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Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,282 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,282
Reviews: 2,034
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 216
Gots: 212 | 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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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
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3.9/5  rDev -7.8%

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%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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

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 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Barhoppin13, Aug 03, 2014
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Yeoumans, Aug 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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mbw314, Aug 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

EdwardK77, Jul 31, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev -8%

Appearance - A wonderful mahogany look with a tan head about a finger thick.

Smell - a very rich curious smell that builds anticipation to what you are about to taste.

Taste - If you are expecting a normal taste here - you will be surprised my friends. The taste is similar to its rich bourbon esque smell. Though the taste is slightly less strong and flavorful than the smell, it is still very tasty.

Mouthfeel - The feel is very similar to the taste.

Overall - This is a very good, unique brew that differs greatly from your typical ale.

Until Next Time

The Beer Sipper

TheBeerSipper, Jul 30, 2014
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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,282 ratings.