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RATINGS: 1999   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   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 Ė GOLD 2003 California State Fair Ė GOLD 2002 Real Ale Festival (Chicago) Ė GOLD


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3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gointomexico (3) - boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Gift from a friend in Colorado. consumed 5-19 12 oz bottle. Poured gently, turning to aggressive the last 2/3 due to the apparent lack of carbonation. Glass was allowed to rest for 15 minutes after the pour. it is labeled as an IPA, but the one I had is 8 percent. I would expect more aroma from an IIPA as is found in others. Could be due to lack of carbonation. The appearance is hazy, as would be expected in the hopping rates in the taste, and the unfiltered nature of the product. There is some hop sediment that escaped the bottle and found its way into the glass. Still acceptable IMO. However, the color is far darker than what I would expect for a Pale Ale. It seems more in line with a brown ale. The lacing is fine, and the alcohol is apparent in the glass. The head is minimal due to a lack of carbonation even with an aggressive pour. If drinking again I would start with a more aggressive pour to spawn a 2 finger head. The taste is bitter, with an over powering hop character, resinous. Finish is dry and bitter. The bitterness lacks any bite. I can determine that there is some malt backbone present, but very slight. There is a certain thickness to the beer without any flavor that I am attributing to the rye malt. Mild ethanol is present with little if any fusel oil present. The body is full, and the texture is thick almost chewy. Carbonation is soft. Finish is bitter and long. I think the hoping rates are good for this beer. I also think that this beer is very unique, and I have not had anything quite like it. The rye malt adds a chewy character to the beer that I find disturbing in an IPA. I also think that the color is too dark. The carbonation seems to be lacking.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonmac (1025) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2016
Tap on a snifter glass at World of Beer St. Paul. Color is a copper variation with a pleasant white head and assertive lacing. Nose is mostly malt and caramel with a little bit of hip presence. Taste has a healthy bitterness but offset with a malty, cereal chewy characteristic that works as a nice balance. Feels like a bready, spicy beer with enough hoppy qualities to keep it from an uncalled unbalanced amber offering. Definitely feels heavier than other Beat Republic efforts but still enjoyable. This one is a good representation of a rye.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TattooJack (494) - Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Poured from the bomber, itís a chunky brown with orange highlights. Taste is sweet boozy hops, some citrus, Iím thinking rye (cause I donít really recognize the flavor), not so dry at the end, nice change of pace beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (2355) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2016
12 oz bottle shared by ebone1988. The pour is a dark brown color with a thinner white head that falls to a thick collar. The aroma is interesting. There is a lot of citrus to it while maintaining a light spiciness. The hops arenít bright, but rather relaxed and offering light influences. The rye adds a hint of spice, but doesnít do a whole lot. The flavor is way bigger on the rye. Lots of spicy grain and a resounding bitterness. Itís really interesting. The hops just offer a heavy bitter and the rye dominates. Itís almost one dimensional. There is a maltiness as well that Iím not digging. The mouth feel is lighter and decently carbed with a lingeringly spicy rye finish. Itís dry as fuck. Itís interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ebone1988 (1308) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20. For the book. Aroma is rye, earthy hops, malt, rye heavy. Appearance is red, copper, off white/light tan head, hazy. Taste is rye, grainy, earthy hops, dirt. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light carbonation, dirt grainy aftertaste. Overall, this one is pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (1111) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2016
Bottle, pours amber with an off white head. Lots of rye in the nose (like!), with a weedy and grassy hops. Taste has a lot of spicy rye, caramel. Medium sweet with a good complementing bitterness, but Iím missing hops really. I suppose itís an old bottle, but as so often on US bottles thereís no trace of a bottling or best before date anywhere. I still like the rye though...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (2619) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2016
Pours hazy dark red amber with low white head Aromas of caramel, dark fruits, hoppyness from tropical fruits, resin Taste has hoppy notes of tropical fruits, caramel, resin, hints of dark fruits, hints of pine Mouthfeel is full bodied, medium carbonation, long bitter finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2272) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 15, 2016
Bottle from Stone in Asagaya. Pours a slightly hazy copper with a finger of head that lingers. Big punchy citrus flavors with orange and grapefruit dominating and little bit of lemon and caramel in the background. Well-balanced on the palate with the caramel notes standing up to the hop flavors. Some honey and marmalade more grapefruit and touch of lemon. Finishes fairly well-balanced with good bitterness, maltiness and a touch of peppery rye notes at the end. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (1397) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2016
Pours a murky brown with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is lots of spicy rye, pine and floral hops, and some malts. Flavor is spicy rye and caramel. Has a high bitterness and a smooth body. Very enjoyable. As the last rated wrote, I am a bit surprised to see this categorized as an IPA, but regardless if is an excellent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (18725) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2016
Draught at St. Augustineís, Vancouver; 414m
Dark amber color, cloudy. Solid beer, the moderate residual sweetness ties together the malts and the spicy rye, and the resiny hops. The final is a bit earthy, expected with the rye.
I wouldnít categorize this as IIPA, itís a bit sturdy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (694) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2016
On tap at St. Augustineís. Hazy golden amber, white head. Aroma is caramel, tropical fruits, some berries. Taste is sweetish, berries, hoppy bitterness. Piney bitterness aftertaste.


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