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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,168 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,168
Reviews: 2,028
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 206
Gots: 193 | 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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peabody

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a clear dark reddish amber with three fingers of off-white suds. Malty looking suds that don't move around in the pint glass.
If you want a perfect head on a beer, this would be it.Lacing out the yang.
Smell is a sweet carmel and bitter piney hop aroma.
Taste is a sweet malty then bitter hoppy flavor that keeps bitter and coffee tasting for a while after the swig. There is a caramel/ sugar taste that accompanies the bitter piney hops.
Mouthfeel is very clean at first then an oily film settles in while the alcohol does it's thing.
I like this beer a lot. Too bad I have to order this and pay exorbatent(sp) shipping costs.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2006 00:08:55 | More by peabody
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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Crystal brown "loverly" color. Quite effervescent - copious amounts of sea-foam looking suds. Foam sticks around the whole way down the 22oz, dissipating only where they contact the glass, forming an island of dense in the glass.

Nice aroma and bouquet nothing that stands out too significantly here.

Flawless clean roasted flavor - malty, bitter, dry, and very clean. Nice slight lingering bitterness.

Medium bodied

Highly drinkable and enjoyable ale - nothing about the brew would keep me from having a second (or a third other than AVB.)

Serving type: bottle

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Mahogany/Amber, huge head and great retention. Strong lacing throughout the glass.

S - Spicy, hoppy. Some notes of citrus, pine, and other hoppy flavors.

T - Bitterness from the hops was offset perfectly by a balance of spiciness from the Rye and sweetness from the malt. It was crisscrossing my tongue left and right (or was it right and left?), but somehow I didn't mind. An unapologetic hop bomb, the balance still made for a great beer.

M - Thickness from the malt and creaminess in general. Delicious.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 13:30:38 | More by JNewbs
Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,168 ratings.