Hop Rod Rye | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Hop Rod RyeHop Rod Rye
4,723 Ratings
Hop Rod RyeHop Rod Rye

Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

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

Added by Quaffer on 03-27-2002

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capped 22 oz bottle

The brew pours a deep magnificant red colour into a Flying Fish pint glass. The head is tan, very strong and very sticky with great lacing. Others have reported seeing lots of sediment, ive seen none so far, but yet it is the first pint. This beer smells wonderful! Lots of fresh hops and and alcohol...extremely pleasant. Taste...wow...this beer is great! The malts balance out with the hoppyness 100% which is very impressive. Its a bit tart with fresh citrus fruit notes. The rye is present but in no way alarming. I'm scared to say that this is definitely, without a doubt, one the best strong American IPA's that i've ever had! This is 8%? Really? Wow! Keep this one flowing please! The finish is medium length and very enjoyable.

Im shocked.
This beer was amazing.

(original date of review- 3/3/2008)

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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 4,723 ratings
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