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The Rider | DC Brau Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
DC Brau Brewing Co.
District of Columbia, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by drabmuh on 12-12-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of earlholman
4.84/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Growler from the brewery poured into a pint glass.

Appearance is dark dark red/amber, very cloudy and opaque, with a small white head with good retention and minimal lacing.

Smell is awesome! You get hops right away, very fruity, almost bubblegum/grapefruit hops in the nose. They say this is brewed with simcoe and an "experimental hop variety", so not sure which the melon-y bubblegum is coming from. Good malt presence coming as well.

Taste is great as well. A sweet malt backbone with the fruity hops as described above. For how strong this beer is (7% ABV) it is masked well. Medium bodied with moderate bitterness.

Overall, I would definitely drink this again. This was my third growler from the brewery so obviously it was good! Hopefully they brew this one again sometime soon.

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Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of jacewg
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of ReeseMax3
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of drabmuh
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler obtained at the brewery. Served in various DC Brau glassware. Beer is dark red with a tan head, moderate carbonation, decent retention, minimal lacing.

Aroma is apple-y mild malt and a rough CTZ hops sort of earthiness. Nice.

Beer is medium in body, grinding hop presence, moderate bitterness. Nice malt backbone. Earthy mild pine hops. I'd have it again.

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The Rider from DC Brau Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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