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RATINGS: 1975   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tysongillmore (355) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerRenter76 (426) - Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Dark caramel color with orangish hue, thick tan cap, heavy lacing. Aroma was one of citrus almost floral, taste was similar to the smell, citrus almost piney & slightly spicy, but not too bitter, well balanced with the rye. Goes down smooth. Worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (3476) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2015
Bottle at the Med, Boulder. Red-brown with a thick head and a spicy toasted marmalade nose. Palate is toasty dry-sweet and nutty, more marmalade and caramel,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whatup14 (1210) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2015
Bouteille 650ml, gracieuseté de Erik-P lors du CanBIF Fall 2015, Thanks Erik! Couleur cuivrée voilée, mousse beige onctueuse et éternelle laissant une superbe dentelle. Arôme de houblon résineux, agrumes, seigle, un peu poivré, floral, touche de caramel. Goût d’agrumes, houblon résineux, malt, amertume toute en longueur, seigle, caramel. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerblogger100 (50) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Big big grapefruit aroma. Bomber bottle, and orange pour and cloudy. Taste of hoppy grapefruit and pineapple. Mild malts and fresh hop bitterness on finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenkiGonzo (774) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle from Antenna America. Ruby copper pour with a slightly off-white head. Pine and caramel aroma. Sticky orange flavour with some floral notes as well. Dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sdaniel90 (589) - Mexico City, MEXICO - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle, 65cl. Clear copper/maple with a large frothy tan head. Deep floral hoppy aroma. Medium to robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Sweet and bitter, with a deep caramel hoppiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KeefOz (1220) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2015
Pours a coppery colour with a one- to two-finger beige coloured dense foamy head that retained very well and laced OK. Carbonation low and quite fine. Aroma subtle with sweet malt, floral hops and is slightly roasted. Taste with slight malt sweetness, rye spiciness, a nice bitterness and hints of pine; alcohol well hidden. Medium to light body. Crisp, clean, slightly dry with a long lingering nice bitterness. One to sip and savour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Cool light clear mahogany pour. Aroma of fresh pine and deli rye. Flavor dry bread and pine hops with a rye finish. Very good use of the rye grains.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
reberiii (452) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Big juicy, somewhat briny, plenty of grapefruit citrus rind, maybe too much body. Big foam that lasts.

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