I have tried a few beers from Bear Republic and I have enjoyed them. I decided to try Hop Rod Rye (8% ABV and 80 IBU) is a Rye beer that is available in 22 oz. bombers. Bear Republic is based in Healdsburg, CA.
Rye Beer - http://beeradvocate.com/beer/style/12 – BeerAdvocate
Appearance – Pours a deep amber with a two-finger head.
Aroma – Piney / resin with some caramel sweetness and spicy.
Taste – One taste spice and sweetness, then breadiness, then hop bitterness – but not too much bitterness. It is very well-balanced.
Overall – B+ - This is one of the best Rye beer I have tried.
Website description – “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.”
Bear Republic – http://www.bearrepublic.com/ourbeers.php