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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,251 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,251
Reviews: 2,034
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 213
Gots: 207 | 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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swaghawk

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-18-2012 06:06:08 | More by swaghawk
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NOLANDMAN

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-17-2012 05:36:20 | More by NOLANDMAN
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BruceBruce

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-16-2012 17:34:22 | More by BruceBruce
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Soxfanmcgee

Indiana

5/5  rDev +18.2%

04-16-2012 00:00:49 | More by Soxfanmcgee
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antoines15

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-15-2012 23:41:59 | More by antoines15
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Murrhey

Montana

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Poured in a 11oz tumbler at Playground in Santa Ana. Reviewed from notes.

A- Finger width off-white head, reddish brown color. Nice looking beer.

S- Dark malts and rye. Darker, warmer smell. Some bitter funk to it.

T- Warm and malty, finishes sweet with the rye nose assisting with the fullness of the flavor.

M- Fairly light bodied with a chewy wet texture and a bitter finish.

O- Very good beer. Better than the sum of its parts.

04-15-2012 02:32:40 | More by Murrhey
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keepitsimple1990


4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-14-2012 22:46:14 | More by keepitsimple1990
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avisong

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

04-13-2012 02:49:17 | More by avisong
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vbiliyar

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

04-13-2012 02:26:18 | More by vbiliyar
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SpiksterG

Puerto Rico

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

04-12-2012 23:31:51 | More by SpiksterG
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monnik

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

04-11-2012 23:28:45 | More by monnik
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DMc8ride

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-11-2012 17:50:13 | More by DMc8ride
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atoulouk

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-11-2012 17:31:37 | More by atoulouk
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bluetrevian

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-10-2012 15:57:56 | More by bluetrevian
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DavyJones

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-10-2012 15:48:30 | More by DavyJones
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Rich540

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-07-2012 17:37:02 | More by Rich540
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Zaso

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-07-2012 15:50:27 | More by Zaso
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jk3

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-07-2012 01:49:09 | More by jk3
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Anything

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-04-2012 20:03:12 | More by Anything
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tewaris

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev -6.6%

12 oz poured into a snifter. Rust brown colored with a tiny head that left fast.

Smells strongly malty with earthy undertones; yes, I like it. Caramel, toast stand out... perhaps a hint of hops here and there.

Taste is strongly bitter. While I like my strong ales sweet, I dig 'em like this too... good malt complexity and a smack of bitterness. Good hop flavors too with citrus standing out, so I hardly doubt its freshness, although I have no way of being 100% certain.

Almost candy like at the finish save for bitterness, the malts sure are strong in this one. Not terribly rye forward IMO.

Medium body, good carbonation too that generally works in hoppy beers. Glad to drink it finally.

04-04-2012 09:30:52 | More by tewaris
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jpbebeau

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-04-2012 02:12:21 | More by jpbebeau
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funkel81

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-03-2012 19:48:19 | More by funkel81
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dac0152

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-03-2012 19:37:10 | More by dac0152
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robo90124

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

04-03-2012 01:15:44 | More by robo90124
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.35/5  rDev +2.8%

A top tier rye ale that is easy to find? Yes please.

Pours deep copper red with a large, creamy white head. Funky rye smell mixed with piney hops, some grapefruit, resinous tones, aromatic as hell. Mostly IPA here, rather than rye, with a nice up front grapefruit bitter that fades into some sweet toffee malts, and then finishes with a VERY light rye spiciness. Resinous palate with medium high carbonation and way too easy drinking for 8%. Very nice!

04-02-2012 19:04:08 | More by BMMillsy
Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,251 ratings.