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RATINGS: 1975   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Tap. Clear dark red brown pour with a big head. Rye, pine, grape. Medium to full body. Bitterness and rye sweetness balance out well. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bubsir (11) - - NOV 4, 2014
Solid performer. Nice long lived head, cloudy appearance, blasting hop aroma - piney to the point of sappy (tree sap). But the taste is a bit more controlled. Enough malt to taste through the pinecones. Perfection on bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle @ home. Aroma is big caramel and rye, huge fruity hops, some citrus notes. Flavour is caramel, rye and huge hops. Hint of roasty liquorice. Nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (1721) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Aromas of citrus, peppery spice, caramel, subtle toast. Clear deep red, somewhat lasting beige head. Great balance, some pepper. Medium-full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (1659) - New York, TURKEY - NOV 3, 2014
Drought. Deep red color with small beige head, floral hops aroma, low carbonation, mocha-like flavor with sharp alcohol taste, long finish. Quite strong and interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elbernays (1003) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 30, 2014
Pint Bottle from whole foods naples florida. Pours deep red almost chestnut with little to no head. Aroma is spruce pine Rye. Flavour is hoppy Rye upfront with caramel malt background. Lasting bitterness. Nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (1287) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swesson (325) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (673) - New York, USA - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eduardovl (1148) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 11, 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 ]

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