RATINGS: 2010   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gointomexico (3) - boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Gift from a friend in Colorado. consumed 5-19 12 oz bottle. Poured gently, turning to aggressive the last 2/3 due to the apparent lack of carbonation. Glass was allowed to rest for 15 minutes after the pour. it is labeled as an IPA, but the one I had is 8 percent. I would expect more aroma from an IIPA as is found in others. Could be due to lack of carbonation. The appearance is hazy, as would be expected in the hopping rates in the taste, and the unfiltered nature of the product. There is some hop sediment that escaped the bottle and found its way into the glass. Still acceptable IMO. However, the color is far darker than what I would expect for a Pale Ale. It seems more in line with a brown ale. The lacing is fine, and the alcohol is apparent in the glass. The head is minimal due to a lack of carbonation even with an aggressive pour. If drinking again I would start with a more aggressive pour to spawn a 2 finger head. The taste is bitter, with an over powering hop character, resinous. Finish is dry and bitter. The bitterness lacks any bite. I can determine that there is some malt backbone present, but very slight. There is a certain thickness to the beer without any flavor that I am attributing to the rye malt. Mild ethanol is present with little if any fusel oil present. The body is full, and the texture is thick almost chewy. Carbonation is soft. Finish is bitter and long. I think the hoping rates are good for this beer. I also think that this beer is very unique, and I have not had anything quite like it. The rye malt adds a chewy character to the beer that I find disturbing in an IPA. I also think that the color is too dark. The carbonation seems to be lacking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
explosivedog (491) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoponmate (213) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 20, 2016
Sweet malty forefront with a nice spiced rye finish. Bitterness rounds the taste out nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (6274) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mezr (111) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p (3743) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle at home. Aroma is thick rye malt, hops, pine resin, ripe fruits, caramel, soft herbal/spicy notes, hint of toffee. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet and bitter. Body is above medium, nice thickness and balance. A prime specimen of rye IPA, bittersweet and rich with a sturdy rye body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ranthero (62) - BRAZIL - SEP 30, 2016
Cerveja com amargor extremamente elevado com leve percepo do lcool. O aroma simples e podia ser melhor trabalhado, mas o paladar compensa.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (4273) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2016
1/2 pint on tap @ Oljenkorsi. Pours slightly cloudy amber with a medium creamy head. Aroma is sweet malts, pine, some fruits and alcohol. Flavor is sweet malts, pine, rye, fruits, alcohol and loads of hops. Creamy palate. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (2872) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - SEP 15, 2016
Bottle from beergium. Color is dark copper. Thin beige head. Taste is medium bitterness, light sweetness. Medium dry body. Finish is long. Aroma is herby, spicy, hoppy, fruity, malty, nutty, chocolaty. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dandm (104) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2016
Very old bottle, maybe 2011. Cloudy dark brown with thick sediment. Caramel, chocolate, coffee, resin, alcohol. Heavy bitter and medium sweet. Low carbonation, probably some lost in cellaring. Long, spicy and bitter finish. Reminds me of mud cake. This is a big, big beer.

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