Hop Rod Rye is a hop-head's dream! This off-the-charts-beer by Bear Republic is pure hoppiness and chilling in our beer store right now.
Richard G. Norgrove of Bear Republic Brewing Company was the 2006 recipient of the Great American Beer Festival's Brewer of the Year Award. Richard decided to use a unique approach when brewing this nectar from the gods.
Hop Rod Rye is essentially a bold American IPA made with 20% rye malt. Darker in color, Hop Rod Rye boasts a huge hop aroma and flavor accompanied by a slightly sweet, malty finish. With an ABV of 8.0% and an 90+ IBU, this beer from the Bear Republic Brewing Company is not for wimps. Pour this one into a beer glass and bite back at the hops that abound!
2002 National Real Ale Festival, Chicago - Gold Medal
2004 California State Fair - Silver Medal