Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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5/5 rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Got this in a trade with telejunkie.
Color: Pours a beautiful amber color with a decent two-finger head. Ample carbonation.
Aroma: Very hoppy and floral. Cascade hops and rye always see to go together well.
(side note: I homebrewed a rye pale ale with cascade and amarillo hops).
Taste: Very hoppy and floral upfront. Unfolds with beautiful rye kick, followed by flowery hop bitterness. Smooth. Spicy. The rye adds another dimension to this IPA. Somewhat bready and delicious.
Mouthfeel: Spicy and bready. Floral and hoppy. The bitterness of the hops lingers on the palate.
Drinkability: Very, very drinkable. From the start, you're treated to a very nice floral hop kick with the rye adding to it. One sip and you should be hooked.
Verdict: Magnifico! This is one IPA I would love to try again and it gives me something to aim for in homebrewing.
Serving type: bottle
06-14-2008 07:06:26 | More by Brad007
Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,216 ratings.