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Smuttynose Rhye IPA - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Rhye IPASmuttynose Rhye IPA

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253 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | 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:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 08-31-2013

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
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Photo of mactrail
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy amber color in the tall Maredsous glass. A nice cap of white foam and very spritzy in the mouth. Light and pleasantly watery body. Interesting resiny aroma.

This has the scratchy rye grain flavor, but not as strong as many others in the style. However the persistent perfumey, grainy taste is quite distinctive. Malty and a little sweet after some sipping, but quite tangy and sharp.

The good part is this is hugely drinkable and refreshing. A great quaff with modest bitterness and tangy gulpability. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Olive Tree Market in Ocean Beach.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Smuttynose has arrived in Indiana, and I couldn’t be happier – got half a six-pack of Finestkind in the beer fridge as we speak. Cheers!

A: Shining amber, crystal-clear, with a thick, white, frothed-milk head and sheets of lacing. Beautiful.

S: Moderately-intense hops present pleasant fruit tones of cantaloupe, white grape, apricot and peach purée. Rye spice is there but just barely, bowing to an earthier scent of dark toast and peat.

T: Spicy hops meld with spicy rye in a flurry of lime zest, pine, chili pepper, and the smoky, savory tone of meat that’s been spiced and barbecued. Rye is much more prominent here, though there is a syrupy honey taste to the malt profile that distracts. Finishes with a salty cracker snap and the warm touch of astringent alcohol.

M: Thick yet drinkable, although it’s less carbonated than many offerings in this style. Frothy is a good word for it.

O: A solid IPA that reminds me a lot of Sierra Nevada’s Torpedo (which is most definitely a compliment). The balance in this beer comes through to create a meshwork of interconnected flavors; so, while I wouldn’t exactly call it complex, it’s certainly a rich, palatable brew.

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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Popp24
2.8/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This beer was a huge disappointment. It had very little hoppiness and not a lot going on at all really. This was my first beer from this brewery and thus one doesn't have me clamoring for more of their beers. This beer has pretty good reviews on this site. Maybe I got a bad bottle? Aroma was weak and flavor was the same. Very subtle for an IPA. Not how I like my IPA's at all.

Photo of barczar
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden apricot with a foamy cream head that dissipates slowly, leaving spotty lacing.

Grapefruit, resin, pine, fresh cut grass, and a touch of peppery rye form the very hop forward aroma.

Flavor is more rye spicy throughout, becoming very bitter at the finish. Grapefruit underpinnings are dominated by rye and bittering hops mid palate. The nutty, toasted malt backbone it's a nice complement.

Body is moderate to a tad full, with moderate carbonation, hop astringency, and light alcohol warmth.

Not a fan of rye, not a fan of bitter, but the hop character is nice. Not a bad beer at all, but not my style.

Photo of jacewg
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Smuttynose Rhye IPA from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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