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RATINGS: 1947   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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4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Sitting in a hotel room in Breaux Bridge, LA after consuming copious amounts of seafood tonight, I pulled a bottle out of my cooler that dutifully accompanies me on my business trips. Mind you this is not my first rodeo with Hop Rod Rye (more on that later). But this is an excellent product. The appearance of this poured into a glass is caramel colored with excellent lacing down the glass, with a half inch head remaining. Smell is of muted hops with a hint of rye. Taste is outstanding (though in the last 8 years of having this on hand I have had to drain pour a few bottles, probably due to them having been abused in the distribution pipeline. They were spoiled.). I first tasted HRR at a brewfest in Portland in 2005, and it was love at first taste! There is little way to say how good this iteration of a rye IPA is. It is chewy, complex, simple, quenching, enticing, and of course most satisfying all at the same time. Overall I would say that this is a world class brew, and one that anyone who is a hophead should choose. I won't go into the detail that so many patrons of BA render (not that there is anything wrong with that!), but this is one of the finest IPAs in my mind to ever hit the market. Try one and agree! If you like a rye style IPA, this one should be on your list. I have it brought in from adjacent states to MS when ever possible. Excellent brew, and now this bottle is gone! Cheers! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rick_91709 (192) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (1095) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (916) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bubsir (11) - - NOV 4, 2014
Solid performer. Nice long lived head, cloudy appearance, blasting hop aroma - piney to the point of sappy (tree sap). But the taste is a bit more controlled. Enough malt to taste through the pinecones. Perfection on bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (4052) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle @ home. Aroma is big caramel and rye, huge fruity hops, some citrus notes. Flavour is caramel, rye and huge hops. Hint of roasty liquorice. Nice one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (1129) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Aromas of citrus, peppery spice, caramel, subtle toast. Clear deep red, somewhat lasting beige head. Great balance, some pepper. Medium-full bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (908) - New York City, TURKEY - NOV 3, 2014
Drought. Deep red color with small beige head, floral hops aroma, low carbonation, mocha-like flavor with sharp alcohol taste, long finish. Quite strong and interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elbernays (633) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 30, 2014
Pint Bottle from whole foods naples florida. Pours deep red almost chestnut with little to no head. Aroma is spruce pine Rye. Flavour is hoppy Rye upfront with caramel malt background. Lasting bitterness. Nice

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (918) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - OCT 19, 2014
orange red gold with some tan head. Aroma caramel rye pine. Tastes more attenuated that it looks. British flavors- caramel tobacco woody earthy. Very fizzy light palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swesson (258) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2014
From a bomber. Pours a cloudy am very making a thick creamy beige head. Smells of fresh hops, citrus and caramel. Tastes of citrus, yeast, bread and hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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