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RATINGS: 1939   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (874) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - OCT 19, 2014
orange red gold with some tan head. Aroma caramel rye pine. Tastes more attenuated that it looks. British flavors- caramel tobacco woody earthy. Very fizzy light palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swesson (238) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2014
From a bomber. Pours a cloudy am very making a thick creamy beige head. Smells of fresh hops, citrus and caramel. Tastes of citrus, yeast, bread and hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (147) - - OCT 18, 2014
On tap. Dark golden/copper hue. Huge pillowy beige head. Aroma is hops, pine, resin. slightly malt undertones. Flavor is bold hop character, citrus, orange and slight maltiness (subtle). Really nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a mug like glass. A: Pours a dark and cloudy amber color forming a big, creamy, thin bubbled beige head. Great retention forming tons of spotty and lingering lacings in the glass S: Strong notes of caramel, sweet malts and hops. Very citrus hops profile. Strong notes of citrus fruits too (grapefruit). Earthy yeasts T: Slightly sweet upfront. Sweet caramel malts, toffee, rye, some roastiness. Notes of grapefruit very well combined with quite citrus hops. Earthy yeasts M: Heavy, creamy and full bodied. Medium carbonation. Caramel, rye and citrus hops in the aftertaste O: Great drinkability. Impressive how good can be a rye IPA [ BA Review @ 8/14/2014 ]

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (1729) - - OCT 5, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-7-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a copper color with a one finger of foamy tan colored head. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a nice level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is big of a nice rye bread and hoppy smell. The hops are mainly of a pine nature but also consist of a good showing of a grapefruit smell. Along with these aromas are some lighter notes of a caramel sweetness as well as some grassy like aromas. Taste – The taste begins much sweeter then the nose would have let on with lots of caramel and toffee flavor as well as some fruit flavors of a more tangerine nature. Right from the start there is also a bready taste with hints of rye mixed within. While the rye if very light upfront it grows in strength as the flavor advances with it becoming more potent at the end. Hops are present from the start as well. They begin largely of a light pine and grassy nature at first, but are later replaced by a grapefruit hop flavor. The grapefruit really takes control of the hop profile toward the end, and when mixed with the strengthen rye favor as well as the sweeter flavors that remain strong to the end, one if left with a satisfying, grapefruity sweet rye bread flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is average as well. Both are fine for the blend of hoppiness, sweetness, and rye all while keeping it a rather easy drinking beer overall. Overall – A quite tasty and sweeter rye IPA. It had a wonderful blend of tastes and a very easy drinking feel which mare this one a very flavorful and enjoyable brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielyabu (1197) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - SEP 27, 2014
small offwhite frothy head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. dark amber hazy thick body. aroma: moderate hoppy, moderate malty, caramel, light coffee, sourish notes of rye. if: moderate sweet (malty). ff: moderate sweet heavy bitter (sourish edge). palate: medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation, metallic finish. amargor lupulado pesado, mas bem balanceado pelo dulçor maltado. Diferenciada, com toques ácidos e azedinhos de centeio. 120s

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
S_Side_Smitty (467) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Pours amber-red with a medium off white head. Aroma is sweet malts & faint rye. Taste is a beautiful combination of hops and rye up front and in the mid. The bitterness from the hops takes over in the long finish. This one just simply tastes good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Satyroneto (108) - - SEP 15, 2014
Cor âmbar escuro um pouco turva com espuma levemente creme de média/alta formação e média persistência com excelente lacing; Aroma cítrico de toranja e abacaxi caramelado com dulçor evidente; Sabor de início de caramelo torrado evoluindo para amargor intenso cítrico de frutas amarelas e final alcoólico e adstringente; retrogosto amargo, seco e com toque de doce de laranja. Corpo e carbonatação médias.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy00 (131) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Pours a nice brown with tan head. Aroma of spice and dough. Flavor matches with more rye in the flavor than in the aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RafeAU (154) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2014
On tap at latest edition. A quite nice rye ipa. now I need a few more characters and should redo this.


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