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Riot Rye - Monocacy Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

70 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Monocacy Brewing Co. visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bubseymour on 02-04-2013)
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

03-29-2014 16:14:33 | More by bacher468
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canawler

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

03-27-2014 02:03:15 | More by canawler
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -5.9%

I purchased this at Brass Rail, enjoyed chilled from a tulip out of the 12oz bottle.

The color is hazed apricot with 3 fingers plus of off white head with rocky topography, lace clings ok and bead is average sized with decent retention. The smell is very fruity almost yeasty with some strong citrus aromas from the hops with both lemon and grapefruit notes. The feel is good with moderately high carbonation and slightly higher than medium bitternsess with mild sweetness and mostly dry finish.

The taste is both fruity yeast with moderately bitter hop flavor almost grassy taste with light astringency from a citrus dominant hop profile. The taste of rye is pleasant but supports the hops mostly with a light sweetness in the taste. The alcohol is noticeable slightly in the taste but only as it increases in temperature with a mild tangerine taste of the hops combined with yeast. Overall this is an interesting beer it filled th glass with foam so I had to back off as I poured but intense with hops and a little warm for the strength. I consider this a decent rye beer as it is pretty quaffable and straddles the line of RYE pale and IPA.

03-25-2014 02:19:06 | More by Slatetank
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Magslikesbeer

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

03-24-2014 23:05:22 | More by Magslikesbeer
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Cheld

Maine

4/5  rDev -1%

03-24-2014 05:00:25 | More by Cheld
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

4.64/5  rDev +14.9%

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
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scottDC

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

02-23-2014 18:24:23 | More by scottDC
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Rast

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1%

02-09-2014 20:46:54 | More by Rast
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Flying_Moose

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

01-31-2014 00:24:14 | More by Flying_Moose
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

01-25-2014 01:01:15 | More by JamieDuncan
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thezach

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

01-24-2014 04:47:38 | More by thezach
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earlholman

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1%

01-21-2014 16:19:19 | More by earlholman
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AndersonGT

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1%

01-20-2014 03:23:11 | More by AndersonGT
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bigdaddyjerry

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

01-19-2014 17:15:33 | More by bigdaddyjerry
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

01-18-2014 21:32:16 | More by Lehighace06
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bcheng

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1%

01-01-2014 03:18:44 | More by bcheng
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bugbear

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-22-2013 02:35:24 | More by bugbear
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DRBiser

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

11-26-2013 13:32:58 | More by DRBiser
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CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1%

11-16-2013 05:08:40 | More by CB2maltygoodness
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

A-slightly hazy amber color with a nice off-white head and good lacing

S-biscuity malt, fruit, rye, earthy

T-biscuit, rye, fruit, slight caramel, earthy, mild to moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-a nice rye ale, good flavors and easy drinking

11-03-2013 23:46:44 | More by MDDMD
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -2.7%

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
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Mongrel

Maryland

4.2/5  rDev +4%

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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jtladner

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1%

10-07-2013 23:49:47 | More by jtladner
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bobbyc3

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -1%

09-28-2013 20:17:26 | More by bobbyc3
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

09-28-2013 11:20:56 | More by dcbeers
Riot Rye from Monocacy Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.