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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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A ruckus of complex flavor is carried in on the amber glow of torchlight. As tension builds between hop bitterness and the malty tones delivered by locally grown and malted grist, a perfect balance is achieved. The robust texture of rye allies itself with the flavors from specialty malts and hops to rebel against preconceived notions of beer. Unseat the crown. Start a Riot.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
radio_nowhere (1018) - Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2015 Bottles became available yesterday in the Frederick, MD area. 12oz bottle poured into pint glass. Clear golden orange color with a finger of creamy off-white head. Aroma of citrus/light floral hops and toasty malt. Taste is caramel malt well balanced with hop bitterness ending with rye spiciness. Medium body and carbonation. Good stuff.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jefcon (1459) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2015
Cloudy aromas of sour berries, wildflowers and a little grapefruit. Tart palate with a lot of cereal. Slightly sour finish. Medium weight.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (6566) - Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2015
Draft at City Tap House DC. Pours a clear reddish amber/copper color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have some sweet malts, fruity, resiny and earthy hops, some spicy rye character early, caramel, finish was soft, ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BierMeHoos (269) - Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Poured into a glass. Appearance is orange red with a large fluffy white head. Aroma of citrus and grassy hops. Tastes of citrus and piney hops, little rye taste as well. Palate is light bodied and nicely carbonated and nice finish. Overall a very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1437) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Draft at The Answer The ale poured a dark clear amber with lacing. The head was closer to beige in color. This is an excellent rye ale with a spicy rye malt aroma with some citrus and resin. . Medium body ale had average carbonation. The hop bitterness and rye spiciness is assertive and swift, easily leveling out the malt sweetness for a well balanced swallow.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4979) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Nice rich amber and copper coloured body with a thinnish tan head. Super pungent aroma of bright resinous and piney hops with a large rye presence, some alcohol and a lot of dank bitterness - nice and mouthwatering. Medium-bodied; Assertive hop flavour with some nuts and earth coming through, hints of caramel and a rather large malt body showing the specialty grain characteristics and not a clean note at all. Aftertaste shows a rich caramel flavour with the hops coming hard and fast and a pleasant sweetness on the end. Overall, a nice, rich rye beer with a lot of complexity and a nice balance throughout. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Washington (Foggy Bottom, Eye Street NorthWest), DC on 15-January-2015 for US$2,49 sampled at home in Washington on 24-March-2015.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kinz (3449) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2015
On tap at The Answer. Poured a medium reddish amber, slight head. Aroma was caramel accented malts, grainy, some slightly earthy and citric hops. Flavor matched, definitely more malt focused than hops. The low level of hop presence made the beer come off as a bit incomplete. Not bad, not great.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tia (1124) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Tap @ Answer. Reddish with nice head and lacing. Smells like bread with an astringent hint. Almost.raising, a little astringent, finishes dry and lightly hoppy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brigg (532) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 30, 2015
(bottle) Clear, red-amber body with a medium-big beige head of fine bubbles that leaves an even coat of lace on the glass. Aroma of orange, lemon, grain; light wood and earth notes. Medium body, some soft carbonation. Citrus rind, orange, light floral notes; bright, dry finish. Dusty grain aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dliberto (216) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2014
On tap at the 2014 Maryland Microbrewery Festival. Pours a nice reddish brown with a small foamy white head. Smells of citrus, rye, and some pine. Taste is much the same, the brew stays nice and dry throughout while providing focus on the rye. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and has a slight oily mouth feel. Nice Rye-p-a.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6810) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Glass at Meridian Pint. Pours a clear red/copper color with a medium white head. A nice fruity nose, grainy. The flavor is fresh fruity hops, a bit of bitter and spicy rye, earthy finish. Clean and nice.


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