Riot Rye - Monocacy Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Mongrel:
4.2/5 rDev +3.7%
Had on tap at a pub about 3 miles from where this stuff is brewed. Pours a hazy amber-orange with frothy head and lace. Good looking beer if not for the haze.
Big, juicy nose on this one, bursting with super fresh, clean hops, lemon and pink fruit - guava and watermelon.
Taste mirrors the nose - tons of fresh, grassy hops, abundant rye spice, and juicy fruit. Meyer lemon, guava, watermelon and grapefruit. Much more hops than I expected from what looks almost like an amber ale. Bright and clean, but the rye steadily reminds you it's there, bringing peppery, slightly abrasive notes that aid both the taste and mouthfeel.
Medium body that feels a little fuller thanks to the rye. Good mouthfeel.
Overall, this was a hell of a nice surprise. It's like they took a really solid Rye PA like, well.. Founder's Red Rye PA, and combined with 21st Amendment's watermelon beer. I can see myself picking up sixers of this stuff all year round.
10-13-2013 13:07:30 | More by Mongrel
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District of Columbia
4.11/5 rDev +1.5%
This beer was on draft and advertised as 5.5%
A: light bronze light head that occasionally laces if left for awhile.
S: malty and tangy
T: rich and hoppy the malted grist really comes through with a strong tart finish that is crisp then lingering bitterness in the back of te tongue and throat that is plesant but also slighty medicinal.
M: mild carbonation slightly syrupy but really medium body. Slightly
Dry after the finish.
O: this is fantastically different and tasty pale ale that borders ipa drinakability and hop strength.
Served in 16oz nonic pint at Meridian Pint in Washington DC
07-02-2013 04:04:51 | More by Swift989
3.93/5 rDev -3%
Have had this beer a couple times on draft in DC.
Pours a bronze color with a minor head.
Odor is of fruit, hops and maybe a little malt.
Taste is a nice combination of rye, hop bitterness and some fruitiness. The hops are present a little more at the beginning. The rye adds a nice balance overall and helps with a nice finish.
Mouth feel is somewhat light. Overall and very good and well balanced. Worth checking out for sure.
11-03-2013 01:25:42 | More by dexterk1
4.64/5 rDev +14.6%
On cask at Meridian Pint (March 2014), served in a 16oz pint glass.
The menu indicated that it was 6.4% ABV. It also indicated that locally grown and malted grist was used, along with Meridian, Nugget and Chinook hops added to cask.
The beer appeared an outstanding opaque darker orange hue with a light, but thick, white head that was fairly well retained and left some nice lacing on the glass. Perhaps on tap you might get a better, more retained head.
The beer gave off a nice, robust rye aroma, but not much else, except for a very slight earthy hop.
The taste of the beer is great…a nice rye flavor with hints of apricots and biscuit. The beer finished with a nice and dry aftertaste, slightly bitter aftertaste.
The beer had a moderate body to it. The beer was extremely smooth and extremely drinkable. I actually went back a few nights later just to have this beer again.
Overall, this is an outstanding beer.
03-06-2014 18:19:23 | More by PhillyStyle
4.08/5 rDev +0.7%
A - nice brown coloring with small head and decent lacing.
S - decent aroma of fresh grains, hops. You definitely can smell the rye and freshness of ingredients.
T- Like the smell, you can definitely taste the freshness of ingredients used in this beer. Very flavorful and well balanced.
M- Only flaw I could find is this beer is a little thin in the body and slightly watery.
O- A very flavorful rye ale from new upstart brewer. Well done.
02-04-2013 11:58:09 | More by bubseymour
4.68/5 rDev +15.6%
I am now committed to reducing, if not eradicating, my backlog of bottles. This one came out of the cooler at The Friendly Greek Bottle Shop.
From the bottle: "Proudly Brewed in Frederick, Maryland"; "A ruckus of complex flavor is carried in on the amber glow of torchlight. As tension builds between hop bitterness and the malty tones delivered by locally grown and malted grist, a perfect balance is achieved. The robust texture of rye allies itself with the flavors from specialty malts and hops to rebel against preconceived notions of beer. Unseat the crown. Start a Riot. [undersigned] Tom Flores, Brewmaster".
I know that I constantly contradict myself, but I am much more of a fan of AIPAs than APAs (generally), but second only to hops is rye, IMHO. I really dig what rye does for beer and rye whiskey is my Achilles Heel. I considered biting off the cap just to expedite matters, but then I sobered up, however briefly. I began with a very heavy-handed pour, resulting in over three fingers of dense, tawny head following a pseudo-cascade. Color was a coppery-amber (SRM = > 9, < 13) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled of peppermint, black pepper and caramel. I was ready to swoon! The peppermint and some of the black pepper were directly attributable to the use of rye while the sweetness was from the malt. Mouthfeel was full and creamy. The taste was minty, peppery, slightly sweet, but not by much. The finish was breathtakingly dry with the cool mintiness simply lingering following the swallow. This was a perfect example of why I love rye in my beer!
07-13-2014 20:41:04 | More by woodychandler
Riot Rye from Monocacy Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.