Smuttynose Dry Hopped Rye IPA - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 2 | Show All Ratings:
3.88/5 rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
consumed on 6/29, while I was "on Hiatus." stopped by Blind Tiger while in NYC today.
a - brew arrived in a little glass mug ($8) with a thin bubbly head. really murky orange. nice head for a brew on cask...kind of creamy/bubbly. super murky, but dry hopped so expected.
s - stank of sweaty stinky sticky hops. really inviting.
t - taste was more of the same sweaty stinky sticky hops, but the rye came through a lot more. nice balance.
m - this one left a bitter aftertaste and the mouth was void of carbonation...even for a cask. i came to learn that this was put up for an event on the 27th which was 2 days ago and in my experience cask is only really good when it is first tapped. this one definitely lost some of it's luster.
o - when asking the bartender about this beer, I was informed that smuttynose made this special for blind tiger for their smuttynose event the other day, so the cask isn't ideal as it has been a few days since tapped. overall, i love a rye ipa and can't wait to try this one not dry hopped from the bottle (whenever that may happen). this was a rather nice surprise and treat. the dry hopping on the rye was great, but the creaminess of the cask (let alone few day old cask) left something to be desired.
description on the event sheet:
This ale is loaded with Magnum, Amarillo and Simcoe hops, including a two pounds per barrel dry hop blend. On the malt side of the equation, you can expect significant spiciness from the German rye malt, but a fairly light body and deep golden color.
Serving type: cask
08-01-2012 01:16:23 | More by cosmicevan
4.38/5 rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A: Golden amber and hazy in color. Frothy, white head that dissipates quickly. Mild lacing.
S: It's like sticking your face into a bag of fresh hops. The rye is very prevalent on the nose. Citrus, rye and malt and awesome.
T: This beer is very hop forward. The lemon/grapefruit citrus hops intertwined with the rye and malt is well balanced. This is pretty full bodied, but also very drinkable.
M: Round, full and fresh. It's a decently heavy beer on the palate.
O: Fantastic rye IPA! The dry hopping adds depth and punch to this beer. Highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
08-17-2012 19:24:02 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
Smuttynose Dry Hopped Rye IPA from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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