Hop Rod Rye | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
4,716
Reviews:
2,077
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.67%
 
 
Wants:
287
Gots:
376
For Trade:
2
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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.
4.24 out of 5 based on 4,716 ratings.
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