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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Hop Rod RyeHop Rod Rye

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,216 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,216
Reviews: 2,030
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 209
Gots: 204 | 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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Ratings: 4,216 | Reviews: 2,030 | Display Reviews Only:
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monnik

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

04-11-2012 23:28:45 | More by monnik
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DMc8ride

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-11-2012 17:50:13 | More by DMc8ride
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atoulouk

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-11-2012 17:31:37 | More by atoulouk
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bluetrevian

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-10-2012 15:57:56 | More by bluetrevian
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DavyJones

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-10-2012 15:48:30 | More by DavyJones
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Rich540

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-07-2012 17:37:02 | More by Rich540
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Zaso

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-07-2012 15:50:27 | More by Zaso
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jk3

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-07-2012 01:49:09 | More by jk3
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Anything

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-04-2012 20:03:12 | More by Anything
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tewaris

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 09:30:52 | More by tewaris
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jpbebeau

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-04-2012 02:12:21 | More by jpbebeau
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funkel81

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-03-2012 19:48:19 | More by funkel81
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dac0152

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-03-2012 19:37:10 | More by dac0152
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robo90124

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

04-03-2012 01:15:44 | More by robo90124
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 19:04:08 | More by BMMillsy
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C63AMG

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

04-02-2012 15:23:56 | More by C63AMG
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-01-2012 10:51:23 | More by jrfehon33
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-31-2012 23:07:29 | More by muskiesman
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-31-2012 22:49:20 | More by acurtis
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bh123

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

03-31-2012 08:21:23 | More by bh123
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KevdoggNasty


4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-30-2012 06:47:04 | More by KevdoggNasty
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mrebeka

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-30-2012 03:16:16 | More by mrebeka
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raynmoon

California

3.85/5  rDev -9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer is very interesting. First of all, it looks amazing. I honestly don't smell that much. Maybe it's because there is a lot more malt presence than hops, but you do at least smell the hops.

It tastes sort of bitter, peppery with a thin mouthfeel. The alcohol is pretty well hidden, but it does sort of come through. An interesting beer. I do start to like it more and more as I drink it, but not my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 19:49:56 | More by raynmoon
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Beerdrinker21190

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-29-2012 04:07:21 | More by Beerdrinker21190
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draheim

Washington

4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a crystal clear, deep ruby amber w/ a 2-finger sudsy beige head, ample sticky lacing, minimal visible carb.

Aroma is fruity, malty, caramelly, a little spicy. Herbal hops and chewy malt converge.

Taste is biscuity, spicy rye malt and sharp bitter hops. The dry crackery malt is center stage here, framed by herbal and fruity hops. Some caramel and toffee notes as well.

Mouthfeel is crisp and bright, hops give a nice bite on the finish.

Overall this is a good showcase of rye malt with an IPA twist, maybe not an everyday go-to beer but still a solid product.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 03:26:17 | More by draheim
Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,216 ratings.