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RATINGS: 1895   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer-yum (357) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 1, 2014
An excellent beer that makes a nice change from the ubiquitous IPAs. Rich, full bodied, and balanced the only downside is it’s strength - it’s a little too strong to enjoy in the quantities I’d like!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sizzler80 (412) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 29, 2014
Dark orange pour with a decent white head. Orange, pine, cinnamon, grapefruit, catty, rye. Meaty with some black pepper flecks, definite rye, honey, lemon. Just another awesome beer from a great great brewery. I can’t wait to get some more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2129) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2014
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy deep amber with an average sized, lacing off-white head. Aroma of floral hops, rye, grapefruit, pine and earthy notes. Sweet flavor tha ends up solid bitter. Medium to full bodied, oily text. and soft carb. A great 2 x IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (2145) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2014
355ml bottle from beer hive. Dark amber pour, good, long lasting head. Spice nose, orange too. Might make a good Christmas beer! Very bitter finish, which overwhelms any rye subtleties. Nice beer though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (2110) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2014
355ml bottle from Beerhive. Appearance - dark amber with a big generous head, Nose - spiced with just a hint of orange. Earthy though. Taste - oranges which then get overwhelmed a little bit by the rye kicking through. Palate - medium bodied with a big tangy texture and a very long dry finish. Overall - it’s balanced, so it works well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scipio (650) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Pours a clear, darker red with a smaller off white head. The aroma is sweet, with pine, caramel, grapefruit, and resin hops. It leans towards being malty though. The taste is more malty as well. The traditional hoppy flavors of grapefruit and pine serve more as undertones. Its sweet with more caramel and rye. Slightly sweet with some good bitterness. Medium in body, with a chewy texture, and about average in carbonation. This one is ok, but I like my IPAs less malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (713) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle, aroma is nice spicy rye and citrus hops, taste is big bitter and a light sweet finish, bottle is 3mo old

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aletcm (106) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - JAN 17, 2014
Cor caramelo escoro, com espuma de media formação e persistência. Aroma floral, caramelo, terra e especiarias ao fundo. No sabor, o lúpulo floral é presente de início, seguido e um dulçor de açúcar mascavo, terminando saco com margine de media persistência. Muito boa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sitzds (261) - - JAN 12, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into nonic. Pours deep orange to brown with floaties and a fairly tall off-white head. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, and floral hops, caramel, and rye spice. Taste is similar with light malt sweetness followed by a wave of high hop bitterness and some rye spice on the finish. Individual flavors that I enjoy, but the combination in these proportions seems off. Medium-full bodied, creamy and sticky, soft carbonation, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (4191) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Had this many times, just getting around to rating it now. 12oz bottle my wife actually got at a Christmas beer exchange. Pours a hazy, burnt orange with some lacing white head. Nose is spot on, malty, honey, orange, pine, candle wax, almost a little cinnamon stick, hints of grapefruit. Flavor is also right on the money, malty, a touch of black pepper, some distinct rye, some mild brown sugar, hints of caramel, orange, lemon, grapefruit, pine, all blending well together. Full bodied but dry finish. Spicy, zesty, refreshing. There’s a reason this beer is a standard bearer.

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