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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,292 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,292
Reviews: 2,035
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 218
Gots: 214 | 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

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass

A - I'm not sure if the bottle was simply a victim of my maniacal drive home, but the head on this was ridiculous! Poured a beautiful, cloudy amber-red. Throughout the course of drinking, the lacing was exquisite.

S - Rye, brown sugar, and an abundance of citrusy, piny hops.

T - I'm not sure how a beer bursting with this much hops flavor can be balanced, but this succeeds! The distinctive rye flavor and the malty backbone hold up well next to the delicious ever-present hops. This is certainly very bitter, but it's not a one-trick pony by any means.

M - Very good. Although it's not syrupy, there's definitely some substance here. A bit less than average carbonation, perhaps, but this suits the beer well.

D - I want another one right now. Very drinkable for 8%.

Suffice it to say that I was blown away by this beer. I've been a big fan of Racer 5 for awhile, so I'm not quite sure why I haven't tried Hop Rod until today. I haven't been this impressed by my first taste of an IPA since Two Hearted Ale - this is going to become a regular for me.

klikger, Apr 16, 2010
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12 oz. bottle served in a tulip glass. Pours a hazy copper color with a brownish-red hue, good billowy off-white head, lacing throughout and a good amount of floaties. Aroma is caramel malts, rye, spicy, pine and citrus hops. Flavor is caramel malts up front with a good kick of pine and citrus hops, a touch of spiciness as well. Mouthfeel is creamy, medium bodied and very bitter at the end. Overall a great beer, I really like this one.

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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,292 ratings.