Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4,251 | Reviews: 2,034 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
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.