Rowdy Hop-Forward Rye Ale
Atlas Brew Works

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From:
Atlas Brew Works
 
District of Columbia, United States
Style:
Rye Beer
Ranked #78
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
83
Ranked #25,861
Avg:
3.64 | pDev: 10.44%
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
139
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 23, 2022
Added:
Sep 07, 2013
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  38
SCORE
83
Good
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Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Feb 23, 2022
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Reddish brown appearance with a large cream colored rocky head and good lacing. Aroma of grains, especially the rye, leaves a lasting early impression. Spicy, floral hops prevail in the taste and linger in the finish. Body is a bit lighter than expected but far from disappointing.
Apr 13, 2020
 
Rated: 4.03 by JLC60 from Maryland

Feb 29, 2020
 
Rated: 4.54 by monorailred from Texas

Feb 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.12 by Esworthya from Virginia

Nov 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.62 by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

Apr 13, 2018
 
Rated: 2.98 by rangerred from Tennessee

Dec 08, 2017
 
Rated: 3.68 by BeerBeast from Florida

Oct 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by ShepardCommander from Virginia

Sep 04, 2017
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
2017-08-14
12oz can served in a tulip. DoB 05/02/17. Given to me by @mr-jj.

Pours extremely dark amber (or a medium brown) with a big tan head and lots of slow carbonation. Looks thick. Smell is rye and spicy, maybe a hint of roast.

Taste is definitely on the roasty side, and definitely has rye character, but is overall kind of mellow -- not what I was expecting with a name like "Rowdy".

Mouthfeel is smooth and round and nice. Overall, pretty good beer.
Aug 15, 2017
 
Rated: 3.71 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Aug 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.6 by socon67 from New York

Aug 01, 2017
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Reviewed by JustCamIt from Virginia

4.33/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Aggressive pour from a can resulted in a long lasting thick light mocha colored head. An aroma of caramel, rye bread, coffee and whiffs of cedar. Tastes of toffee with a faint black pepper background. The hop flavor was very mild. The mouthfeel was light to medium. Overall, a decent lightly flavored rye beer that is was easy to drink.
Aug 01, 2017
 
Rated: 3.65 by rarigney from Washington

Jul 01, 2017
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz can, date on bottom, about 6 months old, but from the cooler

Dark amber color, thick cream colored head. Lacing. Aroma is earthy and pine. Taste is a little herbal and spicy. Medium bodied.
Jun 10, 2017
 
Rated: 3.68 by reebtaerG from Maryland

Apr 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.69 by Prue from Maryland

Mar 11, 2017
 
Rated: 3.73 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Feb 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4.45 by redbiker1954 from Maryland

Feb 08, 2017
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Reviewed by MacMalt from New Jersey

3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Undated can. Poured into mug. It pours a dark copper color with a thin, khaki-colored head and lacing. The smell features roasted malt, rye, and a whiff of caramel. The taste is rye-forward, with grass, nuts, toffee, and a solid malt base. It has just enough sweetness to give it character but also finishes with a distinct hoppy bitterness. It is medium in body, moderately carbonated, and its 6.2% ABV presents no impediment to drinking. Overall, while my expectations were low, this is a pleasant Rye Beer. In fact, it has one of the biggest rye flavors I've experienced.
Dec 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.71 by dsshuck from Delaware

Nov 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.61 by CreightonSM from New York

Nov 25, 2016
 
Rated: 2.96 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Nov 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.65 by beyondthepalace from Florida

Nov 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.52 by Newport_beerguy from Rhode Island

Oct 22, 2016
 
Rated: 2.25 by duvel1979 from District of Columbia

Sep 26, 2016
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Reviewed by daliandragon from Maryland

4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Mostly an opaque amber pour with a wet cream colored head that transfers nicely to spotty, sticky lace. Nose is primarily spicy rye and bread malts with hops present but mostly in the background.

