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RATINGS: 1929   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2863) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2014
bottle. Amber with small head. Medium malt body with big hops and rye. Pretty good example of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (2501) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours a reddish amber color with a thin white colored head. A rich citrus hops and rye aroma, malt, and citrus mixed in. Distinct rye taste with some hoppy overtones. Good thick malty body. Can’t taste the alcohol. Dry mouth feel. Good stuff even though rye is not my favorite thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (65) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Pours a dark copper color with minimal lacing. Tastes of strong rye notes and hops. A solid rye, but just the middle of the road here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MalcolmTucker (733) - SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2014
Bottle. An all round quality beer, strong hop bitterness reigned in by solid malt/rye base.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JHeath99 (913) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle from the internets. Pours a transparent amber with a nice layer of off white head. Aroma slightly sweet similar to unsweet tea with an almost fruitness to it. Taste upfront hops with a nice malty companion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jinroh (338) - ESTONIA - FEB 25, 2014
355 ml bottle from AEON Liquors @ Jiyugaoka. Pours nice amber and relatively clear for a rye ale. Head is not large and doesn’t stay long. Aroma has rich hop character, nicely balanced with fruity malt caramel notes. Can I feel some rye over there? Actually not in the nose - but in the taste yes. First sip is quite well balanced between hops and body. I guess it is body where the full roundness of rye caramel comes out the best. Hops are still quite strong and there is solid bitterness, some pine needles. Not too resinous though, bitterness feels quite dry. Aftertaste starts off fruity but ends by long and lingering bitterness. Excellent beer and doesn’t really feel "double" at all. Well, maybe a little :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewHaMeister (163) - - FEB 22, 2014
12oz bottle pours a hazy copper with a small head and little lacing. Aromas of toffee, banana, caramel. Very delicious.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hop_Hedonist (245) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2014
Massive burnt toffee palate almost - but not quite - balanced with fruity resinous hops - not my style (I prefer low malt impact) but I appreciate the quality and the complexity. Fantastic (if this is your style).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
metalhead0043 (144) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2014
12 oz bottle for 2.49. Pours dark copper/amber with a white head. Aroma is huge caramel malts with a hoppy citrus backing. Taste is similar, huge citrus hop, caramel malts with a rye backing and lasting bitterness. Body is creamy, above average. Overall this is a very good IPA. Recommended,

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaybes (17) - Hastings, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Caramel, leather, raisin. Awesome rye punch. Nice alcohol burn on the back. Very sweet.

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