Beer #89 Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye

Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye

Name: Hop Rod Rye

Style: Rye IPA

Brewery: Bear Republic Brewing Co. website

Country: USA

Region:  Healdsburg, California

ABV: 8.0% Abv

How served: 22oz capped bomber poured into a Boulevard Smokestack Series glass.        

My Overall Opinion: Amazing.

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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