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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   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.


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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (820) - 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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TylerGreenDC (794) - - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brownaler (547) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Peppery malt rye aroma with slight floral IPA in the body slightly bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (5644) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 11, 2016
Thanks go to an old college friend for bringing me my first D.C. brew. And a pretty good one at that. Some nice grainy hops with a bit of a nutty finish. Not the biggest rye fan but this is solid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2015
12 ounce can from Red White & Bleu, 4/6/15. Hazy brown, large creamy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of rye, citrus, toasted malt. The taste is bitter rye, toasted malt. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (6727) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Tap. Pours clear hazel brown, medium beige head, great lacing. Aroma is roasty rye, pine, hints of citrus. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, rye spice. Medium light body. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (2815) - Silver Spring, Alabama, 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerdedDave (1351) - Beckley, USA - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (5978) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Dark amber with beige head. Aromas of citrus, rye, light biscuit. Tastes of citrus, rye, biscuit, toasty notes, light tropical fruit. Medium body with a dry finish.


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