Rowdy Hop-Forward Rye Ale | Atlas Brew Works

Rowdy Hop-Forward Rye AleRowdy Hop-Forward Rye Ale
BA SCORE
3.63/5
164 Ratings
Rowdy Hop-Forward Rye AleRowdy Hop-Forward Rye Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Atlas Brew Works
District of Columbia, United States
atlasbrewworks.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jtladner on 09-07-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,215
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
164
pDev:
10.47%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
33
Trade:
0
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3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ShepardCommander
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of snaotheus
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of socon67
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JustCamIt
4.33/5  rDev +19.3%
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.

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Photo of rarigney
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmdrpi
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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Photo of reebtaerG
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Prue
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redbiker1954
4.45/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MacMalt
3.74/5  rDev +3%
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.

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Photo of dsshuck
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CreightonSM
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zazzi82
2.96/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of beyondthepalace
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Newport_beerguy
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duvel1979
2.25/5  rDev -38%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of daliandragon
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

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Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.21/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.59/5  rDev +26.4%
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).

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Photo of Dirtyhands
4.03/5  rDev +11%
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.

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Photo of kgammell1
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Rowdy Hop-Forward Rye Ale from Atlas Brew Works
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 164 ratings
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