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RATINGS: 2015   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ozarkspops (368) - - DEC 20, 2012
Red amber pour. Thick off white head. Aroma is hoppy. Grapefruit. A little bit of spiciness and malt sweetness. Good solid mouthfeel. Grapefruit and citrusy hop flavor to start. Followed by rye and hop spiciness. Finishes sweeter than I would have expected with the rye. ---Rated via iPhone


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogfisherman (13) - mount laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2017
365 Beers in a Year Beer 34...331 to go! Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye Appearance: Cloudy chestnut nut brown with thick dense head and strong lacing. Nose: Bready and hoppy with caramel malt undertones. Taste: Earthy malts with a touch of sweetness (brown sugar) tobacco, spice, and grains. Feel: Medium body, nice carbonation with a nice hop finish. Follow all beers for the year on Facebook Mark Dashner #365beers1year #BeerChallenge #be

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmargarucci (330) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - JAN 8, 2017
One of my favorite beers!! Pours a dark Amber color. Aroma is filled with pine and grass notes. Taste starts with spicy flavors of the rye malt with a finish of pine and hops. The hops and rye malt compliment each other perfectly. A great classic!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (8539) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2017
On tap at Vastarannan Kiiski, Helsinki. Pours almost clear deep golden with a small white head. Aroma of marmelade, citrussy deep hops. Moderate sweet taste initially , powerful yet balanced hoppy attack at the Finnish....

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (2605) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2017
Bottle. Bought Aug 2012; BBE undated; Drank Dec 2012 - BCA; lots of floaties. Reddish Brown in colour. Hoppy; piney and floral hops. Fruity, citrus fruity; grapefruit and orange. Malty; toasty malts; caramel,rye malt. Nice hop/fruit/malt/spicy balance. Hops relatively mellowed; probably because bottle not fresh. Bittersweet citrus hoppy malty throughout; becoming earthy and spicy (the rye?). Increasingly bitter finish. Enjoyed this. Nice Rye DIPA! (2012-12-09)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewhemia (280) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2016
Slightly hazy deep amber with light brown head. Lots of malty aroma of bread and caramel and toffee plus some grassy hop aroma. Smells delicious. Really nice taste as well. Both lots of malt (lightly toasted toast) and lots of hop flavor (grassy and maybe even some rosemary notes). Not too sweet and not too bitter and a little acidic. Fine balance. Medium/full body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
explosivedog (659) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 20, 2016
650ml bottle. Aroma is spicy, little coffee, some caramel. Flavour plenty of spicy cardamom from the rye, some vanilla, some bitter orange, a little coffee. Quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoponmate (307) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 20, 2016
Sweet malty forefront with a nice spiced rye finish. Bitterness rounds the taste out nicely.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (6638) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2016
BB backlog, Bottle, pours hazy golden with a medium to large top. Aroma of grapefruit hops, citrus, pine, white pepper, ash, spicy rye and a little bit of malt. . Medium to heavier mouthfeel with a decent bitterness/dryness in the close. Alright

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mezr (115) - California, USA - NOV 4, 2016
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a tulip. Reddish brown, slightly hazy, with a thick tan head that laces beautifully. Citrusy hop aroma with malt base. Taste starts with malts and then the hops come through with a nice bitter, followed by spiciness of the rye. Full body, thick and almost creamy on the palate. Dry, bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leghorn99 (256) - roma, ITALY - OCT 25, 2016
Versa nel bicchiere color mogano, con riflessi rossicci; la schiuma molto pronunciata, compatta, spumosa, discretamente persistente e di buona allacciatura. Al naso gli si pu attribuire certamente una componente di segale, nonch di malto, insieme a profumi agrumati di pompelmo. Buona quantit aromatica di luppolo, mentre la maggior parte del naso dominato dal malto caramellato. In bocca risulta molto simile: malto caramellato, note agrumate, amaro di luppolo aromatico, punte piccanti di segale. Nel retrogusto la componente amaricante del luppolo pi pronunciata, pur mantenendo la spina dorsale maltata e di segale. Scivola via leggera con una bassa carbonazione, nonostante 8% di ABV ed il corpo medio.


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