Hop Rod Rye | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

4,721 Ratings
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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4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip, despite the warning I carefully poured the entire contents of the bottle into my tulip.

A: Deep garnet red with carbonation bubbles interlacing with floating fat looking sediments in varying sized clumps. Rather clear overall with a light tan 1 finger foamy head. Despite the sediment, or whatever is going on here, it still looks fantastic, maybe even better with it.

S: Nice balance between semi-sweet and bitter. Earthy hops meshed very well with the sweeter malts.

T: Earthy hops into a sweeter underlying malt flavor. I really like the balance here.

M: Medium body with good carbonation.

O: This is a fantastic beer. Whatever it's classified as I don't care I don't put it on the level of an IPA. It's a nice balance of malts and hops that's easy to drink.

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle was poured into a Stella glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a two finger head that has reduced to one finger and left some nice lacing on the glass. The beer is a nice mohogany amber red color with no signs of carbonation.

Smell: piney, citrus, grapefruit, caramel malts, and a little booziness towards the end.

Taste: Same as above. I get a little spiciness and orange also. Alcohol is a little more noticeable, but very good.

Mouthfeel: medium to full bodied, very smooth, boozy, low to medium carbonation. All good. I could drink this over and over.

Overall: This is another good beer from CA. I have enjoyed several of their beers over the years and this one never lets me down. Unfilitered goodness at the bottom is one of the best aspects of the beer.

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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
4.24 out of 5 based on 4,721 ratings.
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