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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


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (898) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Spicy rye nose. Initial sweetness followed by mild pepper and long bitterness.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (6440) - 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 (3491) - 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 (1193) - ’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 (1872) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmill527 (63) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2014
Gentile citrus nose; very nice balance of rye malts and hops. Tastes great, very drinkable. Top shelf brew!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1353) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2014
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home on a cold Friday night. Appearance is a very vibrant cloudy ruby gold with a rich white head that laces to the glass. Aroma of huge resin and citrus hop notes, rye malt, sweet, caramel, smell is potent. Taste is pretty great, goes down with equal parts rye and sweet with a pronounced piney hop finish. It hits all at once too, packs a punch up front. Really good stuff, not a big fan of rye ales but this one is great.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kj8525 (5) - Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2014 does not count
Poured out of a bomber bottle ~3 months from bottling date. Poured a rich amber color with a foamy finger of khaki head. Smell is floral, sweet, and rye. Taste right off the bat is rye, then becomes piney and citrusy. Slightly dry finish, but very nicely balanced. Overall, I like the beer. It’s a very good representation for a Rye IPA. I liked it better as it warmed up.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrownALEx (248) - Portland, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Oh rye God! This thing is delicious. Heavy rye malt taste mixed with citrus and pine hops. Aroma is great, appearance is great, taste is great, palate is great. Overall this is a wonderful beer. Upfront and aggressive. Does not disappoint. Must try.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonMoore (1809) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle - dark amber with a thick off-white head. Aroma of hops and caramel malts. Good balance of hops and malts, with a big long bitter finish. Full bodied, softly carbonated, well hid alcohol. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jmar33 (70) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2014
Tap. Strong hoppiness with a nice dry mouthfeel. seems quite well balanced but would have to try this fresh to appreciate it more


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