Brewed by HopDog BeerWorks
Style: Specialty Grain
South Nowra, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Meet the HepaRyezen. No it’s not a Hefeweizen, or a Roggenbier. It’s a HepaRyezen. There’s a big difference. Brewed with 50% malted rye and a generous amount of punchy Galaxy hops, this nu-school rye ale is blistering with possibilities for serious Summer quaffing. Spicy, malty, and hoppy.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hawthorne00 (4065) - Melbourne, - NOV 19, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy light amber with a large white head that sticks around. Heaps of rye bread in the aroma with confronting tropical notes - lychee, passionfruit and custard apple. Taste is bready and sharply peppery with a fair whack of bitterness. Light-bodied. Very dry and peppery finish. The fruit aromas are not enticing and then mostly go missing in the mouth. Quite interesting but didn’t much care for it.

M_Sack (761) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy gold with huge, uncontrollable, frothy white head, but it settles down after a while. Huge pineapple juice aroma and a touch of malty grain. A little one dimensional although perhaps masked by the head. Resinous pine hops greet the front of the palate with hints of grapefruit following. Definite grain background, but subtle. The resin works through the beer with a nice, long, bitter finish. Another good one from the hopdog boys.

Koelschtrinker (21171) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 21, 2013
Hefig bitterer Beginn mit angenehmer, später stärker werdender Hopfigkeit. Rund getreidig, die Bitterkeit bleibt noch lange erhalten. Aromatisch, der Hopfen steigert sich leicht, deutlich herb, vollmundig. Gelungen. 10/11/11/12/11/12

Maris (1572) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2013
From a 330ml bottle on 31/5/2013. Pours a murky golden orange with huge bubbly head. Has a spicy fruity aroma (though my sense in this area is currently affected by quite a bad head cold. The flavour is really quite interesting - lots of sweet and sour citrus fruit, along was doses of spice, pepper and rye. The finish is quite tart and refreshing. The body is relatively full and the carbonation is (as one has come to expect from HopDog) excessive. An unusual beer with lots of character which would be a delight if it just a bit less bubbly.

Lunkie (1956) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2013
Hop malt herbal aroma. Murky amber colour great head and lacing. Cotrus malt herbal hop flavour. Smooth fizzy palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

ShaneJ (898) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle from Slowbeer. Bright hazy orange, typical rye aromas and flavours enhanced by solid pineapple/passionfruit hop characters. Not my favourite HopDog, but another olid effort.

imaragingbull (575) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy golden yellow with big foamy soapy off white head and good lace. Aromas of pineapple passionfruit citrus and grass. Peppery chacter also a touch yeasty on the nose. Medium light body, peppery hoppy and clean. A touch of yeast again on the palate treading the line of unpleasantness, though finishing with a nice lingering lightly acidic bitterness and fruity peppery character

bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours a nice golden orange. Slightly hazy. Decent fluffy off white head. Floral hop aromas brings a slightly chalky metallic aroma. Flavour wise resiny hops really dominate. Slightly mettalic once again and quite resiny. Nothing outstanding but definately nice easy drinking all the same.

Jessop (207) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2012
Aroma charged beer with subtle estery hints and a touch of citrus fruits. Easy drinking for this summer.

gam (4037) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2012
Gassy ale crwamy head amber pour fruity aroma sweet rye malty touch spice peppery note flavours the galaxy hops certainly becoming popular in Australia well used here crisp a nice bitter touch citrussy hop rye sweetness peppery taste tropical fruit not a bad ale the finish crisp hoppy malted aftertastes spicy lasting bitter not bad at all

jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2012
Had on tap from the brewery. I bought a growler of it. I was in the mood for nice easy drinking beer with some enjoyable hop flavours.

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