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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,261 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,261
Reviews: 2,034
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 216
Gots: 212 | 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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Ratings: 4,261 | Reviews: 2,034 | Display Reviews Only:
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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
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sbanacho

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-14-2012 16:04:18 | More by sbanacho
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KimenTshom

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-14-2012 00:13:33 | More by KimenTshom
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Eriktheipaman

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-13-2012 05:00:53 | More by Eriktheipaman
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Piason

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-11-2012 06:37:25 | More by Piason
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-11-2012 02:11:00 | More by bumchilly25
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AJD1201

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-10-2012 03:50:28 | More by AJD1201
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tenacioustomato

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-08-2012 21:41:32 | More by tenacioustomato
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MerkurKing16

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-08-2012 02:08:10 | More by MerkurKing16
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

05-07-2012 21:00:00 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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beerme626

Kentucky

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.