Name: Hop Rod Rye
Style: Rye IPA
Brewery: Bear Republic Brewing Co. website
Region: Healdsburg, California
ABV: 8.0% Abv
How served: 22oz capped bomber poured into a Boulevard Smokestack Series glass.
I paired this beer with: Nothing.
Tasted on: Wednesday March 24th, 2010.
Note: To keep it simple…THIS BEER IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great nose, tastes starts off with a heavy dose of hops then is balanced quickly by the malt or should I say the rye.
On the Label: Hop Rod Rye is a high performance, turbo charged, alcohol burnin’ monster ale with dual overhead hop injection, made with 18% rye.
BREW MASTER NOTES: Don’t drink & drag. Sediment at bottom of bottle may be a result of the truckload of hops in this non-filtered ale.
From their website: Rye IPA ABV: 8.0% IBU: 80 Color: Amber
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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