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RATINGS: 1921   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mardermax (71) - santa cruz, California, USA - MAY 11, 2004
22oz bomber from liquid solutions: Mang! the smell is incredibly hoppy, such a potent smell from the gates of the tulip glass..Crimson color, with a fairly carbonated white fluffification of a head. The taste is splendid. Like like rye bread/ a with mad hoppy lacing. Why is this beer an american strong ale? It's more of an epic IPA. huge hops..The glass has nice white lacing from the head, and all i can think of is, when will i get another one of these beers?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2004 Deep amber body with abundant carbonation and a soft ripply cream-colored head. Nice big hoppy signature Bear Republic aroma plus some rich, burnt caramel. Huge flavor of pine and medium roasted sweet malts. Excellent aftertaste of bitter leather. The flavor lingers on the lips for an eternity. Big, rich mouthfilling body. This is an excellent ale that eluded me for some time but I finally shot one down.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dankitydancer (58) - Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2004
sweet brew..strong witha nice creamy head..leaves the drinker iwth s strong bitter rye taste long after the sip of beer has gone down..ummmmm bear

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapFlu (4483) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 5, 2004
(22oz bottle) Pours a medium, almode, creamy head and a gorgeous copper body. Lively carbonation activity. Nose is wonderful cascades and piney. So hyped with strong, piney hops. Nice oily-creamy texture. Very satisfying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2004
Big hop aroma as with all Bear Republic beers. Small lacey head, browninsh-amber hue. Initial hop bitterness with a nice Rye finish. I can’t say enough about his beer, an instant favorite!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivo (2548) - GERMANY - MAY 2, 2004
Bright, fresh hop nose. Low tight head and a light brown color. Nice toasted graininess that is unique. Tight hop bitterness. Great balance. Very interesting and a well done beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 2, 2004
One of my favorite beers. Great color, nice lacing. Loved it on draft out in Cali. Rye in this beer just does something nice that makes me love it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
YogiBeera (2451) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2004
Ahhhh - what a nice tailgate beer - and we had fun - be sure. Nice Malt brown color with a little layer of a head. Sweet malty nose with a huge hoppy incling. A big pile of hops in taste for sure and a nice piney taste too that makes you feel like having a nice walk through the forest in the spring. Long lasting with an edgy finish. Great balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2004
Pours tranparent red/amber with a thin off white head that remains.Aroma is of piney/citrusy hops and sweet malt. Flavor starts out like most American Strongs with a solid caramel, bread, and pine sap but then distinguishes itself by cutting the sweetness with a dryer side that I assumes is from the rye. The finish adds a slight rye bread flavor. I really enjoy the finish on this beer and I think that it makes it a standout American Strong. (Laura likes it)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2004
Mostly clear slightly reddish amber with a thick frothy off white head. Some small floaties are present. Very hoppy aroma of grapefruit, resinous pine, caramel, bread, orange peel and a hint of alcohol. Medium creamy body with soft carbonation. Flavor is loaded with resinous pine sap, grapefruit, caramel, rye, and orange peel, with hints of toasted bread and spice. A very long, bitter finish. Astringent, but still very good, although a little too unrefined to be great.

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