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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4.72/5  rDev +37.6%

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

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

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Gaddabble
3.97/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Dark gold. Darker than a typical session APA.

S - Light malty sweetness with light floral hops. Well-balanced, but not strong or overwhelming.

T - Follows knows. A very nicely balanced beer. Based on taste, would guess a higher ABV

F - A definite strong-suit of this beer. Very creamy and heavy relative to ABV.

O - Tasty low ABV beers are difficult to make. Obviously, this is not going to blow you out of the water like a traditional 6+ABV APA/IPA might. But it is a tremendous accomplishment to pack the flavor, balance, and mouth feel into such a low ABV beer. Great work!

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

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3.89/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.86/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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3.83/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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3.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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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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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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

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

Sampled at Snallygaster 2014. Seems like a nice IPA, hard to believe it's a low ABV pale aleā€¦but otherwise nothing special.

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3.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.67/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.66/5  rDev +6.7%

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