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RATINGS: 2020   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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3.3
Nsanders (1144) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Tap at Stouts Pub. Deep orange with minimal head. Very floral, toffee, rye and hay. Caramel with a spicy, floral bitter finish. Medium body with a soapy feel.

3.9
commonmac (1250) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2016
Tap on a snifter glass at World of Beer St. Paul. Color is a copper variation with a pleasant white head and assertive lacing. Nose is mostly malt and caramel with a little bit of hip presence. Taste has a healthy bitterness but offset with a malty, cereal chewy characteristic that works as a nice balance. Feels like a bready, spicy beer with enough hoppy qualities to keep it from an uncalled unbalanced amber offering. Definitely feels heavier than other Beat Republic efforts but still enjoyable. This one is a good representation of a rye.

4
TattooJack (518) - Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Poured from the bomber, it’s a chunky brown with orange highlights. Taste is sweet boozy hops, some citrus, I’m thinking rye (cause I don’t really recognize the flavor), not so dry at the end, nice change of pace beer.

3.3
koleminer20 (3599) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2016
12 oz bottle shared by ebone1988. The pour is a dark brown color with a thinner white head that falls to a thick collar. The aroma is interesting. There is a lot of citrus to it while maintaining a light spiciness. The hops aren’t bright, but rather relaxed and offering light influences. The rye adds a hint of spice, but doesn’t do a whole lot. The flavor is way bigger on the rye. Lots of spicy grain and a resounding bitterness. It’s really interesting. The hops just offer a heavy bitter and the rye dominates. It’s almost one dimensional. There is a maltiness as well that I’m not digging. The mouth feel is lighter and decently carbed with a lingeringly spicy rye finish. It’s dry as fuck. It’s interesting.

3.5
ebone1988 (1932) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20. For the book. Aroma is rye, earthy hops, malt, rye heavy. Appearance is red, copper, off white/light tan head, hazy. Taste is rye, grainy, earthy hops, dirt. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light carbonation, dirt grainy aftertaste. Overall, this one is pretty good.

3.7
MonsterMagnet (1455) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2016
Bottle, pours amber with an off white head. Lots of rye in the nose (like!), with a weedy and grassy hops. Taste has a lot of spicy rye, caramel. Medium sweet with a good complementing bitterness, but I’m missing hops really. I suppose it’s an old bottle, but as so often on US bottles there’s no trace of a bottling or best before date anywhere. I still like the rye though...

3.9
kryon (3558) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2016
Pours hazy dark red amber with low white head Aromas of caramel, dark fruits, hoppyness from tropical fruits, resin Taste has hoppy notes of tropical fruits, caramel, resin, hints of dark fruits, hints of pine Mouthfeel is full bodied, medium carbonation, long bitter finish

3.8
willisread (3350) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Bottle from Stone in Asagaya. Pours a slightly hazy copper with a finger of head that lingers. Big punchy citrus flavors with orange and grapefruit dominating and little bit of lemon and caramel in the background. Well-balanced on the palate with the caramel notes standing up to the hop flavors. Some honey and marmalade more grapefruit and touch of lemon. Finishes fairly well-balanced with good bitterness, maltiness and a touch of peppery rye notes at the end. Very nice.

4
chucklemation (1687) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2016
Pours a murky brown with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is lots of spicy rye, pine and floral hops, and some malts. Flavor is spicy rye and caramel. Has a high bitterness and a smooth body. Very enjoyable. As the last rated wrote, I am a bit surprised to see this categorized as an IPA, but regardless if is an excellent beer.

3.7
fiulijn (20516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2016
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver; 414m
Dark amber color, cloudy. Solid beer, the moderate residual sweetness ties together the malts and the spicy rye, and the resiny hops. The final is a bit earthy, expected with the rye.
I wouldn’t categorize this as IIPA, it’s a bit sturdy.


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