H.L. Rex | Monocacy Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Monocacy Brewing Co.
Maryland, United States
monocacybrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by nmann08 on 06-21-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
71
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
12.24%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 71 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by JamieDuncan:
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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

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Photo of kgammell1
3.8/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

As far as Session Pales go...this is excellent. Monocacy is quickly becoming my favorite Maryland brewery. Hard to make an ale with this refreshing, slightly citrusy, well balanced flavor below 4% ABV. Impressive. I could stand for some more hop punch though. If this was in 15 packs of cans like Founders All Day I would singlehandedly make it worth their while.

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Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aapike86
3.93/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
2.87/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a great light golden color with great fizzy head and nice lacing. Aroma is light and soapy. Taste has potential but seems subdued by a watery flavor that takes away from the hops and citrus that is begging to be known. Balance is ok, just not enough flavor and watered down...

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a hazy bronzed golden to amber color with a quickly dieing head that left some stringy lacing sliding for the most part. The smell had a huge orange rind, big and bold right up front. A light floral to grassiness roamed underneath. The taste was moderately sweet with an undertone of floral spiciness. There’s no aftertaste and it left a dry finish. On the palate, this one sat extremely light. This was extremely sessionable, definitely fits the description and still packs a nice harsh carbonation to boot. Overall, though this is my first one from this company. I’m pretty sure they did what they wanted to with this one, I’d have again.

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Photo of ConradKenney
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Swift989
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of dexterk1
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of tone77
3.45/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, a bit of hops. Taste is well balanced hops and malts, citrus, very easy drinking. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a mild but refreshing beer.

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Photo of jrmullarkey
4.04/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VeganUndead
3.34/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DavidHume
3.31/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smakawhat
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A solid white two finger cap. Very foamy but settles to a good fit, and hanging around nicely. Body color is very crystal clear, but just a little hint of haze. Ample carbonation but not excessive, rising through a brass to very light bronze orange body.

Aroma is a bit grainy, but expectedly light. Mild senses of pine and orange in a hop angle, mild of course, but a little bit of that bile smell hides as well. Not bad.

Palate sort of surprises. Mid palate has virtually next to nothing going on even for a mild character. All the flavor really comes out on the finish. Melding small malt bill, with some faint sugars but also showcasing more hop flavors. Hints of mild tea and orange, light biscuit and slightly crackery as well. Some mild tropical senses seem to be lurking but are just to weak to show up. Nice crisp carbonation as well too, with some depth a bit.

Overall a simple American mild, and fairly fruity. Just needs a bit more mid palate push and flavors to round out.

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Photo of oline73
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BellsFan
4.26/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GormBrewhouse
2.99/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

very little nose/ very malty instead of hoppy but not unpleasant. bittering is adiquite and the thin body and mpi\uth feel lends itself to be believed that it is truly sessionable.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of bubseymour
4.2/5  rDev +22.4%

One of my local Fredneck brewers so I'll try best to avoid any homerism. For session ales (pale or IPA), I found this one to be one of the more enjoyable and truly sessionable ones. Very sessionable,flavorful but far from the "hop water" types that seemed to have flooded the market. I will try to buy a lot more of this one whenever possible.

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Photo of MNishCT77
3.52/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle purchased at Whole Foods - Foggy Bottom; unknown brewing/bottling date; poured into my NEBCO Gandhi-Bot large bottom snifter glass; drank over 30 minutes

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Photo of KatyC
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigeyedfish89
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of Rojada1988
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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H.L. Rex from Monocacy Brewing Co.
3.43 out of 5 based on 71 ratings.
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