ChopHouse & Brewery D.C. (owned by Rock Bottom) Reviews


DCLawyer
District ChopHouse Polish Porter 3
Draft pint at the source. Deep brown with small frothy lite tan head. Roasted malt, ash, chocolate notes, fairly lite palate, slight metallic note. Eh.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

DCLawyer
District ChopHouse Ellie’s Saison 3
Draft at the source. Hazy orange-gold with small white head. Lite grains, mild spice. Slightly zesty. Very mild and plain.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

drsordr
District ChopHouse Bourbon Stout 3.5
Draft to taster at brew pub pour opaque black with minimal to no head. Nose vanilla, Bourbon, molasses. Taste big vanilla, Bourbon, light roast. No carbonation, served via "traditional English beer engine" feels thin for style, but decent flavors.
Sunday, April 10, 2016

drsordr
District ChopHouse Cherry Blossom Festival Wheat 2.8
Draft to taster at brew pub pour red copper with thin white head. Nose light red fruit and crystal malt. Taste all wheat and minimal cherry. The graininess overpowers the rest of the flavors. Hint of maraschino in the overtaste and finish.
Sunday, April 10, 2016

drsordr
District ChopHouse Barley Wine 3.4
Draft to taster at brew pub listed as Brewer Marker and Seasonal brew. Pour dark amber copper with minimal ecru head. Nose toffee, raisin, dates, light vinous. Taste sweeter up front, then toffee, butterscotch, molasses, burnt caramel and light bitterness. Some nuttiness late.
Sunday, April 10, 2016

drsordr
District ChopHouse Oatmeal Stout 3.3
Draft to taster at brew pub pour opaque dark brown with moderate tan head. Nose roasted malt and dark chocolate. Taste brief green fruit flavor followed by light roast and mineral powdered chocolate. Smooth mouth feel from the oats and nitro.
Sunday, April 10, 2016

drsordr
District ChopHouse IPA 3.5
Draft to taster at brew pub pour clear avg gold with thin white head. Nose nice floral and tropical fruit hop. Taste moderate bitter bite up front, grassy then floral hop. Light grainy malt late palate. Light bitter finish. Nice nose decent flavors.
Sunday, April 10, 2016

drsordr
District ChopHouse Nut Brown Ale (Hazelnuts & Cocoa Nibs) 3.2
Draft to taster at brew pub pour clear light brownish copper with moderate ecru head. Nose light roasted malt, hint of nuttiness. Taste minerality up front, then overripe fruit, light roast, and maybe some milk chocolate. Finish with odd fruit and some roast in the aftertaste.
Sunday, April 10, 2016

drsordr
District ChopHouse Amber Ale 2.9
Draft to taster at brew pub pour clear light copper with thin ecru head. Nose toffee and caramel malts with light dank. Taste similar to nose with more grainy malt late.
Sunday, April 10, 2016

drsordr
District ChopHouse Light Lager 2.8
Draft to taster at brew pub pour clear pee yellow with thin white head. Nose crystal malt and typical light lager smells, but no skunk. Taste green apple and crystal malt leading to strong grainy malt. That continues through the light bitter finish.
Sunday, April 10, 2016

GenDV138
District ChopHouse Amber Ale 3.7
4 oz pour on draft at District ChopHouse. Velvet version (nitro). Clear golden amber with off-white head. Aromas of floral notes, herbs, spice. Tastes of caramel, floral notes, aged hops, bitter wheat. Very light body with a dry finish. 6/4/7/3/13

Earlier Rating: 1/18/2016 Total Score: 3.8
4 oz pour on draft at District ChopHouse. Clear amber with beige head. Aromas of toast and biscuit. Tastes of toast, biscuit, caramel, citrus. Medium body with a dry finish. Good amber ale. 7/4/8/4/15

Monday, January 18, 2016

GenDV138
District ChopHouse The Senator Doppelbock 3.5
4 oz pour on draft at District ChopHouse. Listed as The Senator, 8.5% ABV. Slightly hazy dark amber brown with beige head. Aromas of dark fruit, raisins, caramel. Tastes of dark fruit, caramel, raisins, brown sugar. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Solid.
Monday, January 18, 2016

GenDV138
District ChopHouse Dunkelweizen 3.2
4 oz pour on draft at District ChopHouse. Murky brown with off-white head. Aromas of light tropical fruit, citrus, herbs. Tastes of dark fruit, caramel, herbs, light spice. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Decent dunkel.
Monday, January 18, 2016

GenDV138
District ChopHouse IPA 3.6
4 oz pour on draft at District ChopHouse. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of floral and citrus. Tastes of floral notes, citrus fruit and peel, light malt and caramel. Medium body with a dry finish. Solid IPA.
Monday, January 18, 2016

GenDV138
District ChopHouse Oatmeal Stout 4.2
4 oz pour on draft at District ChopHouse. Black with light tan head. Nice lacing. Aromas of cinnamon, spices, chocolate. Tastes of dark chocolate, light caramel and vanilla, roasty notes, light malt. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Great oatmeal stout, my favorite of the flight.
Monday, January 18, 2016

