Rowdy Hop-Forward Rye Ale | Atlas Brew Works

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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
Ratings:
157
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
10.57%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
33
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 157 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.

Pours a clear dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, rye, and earth aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, rye, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of rye bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a great rye forward presence that comes through especially well in the smell.

Serving type: on tap.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a moderately dark ruby amber with a moderately sized tan head. Lacing remains as you enjoy the brew. Bite of the hops intermingled with the rye flavor makes it an interesting brew.

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Photo of cj8311
3.46/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of osickeym
4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewSTL
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rorjets
3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnbpark
3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown color. The head is two fingers high and off-white in shade. Its creaminess is excellent, while the retention is good. A thick ring of lacing sticks to the glass. (3.75)

Smell: I pick up lots of rye spice, unsurprisingly. The caramel that augments its spicy tone is very rich and defined. Not only does it branch out into notes of caramel and toffee, but also into brown sugar, earth, and even mild chocolate. Touches of piny, floral hops also appear to balance the sweetness. A decent nose without being earth shattering. (3.25)

Taste: More bitter than the nose suggested. It starts off with some caramel and brown sugar, at least, with the rye spice augmenting the malt flavor some. The finish is fairly bitter, bringing tobacco, grass, earth, and pine. There's even a touch of roasted grain floating around. Normally, this beer would be far too bitter, but the malts do a great job of holding the back-end bite at bay. A likable beer at the end of the day. (3.5)

Mouthfeel: Because it's bitter, it's a fairly clean and dry beer. The malts are prevalent, yet never linger sloppily on the palate. Somewhat strong carbonation also helps it go down easily. (3.75)

Overall: This could have been a bitter mess, yet it isn't. Honestly, the interplay between the bitter hops and the malt backbone just works. I won't seek this out, but I'll drink it again. (3.5)

3.48/5: Similar to being beat up by "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey: it's like being hit by a truck, yet it's oddly pleasurable

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Photo of thebeers
3.66/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Deep chestnut color with thin white head. Decent lacing. Caramel and rye on the nose. Medium-bodied with caramel-tinted malt sweetness, some rye spice and hop bitterness in the taste. Quite hoppy, actually. It's okay.

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Photo of Emersonio
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pour: 12oz can into a nonic pint. Appearance: Deep amber with a slight head. Lacing present. Aroma: Pungent amount of rye with a backbone of malt and hops. Taste: Bready and earthy. Aftertaste: Clean and crisp ryes notes. Some peppery elements as well. Overall: Easy drinking and solid offering. Good: 3 out of 5.

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Photo of tone77
3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Another beer courtesy of the captain of the canship, woodychandler. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cloudy, dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of rye, hops. Taste is of sharp rye, piney hops, a bit of an unusual aftertaste, dry at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a slightly better than average beer.

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Photo of MisledTitan
3.87/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lelampp
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of xcdarrel17
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Proclarush
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RGPeters
3.42/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of polopaul20
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnscooper
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave1999
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of apasternak
3.03/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jwat
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lambdon
3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Rowdy Hop-Forward Rye Ale from Atlas Brew Works
3.69 out of 5 based on 157 ratings.
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