNUTBAG
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DeltaGolfSierra

Tennessee

4.23/5  rDev 0%

Color is brown, nearly the color of iced tea, with a light tan head. Not a particularly attractive beer upon pouring, but lacing is very good. Hops dominate the smell, with citrus and pine. The taste is more balanced - caramel sweetness from malts, spiciness from rye, bitterness from hops all combine for an interesting flavor profile. Piney hops are more noticeable than other flavors. Mouthfeel is prickly on the tongue. Very enjoyable, and one of the better rye beers I've had.

05-14-2012 19:06:39 | More by DeltaGolfSierra
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.2%

05-14-2012 16:34:17 | More by JeffTheJuice
Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,271 ratings.