GenDV138
District ChopHouse Elliots Nut Brown 3.8
4 oz pour on draft at District ChopHouse. Clear dark amber with beige head. Aromas of cocoa, caramel, toffee. Tastes of cocoa, malt, caramel, toffee. Medium body with a dry finish. Tasty brown ale.
Monday, January 18, 2016

GenDV138
District ChopHouse Light Lager 3.6
4 oz pour on draft at District ChopHouse. Clear straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of corn, wheat, citrus, light caramel. Tastes of malt, citrus, wheat. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Fine for what it is.
Monday, January 18, 2016

DCLawyer
District ChopHouse Pumpkin Saison 3.1
Draft->shaker at District ChopHouse DC. Murky dark brown with a small tan head. Herbs, pumpkin, lite seasonal spice. Heavy for a saison, not too much spice. Eh.
Wednesday, January 06, 2016

GiddyBoy
District ChopHouse Nut Brown Ale (Hazelnuts & Cocoa Nibs) 2.8
Bleh. Flavor was strong and over the top. Very thick and flat overall. Not a fan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, November 04, 2015

GiddyBoy
District ChopHouse Amber Ale 4.1
Great tasting beer. Strong flavor with minimal aftertaste. Creamy head and hoppy hoppy! Great fresh beer made right at the district. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Majek
District ChopHouse Bourbon Stout 2.9
Dark brown colour with low head. Medium intensive aroma of bourbon, vanilla, peat and some smoke notes. Very nice at nose. Taste is medium to heavy sweet, light bitter and light sour with short roasty fisnish. Unfortunately, taste is very thin and surprisingly watery. Soft carbonation. Overall, it’s a beer with very nice, full of bourbon note aroma, but taste is very thin. More body could help it.
Monday, October 19, 2015

Majek
District ChopHouse IPA 3.1
Little hazy, orange colour with medium head. Some lacing. Moderate aroma of exotic fruits, some resin and caramel maltiness. Taste is medium bitter, medium sweet with caramel and fruity short finish. Medium carbonation. Light to medium body. Decent stuff. It could has more body and it could be better balanced (more hoppy freshness).
Monday, October 19, 2015

argo0
District ChopHouse Cheque Please 3.3
Draft. Small white head atop clear apple juice body. Aroma is spicy, some lemon/apple, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, straw, bread, light lemon lager yeast. Light-medium body, some resin, light acidity.
Monday, October 12, 2015

solidfunk
District ChopHouse Bourbon Barrel Aged Barley Wine 3
Way too syrupy for me, and hard to drink. Pours brown with no head. Lots of caramelized malt and booze without much else. Tap at Snallygaster.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

solidfunk
District ChopHouse Nut Brown Ale (Hazelnuts & Cocoa Nibs) 2
Unfermented like candy sugar and nothing else really. Pours murky brown. Very sweet finish - kind of a mess. A little foul. Tap at Snallygaster.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

radagast83
District ChopHouse Bourbon Barrel Aged Barley Wine 3.8
Draft at Snallygaster 2015. Poured a cloudy brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma was some toffee, caramel, vanilla, some light oak notes. Flavor was tasty, smooth malts with a touch of candy toffee. Pretty smooth, warming as you consume, with a slightly boozy finish.
Thursday, September 17, 2015

radagast83
District ChopHouse Nut Brown Ale (Hazelnuts & Cocoa Nibs) 3.7
Draft at Snallygaster. First beer of the day. Poured a medium brown, cloudy color with a small off-white head. Aroma was light nutty notes, touch of milk chocolate. Flavor was nutty notes, hazelnuts, light cocoa powder.
Monday, September 14, 2015

Iphonephan
District ChopHouse Bourbon Barrel Aged Barley Wine 3.8
On draft at Snallygaster 2015. Pours a cloudy brown with an off white head. Flavors of oak and vanilla. Boozy finish.
Saturday, September 12, 2015

nimbleprop
District ChopHouse Black IPA 3.2
On "velvet" (aka nitro) at the 7th street location, pours a dark brown with some creamy, tan head. Nose has toast, burnt malts, bread, some pine, soap, a little chocolate. Flavor follows, medium roast, dark chocolate, toast, pine. Creamy finish. A bit dumbed down, but OK.
Thursday, August 27, 2015

chinchill
District ChopHouse Inverted Jenny 3.2
On tap at the brewpub. cloudy amber body with a durable head. Robust and malty for style and certainly mild for a DIPA. Medium body.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

chinchill
District ChopHouse Amber Ale 3.4
On tap at the brewpub as "Velvet Amber". Amber body with a durable and creamy head. Nice mix of his and malts, with the good more evident than usual for style. Mild.
Earlier Rating: 6/24/2015 Total Score: 3
On tap at the brewpub. Medium dark amber body with a good head. Typically malty for style with about equal sweetness and bitterness. Medium body and carbonation.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

chinchill
District ChopHouse Oatmeal Stout 3.4
On tap at the brewpub. Near black body with a decent head. Medium-full body and light soft carbonation which, with the smoothness from the oats, makes this feel like a cask ale.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

