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RATINGS: 1972   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2010
12 oz. bottle from Woodman’s Madison Ar: Extremely piney/resiny aroma with a kiss of bitter grapefruit peel. Ap: Pours a deep brown-copper with a creamy 3/4" manila head that leaves good lace. T: Just enough malt sweetness to balance the onslaught of hops here. Long, bitter finish as piney hops coat the mouth. A bit of roast present as well. P: Medium-thick body, slightly sticky. Medium carbonation. O: This is really exceptional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whatup14 (1183) - 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 (704) - 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 (574) - 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 (1182) - 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 (445) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Big juicy, somewhat briny, plenty of grapefruit citrus rind, maybe too much body. Big foam that lasts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4820) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Willrunforbeer with a cellar clean out. Two year old bottle that has held up really well. Red/ Amber color thin carbonation. Aroma is rye malt and a solid amount of pine.

The flavor has a great amount of pine with a steady amount of rye backbone. Medium body with a average amount of carbonation still left in it. The texture has turned dry with a lasting bitter pine. Damn this held up really damn well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillRunForBeer (1593) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Bomber, dated 080613. After this got to be about 4 months old I just kept bypassing it. Time to clear it from my cellar and find out what a 2 year old Hop Rod Rye tastes like. Pours medium amber with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, fruity esters, rye spice and pine. Flavor follows... Caramel, rye spice, pine. This is far better than I expected it to be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kejacobson (14) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 31, 2015
By KJK 05/31/2014 Taste like a brown ale. Fine but nothing special. To much carbonation and cloudy………… - via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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