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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Made with three varieties of hops and a generous amount of specialty malts, Rowdy offers a complex flavor and aroma that is both aggressive and fun. The addition of malted rye to the grain bill lends a peppery and distinct character to the beer which complements the bitterness and floral notes of brewhouse hop additions. Finally, this copper-hued ale receives a liberal addition of dry hops in the fermenting vessel, imparting citrus aromas and a crisp, clean finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2145) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Draft at Churchkey. Pours clear reddish brown with a frothy off white head. Tastes light, fruity, with medium citrus hops, some bitterness, and some malty spiced cider. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like sweet gummy candy, funk, and herbs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3559) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Tap at Churchkey. Pours dark amber/ruby with creamy off-white head. Aroma is fresh floral and grassy hops, caramel and biscuit malts, raisins, and light spice. Flavor is hop bitterness forward with some dry malts and dried dark fruit notes; dry finish with some earthy bitterness lingering. Medium body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
matthewgerke (67) - - SEP 7, 2013
"Complex flavor" is an understatement for this beer. Way more to it than just being a standard pale ale with a bit of rye. Great balance between the malts, rye and hops with the citrus hop profile coming through little bit after the rye. Incredibly versatile as it is easy drinking enough for a hot summer day but will definitely work well through the fall and winter. My new go-to.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4873) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2013
16oz pour at Paradiso Georgetown. Pours a hazy, caramel amber, with some creamy, lacing, white head. Nose is light pepper, some bread crust, a little orange, some soap. Flavor is sweet, malty, orange, a little star fruit, some lime, a little pithy, some soap. Clean, slightly metallic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nickls (1847) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Tap. Off-white head with good retention on a dark murky brown body with orange highlights. Rye, slight hop spiciness, and a touch of grapefruit like hops in the aroma, but pretty tame. Flavor is similar, with a decent hop burns and spice from the rye. Lacking a little depth but nicely dry. Medium to lighter body. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4644) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Draft at Meridian Pint, brewery release day. Welcome to the neighborhood! This one poured a transparent ruby color, with a small head. Pretty decent lacing on the glass. The aroma is a nice malted one, with a note of black pepper and spices. Flavor is distinctively rye, with notes of cracked pepper and a nice citrus finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TylerGreenDC (296) - - SEP 8, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2013 On tap at ChurchKey. Weird beer! Not a traditional IPA (CKDC lists it as one but...), not even close. Aroma of toasted nuts. Flavor is full of hazelnut. Hops are there and they provide some kick... but they seem to be secondary? Fascinating beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dlovell2 (777) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2013
On Draft at Big Hunt in D.C. Poured Dark Brown with a tan head. Hop aroma. Some rye and carmel malt flavors. Some Spicy hop finish. Nice balanced brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11844) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Draft on launch day at Meridian Pint. Cloudy brown color, off white head. Aroma of stone fruit and toasted caramel. Taste is peppery toasted brown bread with a nice rye spiciness. Tasty.

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