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Riot Rye - Monocacy Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
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95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 8.42%
Wants: 3
Gots: 16 | FT: 3
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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!

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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

Riot Rye from Monocacy Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.