Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4,261 | Reviews: 2,034 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
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
4.45/5 rDev +5.2%
A bottle into a weizen glass.
A: Rich brown with a hint of red under a one-and-a-half finger head. Very pretty.
S: Lots of bread, hint of alcohol, some dark fruits
T: Again, bread. The rye really comes through here. Some hop flavor combined within, building on the taste rather than distracting from.
M: Good, well-carbonated, but not super. A little tingly hop feel, but not as much as I expected from "Hop Rod"
O: A good beer. I need to try more ryes before I'm sold on them in general.
05-07-2012 06:48:23 | More by beerme626
Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,261 ratings.