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:
70
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
12.24%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Photo of CUBeerBuff
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duvel1979
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of S-Taylor
3.02/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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 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 CharlesK
3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of khargro2
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Very pale golden body with a fizzy off-white head. Aroma is faint citrus and a dash of bready toast. Flavor is very thin and watery, very little flavor. Feel is watery, but refreshing.
Not a great take on the style.

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Photo of Chucker17
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of hopflyer
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Unknown bottle date.

Pours honey golden with some copper hue. One finger head leaves a soapy film.

Smell is promising. Has a nice citrus hop aroma with decent bready malt. Maybe a touch catty.

Taste falls short. I know it's a session IPA, but flavors are extremely muted. It's faintly bitter and almost none of the citrus follows thru. Some of the cracker malt makes it's way thru more so than any hop notes.

Extremely watery. Again, I know it's low gravity, but the lack of flavor coupled with thinness really gives it a water like quality. Medium carbonation.

It looks and smells pretty good but I don't think I've ever had a beer this thin. if it had just a bit more bite, it might be ok. As it is, it works well to finish off a session of more flavorful, hefty IPA's when your palate has already been torched.

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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 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 jws7968
3.89/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
3.37/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

For an East Coast IPA, one of the better ones I’ve tried. Still seems closer to an IPA, in body and hoppiness. Pale golden with medium frothy head. Very citrusy, grapefruit notes in aroma and taste.

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

Photo of BGCoon
2.61/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of sccorn1015
2.71/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of batt6343
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.12/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a golden orange color with a quickly thinning white foamy to bubbly head. There wasn't any lacing.
The smell started off with some orange, orange zest, pine and some bitter citrus rind.
The taste was semi-sweet with the bitter side of the hops running in to make a decent effort to balance, but however, doesn't necessarily succeed. This beer tends to be sweeter than I had hoped.
The mouthfeel was about a light on the body with a super sessionable feel to it. One would think with that ABV, well a teenager could drink this and would be okay.
Overall, the aroma is better than the taste. It's alright, but can't see myself to come back to this.

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Photo of scbeerman
3.09/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Pours a nice golden orange with a decent white soapy head. Smell is outstanding: tangerine, orange peel, a little citric acidity, pine needles, some sweetness, and a hint of bitterness. Great!! Taste could not be more disappointing - there's literally nothing there but a slight soapiness and the faintest bit of orange. Feel is weak and watery. Have to give it credit for an outstanding nose, but just no flavor at all.

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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 orangesol
3.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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H.L. Rex from Monocacy Brewing Co.
3.43 out of 5 based on 70 ratings.
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