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99
98
style
RATINGS: 2010   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2005
Dark amber body, foamy white head. Nice lacing, long lasting head. Aroma is hops, caramel malts, grassy, and herbal. Taste is sweet candy, malt, fresh greens, and candy. Bitter, well balanced. Thanks for the beer Doug!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2007 Bottle. Wow. First off-BEAUTIFUL pour! Dark ruby red with a two finger lasting foamy head. Nose is malty and perfumey. The hops in this beer are 100% perfect. Not too much, not too little. Good strong malty backbone. Notes of malt, apple, raisin, soft carbonation, and molasses come out. This is a fantastic beer and an average of 3.99 is low IMO!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kevin (2193) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 2, 2005
bottle. pours a deep mahogany with a creamy dark tinted white head. sweet hop aroma. mmmmmmliquid candy. sweet malt sugar flavor with a fantastic hop bitter in the finish. leaves a roasty taint on my tongue that is very appealing. i can taste a lot of stuff that i cant seem to put my finger on in this. a bit of caramel, some roast flavor, citrus, floral flavors. it all mixes together well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2004
Nice aroma of hops, some sweety thing, and yes, it actually smells of rye-bread, mmm. Dark brown body with a ruby hint, medium off-white head, nice lacing. The malt and hops in the flavor are very nice balanced, the rye gives it a special bitter edge, spicy. Quite nice and interesting brew. Rye is the bomb!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2832) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2004
Large offwhite head, lasting with a nice clingy lace. Hazy, copper/brown hued ale. Large hop nose, piney, citrusy, a hint of pencil shavings and fruit. Med/full body, lightly coating. Full hop flavors dominate, citrusy and spicey at the same time. Medium sweet malts make their presence known also. The spiceyness from the rye? Finish is dry with a healthy hop bite and a nice spiceyness. Thanks to my SS, AKA DAAS for this fine bottle of brew.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sbrewno (49) - Frankfort, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2004
Wow. Cloudy reddish brown unfiltered look. Sweet aroma. The first sip says it all. This is an amazing RyePA. Silky smooth. Hoppy, orange, banana, hops, hops. Great beer. Does this come in a sixer or do I have to pay 3.99 every time I need to get Rye???

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2004
Im with everyone else on this one, bright hop malt aroma, amber brown color, bitterness of hops really comes through, solid hop taste with a pleasant malt sweetness in the aftertaste. The slight rye notes are perfect. One of the best new brews Ive tasted lately

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 20, 2004
22oz. Bottle. Dark brown/red in color with a great frothy head and good lacing. Great citrus and fruit nose. Nice hoppy flavor with noticeable crisp rye notes. There is a a touch of fruitiness as well. Creamy texture. Very drinkable for a 8% abv. beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2004
22 oz bottle. Light brown/redish color and nice head. Tne aroma is very nice with citrusy hops and some fruit smells. Delicious mixture of hops with the rye. The flavor is quite bold and while it is bitter, it is still quite drinkable. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2004
It was difficult to pull my nose out of this one. Wondeful citrusy aroma. A bit dry at the finish, but just the perfect amout. It was thicker, with a creamy/chewy feel. The taste, while good, wasnt as great as the aroma. Definate rye notes, with a touch of fruit.


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