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RATINGS: 1945   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kerrmatt (26) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 17, 2014
Nice beer, more intense than I was expecting. Lots of bitterness, toasty malts, plenty of hops, slightly burnt caramel, some floral hop flavours. Nice but not much complexity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Rye is definitely a prominent feature. Delightful balance of malt and hops. Solid brew, will try again soon.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2160) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is resin and pine hops, earthy, bit of rye weirdness. Taste amps up the rye, bit of caramel. Sight sourness maybe. Quite interesting. Pretty dry.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shorlin (664) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAY 11, 2014
Initially big floral hop aroma, followed by more caramel malt. Also getting the rye aspects. Appearance is a muddy amber brown, not much head. Definite hop taste, initial bitterness following by caramel sweet, then more bitter finish. Very big rye, boozy, spicy. A bit challenging really.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2014
Tap@ the local tap house, Sydney 2012. Deep copper. Aromas of floral hops and a spicy, earthiness of the rye. A deep base of caramel malt with an earthy, spicy element from the rye. Subtle, but still noticeable citrus hops. Enjoyed this one. Haven't had too many rye beers.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HippieFee (63) - - APR 27, 2014
Bottle - Dark brown and cloudy color. It is weird but there are pieces floating in this beer. Strong hop flavor but didn’t care much for the rye part.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (8752) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2014
Bottle shared by Dutchdrebus @ weekly tasting. Hazy orange color, medium sized white head. Smell and taste malts, hops, pine, lightly resin, a touch of alcohol, moderate to heavy bitter. Medium to full body, medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4250) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2014
Bottle @ joes shared by me. Amber colour with no head. Smells hops, slightly barleywine, sweet, fruity. Tastes sweet, fruity, hops.. Pretty nice. Medium body, soft carbo.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (1511) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2014
Pours a dark orange beer with a good white head. Smells sweet fruits, honey?ish. Tastes fruity, pines with a very bitter finish. Medium body, sticky texture and an average carbo.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zacgillbanks (2463) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
Bottle from Cornelius Beer, Edinburgh. A hazy copper coloured beer with burnt toffee, orange marmalade and warming zesty notes followed by a slight woody and bitter, creamy, zesty citrus finish. Superb!


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