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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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
Rated 3/17/13. Portion of a 22 oz bottle poured into a nonic pint glass. A: Pours a dark burnished copper color. The head is an attractive one-finger offwhite shade that is somewhat creamy-looking in texture. It also fades slowly to provide nice lacing on the glass. S: This almost comes off like a low-strength barleywine instead of an IPA, or even a DIPA for that matter. Grapefruit peel pops out at me first, before being followed up by caramel, brown sugar, and piny hops. Not much rye comes through here, but the aroma is quite enjoyable. T: The faint sweetness from the caramel that initially pops up slowly gives way to a finish of grapefruit peel and black pepper. Given the chance to open up, it develops a very solid rye tone near the finish. Probably the most enjoyable feature here is the hop/malt balance. The flavor strikes me as being very ’savory’ in general, instead of being sweet or bitter. M: I notice many hoppy rye ales have a sharpness to them, whether it be from carbonation or the rye malts themselves - and this is no exception. Here, it seems to be from the former. Once the medium-high carbonation fades a bit, the feel becomes balanced if not exactly mellow. O: I like this one. Not the most drinkable ever, but I love how rich the rye flavors are without killing the balance. A good one to veg over without any aural distractions #foreveralone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2219) - Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2014
On tap at Lord Hobo. Amber pour with an off white head. Piney hop bouquet. The taste follows suit. Good balance with a sturdy malt backbone. Good body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3336) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine, Summerlin. Clear amber pour, thin off-white head. Aroma of fruity hops, caramel malts, rye, quite floral, slightly sweaty and some pine. Flavor is quite bitter, floral and well balanced with a very full body. Very nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndrewMichaelZ (60) - - AUG 20, 2014
Poured from 45d bottle into Dogfish IPA glass. Translucent mahogany amber color with a foamy off-white head that hung around. Spicy malt aromas blend with citrusy and piney hops; I get a bit of apple note mixing with the sweet caramel resin. Medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation goes down easy and smooth. The bitterness lingers but in a pleasant way. Drank this one day after Green Flash's Road Warrior. Both are pretty stellar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stxoil (19) - Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Fruity, flowery aroma. Pours a reddish brown with off-white head. Medium body with plenty of hops and malt character. Noticeable spicy contribution by the rye. Overall, a very enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TJGator (5) - USA - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
Well balanced hops. Spicy rye on the nose with deep, ruby/amber color. Fresh, grassy but chewy when it hits the mouth then quickly smacks you with the earthy Rye although I wish the Rye was a bit stronger. Overall great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nivekkcul (12) - - AUG 7, 2014
Aroma was light and very pleasant. Appearance was a cloudy red. Taste was a very good rye not very happy. Very pleasant overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROBC3366 (615) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Clouded ruby amber with off white head. Fruity and full aroma leading through to the beer, sweetish, tropical fruits, slightly aggressive bitterness. Good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
demondeacon09 (43) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Beautiful copper-orange color with a medium beige head that lingers and laces the glass. Average carbonation. Aroma of floral, citrus, and pine. Taste of mango, pine, citrus, rye with bready malt arriving later in the taste to balance out the hops. Spicy. Medium body with only a slightly bitter finish for a beer with such high IBU. Looking forward to drinking this beer again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
hbissol (2) - Goiânia, BRAZIL - AUG 1, 2014 does not count
Boa formação de espuma com um amargor característico no retrogosto. Sabor interessante.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Howzer420 (12) - - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle. Dark copper in color. Rye is present but not overpowering. Very floral aroma and a dry finish.

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