Hop Rod Rye | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Hop Rod RyeHop Rod Rye
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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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Bottled Date: None

A: A deep mahogany brown with a burgundy tinge and a nice head of off white foam which sticks around.

S: Grainy and thick caramel sweetness with a nice hop freshness.

T: Crisp with a nice syrupy sweetness, hints of raisins, and grainy malt backbone. The palate is even and smooth, highlighted with pine and earthy bitterness along with hints of mint and citrus zest and finally culminates to a finish that is spicy and somewhat dry.

M: Full bodied, smooth and with a nice linger which coats the palate. The carbonation is moderate and pleasing giving this brew good drinkability.

O: A great Rye IPA; this ale has nice complexity and an interesting palate. Bear Republic shows what ingenuity, creativity, and guts can do when it comes to microbrewing.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A- Pours a beautiful deep reddish brown with about a finger and a half of white head. Left a little bit of lacing on the glass.

S- Smells hoppy with pine and citrus aromas that come forward.

T- Abundance of bitter hops that give a delicious citrus and piney taste. Alcohol is well covered at 8% abv. Malts flavors are present. Not overly sweet, which I like in a IPA.

M- Medium bodied that has a smooth finish. Medium amount of carbonation.

O- I love IPAs and this beer did not disappoint me. It was delicious, well balanced, but not overly sweet. Had a complexity of hop flavors and provided the bite that I always crave. I will have it any chance I get.

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Poured from 22oz bottle into Crooked Stave tulip. Pours a deep amber brown with a finger of head. Big spicy hop and rye aromas...very hot hop aroma. Taste is a bit spicy hop and rye, but quickly mellows out to a really nice brown sugary malt with a great almost sweet hop balance. Some citrus and more pine notes, but mostly sweet sugary malt. Really nice finish and mouthfeel. It smells very aggrestive and "hot" but it actually is very well balanced and finishes nice. I typically dont enjoy rye IPA's but this one is an exception.

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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 92% out of 100 with 4,723 ratings
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