Riot Rye - Monocacy Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

17 Reviews
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Reviews: 17
Hads: 125
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 6.34%
Wants: 5
Gots: 26 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Monocacy Brewing Co. visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: bubseymour on 02-04-2013

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Reviews: 17 | Hads: 125
Reviews by PhillyStyle:
Photo of PhillyStyle
4.63/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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. (927 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of smakawhat
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Deep thick three to tall four finger head, fluffy and creamy with a whipped up lovely top, looking thick and rich. Gorgeous head sits on a perfect amber copper red, with a little clarity and ultra fine carbonation. Great looking brew.

Excellent aromas and bouquet of the beer, even when poured. Creamy notes of caramel and biscuit like malt. Slightly hinting vanilla with a nice mellow citrus hop fruity character. Not getting a lot of spicy rye character which is fine with me, as that tends to detract for me. Smells delicious.

Good lord is this ever creamy. This is coming off like a spiced English Bitter with strawberry fruit tones. Rye malt definitely kicking on the finish with a good grainy and airy spicy character. Lots of cream sweetness upfront, sort of reminds me alot like Tetleys.

Overall very nice, but just a little bit too sweet on my end. But very well made beer. (947 characters)

Photo of cnagle28
3.72/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of jtladner
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of dcbeers
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kgammell1
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dailyminefield
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of earlholman
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of ConradKenney
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mongrel
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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. (922 characters)

Photo of Swift989
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 (601 characters)

Photo of dexterk1
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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. (432 characters)

Photo of Hockey_Fan
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of zp6167a
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Ryften
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moses_Malone
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of DNice191
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VeganUndead
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beejay
3.65/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: A deep red amber in color, slightly hazy. Tan head on top.

S: Lovely hop aroma. Citrus peel and tropical fruit dominate.

T: Grapefruit peel and citrus. Not as much of the tropical fruit as in the aroma. Slight spice note in the finish.

M: Medium in body, with fairly active carbonation.

O: Overall good, but the taste doesn't live up to the aroma. (361 characters)

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4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DavidHume
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of ThinkAgain
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cheld
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of IdrinkGas
4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Riot Rye from Monocacy Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.