Hop Rod Rye | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Hop Rod RyeHop Rod Rye
BA SCORE
92.1%
Liked This Beer
4.22 w/ 4,722 Ratings
Hop Rod RyeHop Rod Rye
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#900
Reviews:
2,080
Ratings:
4,722
Liked:
4,347
Avg:
4.22/5
pDev:
9.72%
Alströms:
4.59
 
 
Wants:
292
Gots:
377
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,722 |  Reviews: 2,080
Photo of dbauer
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WolfStOner
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jsmith313
4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marvicsin
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johlac66
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sisterofba
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.92/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jstuart23
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hman43
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: It pours dark amber in color with some plum hues.

Smell: It has strong aromas of rye, dark fruits, plums, hints of caramel and low spice.

Taste: It has flavors of rye, plums, grain, earthly elements, spice, and caramel.

Feel: It has a moderate body to it with a moderately high bitter finish. It has a moderately high carbonation level as well.

Overall, this is a flavorful ipa with a complex mixture of malts and hops with rye highlights throughout the taste.

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Photo of skrabbenhoft
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

$ 5.40 (Including tax)/bomber ($ 0.246/oz) at Central Market, Alamo Heights, TX
Undated bomber at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter
Aroma – spicy, typical of rye; fades but remains
Head large (Maximum 4.2 cm, semi-aggressive pour), light tan, creamy with rocks, diminishing to a two mm ring with legs and a heaped partial layer
Lacing excellent – wide rings of tiny to small bubbles; rings connected by stalactites
Body dark amber, clear
Flavor – rye forward and malty, bitter finish; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, almost oily, lively carbonation

An excellent rye IPA! Cheap at twice the price!

Appearance 4.5, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4.5, Overall 4.5

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dave2234
3.79/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akk14
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep brown in color and somewhat murky in complexion. There's a sold inch of tightly packed, creamy brown head on top. The aroma is an enticing blend of piney hops and spicy rye malt. The taste is aggressively bitter piney hops with the spicy, earthy rye malt appearing in the middle of the palate. After that you get more bitter piney hops. The mouth is dangerously creamy, smooth, and quaffable considering the strength.

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Photo of Marius
3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle at home. Clear dark amber pour with a thin beige head. Smells like caramel, resin, grapefruit and chili peppers. Tastes like grapefruit, red peppers, spices, brown sugar. Medium bodied with medium carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel.

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.59/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a deep choclate brown with a very solid and well structured head. The aroma is replete with resin and pine, mint, violets, roses, and a touch of maple. The flavor begins soft and floral, especially redolent of violets, moving into subtle woodsy spice, baslam, sandalwood, and rich breayd, almost cookie like malts, like an oatmeal raisin cookie. The finish is solidly bitter, with resin, pine, camphor, and mint. The mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy, but never heavy. Overall this is a great beer, complex, full of unique and interesting flavors. I love the way is starts so soft and ends so bitter.

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Photo of ryancl
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GottaTryUmmAll
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kkmiller76
3.97/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wer34truh
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TBoneJones
4.51/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Terrific rye IPA. Brown/ deep ruby pour, creamy top, citrus nose with underlying rye.
Taste is yummy citrus IPA with well-placed rye flavor. Some spicy notes and it is earthy.
Caramel malts.
Feels nearly perfect. Creamy-full and well-carbonated.
A world class rye IPA for sure.

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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 92.1% out of 100 with 4,722 ratings
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