Hop Rod Rye | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Hop Rod RyeHop Rod Rye
4,723 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 bottle from Beers of Europe, England and poured to a tulip.
A-The color is a deep maroon amber with two to three fingers of light brownish head with some really thick lacing.
A-Hoppy with some really nice floral scent, pretty sweet with the rye malt really presence in the nose; one of the better smell beers I had in a while.
T-Definite hints or rye malt at first, almost all rye malt with a small bitterness at the end of this first sip. The rye malt flavor continues to show it’s self on further sipping, with some good floral hops that seem to increase towards the end.
M-The feel is this beer is a light medium bodied beer. It is light on the pallet and goes down pretty well.
O-A great pleaseant feel to this beer and easy drinking.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly cloudy super dark amber. A sturdy off white head takes a while to disappear leaves sheets of lacing. Nose is typical IPA, pleasant grapefruit, but slightly bready from the unique malts used. First sip is surprisingly mild. The rye malts come through strongly in the middle and the hops aren't as pronounced. In fact this is one of the sweetest IPA's I've had in recent memory. As such the alcohol is almost undetectable. Not a hint of metal or lingering bitterness form the hops, just a really clean finish. Almost ESB-like in its smoothness and balance. Nice hefty body too. An instant favorite, I think! I know I will becoming back to Hop Rod again.

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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 4,723 ratings
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