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:
#904
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
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Lovely dark amber colour with an off-white head.

S: Strong smell of citrus, pine and malt.

T: Initial taste is that of a well-balanced IPA, then a distinct malt profile sets in - there's almost a hint of doppelbock to the afteraste. A delicate rye flavour comes through, but because of the strength of the hops, it's much less discernible than in a German roggenbier.

M: Smooth and medium-bodied - alcohol is well-concealed.

I would probably rate this slightly higher if I was paying US prices for it, but at £3 for a 12oz bottle, I was hoping for a bit more complexity - it's straightforward and delicious but I wouldn't go to great lengths to seek it out again.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 12oz bottle into an 8 oz. thin V-shape glass.

A: Dark orange copper with a foamy off-white head that dissipates fairly slowly with very uniform and strong lacing. Really nice looking beer.

S: Fruity, citrusy aromas, from the hops but mostly malty from, I guess, the rye. Some burnt sugars, maybe.

T: caramel, malt, flowers, a little grassy. Very balanced sweetness with initial bitterness of the hops. Round flavor.

M: I'd say medium to full body with little carbonation. Goes smooth, no alcohol feeling.

O: Super nice beer. I tried Racer 5 IPA last week and that made me buy this one yesterday. Great decision. This is one of my first rye beers, and if all are like this, it's going to be a favorite style. These guys are making some killer brews!

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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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