chinchill
District ChopHouse Elliots Nut Brown 3.3
On tap at the brewpub. Amber body with somewhat weak head. Average for style, with a medium body and crisp carbonation.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

chinchill
District ChopHouse Light Lager 3.1
On tap at the brewpub. Light amber body with a weak head. Robust and malty for style but certainly mild. More satisfying than average, with af relatively full body and the usual crisp carbonation.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

chinchill
District ChopHouse IPA 3.2
On tap at the brewpub. copper-amber body with a good head. Nice hoppy aroma with a solid bread background. Citrus and evergreen flavors. The flavor of the hop mix is not entirely to my liking but will certainly speak more to others. Medium carbonation.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

chinchill
District ChopHouse Ellie’s Saison 2.8
On tap at the brewpub as Ellie’s Saison. Light amber body with a weak head. Mild flavor with hints of flowers, honey and spices. Medium body and carbonation.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

chinchill
District ChopHouse Bourbon Stout 3.4
On cask at the brewpub. Has an essentially black body with a decent head. Lots of bourbon flavor and aroma, suggesting the bourbon barrel was not ruined before brewery use. Smooth but overly light body.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

gueuze
District ChopHouse Oatmeal Stout 3.7
Farbe sehr dunkel. Geruch sehr Richtung Kaffee und röst. Wenig karbonisiert. Rund, kaum bitter.
Thursday, June 04, 2015

gueuze
District ChopHouse Amber Ale 3.6
Farbe hell bis amber. Geruch Zitrone und Malz. Im Geschmack dann malzig. Hopfig, leicht citrus im Abgang.
Thursday, June 04, 2015

gueuze
District ChopHouse Light Lager 2.6
Farbe hell und klar. Geruch malzig. Geschmack sehr wässrig, dabei kaum bitter. Ein bisschen mehr Hopfen wäre nett gewesen.
Thursday, June 04, 2015

Tayeth
District ChopHouse Amber Ale 2.7
Geruch cremig und nach Sahne-Karamell. Geschmack relativ süß, aber auch Bittere im Nachgeschmack. Wenig Besonderes, aber ganz gut gemacht. Etwas pappig.
Thursday, June 04, 2015

Tayeth
District ChopHouse Light Lager 2.9
Malziger Geruch und Geschmack, insgesamt relativ vollmundig. Wenig Hopfen, leicht brotartig.
Thursday, June 04, 2015

Tayeth
District ChopHouse Oatmeal Stout 2.4
Geruch sehr kräftig, schokoladig, lecker. Geschmack bleibt dann weit hinter den Erwartungen, wässrig, nichtssagend.
Thursday, June 04, 2015

Tayeth
District ChopHouse IPA 2.5
Geruch kräftig, nach frischem Gras und Zitrus. Geschmack leider etwas seifig, sonst vor allem Hopfen.
Thursday, June 04, 2015

Tayeth
District ChopHouse Inverted Jenny 1.9
Geruch leicht medizinisch, sehr kräuterig. Geschmack sehr kantig, astringierend, ziemlich merkwürdig im Abgang.
Thursday, June 04, 2015

Tayeth
District ChopHouse Bourbon Stout 4
Im Geruch gibt es eine wahnsinnige Vanille-Komponente, die sich auch im Geschmack wiederfindet. Dickflüssig, fast wie ein Cocktail. Kaum karbonisiert.
Thursday, June 04, 2015

MadRobin
District ChopHouse Inverted Jenny 3.7
On tap at R.D.F. in Washington, DC. 2015 Strong Ale Tasting. Very hazy, amber-orange with an off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of passion fruit, orange, tropical fruit, pine, citrus and caramel. Taste of orange, tropical fruit, passion fruit, pine, citrus, caramel and mild spices. Medium body and medium/low carbonization.--Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, May 31, 2015

Pyobon
District ChopHouse IPA 3.5
(On Tap) Clear copper brown with good dense white head. Aroma is sweet fruity - passion fruit, hints of pine. Palate dominated by lively carbonation - in a good way - I think there’s a light body under that nice bright carbonation. Nice tasting beer with quite a lot going on. Lots of fruitiness. Some subtle balancing sweetness. Moderate, and very pleasant, bitterness in finish. Nice tasty easy drinking IPA.
Saturday, May 09, 2015

Pyobon
District ChopHouse Bourbon Stout 4.1
(On Tap) Jet black with big white head. Smoky, peaty, oaky. Great palate - smooth but quite light at the same time. Great taste primarily oaky whisky over a sweetish dark roast malt. Very well balanced combination of flavours. This is bourbon, not stout, dominated. I like whisky so this works well for me. I guess if you are looking for a stout with whisky notes you may be disappointed.
Saturday, May 09, 2015

Pyobon
District ChopHouse Amber Ale 3.5
(On Tap) Clear deep coppery brown with good dense white head. Subtle aroma of toffee, seaweed and citrus. Nice mouthfeel - medium body, slightly silky with bright carbonation. Nice caramel / toffee malt with some balancing vegetable / seaweed notes that develop into some pleasant bitterness in finish. Amber is not my favorite style but this is good - the extra hops make it interesting.
Saturday, May 09, 2015