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Riot Rye - Monocacy Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.4%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | 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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4/5  rDev -1.2%

wrightst, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

IdrinkGas, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of brentk56
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a very nice head that provides good lacing action

Smell: Biscuity malt, with a tinge of caramel; fruity and spicy

Taste: Biscuity, up front, with a growing caramel presence; at the same time, fruity, in the middle, with earthy and spicy tones (the hops and the rye) developing; well-balanced finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: An easy drinker, with good flavor; but not particularly distinctive

brentk56, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

bacher468, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

canawler, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of Slatetank
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Slatetank, Mar 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Magslikesbeer, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Cheld, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of PhillyStyle
4.64/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

PhillyStyle, Mar 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

scottDC, Feb 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Rast, Feb 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Flying_Moose, Jan 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

JamieDuncan, Jan 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

thezach, Jan 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

earlholman, Jan 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

AndersonGT, Jan 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

bigdaddyjerry, Jan 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Lehighace06, Jan 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

bcheng, Jan 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

bugbear, Dec 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

DRBiser, Nov 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

CB2maltygoodness, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of MDDMD
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

MDDMD, Nov 03, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev -3%
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.

dexterk1, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Mongrel
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
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 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.

Mongrel, Oct 13, 2013
Riot Rye from Monocacy Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.