The hops show up more in the onset and aftertaste, although the malt balls out in the middle. Solid rye flavor throughout makes this true to style if not outstanding. Pretty well balanced, I find this a solid drinking rye with copious flavor. If you are a rye guy, try.
Sep 25, 2016
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Reviewed by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

3.21/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Tough category, as you have everything from heavy-malt beers to full-on rye IPAs coming together under a "rye" umbrella. That's maybe why I didn't think overly highly of this beer. Look is a hazy, cola brown with minimal white head that laces slightly. Smell is very minimal, with a little biscuit, a little grainy rye, and that's about it. Taste is true to the rye, which I appreciate. But it's surprisingly bitter to go along with the rye bite and sourness. Makes for a muddled overall flavor. Feel is fine, kind of medium and well carbonated. Largely un-noteworthy, which pretty much sums things up.
Sep 23, 2016
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.59/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
The CANQuest (tm) CAN be relentless and unforgiving in its journey and there is nothing like a visit to my maternal aunt & her husband's place in DC. Everyone is always after me to bring back OTWOA, but I enjoy the thrill of the hunt, the seeking of the new.

From the CAN: "Science of Rowdy"; "Pair with * Barbequed Meats/Steak * Spicy Casserole"; "14.5 deg P[,] 50 IBU[,] 19 SRM"; "Hailwood Motorcycle [-] Discovered in a rundown garage in Oxford, the Hailwood Motorcycle was part of a unique collection owned by the 'best motorcycle road racer ever.' Detailed & polished, it awaits its next fearless legendary rider."

I got so excited by the loud Crack! that I decided to go with an inverted Glug. Oops! The richness of the foaming action was too much to handle & even when I backed off, I still got some coming over the lip of the glass. It settled into two-plus fingers of dense, deep-tan/light-brown head that slowly fell away, leaving great sticky lacing in its wake. Color was a Coppery-Brown (SRM = > 17, < 22) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had the hallmark minty pepperiness of rye & my mouth began to water unCANtrollably in CANticipation! Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but close. The taste was immediately spicy with the black pepper/black powder bite of rye, but then, it suddenly came with a cooling blast of mint, more toward spearmint than peppermint! Oh, man, I have had this on draft in DC, but to sit and savor one from a CAN is a singular experience. Finish was dry and really refreshing. I could fill a beach-bound cooler with this and have no regrets (unless I run out).
Sep 01, 2016
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Reviewed by Dirtyhands from Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
A nice rye ipa, a beefed up malt profile that adds a complimentary flavor profile to the already spicy rye. Hop forward, though slightly single-noted. Not for everyone, but something I'd drink again.
Aug 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.94 by kgammell1 from Maryland

Aug 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.99 by GinDC from Virginia

Aug 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.54 by nwhittin from Indiana

Jul 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by petewheeler from Maryland

Jul 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.87 by sisterofba from Maryland

Jun 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.53 by edthehead from New York

Jun 15, 2016
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Reviewed by Guppy314 from District of Columbia

3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Chilled from a can, pours very dark brown with a thin tan head that dissipates slowly. Distinct hopsy aroma with an indistinct sourness such as grapefruit. There is a hops-forward fullness with various other flavors mostly citrus.
Jun 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.73 by jsf14 from District of Columbia

May 29, 2016
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Reviewed by gopens44 from Virginia

3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This dark coppery brown beer managed to leave nice beige lacing on a plastic hotel cup, so that's pretty cool. Smell of stone fruit that fades off to grainy, bitter aromas. Taste has decent bitterness that lay on top a nice tobacco thing. Finished dry, on the thin side but not watery. All said and done, it's better than the overall rating.
May 21, 2016
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Reviewed by ksimons from Illinois

3.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Color is a dark mahogany with two fingers worth of khaki colored head. Aroma is of caramel malt, rye, some nuttyness, and a very light chocolate presence. Taste is a malty backbone with spicy rye and a moderate amount of hop bitterness. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Overall nice amount of spices, enjoyable easy to drink beer.
May 20, 2016
Rowdy Hop-Forward Rye Ale from Atlas Brew Works
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