Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye Ale (355ml Bottle)
Essentially a strong American IPA made with 20% rye malt. Darker in colour, Hop Rod Rye boasts a huge hop aroma and flavour accompanied by a slightly sweet, malty finish.
Poured out deep amber red with a thin white head. Aroma full of citrusy and resiny hops,with a thick rye background as well. Thick and oily on the palate, with wonderful hop character. Overall good DIPA.
Imperial IPA, Double IPA or DIPA is a strong, often sweet, intensely hoppy version of the traditional India Pale Ale. Bitterness units range upward of 100 IBUs and alcohol begins at 7.5% but is more commonly in the 8.5-10% range. The flavour profile is intense all-round. Unlike barley wines, the balance is heavily towards the hops, with crystal and other malts providing support.