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




yespr
3.3
District ChopHouse Velvet IPA
From tap. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is citrusy and crisp hoppy. Bitter, fruity, grapefruity. Creamy mouthfeel. Bitter and crisp hoppy finish.
Thursday, July 6, 2017

yespr
3.5
District ChopHouse Bourbon Stout
From tap. Pours dark brown to black with a small brown head. Aroma is roasted malty and roasted malty. Dark malty, vanilla, sourish and slight wooden. Dry malty. Toasted and fruity. Wooden and sourish finish.
Thursday, July 6, 2017

yespr
3.4
District ChopHouse Inverted Jenny
From tap. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is citrusy and crisp hoppy. Smooth fruity, peachy, grapefruity and slight citrusy. Bitter and crisp hoppy finish.
Thursday, July 6, 2017

yespr
3.2
District ChopHouse Ellie’s Saison
From tap. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is estery and slight fruity. Estery. Dry. Toasted and slight estery. Dry and slight herbal finish.
Thursday, July 6, 2017

Barreras
3.4
District ChopHouse Oatmeal Stout
Pours a deep brown color with a roasted malt aroma. Taste is slightly sweet with a burnt rolled oats flavor. The sweetness is truly evident at first sip then dissipates as you swallow. A dry, roasted malt aftertaste that finished the beer quite well.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

gueuze
4.3
District ChopHouse Bourbon Stout
[Backlog] Schwarz, ohne Schaum, kein CO2. Geruch nach Whiskey, alkohlisch. Im Geschmack der absolute Vanielle-Bourbon-Einschlag, ohne besonders alkoholisch zu sein.
Sunday, January 15, 2017

gueuze
1.7
District ChopHouse Inverted Jenny
[Backlog] Farbe Amber-trüb. Geruch C-Hopfen, ein bisschen Waldfrüchte. Im Geschmack dann was extrem Ekliges.
Sunday, January 15, 2017

TylerGreenDC
3.7
District ChopHouse Dunkelweizen
Draft. Beautiful aroma of spicy banana. Flavors of banana, but not fruity, sweet or over-the-top, just the right amount, balanced by spice, caramel and a bit of cloves. Lots of flavor for just 5.1%. Well done.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

bytemesis
2.9
District ChopHouse Bourbon Stout
Tap. Pours deep clear black, large creamy tan head, dissipates slowly, nice lacing. Aroma is bourbon, cherry, lemon peel, hints of vinous and Brett things, vanilla. Flavors is fairly sweet, light bitter, a hint of tartness, lots of bourbon and weird notes, woody, lemon peel, weird. Just weird. Lightish body, creamy mouthfeel. Weird.
Monday, October 17, 2016

bytemesis
2.8
District ChopHouse Oktoberfest
Tap. Pours clear hazel, a bit reddish, small beige head, not much lacing. Aroma is malty, dark bread, bock notes, hints of copper, caramel. Docks is medium sweet, light bitter, a bit boring. Light plus body.
Monday, October 17, 2016

bytemesis
3.1
District ChopHouse Dunkelweizen
Tap. Pours murky hazel, small beige head, some lacing. Aroma is cloves, banana, hints of spice, wheat. Flavor is light plus sweet, very little bitterness, loads of clove, light banana, hints of allspice, black jack gum. Medium body, low carbonation, light acidity. Interesting.
Monday, October 17, 2016

bytemesis
3.7
District ChopHouse IPA
Tap. Pours clear Amber, medium off white head, good lacing. Aroma is light, loads of grapefruit, pine, more grapefruit. Flavor is light sweet, light plus bitter, citrus forward. Medium body. Once again better than the ratings.
I note that the description replaced nugget hops with simcoe, which likely helped a lot.

Monday, October 17, 2016

bytemesis
3.6
District ChopHouse Oatmeal Stout
Tap. Pours dark black, medium creamy beige head, great lacing. Aroma is light, roasty, hints of smoke, lactose, hints of burnt rubber, chocolate. Docks is medium sweet, light plus bitter, roasty and rich. Fullish body, creamy mouthfeel. Soft and velvety.
Monday, October 17, 2016

bytemesis
3.8
District ChopHouse Elliots Nut Brown
Tap. Pours clear hazel, large creamy beige head, dissipates slowly, nice lacing. Aroma is tobacco, roasted malt, nutty, coffee grounds, hints of smoke. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, slight hint of acidity, hints of smoke, tobacco and cocoa. Medium body. This is complex and udervalued by craft beer dorks.
Monday, October 17, 2016

bytemesis
3.2
District ChopHouse Amber Ale
Tap. Pours clear orange, small off white head, good lacing. Aroma is light, toffee, hint of cinnamon, dark bread. Flavor is medium sweet, very light bitter. Interesting malt profile, minimal hops. Medium body, clean.
Monday, October 17, 2016

bytemesis
3.3
District ChopHouse Light Lager
Tap. Pours clear pale yellow, medium white head, good lacing. Aroma is light, grassy, grain. Flavor is light sweet, lighter bitter, pretty clean, hints of citrus. Light body, finishing with a hint of bitterness, otherwise clean.
Monday, October 17, 2016

solidfunk
3.3
District ChopHouse Cheque Please
Saaz and some sweet malt unfermented cask flavor. Hazy orange pour with decent head on cask. Some booze. Doesn’t come together on cask. Churchkey.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

radagast83
4
District ChopHouse Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout: Coffee
Draft at Snallygaster 2016. (2014 vintage). Poured a nearly pitch black color with a dark brown head. Aroma was dark chocolate, roasted coffee, bitter malts. Flavor was similar, coffee, roasted malts. Really tasty.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

