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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,196 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,196
Reviews: 2,030
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 209
Gots: 199 | FT: 4
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: 4,196 | Reviews: 2,030 | Display Reviews Only:
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KevMo84

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-21-2014 22:51:22 | More by KevMo84
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PictureThi5

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-21-2014 18:24:59 | More by PictureThi5
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on-tap at Westville Pub Asheville. Served in a Highland pint glass.

A- Pours a light brown color with a 1/4 inch tan head that retains decently before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind.

S- Quick stab of rye along with some brown sugary sweetness.

T- Starts out kind of tasting like a barleywine with its sweet malt character and mild hop bitterness. But then the drinkability makes for a much smoother drink and clearly more of a straight up IPA with a pronounced malt sweetness which is actually a bit surprising since most of the rye IPAs I've had have been more spicy with the rye than sweet. Great hop burps.

M- Surprisingly tame considering the flavor. Very smooth with medium carbonation and a fullish body.

O- An excellent rye beer that's hoppy but doesn't overdo it. Balanced I guess would be the right word but there's enough intensity of flavor that it excites the taste buds all the way to the last sip.

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2014 03:08:24 | More by Immortale25
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docacl

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-20-2014 01:55:01 | More by docacl
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Zonian1

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-20-2014 00:13:35 | More by Zonian1
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-19-2014 17:58:38 | More by PappyVans
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McNazz

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

05-19-2014 17:06:31 | More by McNazz
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IAmSam

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-18-2014 07:00:53 | More by IAmSam
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Gator_Nation

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-18-2014 06:54:32 | More by Gator_Nation
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jakecattleco

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-17-2014 16:41:03 | More by jakecattleco
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Quafftastic

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-17-2014 14:55:22 | More by Quafftastic
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ruckus232

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-17-2014 01:35:22 | More by ruckus232
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heatherzbeer

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-13-2014 06:39:38 | More by heatherzbeer
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cheah

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

05-12-2014 22:50:27 | More by cheah
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curasowa

New York

4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Mahogany color with suspended sediment and one finger of tan head that fades slowly with thick lacing.

Aroma: A great blend of malt; Caramel, definitely rye, some light roasted notes, husk, faint cocoa and some earthy hops.

Taste: Creamy, slightly chewy mouthfeel, toasted, bready malt, spicy rye, bitterness starts appearing midway through and builds to become quite bitter on the finish. The bitterness is pretty earthy. Finish is lingering with a fair amount of dark chocolate.

The Rest: Really good; complex yet drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2014 00:15:37 | More by curasowa
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yeaprolly

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-11-2014 02:40:10 | More by yeaprolly
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henryclay_

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +18.2%

05-10-2014 15:48:28 | More by henryclay_
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rcjennings

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-10-2014 13:10:21 | More by rcjennings
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dmf01

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-09-2014 03:09:53 | More by dmf01
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WiserBud

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-08-2014 00:33:03 | More by WiserBud
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treznor

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-06-2014 22:43:14 | More by treznor
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TempeBeerMan

Arizona

4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A - Mostly clear dark copper color with a rocky, two-finger, khaki head. Rings of sticky lacing. Good head retention.

S - Pungent aroma of west coast hops, caramel malts, and black peppercorn.

T - Much earthier than the nose would indicate. Caramel malt forward with dank and herbal hops in the mid-palate. A bit of lemon/lime sweetness throughout. Rye makes itself know heavily in the finish, with spicy bready kick and even a hint of caraway seed (or maybe it's just my imagination) Complex and tasty.

M - Lighter side of medium bodied, with soft carbonation. Seems like it could use more of both given the flavor profile. Finishes with a nice coating; more wet than dry.

O - I love rye ales, and this one is one of the best. A few flaws in the mouth feel, but the flavor makes up for it.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2014 02:46:58 | More by TempeBeerMan
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Fantalek

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-06-2014 01:59:08 | More by Fantalek
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quindog

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-06-2014 01:22:59 | More by quindog
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zdauber

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-05-2014 20:53:37 | More by zdauber
Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,196 ratings.