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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 50   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.


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5
   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (9635) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2016
Can at Reagan International Airport. Pours a near clear deep brown with a light brown head that lasts throughout the beer and laces. Aroma has lots of rye with light roasted malts and a bit of bitter pine coming through. Flavor is full of rye with some sweet dark grains, a hint of pine and some bread underlying.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1700) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2016
12 oz can from a friend The ale poured a clear dark amber with a frothy off white head and lacing. The head had good retention. The aroma of hay mixed with some spices. The ale has a medium body with average carbonation. The flavor of earthy hops provides a muted bitterness. Nice ale with a clean finish with the rye providing some spiciness at the end.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
SanfordBrewer (1449) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2016
The rye spiciness comes through, but melds into what seems like a touch of roasted malt to give an overall impression of ashtray. Not a bad beer overall, just put off by this one note.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brownaler (478) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Peppery malt rye aroma with slight floral IPA in the body slightly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8962) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2016
The malt is expressed as dark rye bread, seed bread, caramel. Western hops give it a fruit cocktail / maraschino cherry and orange notes along with faint resin and some noble-like pepperiness and nuttiness. Medium bodied, medium to light sweetness with relatively strong bitterness, finishing long and savory and a little juicy. Pretty nice rendition here, ample malt body to support the strong bitterness, and as it warms it gets more aromatic and interesting, developing layers of spiced / nutty hops and peppery phenols.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (4378) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Can thanks to travlr: Poured murky brown with off white. Nice rye, hops and malt. Nice malty, spicy, and rye.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (613) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Aroma: citrus, rye, toast, Appearance: cloudy amber with a beige head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, rye Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (4853) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Total Wine, Fairfax can: pours light brown with a whitish head. Aroma is heavy rye and hops. Taste is bitter rye. Quite bitter. Simple and not too complex. Tasty, but not great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (7113) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2015
Many thanks to travlr for this can! Nice earthy dark malts with a nice intense hop-bitterness and -floralness, that is round and great. Dry roasted malty body with a nice hoppy finish. Typical rye-earthynes, round and great!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (2070) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2015
Tap at Nationals ballpark. Pours brown with lots of head and lots of lacing. Nose is rye and sweet. Flavours of rye, pepper, syrup and earthy bitterness. Taste is medium sweet, medium/big bitter. Mouth is full body with lively carbonation.


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