Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye

Courtesy of Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Courtesy of Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye (8% ABV / 80 IBUs): Hop Rod Rye is an IPA style beer brewed with 18% rye malt that has a long list of Medal awards at the CA State Fair and is rated World Class by Beer Advocate.  This beer pours a clear amber color with persistent beige foam that leaves a nice trailing lace.  Hop Rod Rye has a malt, citrus, and floral initial aroma that is followed and enhanced by spicy rye.  The beer is medium-bodied and creamy with mild carbonation.  Hop Head Rye has an initial sweet caramel malt flavor with toffee.  Rye then emerges to create a wonderful backdrop for the initial sweetness.  The complex and delicious flavors are then topped with a hops bitterness that is skillfully integrated to create the perfect ending.  Hop Rod Rye is the perfect symphony of flavors that had my engine revving!

 

 

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