Hop Rod Rye | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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4.22/5
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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:
#993
Reviews:
2,082
Ratings:
4,727
pDev:
9.72%
Bros Score:
4.59
 
 
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292
Gots:
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Trade:
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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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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 4,727 ratings