Hop Rod Rye | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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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
Ranking:
#992
Reviews:
2,082
Ratings:
4,727
pDev:
9.72%
Bros Score:
4.59
 
 
Wants:
292
Gots:
378
Trade:
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Photo of GottaTryUmmAll
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.97/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TBoneJones
4.51/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Terrific rye IPA. Brown/ deep ruby pour, creamy top, citrus nose with underlying rye.
Taste is yummy citrus IPA with well-placed rye flavor. Some spicy notes and it is earthy.
Caramel malts.
Feels nearly perfect. Creamy-full and well-carbonated.
A world class rye IPA for sure.

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Photo of BFCarr
3.77/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerbirdnerd
3.43/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.81/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
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4.78/5  rDev +13.3%
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L: Pours tea colored brown with a slight chill haze under a 3” off-white to cream colored foam cap that takes 5 minutes to reduce to ½” and coats the glass with sticky lace.

S: Rye spice and grassy resiny hops scented with a touch of a meadow smell after a soft rain blending earthiness, grass, vegetation and light floral.

T: Rich malts, biscuit and rye with a fairly assertive hop accent growing at the finish. Some grain or hop driven astringency at the finish. As it warms caramel notes become more prominent and rye flavors develop and create a strong urge for pastrami and German mustard.

F: Very creamy texture supported by soft carbonation that makes its medium body feel light and airy.

O: Loaded with layers of flavor that achieve a delightful balance.

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4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattyG85
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an IPA glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep brownish amber red with a lot of rising bubbles. Big two finger off white head which slowly settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: An earthy and spicy hop driven aroma with a scent of rye, grass, and caramel. Earthy and floral hops with a scent of grass and pine along with subtle citrus hints. Barley malt with a big scent of rye spice along with hints of caramel, biscuit, grains, and toast with yeast. A very nice aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, an earthy and spicy hop forward taste with notes of rye, caramel, and grass. Strong hop presence with earthy and floral notes of pine resin and grass. Subtle citrus notes. Barley malt with a lot of rye spice and notes of caramel, biscuit, toast, and grains along with yeast. A very good bold taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Spicy and fairly chewy with a drying finish.

Overall: A very good twist on an IPA. Really good mix of rye and hop flavors.

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4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
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4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
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1.06/5  rDev -74.9%
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4.05/5  rDev -4%
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4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 4,727 ratings