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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,174 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,174
Reviews: 2,028
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 208
Gots: 197 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.69/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 7 month old bottle into a snifter at around 45°F

Appearance: Dark copper color with a frothy two finger off white head

Smell: Sweet malt and a hint of citrus hops

Taste: Same as the nose. Resiny on the palate

Mouthfeel: Medium body with slight bitterness

Overall: This is so old it's not credible. My fault for not looking at the date but stores should atleast have these beers on sale. Tastes more like a decent Scotch ale than an IPA. I will seek out a fresh bottle to compare

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2014 04:08:49 | More by Bone53
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,174 ratings.