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Smuttynose Rhye IPA (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company

Smuttynose Rhye IPA (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Rhye IPA (Big Beer Series)

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87
very good

216 Ratings
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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 8.46%


Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Originally released as part of our Short Batch Series, our Rhye IPA arose from our desire to play with rye malt. It's built on a Finestkind IPA chassis, with the following changes:

• We tweaked the grain bill adding 30% rye malt and swapped Aromatic malt for C-60. Rye adds a spicy note while Aromatic malt adds a more subtle flavor than C-60 but increases malt aroma.

• We lowered the mash rest temperature a few degrees, giving the final beer less body and more drinkability.

• We jacked up the dry hopping to four times the level of Finest Kind for big hop aroma.

65 IBU

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 08-31-2013)
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GarthDanielson

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4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, bright, orange-gold color with a frothy, chunky, clingy, off-white head. Nose of toasted grains, heavy rye, and a citrus/tropical blend that is tangy and balancing. Flavors of toast and earth forward, with a solid bitterness following, both resiny and fruity. Peppery and grainy end-feel into a spiced and subtle citrus aftertaste. Light, slightly effervescent body. Dry, bitter, and spicy lingering finish. Solid, well balanced beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2013 02:46:56 | More by GarthDanielson
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Smuttynose Rhye IPA (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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