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RATINGS: 1895   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (220) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Amber orange in color with a medium bodied head. Spicy aroma. Taste is quality infusion of rye.


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 (1347) - 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 (245) - 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 (1803) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2549) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2014
bottle. Amber with small head. Medium malt body with big hops and rye. Pretty good example of the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (2343) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours a reddish amber color with a thin white colored head. A rich citrus hops and rye aroma, malt, and citrus mixed in. Distinct rye taste with some hoppy overtones. Good thick malty body. Can’t taste the alcohol. Dry mouth feel. Good stuff even though rye is not my favorite thing.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (39) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Pours a dark copper color with minimal lacing. Tastes of strong rye notes and hops. A solid rye, but just the middle of the road here.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MalcolmTucker (669) - SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2014
Bottle. An all round quality beer, strong hop bitterness reigned in by solid malt/rye base.


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