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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

4,377 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,377
Reviews: 2,039
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 224
Gots: 229 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Brownish amber with a wonderful 2 finger dense head with very good retention and great lacing

S: Grapefruit and spicy; also a lemony citrus aroma is present

T: Rye and grapefruit dominate; citrusy and a bit bready also; this is well-balanced--hoppy, a little sweet, and damn tasty

F: Carbonation is balanced; it fills and coats the mouth well; slightly sticky on the way down

D: Quite drinkable; alcohol is a bit noticeable, but this is a good brew

dbossman, Nov 18, 2009
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Smells of aromatic hops, bread... A mild pine sandwich.

Hoppy bite, heavy malts. Big hop and alcohol finish, malts are an undertone the whole way, but still strong. Warming up reveals fruit, mild boisenberry.

Mouthfeel is a thorough coating. Thick soapy aftertaste and sweet on the front of the roof of the mouth.

Definitely a sipping brew. The mouthcoating hits on too many different spots like pressure points that it takes a few seconds to mentally digest each swallow.

A strong Rye IPA, definitely not an every day thing for me but a strong showing definitely worth checking out.

YesFest, Apr 02, 2009
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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 4,377 ratings.