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RATINGS: 1954   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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbdpsu82 (95) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Pours a reddish amber color with a thin vanilla colored head. A rich rye aroma with hops, malt, and citrus mixed in. Distinct rye taste with some hoppy overtones. Dry mouthfeel. Good, not great

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4722) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2015
It’s easy to see why this is rated so highly. Even in a bottle of questionable age, the diverse flavors of rye, citrus and tangerine really come out of this. Pours maroon with good head and lacing. Thick consistency, well hidden booze. This is a beer I could come back to a lot. Everything is well tempered, and not a massive hop bomb but more than enough. Bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chribban (239) - SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2015
Hazy dark orange beer with a two finger high creamy head. A lot of lacing on the glass. Nose: Citrus, grapefruit, caramel malt, syrup and orange peel. Taste: Resin, orange marmelade, pine, rye and caramel. Body: Full, smooth body with light carbonation. I love this ale!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gegwilson (1624) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle in the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Bright amber with a cream head. Sweet tropical aroma. Taste is massive pineapple and grapefruit with a fair bit of spice. Caramel in the background too. Starts sweet, finishes bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4186) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 13, 2015
Pours unclear amber no real head. Smell is bit sweet, not intense. Taste is very full, powerfull bitterness, rye, some fruity ( simcoe styled) hoppyness. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1348) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2015
355mL bottle from Beer Cartel Bronze body, beige head hangs around. Hops dominant nose - woody, citrusy typical American fair. Nutty, toasty malt underneath, a touch of rye peppery spice in there, but not obvious. Moderately low carbonation, seemingly accentuates the slick, oily, clingy texture from the rye, and adds great length. Lovely chewy bready, toasty, nutty malt continues on the body, well pronounced spicy hops kick in with a good measure of citrus and sap character. Smooth finish, good bittterness provides excellent balance. Good IPA/IBA, rye provides that extra dimension.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rangi (622) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 29, 2015
This is good. Big pine on the nose up front. Great deep amber poor. A hint of spice and big malty back bone to this ipa but it’s not annoyingly sweet or syrupy but adds nicely to the beer. Nice mellow bitterness. Alcohol isn’t hot or too noticeable. Very good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
astanford (14) - California, USA - JAN 26, 2015
caramel, toast, roasty, floral, grass, citrus, herbs, dough, earthy, leaves, smoke, woody, black, hazy, frothy, medium bitterness, medium sourness, medium body, oily feel, sticky, lively, bitter,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rick_91709 (206) - USA - DEC 22, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Deep, reddish brown. Cream colored head. Lots of lacing. Rye shows up in the aroma but the nose fades quickly. A little spiciness in the taste which doesn't quite cover up the sweetness which lasts through the aftertaste. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (1185) - California, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Beer pours a beautiful red Amber with a nice foamy cream head. Aroma is almost perfume like with a lot of rose, some citrus notes and a lingering hoppy background. Taste starts out with the hoppiness and ends with a strawberry and orange flavor that balances the initial bitterness. Really delicious, complex, and interesting beer. Had from bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (942) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Tap. Clear dark red brown pour with a big head. Rye, pine, grape. Medium to full body. Bitterness and rye sweetness balance out well. Nice

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