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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,453 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,453
Reviews: 2,051
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 241
Gots: 257 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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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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4.57/5  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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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,453 ratings.