Riot Rye | Monocacy Brewing Co.

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3.99/5
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161 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bubseymour on 02-04-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,789
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
161
pDev:
8.52%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
35
Trade:
2
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Photo of russpowell
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an effervescent amber with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Nice head retention and lacing

S: Bready with a touch of pepper

T: Follows the nose, dryness as well up front. More peppery rye, along with dryness and just a little citrus once warm. Finishes dry and peppery, with some breadyness

MF: Medium body, firm carbonation, stellar balance

Super drinkablity, nice take on this style

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Photo of kwjd
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.03/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a dark brown color with a white rocky foamy head. Took forever to dissipate. Mild stringy lace. The aroma had a sweet floral to herbal earthy malty flow to the hops which were slightly citrusy, woody and piney. The flavor yielded to the sweet side embracing all of the same tones of the aroma. Some caramel malts meld fine into the beer. Aftertaste was the blend of the malts to the floral/earthy portions. Finish was long and malty. The palate was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Overall, decent enough beer as is, but I was hoping for more rye, or some rye.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgiant
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap:
Pours like a classic DIPA, even though it isn't - orangish golden. Translucent towards hazy body decent head with streaks of lace.

Nose is actually a little surprise with a citrus orange aspect to it. This does melt into the background after my initial whiffs, allowing the spicy and bready rye notes to come out. There is a strange Froot Loop fruitiness in some whiffs as the two notes components combine (maybe ambient effects).

Sure, there's a little of that citrus up front in the taste, but the hammer of rye comes swift and powerful. Spice and bitter drying notes are brought along this powerful wave. Some of the floral citrus hop notes ride the wave and come out the other side as flotsam (or maybe jetsam).

Make no doubt, rye is a big, no huge, part of this beer. The feel is a bit raw and dry to me because of this. I like it, though, as the hops probably apply some balancing note that isn't obvious just sipping it. If you're not a big fan of rye in beer, stay away. If you like that bite and dryness, grab it!

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Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.56/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nose of floral, spicy rye, light citrus, resin, pine. Taste earthy rye, spice, malt, bready, lemon, tea, dried leaves. Thin to Medium body with slight bitter dry finish.

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Photo of Adam1993
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bmanley90
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy reddish brown in color with minimal cream colored head.
S: Sweet smelling with a slight citrus and sour notes.
T: Strong citrus taste. Very present hoppy bitterness rounded out by sweetness. Slight grassiness when it warms on the palate
M: Nice creaminess that broken up by carbonation to make it more refreshing.
O: Overall it is a nice middle ground rye pale ale. Well balanced and not over powering in any direction. Would make a nice choice to sip in front of a campfire.

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Photo of duvel1979
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CharlesK
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChittyChambers
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fredmugs
2.75/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rjd722
4.31/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deansellers
4.46/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of csnyder83
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hoponit
3.46/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tomkob11
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Brewer's Alley in Frederick, MD.

This one pours a medium amber color, with a one inch foamy head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells like citrus, such as grapefruit, with some bready malt, and rye spice.

This has a pretty killer use of rye, it's got a peppery spicy bite, with some grapefruit rind, and some pine, with a bit of bready toasty malt.

This is medium bodied, with a crisp mouthfeel.

Really nice and drinkable stuff here.

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Photo of avalon07
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a burnt orange color and a cloudy texture. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Good lacing.

S: A pretty good aroma of rye, hops, and some malt.

T: Tasted of rye (of course), with hints of citrus, a bit of hops, malt, and a little caramel in the finish. There was a light grassy quality, but it wasn't overly aggressive. Very balanced, with enough rye to work well. A decent enough flavor, but not overpowering.

F: A well carbonated beer with a sharp finish. Medium-bodied.

O: On the whole, this is a solidly made, likable beer. It doesn't quite make it into the realm of great beers, but it's still worth a try.
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Photo of GormBrewhouse
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Love the hop and malt blend. Very different IPA since there is a ton of malt forward taste and huge mouth feel. Quite unlike other IPAs which are bitter dry hop forward.

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Photo of scbeerman
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of GatorCoop
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of John_Beeryman
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Riot Rye from Monocacy Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 161 ratings