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Rowdy Hop-Forward Rye Ale | Atlas Brew Works

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BA SCORE
3.63/5
Good
165 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:
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Added by jtladner on 09-07-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,995
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
165
pDev:
10.47%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
34
Trade:
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Ratings: 165 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of kgammell1
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GinDC
3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nwhittin
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of sisterofba
3.87/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edthehead
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Guppy314
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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Photo of jsf14
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gopens44
3.74/5  rDev +3%
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.

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Photo of ksimons
3.72/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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

Nice clean and spicy brew. Not very bold, so it was quite easy to drink.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.02/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of kvgomps
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Skillet
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBorsato
4.17/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of dar482
3.37/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The beer comes in a deep amber color.

The aroma offers rich nutty malts, spicy rye bread, caramel sweetness, toasty bread, hints of floral.

The flavor hits of tea like bitterness, pine, deep earthiness, along with a spicy rye character, with an underlying medium plus toasty bread and malt base.

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Photo of spw109
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jspaner
3.27/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Medium brown color, slightly hazy, but not opaque. Moderate tan head, which leaves some lacing as it dissipates. The smell is piney with rye, spices & caramel. Taste is sharp, with rye, hops, and caramel malts. Bitter and dry at the end. Mouth feel is crisp, thin, with adequate carbonation. Nothing lingers except the piney taste. Overall, its an average beer, but it is true to its description on the can: Hop-Forward Rye ale. The hops & rye are prominent here.

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Photo of farrago
3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Solid two finger head of dense foam with a large aggregation of bigger bubbles at the point of pour, eggshell white in color, leaves a continuous ring around the glass as the head recedes, like a ring of bath water. The liquid is murkily opaque with copious amounts of particulate floating inside, mostly brown with a fade to orange near the rims and glass bottom, hard to gauge amount and activity of the bubbles. The nose features spicy rye and burnt bread crusts, a touch of metal before softened by carob, cocoa and caramel notes, surprisingly sweet as it warms, slice of white grapefruit but not getting discernible fruit presence. Medium-bodied, the carbonation gives it a thick churning sensation, doesn’t scrub enough to prevent a drying layer from forming on the tongue. Here too it is the spicy rye which dominates, grainy the whole way through. The cocoa and caramel puts up a struggle to match the spiciness. The grapefruit notes here joined by pine cone and brown dirt type of earth. While it has roast in its profile, lots of malty residue at the end. This brew offers sufficient complexity without letting its reach exceed its grasp and does wisely in sticking to the promised script.

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

Photo of Lucoli
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wanderlust_Ink
3.96/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Rowdy Hop-Forward Rye Ale from Atlas Brew Works
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 165 ratings
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