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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,323 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,323
Reviews: 2,037
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 225
Gots: 224 | 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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5/5  rDev +18.2%

legalag11, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

WillemB, Aug 19, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev -2.8%

randeezy74, Aug 18, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +4%

oskinker, Aug 17, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +1.2%

hipHOPSanonymous, Aug 16, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev -2.6%

ZDSmith87, Aug 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

JBougher, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

330ml bottle served in a mug like glass.

A: Pours a dark and cloudy amber color forming a big, creamy, thin bubbled beige head. Great retention forming tons of spotty and lingering lacings in the glass

S: Strong notes of caramel, sweet malts and hops. Very citrus hops profile. Strong notes of citrus fruits too (grapefruit). Earthy yeasts

T: Slightly sweet upfront. Sweet caramel malts, toffee, rye, some roastiness. Notes of grapefruit very well combined with quite citrus hops. Earthy yeasts

M: Heavy, creamy and full bodied. Medium carbonation. Caramel, rye and citrus hops in the aftertaste

O: Great drinkability. Impressive how good can be a rye IPA

eduardolinhalis, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

BreweryRun, Aug 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

HuntDaddy540, Aug 14, 2014
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WckdVbz, Aug 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

rayman2112, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

KevinL, Aug 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

dannyboygaga, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of hreb
3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle served in pint glass. Beer pours positively dark, more amber than pale ale. Massive tan head accompanies a rich aroma with a good bit of rye in it, along with secondary notes of pine forest hops. Visible sediment left in bottle. Flavor is more classic rye-ale meets West coast IPA. Quite delicious.

hreb, Aug 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

ChaseTheAce, Aug 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

BarrelAgedG, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

pgrenvicz, Aug 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another fantastic IPA entry from Bear Republic, one of my favorite California breweries. Nice frothy head, highly enticing aroma, and an excellent rye-dominated flavor. A big mouthful, to be sure, but an easy-to-drink 8%. Very nicely done, Hop Rod takes its well-earned place next to Racer 5, Big Bear & Café Racer!

BeerBeast, Aug 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Barhoppin13, Aug 03, 2014
Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,323 ratings.