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

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247 Ratings
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Ratings: 247
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 8.74%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.7/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of tastybeer
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

9/11/14...pours a rusty orange amber. Thick pouring white foam. Lots of lacing. Rye tinged pine nose, good aroma. Mellow malt taste bursting into a juicy biting hop. Light sweetness.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Smuttynose Rhye IPA (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.