Serve in Shaker, Tumbler


on tap

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Share this beer with friends!
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 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TylerGreenDC (404) - - 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (2119) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 14, 2013
On tap 4 oz. taste at DC Beer Fest at Nationals Park in SE Washington, DC. Hazy, dark amber-brown with a large khaki head and excellent lacing. Aroma of rye bread, caramel and citrus. Taste of spicy herbal hops, caramel and rye bread. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerdedDave (627) - - NOV 20, 2014
on tap at Old Ebbitt Grill; amber color; piney, citrusy hop aroma with mild caramel and rye notes; nice smooth flavor - rye malt with light caramel notes and a good deal of citrusy, piney hops; smooth, bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1554) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Draft sample at Iron Horse. Reddish brown with small offwhite head. Loads of malt, both bitter and sweet, balanced with grains and light citrus hops. Very well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (3155) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 22, 2014
A pretty good beer. Almost like a spicy pale ale. Some pepper, citrus, and bread. Tried with Jess at Iron Horse in 2014.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (444) - Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Dark tan brown with tan head. Aroma is piney grassy hops. Flavor starts off hoppy and pine then in the finish the rye malt comes through for balance. The hops sticks around through the long finish. Nice brew and well named.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daytonbeer (673) - Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Pours dark brown with off white head and lacing that evenly peppers the glass. Aroma is light with bread and rye. Taste is better with moderate bitterness that pushes through the peppery rye and maltiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3858) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2615) - 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.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50