Bear Republic’s Hop Rod Rye (picked up at Whole Foods, Berkeley). A 4 of 4. An awesome hoppy rye ale - massive amounts of rye spiciness in this, as well as some nice earthy, pine, and a touch of citrus hop presence. Very smooth to drink and just the right amount of bitterness. Some awesome caramel-y sweetness to round it out as well. Strikes a really nice balance between rye, piney hop presence, and malty sweetness. Awesome - I’ve had it plenty of times, but it somehow slipped through the cracks on the blog.