GenDV138
3.5
District ChopHouse Nut Brown Ale (Hazelnuts & Cocoa Nibs)
6 oz pour on cask at Snallygaster 2016. Hazy brown. Aromas of malt, cocoa, nutty notes, light caramel. Tastes of cocoa, nutty notes. Light body with a dry finish.
Monday, September 19, 2016

GenDV138
3.5
District ChopHouse Barley Wine
6 oz pour on cask at Snallygaster 2016. 2015 vintage. Brown with beige head. Aromas of caramel, toffee. Tastes of caramel, toffee, booze, dark fruit. Medium body with a dry finish.
Monday, September 19, 2016

GenDV138
4.2
District ChopHouse Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout: Coffee
6 oz pour on cask at Snallygaster 2016. 2014 vintage. Dark brown with black head. Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit. Tastes of dark chocolate, whiskey, coffee. Full body with a dry finish.
Monday, September 19, 2016

argo0
3.2
District ChopHouse Nut Brown Ale (Hazelnuts & Cocoa Nibs)
Snallygaster. Minimal off-white head with cloudy brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, light chocolate, nut, bread. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, some nut, light milk chocolate. Light-medium body, light stickiness.
Sunday, September 18, 2016

argo0
3.1
District ChopHouse Bourbon Barrel Aged Barley Wine
Snallygaster. Small beige head atop muddy dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some plum/raisin, light wood. Taste is sweet, caramel, some raisin, Bourbon, light wood. Sticky medium-full body.
Sunday, September 18, 2016

Nickls
3.6
District ChopHouse Paradise Regained
Tap. Bubbly white head, slightly hazy light yellow orange. Citrusy, melon and honeydew, as well as some sweet crackers on the aroma. Flavor is nickey hoppy, rounded melon, and not overly bitter. Medium body. Pretty solid actually.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Travlr
3.7
District ChopHouse Paradise Regained
Draft at Smoke & Barrel. Chillhazy straw color, medium white head. Nice aroma of earthy citrus. Taste is also earthy, lemon and summer fruit. Tasty.
Sunday, August 7, 2016

Travlr
3.2
District ChopHouse Inverted Jenny
Draft at the source. Hazy golden amber color, medium white head. Aroma of summer fruit, pine. Taste is fruity caramel, pine resin. OK.
Thursday, August 4, 2016

Travlr
3.4
District ChopHouse Nut Brown Ale (Hazelnuts & Cocoa Nibs)
Draft at the source. Clear deep brown color, dense tan head. Aroma of coffee grounds. Taste is caramel and coffee. Decent.
Thursday, August 4, 2016

Iphonephan
3.2
District ChopHouse Bourbon Stout
On cask at the brewpub. Pours black with a thin tan head. Roast aroma. Flavors of bourbon and smoky wood. Light bitter roast finish.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Iphonephan
3.6
District ChopHouse Inverted Jenny
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a hazy copper with an ecru head. Aroma of orange and pineapple. Flavors of tropical fruits and caramel. Bitter finish.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Iphonephan
3.4
District ChopHouse Oatmeal Stout
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a murky cola with a tan head. Aroma of toasted oats. Flavors of licorice and leather. Bitter roast finish.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Iphonephan
3.5
District ChopHouse Nut Brown Ale (Hazelnuts & Cocoa Nibs)
On draft and nitro at the brewpub. Pours a clear cola brown with a tan head. Coffee aroma. Flavors of cocoa and toffee. Bitter finish.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Iphonephan
3.5
District ChopHouse IPA
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Aroma of pine. Flavors of grapefruit and spruce. Bitter finish.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Iphonephan
3.3
District ChopHouse Amber Ale
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber with an ecru head. Nutty nose. Flavors of toffee and citrus. Bitter finish.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Iphonephan
3.1
District ChopHouse Hefe Weizen
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Banana aroma. Flavors of bubblegum and cardamom. Crisp finish.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Iphonephan
2.7
District ChopHouse Light Lager
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear pale gold with an off white head. Bready nose. Flavors of toast. Crisp finish.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

johnnnniee
3.4
District ChopHouse Inverted Jenny
Sample at Industry Night at HomeBrewCon. Somewhat sweet and malty with a touch of alcohol. Citrus pine and resin hopiness barely cuts through the malt.
Friday, June 24, 2016

nimbleprop
2.5
District ChopHouse IPA
Pint at the brewery pours a mostly clear, dark gold with some creamy, white head. Nose had a very subdued hop note, lemon, vinous, soap, some caramel and malt too. Flavor follows, a very subdued IPA, some grist, some caramel, some lemon, some soap. Dry finish. Tastes like it has 20 IBUs.
Friday, May 6, 2016

nimbleprop
2.8
District ChopHouse Amber Ale
On nitro (aka Velvet) at the brewery, pours a murky amber brown with some white head. Nose has soggy grains, bread, yeast, light straw. Flavor follows with caramel, grain, bread. Finishes a bit watery actually. Not great.
Friday, May 6, 2016

nimbleprop
3.1
District ChopHouse Polish Porter
12oz pint at the brewery pours a very dark black with some white head. Nose has licorice and molasses, toast and malt. Flavor follows, burnt bread, heavy licorice, molasses. Creamy, sticky finish.
Friday, May 6, 2016

DCLawyer
3
District ChopHouse Polish Porter
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
3
District ChopHouse Ellie’s Saison
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
3.5
District ChopHouse Bourbon Stout
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
2.8
District ChopHouse Cherry Blossom Festival Wheat
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
3.4
District ChopHouse Barley Wine
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
3.3
District ChopHouse Oatmeal Stout
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
3.5
District ChopHouse IPA
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
3.2
District ChopHouse Nut Brown Ale (Hazelnuts & Cocoa Nibs)
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
2.9
District ChopHouse Amber Ale
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
2.8
District ChopHouse Light Lager
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
3.7
District ChopHouse Amber Ale
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