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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,291 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,291
Reviews: 2,035
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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From a bomber into a tulip.

A: Pours a dark amber with a thick, creamy, off-white, head. Really nice head retention and excellent lacing. No visible activity.
S: A caramel sweetness and piney hops followed by a heavy, earthy, rye spice.
T: Resiny hops upfront and rye spice followed by light roastiness. A nce long lasting bitterness. A medium level of carbonation.
M: Nice and full for and IPA, goes down very smoothly. Coats the mouth well, and hides the alcohol very nicely - hits you harder down the line than you think.

Overall: An extremely tasty RPA, one of the better, if not the best, one I have had.

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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,291 ratings.