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RATINGS: 1899   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (727) - 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 (266) - - 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 (4205) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (948) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle from chans wine world, destin florida. Dark reddish brown color, tanned head. Aroma is sweet roasty, fruity, hoppy, banana. Full balanced body, hops, fruits, sweet roasty notes,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hohops (136) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle poured into snifter. Appearance is dark brown, caramel. No head to speak of. Aroma of sugars, marmalade, orange peel, citrus. A full taste, with massive hop bitterness, hints of orange and citrussy zing. Very long, bitter finish, deep and full flavoured. A very nice IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ozscouser (8) - seaton, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2013 does not count
Another classic from Bear Republic. The rye is not overpowering but adds a unique character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrjaxson (267) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Like a rye whiskey, this rye ale has a razor sharp grain-laden bite that’s both distinguishing and tasty. Out of the bottle, it has all the hop aroma of a traditional IPA. The malt balances out the hop bitterness until the very back end of the finish. Enjoyed from a 12-oz bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagerboy (1075) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
Bomber, Clear deep red copper, fading foamy tan head. Citrus pine hop aroma. Stronger roasted sweet caramel malt taste, citrus pine hop, some spicy rye. Average carbonation, medium-full body, more aggressively hopped. Clean bitter citrus finish. A gooder, but still: DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (5086) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle. Hazy dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, caramel, alcohol, fruit and caramel.

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