Hop Rod Rye | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Hop Rod RyeHop Rod Rye
BA SCORE
4.22/5
4,723 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:
#912
Reviews:
2,080
Ratings:
4,723
pDev:
9.72%
Bros Score:
4.59
 
 
Wants:
292
Gots:
377
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,723 |  Reviews: 2,080
Photo of Spiral517
4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gemini6
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wiffler27
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

pours dark amber with a thick creamy head, looks pretty good.

smell is mild yet contains sweetness and slight spice.

taste is hot and spicy, nice rye burn. full flavored beer, finishes spicy with a nice burn.

this isn't bad but i've had much more mellow rye IPAs. this may be a little more spicy and burning than i enjoy.

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Photo of HardyA
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.67/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hopyard57
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mcrawford
3.7/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of broadway848
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JNPIII127
4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Abragg3
2.49/5  rDev -41%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jfishe13313
4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Guppy314
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Unabashedly Hoppy, but there is also a caramel taste. It is very comparable to a HopDevil (Victory Brewing), which I felt was "crisper". Overall, its aroma is awesome, but this Hop Rod was a bit "harsh" at the end of bottle.

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Photo of Ri0
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter. It has a rich, brown color similar to ice tea with a 2.5 finger sandy head. Leaves behind a pretty good amount of lacing on the glass. Rye malts and piney hops sit in the nose. A sweet, malty taste opens up and then leads into a slightly bitter hop taste, before being slashed and settled by the rye. Great taste, and kept well in check. Mouth feel is medium and stick with great carbonation. It's easy and a pleasure to drink. Overall, a well made delicious IPA with a sold spicey finish from the rye.

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Photo of Bryan12345
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerSamurai34
3.89/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Just ok for me. I think this is really popular with many, but rye IPAs just are hit or miss for me. This one had good hop character, but the hop profile just didn't work with the rye for me.

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Photo of Stack5
3.51/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Listed in the "1001 Beers To Taste Before You Die", my review and possible re-rating comes after I Have this again.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours light brown to auburn. Easily darker than most ipas. Its a heavy malt ipa. Aroma does impart notes of rye, toffee, c hops.

Taste, very good when fresh, as they get older the toffee and wood like rye malt notes become less sweet and more heavy on the mouthfeel. Fresh can have that bright feel, which is nice. The rye is minorly sweet, pepper edge to it. Strong alcohol, moderate tree and citrus notes.

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Photo of 8BaconBits
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jmg480
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MasterRigger
2.84/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MrHolden
3.89/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.25

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