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Hop Rod Rye | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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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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Ratings: 4,724 |  Reviews: 2,080
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a dark hazy brown with minimal off white head

S - aroma is sweet malts, yeasty, brown sugar

T - extremely bitter hops, citrus, bourbon, then bitterness that lingers for some time,

M - Bitterness followed by alcohol burn, followed by the lingering of the hops again

D - Great beer overall, very big beer for me, I would have expected higher than 8%abv by how much burn there is. I will definitely pick up this one again.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice crimson color with about a half finger of off white head. The only fault I'm finding is that there is no lacing.

S: the smell is complex. The first notes I detect are fruit related, and citrusy. However, the rye comes in and adds some spiciness that meshes well with the hops. There is also some caramel in there as well.

T: I don't know quite how to describe it. It changes constantly at first it was malt leaning with a pretty intense sweetness, however as it warms the hops and rye cut down on the sweetness. My only complaint is that in the whole panoply of flavors nothing really meshes completely.

M:l I was shocked to find out that this was an 8% beer. I could have sworn it was 6-6.5 tops. Its fairly heavy bodied with a mild carbonation.

O: Not bad an interesting beer to say the least.

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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 4,724 ratings
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