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

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

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234 Ratings
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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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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Reviews by UCLABrewN84:
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3.76/5  rDev -3.6%

Bottle I brought to share at the Protest Bottle Share For LA Beer Week held at Red Carpet Wine in Glendale, CA.

Pours a hazy gold with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and slight rye flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice citrus forward hop presence, but the rye aspect is quite subdued in my opinion.

09-23-2013 17:25:14 | More by UCLABrewN84
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North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +8.7%

Pours into an impy nonic a dull hazed burnt orange infused medium golden with a terrific tightly formed one finger craterous white head that is not fading in the least bit,just great.Big grapefruit rind-like hops jump out at ya in the nose along with spicy rye,I like the fact that the rye plays a big role,lately some of the "hopped up rye" beers I have had leaves me wanting more rye.A fresh citric hop blasts greets the taste buds with the spicy rye coming in right afterwards making for a nice 1-2 punch,a firm lightly sweet bready base compliments the beer with the alcohol creeping a bit.Maybe the best Smuttynose beer I have had,this is what a big hoppy rye beer should be,fantastic.

09-11-2013 20:37:06 | More by oberon
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-06-2014 06:40:54 | More by Tiernan
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-28-2013 22:04:32 | More by woodchipper
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4.03/5  rDev +3.3%

Another winner from Smutty.
In a pint glass the beer was a brassy color with a thick white head. There was a lot of lace.

Aroma of citrus and piney hops, more on the citrus side. Spicy rye.

Taste agreed with the aroma. Big grapefruit, some pine. Great rye taste, with a kind of kick to it.

This beer was pleasantly hoppy, but balanced.

Very nice.

09-12-2013 22:08:05 | More by lordofthewiens
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New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-26-2013 15:09:29 | More by csmartin6
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-10-2013 21:40:10 | More by cincysig
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Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-01-2014 15:22:19 | More by Doomcifer
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-21-2013 19:41:54 | More by bpfrush
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3.91/5  rDev +0.3%

Slightly hazed orangey apricot colored with an orangey beige head of thick and dimpled foam that lingers very long. Big hop aroma, resiny pine and orange rind, some toffee and cinnamon.

Big hoppy flavor with a mix of floral and pine, some orange rind. Good malt balance with notes of cinnamon and toffee.

Rich and full mouthfeel, creamy, filling and satisfying. Great beer.

03-29-2014 12:59:11 | More by far333
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-27-2013 23:30:01 | More by acurtis
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North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +0.8%

Appears to be muddied orange with a gold glow. (Yeast poured in). Head is modest and leaves a nice foamy layer once it fades. Shifting lace strings and spots. Aroma is sweet, flowery, fruity and peppery. Lemon, tropical something, decaying pine needles, rye aromas and grains. Flavors match. Complimentary rye and hop bitterness that lingers. Pine resin crystals....and earthy too. Mouthfeel is pretty spectacularly tingly. Fluid and foamy. The bitterness continues to push on through. Perhaps a little tooo bitter but overall, yay Smuttynose!

11-09-2013 21:02:21 | More by tastybeer
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

11-28-2013 22:44:42 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-17-2013 00:06:29 | More by Sammy
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-01-2014 16:06:48 | More by WoodBrew
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

10-20-2013 00:31:29 | More by aztraz
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-07-2013 01:15:40 | More by menacho1
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-02-2013 16:23:07 | More by ChrisL24481
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-15-2014 01:30:42 | More by joemcgrath27
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-09-2014 16:41:52 | More by RyFikes
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-07-2013 18:38:55 | More by sonofliberty2
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

11-19-2013 03:21:57 | More by GRG1313
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3.66/5  rDev -6.2%

A- copper and hazy, unfiltered so that's a plus

S- Not a huge hope nose like I was expecting from the label. Nice rye backbone though.

T- Taste is sweet and malty with a small hop presence.

M- Creamy but not as bitter as I would have liked. Still a good combination and makes it fairly easy to drink.

This is a decent beer that I would pick up more if it was cheaper

01-01-2014 03:02:33 | More by ChrisChagnon
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New Hampshire

3.96/5  rDev +1.5%

From the big bottle series labeled bottle conditioned 2013. Sampled on September 20, 2013.

It pours a very cloudy orange to golden yellow with this long-lasting light, fluffy off-white head. Decent carbonation.

The nose is floral, grapefruit, and orange mainly with a dash of grainy toasted malts balancing and blending it all together.

The body is medium and smooth.

The taste has an full floral and citrus taste but it is not overly bitter. It is moderately bitter and the bitterness ends dry and lingers briefly on the tail end but it is not overly so. A great variation on the rye IPA style.

09-20-2013 23:16:59 | More by puboflyons
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4.03/5  rDev +3.3%

22 ounce bottle, stamped with ABV 6.8%. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a hazy golden orange color with about an inch and a half off-white frothy head. Head retention is excellent, and there's a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like citrusy (orange, grapefruit) and pine hops, and spicy rye. I think it tastes like the aroma, but with a good balance between the rye and the hops. There's also a long lasting bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and has moderate carbonation. I liked this a lot, and it's priced well at $5.99 a bomber. I'd buy this again!

09-07-2013 21:53:53 | More by bluejacket74
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Smuttynose Rhye IPA (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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