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RATINGS: 1987   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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3.9
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 13, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2005 Tap at Falling Rock. Slightly lighter in color than the Racer X. Spicy nose with loads of citrusy hops. Blisteringly hoppy beer, with a little bit of earthy, herbal flavor. Dry finish. Very good IPA

4
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2005
Pours a dark amber colour with a big head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt and hops, lots of hops. Medium body. Malt and citrus flavour with a strong hop taste and bitterness.

4.1
Mads Langtved (2243) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2005
Hazy dark orange. Solid head. Very refreshing and fullbodied. Great balanced hoppy finish. Great balance in this brew.

3.7
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
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
Kevin (2200) - Montana, 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 can’t seem to put my finger on in this. a bit of caramel, some roast flavor, citrus, floral flavors. it all mixes together well.

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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
sloth (2930) - 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
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
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2004
I’m 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 I’ve tasted lately


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