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RATINGS: 1916   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmschefke (566) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Pours a very dark amber with thick creamy head. Aroma strong of malt, rye malt, slight citrus hops, and dried fruits. Flavor is not what I expected, but not in a bad way. It is strong malt and rye with surprisingly low hops flavor or kick, but it is there. Strong hints of chocolate, caramel, and bread. Light hints of citrus, spice, and wood. Finishes silky to almost slick in mouthfeel. Aftertaste is odd, but pleasant. I know why they call it a DIPA, but I think it would be better categorized as American Strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2014
Bottled, 355ml from The Hand in Hand, Brighton Kemptown. Clouded ruby amber with off white head. Fruity and full aroma leading through to the beer, sweetish, tropical fruits, slightly aggressive bitterness. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Burgers (242) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Amber body with thin white head and heavy yeast suspension. Absolutely flat. Aromas of sweet caramel, ripe fruits, alcohol and pepper. Taste medium bitter, mild sweetness. Slightly neroli oil texture and palate. nothing overpowering or bullying. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamestulloch (1228) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle from Henderson Wines. Hazy amber body with tiny yeast flecks floating around. Thick off-white head. No visible carbonation. Excellent lacing. Gorgeous tropical fruit aroma with caramel and pine hints. Flavour of caramel, pepper, orange and mango. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. Hoppy with depth. An incredible beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nathan30533 (580) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Good looking brew but not too much more for me to brag about. Rye really overwhelms this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidtjm (255) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle at the Hop Loft, Loughborough. Amber pour with a thin head, aroma is fruity, malty. Taste is pine, resin, light fruitiness, apricot jam, smooth body. Really good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Modularman (97) - - JUN 7, 2014
Smell of caramel and fruit, appearance is dark amber with khaki head, taste is burnt caramel with floral hop bitterness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (497) - SPAIN - JUN 7, 2014
Botella de 35,5 cl, adquirida en Tanakaya Liquor Store en Tokyo, Japon. Cor ambar oscuro. Sabor a lupulo, citrico, muy ligeramente a malta, amargo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Melkart (261) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - MAY 29, 2014
You can smell a little bit hop and herbs. Taste is herbs, floral. Then comes a little bit sweet before the bitterness appears. Well balanced.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Blom (831) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2014
On tap. Wow! I’m a huge fan of rye ales, and this one did not let my down. Citric floral hop notes and a perfect sweetness from the rye makes this a perfectly balanced IPA. One of the best beers I have ever tasted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thewade (304) - USA - MAY 20, 2014
Draft at Yardhouse in downtown Seattle. Excellent brew. The Rye and floral hops are well balanced and delicious

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