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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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4,403 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,403
Reviews: 2,040
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 234
Gots: 234 | FT: 2
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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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Initial thought: sweet and hoppy. Amber, slight smoky, deep rich maltiness. Roasty notes. Hints of caramel. Floral hoppiness. Resinous and dankiness from the hops counteract some of the sweetness. I'm really digging the soft bitterness from early addition hops. For how sweet the beer starts out it finishes somewhat dry possibly because of the rye in the grist. Some nice subtle spiciness is detected in the finish combined with some cereal grain finish. Nice beer, a little sweet for me. Medium body w/ perfect carbonation allows all the flavors to shine and lends very well to the drinkability of this brew. If your going BR, give me a Red Rocket Ale or Racer 5 please. Good brew non-the-less.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

From a bomber into a tulip.

A: Pours a dark amber with a thick, creamy, off-white, head. Really nice head retention and excellent lacing. No visible activity.
S: A caramel sweetness and piney hops followed by a heavy, earthy, rye spice.
T: Resiny hops upfront and rye spice followed by light roastiness. A nce long lasting bitterness. A medium level of carbonation.
M: Nice and full for and IPA, goes down very smoothly. Coats the mouth well, and hides the alcohol very nicely - hits you harder down the line than you think.

Overall: An extremely tasty RPA, one of the better, if not the best, one I have had.

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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 4,403 ratings.