bp (881) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: pours a dark copper color with a frothy white head, aroma of rye and hops, taste is slightly bitter and somewhat bready I guess (must be from the rye), some spices as well. Not a favorite of mine but not too bad either.
jcwattsrugger (12128) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle-pours a foamy light tan head and copper/amber color. Aroma is musty medium malt-slight caramel/peat, some odd yeast. Taste is a mess.
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - JUN 1, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cheers to the burgoening efforts of Philly brewers to include one of my favorite ingredients for beer - rye. The mixtre of barley and rye gives this red ale is a nice mellow taste, but taking nothing away from the sbready, somehwat strong but subtle flavors. A true session beer....one of my favorites from the PBC.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a mostly translucent copper/amber with golden notes and a medium creamy/bubbly off white head that left spotty lacing. Aroma of citrus, rye, toasted malt, spicy yeast esters, nuts and some caramel. Flavor of rye bread, spicy yeast esters, peppery, citrus, toasted malts, nice and dry, fruity, rye and other grains.
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a reddish copper color with small head. Aroma of malts, rye, pine and a hint of hops. Flavor was caramel malts, rye, brown sugar, and a nice hop bite at the end. Somewhat chewy with a light carboonation. Solid session beer and a nicely done red ale.
hopdog (11196) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a deeper orangish / copper color with a very large sized off white head. Aromas of light citrus, caramel, rye bread, and some light spices. Tastes of caramel, lighter rye, and citrus.
DocLock (9709) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep copper pour with 3-finger off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, vinous fruit, some citrus and hops. Tastes caramel malty, with brown sugar, fig, and heavy vinous fruit notes. Fairly rich and creamy palate. Solid.
JFGrind (1987) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The rye in Rowhouse Red blends well with the malts. Worked for a session beer, but had more flavor than your typical ’Red Ale’. I hope this beer will catch on for Philadelphia Brewing Company.
soyorganic (306) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, pours a beautiful red with a nice head. The appearance is what I liked most about the beer. Aroma lightly sweet but not entirely noticable. The beer starts of well initially with the makings of a great beer, then it leaves a dull earthy aftertaste.
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma had more of a malty character than I had anticipated. Much the same in flavor as well. Quick finish with little in the way of anything lingering. I wouldn’t turn down a free one but I’m not buying a case of it.