Monocacy Brewing Riot Rye

Another concoction I tried while at the Third Annual DC Homebrewers Competition at Meridian Pint in Washington, DC. This one pours a light copper with a finger of white head. The head dissipates quickly. There is a slight lemon-y citrus aroma to this one followed by the spicy aroma of the rye. At first glance this is like an IPA, but not. The spice of the rye and the slight bready flavor of the malt that remains on your tongue tells you this is a little different. This drinks light and sessionable, though it is 6.4% alcohol. While not heavy, it can lead you down the primrose path of thinking you can have many of these and then it sneaks up and hits you over the head. This is a very good beer. I would have it on a warm day, or if I really did plan on having 2 or 3 in a session. I give it 3 out of 5 proper pints.

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