Saturday, September 22, 2012
Bear Republic Brewing Company Hop Rod Rye
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Bear Republic Brewing Company Hop Rod Rye Specialty Ale.
From the Bear Republic Brewing Company website: “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.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a dark reddish amber with a thick tan head and incredible lacing.
Aroma: Rye is the first in line followed closely by floral and citrus hops, pine and malt.
Taste: Hops hit the palate followed by spicy rye and sweet caramel malt.
Overall: Bear Republic Brewing Company’s Hop Rod Rye Specialty Ale is incredibly drinkable, tasty and truly a masterfully created beer. At 8%ABV the alcohol is very well hidden. This is one that will be a fast favorite for those who enjoy the style. I know I do!