51 Rye | Monument City Brewing Company

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3.98/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Monument City Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
monumentcitybrewing.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by oriolesfan4 on 11-04-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,588
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
71
pDev:
7.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
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Ratings: 71 |  Reviews: 20
Reviews by ocelot2500:
Photo of ocelot2500
3.52/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear, golden orange color with a tight, white head that leaves little chunks of lacing.

Smells of rye and some juicy, fruity hops.

Tastes of the juicy hops upfront with an underwhelming malt base. Hops lead off with notes of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, and pineapple. Malts add in a bit of caramel. A hit of rye makes its presence but fades quickly. Feels watery on the backend. Finishes with some hop fruit notes and spice.

Mouthfeel is medium with a slightly crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this smells much better than it tastes.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BBQWhisperer
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Fiz919
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

This is a really balanced beer with a slightly sweet wheat flavor and rye finish. I had it on tap and the flavor developed as it got a bit warmer. Good stuff!

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Photo of StanleysCup
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of needMIbeer
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ConradKenney
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmhbph
4.6/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dexterk1
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MDHopster
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sneth019
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deansellers
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fourstringer
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. No identifiable date.

A: Cloudy, light honey-colored body. 1 finger of off-white head with good density. Ok retention. Nice lacing.

S: Very citrus-forward hops with notes of grapefruit, orange, lemon zest. Spicy rye notes. Grass. A bit catty and earthy.

T: Fruity hops with a mild to moderate bitterness open. Solid grapefruit presence. A light malt sweetness and rye spiciness develop and decrescendo to a pleasantly bitter, semi-dry finish. Lingering citrus, grapefruit in the aftertaste. Slight alcohol presence.

M: Moderate carbonation with a medium boy. Nicely full on the palate, even a bit creamy in texture.

O: I dig grapefruit and I dig rye. It has personality. This one really resonated with me. Nice balance. Good feel.

Prost!

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Photo of mwilbur
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy yellow-orange hue with 1/4 inch white head. Decent retention.
S: Very pleasant citrus hops and spicy rye. Not complex, but still very nice.
T: Equal parts citrus hops and spicy rye. Toasted cracker malt backbone stays in the background.
M: Light body. Smooth and oily feel. Sweet and spicy with a good amount of astringent bitterness. Very good balance.
D: Love what the rye brings to this brew. Excellent balance overall, but especially between the rye and hops.

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Photo of dsshuck
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of axxe
3.47/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bubseymour
4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Has phenomenal carbonation and retention. 4 finger head from a moderately conservative pour...waiting a long time before I can smell/sample this one. Ok had to go to sink and knife off the head, can't wait any longer. So the smell is a wonder citrus hop blast. No pine or dankness. Taste is more subdued but incredibly well balanced with rye malt and sweetness to balance the hops. Rye is sweeter than other rye based IPAs/Pales I've had. The mouthfeel is a brewing miracle in my opinion and perfect. This is a 6.5% standard IPA ABV beer but swear this beer is as creamy and thick like a 12%+ ABV bomb. Not sure why this beer isn't rating higher. Perhaps its not hoppy enough? Not sure but it's extremely well made and satisfying.

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Photo of Dougwillhike
4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JOldewurtel
4.66/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BabaBeer
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigeyedfish89
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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51 Rye from Monument City Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 71 ratings