RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   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.

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   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (8189) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2016
Can from the Craft Beer Corner at Fedex Field, Maryland. Pleasant rye beer, with earthy and spicy malts, berry fruits, leafy hops and a dryish finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (3832) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2016
16 oz draft pour brown with a off white head. Aroma of spicy rye and caramel. Taste is pepper and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (5829) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emeister84 (2276) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Aromas of grain, toast, subtle pepper, some caramel, black tea, floral. Clear red-bronze with orange highlights, with a fairly lasting white head. Mostly dry, toasty, some spice, herbaceous, citrusy. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (7432) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3519) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Can at the nats game. Big caramel sweetness. Hops are English and mild. Little bit of bitter grassiness. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (10757) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 6, 2016
Dark amber pour. Huge rye spice Caremark and bready nose and flavor. Bitterness is there, but the hop flavor and aroma seems quite faded. No date on the can, but seems on the old side. Intriguing enough to seek out on tap one day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierMeHoos (587) - Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2016
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro. How: 12 ounce can. Appearance: was dark amber or reddish, head was pretty solid and lasted a while. Aroma: little on the lighter side as far as rye maybe, hops, green and floral mostly. Taste: Caramel and brown sugar, with the rye spice, fairly bitter, tobacco, grass, earth. Palate: its a fairly clean and dry beer. Overall: Overall a rye beer I can kind of easily enjoy and no think over too much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (10686) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2016
Can at Reagan International Airport. Pours a near clear deep brown with a light brown head that lasts throughout the beer and laces. Aroma has lots of rye with light roasted malts and a bit of bitter pine coming through. Flavor is full of rye with some sweet dark grains, a hint of pine and some bread underlying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1894) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2016
12 oz can from a friend The ale poured a clear dark amber with a frothy off white head and lacing. The head had good retention. The aroma of hay mixed with some spices. The ale has a medium body with average carbonation. The flavor of earthy hops provides a muted bitterness. Nice ale with a clean finish with the rye providing some spiciness at the end.

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