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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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 (628) - - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (2504) - 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 (984) - - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (4119) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (6242) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1969) - 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 (3702) - Omaha, Nebraska, 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 (714) - 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.

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